Re: Advice on upgrading FC6 to F7

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Sultan Saini wrote:

> I am currently running FC6  + kernel 2.6.22rc3 prepatch. This kernel
> is set up nicely for me and I've gotten everything working that I
> needed to. I'm reluctant to upgrade to FC7 because of the possible
> downtime involved. However, I do have two other kernels installed
> (2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 & 2.6.20-1.2948) that I don't mind messing with.
> Is it possible to upgrade just one of those kernels to FC7 without
> affecting my 'working' kernel? And if so, would it be saner to upgrade
> using the dvd or yum?

This seems to me a misunderstanding.
Upgrading to F7 does not have much to do with the kernel;
well, it will introduce a new kernel
and will delete all your old kernels unless you ask it not to
(by setting enabled=0 in /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/installonlyn.conf).

The main change you need to make before upgrading
is to make sure all the partitions in /etc/fstab 
(and root= in /etc/grub.conf) are replaced by labels,
eg LABEL=/ for /dev/hda3 .

But read the Installation Notes ...

Timothy Murphy  
e-mail (<80k only): tim /at/
tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland

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