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Fedora 10 Upgrade

I initially tried performing a graphical update of F10 using the ISO and encountered some problems, particularly with GRUB after a system update. The method above appears to evade this problem so I thank the author for that and am planning on using this method for some upcoming updates. Some of the “extras” repositories have changed in F10 but I found the guide located at http://www.gredil.net/wiki/Fedora_10 very useful in resolving these for F10 and getting the system up to scratch. There is also a good fresh-install guide at http://www.howtoforge.com/the-perfect-desktop-fedora-10. I hope your readers find them as useful as I did. I appreciate all the effort the authors put into this to help bring us newbies into the new (not so new for some I know) world of OSes.

Thank you,

  • XoDeus December 11, 2008, 8:44 pm

    It doesn’t have to be so comlplicated as you write here. Since Fedora 7 there has been a tool shipped with the distro called preupgrade. With preupgrade you take some easy steps and upgrade your whole distro. To get started:
    su -c 'yum update'
    yum install preupgrade

  • Kannan March 23, 2009, 1:49 pm

    it’s very helpful to me…..
    I had one problem while trying the command given above in comments by XoDeus
    the following the repeats back continuously
    “Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit…”
    give me a solution for that!

  • lamont Cranston August 26, 2009, 11:01 pm

    Kannan – I hope you got your answer by now – but, just in case, here goes: your yum update daemon is what is holding the lock. run ps -eaf|grep yum to findo out the PID.
    Kill the PID and you are ready to run yum update.
    When you finish your update you’ll need to reboot, to run the new kernel, so that will restore the yumd, automagically.

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