On Fri, 30 Oct 2015 10:20:44 -0400 "Jeffrey Ross"
> I'm looking for some suggestions on how to upgrade an older Fedora
> 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).
I'm aware of the recommendation to go through successive releases, the
problem is I can't even get to Fedora 17 because / and /usr are split into
two different file systems.
> 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.
I would rather avoid a clean install if at all possible, of course I may
not have a choice if I want to upgrade.
The current recommendation (requirement?) is that / and /usr be the same
partition, I'm pretty sure the problem with /usr being its own partition
is the location of /usr/sbin and /usr/bin both of which aren't mounted
when the upgrade is attempted.
I came from the real old school where everything had its own partition,
today this isn't the best way to do things and now I have a "broken"
system when it comes to upgrading.
> The second issue is the system is setup with RAID1 on all
> 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, sorry.
I think there were some issues with using RAID on the boot partition but
I'm not positive.