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Fedora 11 Upgrade from Alpha to Beta

Filed under: General Linux — TheLinuxBlog.com at 10:56 am on Wednesday, April 1, 2009

After my mistake downloading the Alpha, I was able to update to the Beta by doing some pretty basic stuff.

First to aid I set up sudo, and changed my default run level to 3. I installed bash-completion (a mandatory package) and then changed to run level 3 with telinit. Once down to a reasonable run level for a systems upgrade, yum update -y was issued. I believe this failed, so I read the release notes and did the yum –skip-broken update command. It was rather scary since the broken libraries were glibc’s and those can be a pain. After a hour or more I was back to the prompt. Another yum update -y just to make sure and I was ready to reboot.

Rebooting actually worked first time and my Fedora was updated from 10.91 to 10.92. Using this method does not give you ext4 but, at least it will upgrade you to the latest Beta. Now, if only my production installation upgrades would have gone this smoothly.

Fedora 11 Beta Release

Filed under: General Linux — TheLinuxBlog.com at 11:14 am on Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Fedora Project Announced today that they were releasing the Beta version of Fedora 11. Stupidly I went and downloaded it. After installing from the live CD which I had never done before (It went really smoothly) I had realized I’d installed the Alpha release. Nice!

So now I’m trying to figure out how to update from the Alpha to the Beta and reading over the Fedora 11 Beta Release Notes. A lot has changed and I really wanted to give ext4 a shot but I guess I’ll just wait till the stable comes out.