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Jack Lam
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Hi everyone,

i have setup the Linux in my PC (WinXP also installed)
so.. how can i upgrade my linux kernal to Fedora 3?
but someone said Fedora 3 use a new file system so can not co-exist windowsXP and Fedora 3... is it true ?

thanks
 
David O'Meara
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"jack jack",
please see the warning about your display name here.

Please change your display name immediately. Accounts with invalid display names get deleted.

thanks,
Dave
 
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Originally posted by David O'Meara:
... Accounts with invalid display names get deleted.


Also get delays getting answers to questions.
 
Jack Lam
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oh... sorry, just change to my real name~
 
M Beck
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your question can't really be answered, because it's not clear enough to make out what you want to know. exactly how is your current version of Fedora installed, and what do you mean by "co-exist with windows XP"?

in my past experience, upgrading from an earlier version of any decent distribution of linux to a later version of the same distribution is usually fairly painless. Red Hat / Fedora is certainly a "decent" distribution, so i have no reason to suspect this upgrade should be difficult. but, i must confess i haven't tried it, and i do not know just how your particular installation is coexisting with XP; perhaps you have some unusual configuration with special demands? you'd have to tell us.
[ January 25, 2005: Message edited by: M Beck ]
 
Jack Lam
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oh... sorry ... because i am new in using linux...
i have install Linux and xp in my PC , and Linux has setup a menu for select which OS you want to boot up

but i do not have experience in update my Linux (even don't know the command for compile, don't know which file i have to download ....)
so it would be great if anyone can give me guidance for me to
 
Craig Jackson
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I have not upgraded my kernel, yet. So I can not speak from experience. But what I have heard is that the upgrade process, is pretty much painless.

Since fedora core falls under the redhat distro umbrella, I would suggest you check out the link below. The steps should work whether you have the redhat or fedora distro.



Upgrading the Kernel

I hope this helps.
 
M Beck
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there's some confusion going on here still. do you want to upgrade your whole distribution or just the linux kernel? there's a difference; the kernel is just one single package (admittedly an important and complicated one), whereas the distribution is the entire collection of packages that make up your Linux installation.

the link that CJ Jack kindly posted has instructions for upgrading just the kernel, while keeping the rest of your distribution unmodified. those instructions assume you have access to a kernel package, designed for your current distribution, which is newer than the one you're using.

upgrading the entire distribution is another matter; to do that, you'd need access to CD-ROMs or DVDs containing the entire new distribution you'd like to upgrade to. usually, when i've done this myself (with Mandrake, not with Fedora) i merely had to mount the first CD and run the "update" or "live_update" program on that CD while logged in as root. alternatively, you should also be able to boot from the first CD and select "upgrade" instead of "install" somewhere along the menus it will give you.

but either way, first of all you'll have to know what it is you want to do.
 
Jack Lam
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oic ... thank all kind advice for me ....

i would like to update to Fedora 3.... so i think the 2nd method suitable for me... let me try it tonight~

thanks
 
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