On Fri, 30 Oct 2015 10:20:44 -0400 "Jeffrey Ross" <jeff(a)bubble.org>
I'm looking for some suggestions on how to upgrade an older
and keep as many of the configurations as possible for the applications
that are being used.
The recommendation is to go through successive upgrades one after the other. However, I am
very doubtful that one of these will not break. I seem to recall that F18 or F19 was the
one which broke upgrades (I think it was F19).
Currently the system is running Fedora 16 and there are at least two
things that are preventing me from successfully running fedup or the yum
The first stumbling block is that system was installed with separate
partitions for /, /boot, /var, & /usr and I think that the separation of /
and /usr is my biggest issue.
I don't see why this should be an issue in a clean install. Are you wanting to keep
/usr because you installed programs here? You may consider moving files that you created
to a separate directory inside your home partition and then pushing it back. One
possibility is to partition the current /usr and then move the programs to that new
partition and keep that one in a new install.
The second issue is the system is setup with RAID1 on all partitions
the bootloader (Grub ?) installed on both disks in the event of a disk
I am not sure how RAID0 figures into this equation: I have not much knowledge of this,
I would like to avoid a new/clean install (I know I can preserve
at all possible.
You can pretty much preserve whichever partition you want as long as it makes sense. For
instance, you could keep a separate /usr/local partition where you could put your local
installed programs. But this is after the fact so will not be helpful.
Any suggestions on how to proceed?
It is for situations such as these that I wish that there was also a rolling-release
version of Fedora.
Many thanks and best wishes,
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