F13 to F14 Beta On-line Upgrade.
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  1. #1
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    F13 to F14 Beta On-line Upgrade.

    I went the on-line Yum "preupdate" route.

    The upgrade was painfully slow on a P4 (Northwood) 2GHz 32bit 2Mb system and took over 3 hours using
    Comcast's High Speed Internet cable access.

    After rebooting into F14, I saw that 161 updates were waiting and they took an additional hour.

    Still, all seems to have gone OK. Crossing my fingers...

    BTW, the default F14 boot-up splash screen looks like an Ubuntu delinquent threw a rock through my monitor's screen.

    Oy vey!

    Best wishes and good luck to all.

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    Re: F13 to F14 Beta On-line Upgrade.

    I did the upgrade from Fedora 13 to 14 Beta on both my desktop and Laptop with what I would call a success. I used Yum method with distribution-synchronization method leigh123linux mentions in the sticky http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=250331 .

    Prior to the upgrade, I followed the steps 1-3 on the traditional Yum upgrade FAQ. Specifically step 3 where I cleaned up config files, unused and lost packages. I also had to remove the kdeutils-printer-applet package on both machines as they broke the upgrade. I could not force RPM to install the rpmfusion 14 packages for some reason so I uninstalled those repositories and reinstalled them after the upgrade. The upgrade worked fine on both of my machines though I did have to add --skip-broken and --nogpgcheck. (I am sure there is a way to have imported the GPG key, I just didn't take the time to look it up).
    Code:
    yum --releasever=14 --disablerepo=updates distribution-synchronization --nogpgcheck --skip-broken
    After the upgrade, I reinstalled RPM fusion and did another yum update to get the latest packages. This took just as long as the upgrade. I use KDE with RPMFusion's Nvidia driver. I found I had to delete my ~/.kde folder as KDE was freezing up (I don't remember the post I saw this recommendation in, but it worked for me). I had to boot to my previous Kernel as well as I will wait until a new Nvidia driver is released.

    So far, Fedora 14 looks great and is running well for me on both machines. I scour these forums all the time for help - so thank you everyone. For an upgrade to a beta, I'd say this wasn't bad at all.

    Cheers

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    Re: F13 to F14 Beta On-line Upgrade.

    Kernel and nvidia drivers from F13 works on your F14 instance now? No problems have occurred with new X.org server?

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    Re: F13 to F14 Beta On-line Upgrade.

    My previous kernel was on Fedora 13. X will not start for me on the latest kernel as the Nvidia driver would not load and RPM fusion did not have an updated driver last I checked. I don't mind waiting for an update rather than using one of the other methods of acquiring the driver. Other than a minor KDE issue, so far so good.

    My current Kernel is: 2.6.34.7-56.fc13.x86_64
    And it is using: kmod-nvidia-2.6.34.7-56.fc13.x86_64-256.53-1.fc13.4.x86_64


    $ X -version

    X.Org X Server 1.9.0
    Release Date: 2010-08-20
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
    Build Operating System: x86-06 2.6.32-44.1.el6.x86_64
    Current Operating System: Linux 2.6.34.7-56.fc13.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Sep 15 03:36:55 UTC 2010 x86_64
    Kernel command line: ro root=/dev/md2 rhgb quiet vga=791 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 LANG=en_US.UTF-8 KEYTABLE=us rdblacklist=nouveau
    Build Date: 13 September 2010 05:58:20PM
    Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.9.0-9.fc14
    Current version of pixman: 0.18.4
    Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
    to make sure that you have the latest version.

    $ sudo cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version
    NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 256.53 Fri Aug 27 20:27:48 PDT 2010
    GCC version: gcc version 4.4.4 20100630 (Red Hat 4.4.4-10) (GCC)

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    Re: F13 to F14 Beta On-line Upgrade.

    Thanks for your info - so I'll try to install latest F13 kernel and nvidia drivers back. I removed them during experiments with wifi driver on F14 :-(

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