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Fedora Core 7 Remote Install

I've searched and read about a hundred posts and replies and can't find exactly what I need.


I have tried doing a yum install after a download and there are just too many conflicts for the dependencies. I'm afraid to remove them (for instance, glibc 2.3.5... I don't know if the current system would reboot if I needed to.)


So, here's my situation and my question(s):


I have a fresh fc7 install on my home computer along with Windows XP. No problem double-booting. Both work fine.


I have a remote system currently with fc4 on it. It's fully operational.


I can sftp to it from my local fc7 install and login as root.


Bottom line question... how do I install my fc7 on top of, and replacing, the fc4 on the remote system?


I have set up a couple of methods and I'm just not confident that any of them will work properly. Here's a couple of them:


I have copied all of the fc7 files to the remote /boot directory to co-exist with the current fc4 images. The files I copied are:





and the 'grub' directory and all its contents.


The grub.conf file contains:






title Fedora (2.6.21-1.3194.fc7)

root (hd0,0)

kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet

initrd /initrd-2.6.21-1.3194.fc7.img


If this is anywhere near correct, I don't know what to do next.


Here's another thing I've set up:


I've downloaded the fc7 release from redhat. The following files now exist in my remote /root directory:







and the Desktop directory.


I modified and copied the .cfg file to "ks.cfg". It contains:


# Kickstart file automatically generated by anaconda.



*** I need the data that goes here. I have a floppy mounted and copied the ks.cfg file to it. ***

lang en_US.UTF-8

langsupport --default=en_US.UTF-8 en_US.UTF-8 en_US en en_US.UTF-8 en_US en

keyboard us

xconfig --card "ATI Radeon 7000" --videoram 16384 --hsync 30-96 --vsync 50-160 --resolution 800x600 --depth 16 --startxonboot --defaultdesktop gnome

network --device eth0 --bootproto static --ip --netmask --gateway --nameserver, --hostname

network --device eth1 --bootproto dhcp --hostname

rootpw password

firewall --enabled --port=22:tcp --port=80:tcp --port=21:tcp --port=25:tcp

selinux --enforcing

authconfig --enableshadow --enablemd5

timezone America/Tijuana

bootloader --location=mbr --driveorder=sda --append="rhgb quiet"

# The following is the partition information you requested

# Note that any partitions you deleted are not expressed

# here so unless you clear all partitions first, this is

# not guaranteed to work

#clearpart --all --drives=sda

#part /boot --fstype ext3 --size=100 --ondisk=sda

#part pv.3 --size=0 --grow --ondisk=sda

#volgroup VolGroup00 --pesize=32768 pv.3

#logvol / --fstype ext3 --name=LogVol00 --vgname=VolGroup00 --size=1024 --grow

#logvol swap --fstype swap --name=LogVol01 --vgname=VolGroup00 --size=1000 --grow --maxsize=1984


followed by all the standard %packages contents of the original .cfg


I assure you, all of the 'xxx's in the above are correct, as is my host name and password.


As in the first example, if this is anywhere near correct, I don't know what to do next.


Any suggestions will be really, really appreciated!





i remotely upgraded this server ( via ssh using this method, scroll down in the post to see how I moved from fcr5>fcr6




in other words, i upgraded it via yum by going from fcr4>fcr5

then yum upgraded fcr5>fcr6


i'll update it to F7 when F8 is final.


it's probably best to upgrade in increments of one via yum unless you are brave,


good luck





Thanks, anyweb... all good info in that thread! :)




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