[TriLUG] Upgrade to 7.2 (stupid question)
jeremyp at pobox.com
Tue Dec 4 14:46:00 EST 2001
On Tue, 4 Dec 2001, Kevin Hunter wrote:
> Is there a doc someone can point an inexperienced linux admin to on
> how to upgrade from 7.1 to 7.2? Is there a way to avoid resetting up
> the entire system up from scratch ( or is that still the recommended
> "upgrade" procedure ) ???
When you boot off the Red Hat Linux 7.2 CD, just choose the "upgrade an
existing system" option. There is no necessity to to recreate partitions,
etc -- by default it will upgrade over top of your 7.1 installation. You
may need to tweak some configuration files for programs that have been
upgraded, but other than that it should be relatively seamless.
Upgrading a Red Hat Linux system is much easier than installing fresh.
Hope this helps,
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