Upgrading FC3 > FC4

Upgrading FC3 > FC4

Post by paul » Fri, 10 Mar 2006 12:29:42



I am considering upgrading my FC3 machine to FC4 but not sure how this is
done.
Do I need to DL the ISO's and just install over my FC3 or is this done some
other way?

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Upgrading FC3 > FC4

Post by Sandgrope » Fri, 10 Mar 2006 23:09:09


FC5 is due for release on March 15 , 2006 ,wait a week or so after that date
to download and upgrade your FC3 box.

I have a FC3 box and that's what I will be doing.



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Upgrading FC3 > FC4

Post by paul » Sat, 11 Mar 2006 06:58:23


Thanks for the quick reply!
Will you be installing FC5 over your current FC3?
Is that the best way to do it?
Sorry for noob-like query.
 
 
 

Upgrading FC3 > FC4

Post by Sandgrope » Sat, 11 Mar 2006 20:53:19


Generally it's best to do a clean install if possible , it saves a lot of side
effects that could happen because of the difference in the FC versions or
kernel .

I did a upgrade from RH 9 to FC 3 a while back and while it worked , it wasn't
really that good so I ended up doing a clean install to get rid of some minor
problems that I couldn't pin down.
I have 2 boxes and on one I did an upgrade and on the other a clean install
and I could tell the difference with the upgrade version.

I will be doing a clean install when I upgrade from FC3 to FC5 mainly so that
I won't get any upgrade side effects and because I also want to migrate FC to
it's own separate HDD.

There are a quite a few ways of doing the upgrade , but the way I like to do
it is to buy a copy of FC from a online web site that has already downloaded
and set up the CDs as well as the erratta CDs.

So all I do is order the CDs , wait for them to arrive and then do the
installation , this way it stops all the fiddling around of downloading and
burning your own CDs before the installation.


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Upgrading FC3 > FC4

Post by paul » Sun, 12 Mar 2006 06:52:03


Thanks for taking the time to reply!
 
 
 

Upgrading FC3 > FC4

Post by Timothy Mu » Sun, 12 Mar 2006 07:23:26


I don't agree.
There is something to be said for both.
One advantage of upgrading is that you can still re-install if you like.
Also you keep your old settings.


What was the difference?

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