Upgrading to Fedora 12

This site seems to be about upgrading Fedora, so we’ll make no exception here. Fedora 12 is in our doorsteps. The following different upgrade options were used with mixed results:

  • preupgrade-command. Used three times, failed once because of too small /boot partition.
  • YUM upgrade. Used once, failed once. Made complete reinstall to survive.
  • DVD image on USB. Used once, failed once. Problem installing rpm package causing rpm to fail.

YUM upgrade has been the most successful method until Fedora 12, but now the recommended preupgrade route has been used. However, if you have systems to upgrade, you’ll probably have too small /boot partition. Well, I have not too good track record for other methods.

Again, if you have ATI, and you want to use catalyst (fglrx) driver, you can’t. X is in too new version for it.