Fedora 10 Upgrade

Q. How do I upgrade my computer from Fedora Linux 9 to Fedora Linux 10?

A.Fedora 9 can be upgraded to Fedora 10 easily using installation media itself. First, make a backup of:

a] All data (/home)

b] Sql Files (MySQL dumps)

c] Config files stored in /etc and other important files.

Download Fedora 10 from official mirror web site. Backup data and insert disk into CD / DVD drive and reboot computer.

The installation system automatically detects any existing installation of Fedora. The upgrade process updates the existing system software with new versions, but does not remove any data from users’ home directories. The existing partition structure on your hard drives does not change. Your system configuration changes only if a package upgrade demands it. Most package upgrades do not change system configuration, but rather install an additional configuration file for you to examine later.

Upgrade From Fedora 9 to Fedora 10

Type the following command to update system (open terminal):
# yum update

For 32 bit (i386) Fedora 9, download and install following files:

# cd /tmp
# wget ftp://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/10/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/fedora-release-10-1.noarch.rpm
# wget ftp://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/10/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/fedora-release-notes-10.0.0-1.noarch.rpm
# rpm -ivh fedora-release*.rpm

For 64 bit Fedora 9, download and install following files:

# cd /tmp
# wget ftp://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/10/Fedora/x86_64/os/Packages/fedora-release-10-1.noarch.rpm
# wget ftp://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/10/Fedora/x86_64/os/Packages/fedora-release-notes-10.0.0-1.noarch.rpm
# rpm -ivh fedora-release*.rpm

Upgrade system using yum

Type the following command:
# yum upgrade

Please see chapter 8. Upgrading an Existing System for more information.

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