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Rob Hunter
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Anyone know of a good doc to help install Fedora on a system whereby Red Hat Linux 7.3 is already installed? I don't wish to have both OSs on that machine, just Fedora 1.0. Thanks.

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Hi,

Fedora core versions definitely can update each other, meaning that FC2 can update FC1 and so on... as for whether FC1 can update RH7.3.. not really sure if it supports it though!

Why not just backup your files, and install FC from scratch? And while you'r at it try something more modern such as FC3. Unless you need a 2.4 based distro for some reason.

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Actually, Fedora Core 1 was End-of-Life'd about a month ago. I passed over FC2 (too buggy). Hope to pick up the FC3 release CDs tonight - I've been using FC3T2, and like it except that they broke YUM.
 
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Hi,
I have to apologize as I'm just starting to learn Fedora. In the textbook combo I had, the first book talked about using Fedora 1 and Fedora 2 wasn't stable. Afterwards I started in on the second book (with the CDs) and they used Fedora 2. I didn't even realize that there was a Fedora 3. If I were to use 3 how would I go about installing that one over RH Linux 7.2? Thanks for the help.

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Layne Lund
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As suggest earlier, the easiest way will probably be to backup any user files and install Fedora from scratch. When you do this install, you may want to create a separate partition for /home so you don't have to worry much about destroying user files the next time you want to change distros.

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Tim Holloway
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You can do an upgrade install to migrate RedHat 7 to FC3. FC3, BTW, just went live about the 8th of November, which is why you may not have heard of it yet. A backup is always recommended, since you might accidentally click the wrong buttons and end up doing a full install and/or repartition the disk.

I should caution that since Red Hat has moved a number of things around between RH7.1 and FC3, you may need to examine your config files carefully. Samba, in particular gave me headaches. Fortunately, the RPM utility will create ".rpmsave" files if a new config file is required and create ".rpmnew" files if they think your old config file is OK, but may not have all the latest options in it.

You'll have a lot of packages to come up to date on anyhow. Bind 9, Samba 3, Apache 2, PHP 4 (5?) etc. etc. Don't expect to be able to do a hot update on a production Internet server and escape unscathed.
 
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