[Centos] Upgrade install using CentOS-3.1 ISO images

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Tue Jun 1 23:03:36 UTC 2004


On Tue, 2004-06-01 at 12:33, C. Linus Hicks wrote:

> On Sat, 2004-04-03 at 22:47, Bart Schaefer wrote:
> > Cutting straight to the chase:
> > 
> > When, if ever, does the installer offer an option to upgrade an existing
> > installation, rather than wanting to reformat the disks?
> > 
> > More details than you may want:
> > 
> > I recently acquired a new PC chassis, with no operating system but with a
> > Serial-ATA disk (which I was not expecting when I ordered it).  I set the
> > BIOS for legacy IDE mode and installed RedHat 9, then attempted to upgrade
> > the kernel to add SATA support, without much luck.
> 
> Blah, blah, blah...
> 
> > Any remarks about upgrading from even older RedHat releases?
> 
> I was just searching through the archives on another topic and didn't
> see anyone mention this possible option. I haven't tried it in Centos-3,
> but I know in rhel3 you have to boot using "linux update" to get it to
> do an upgrade rather than a clean install. That is mentioned in the
> rhel3 documentation, however not very prominently. They discourage its
> use. Does anyone know if that option is available with Centos-3?

There is a Centos-3.1 release that has the new drivers from RHEL update
1 built in .... I don't think the update 2 iso is ready yet ... (I don't
see it on any of the mirrors)...but it should be pretty soon.

- Johnny Hughes


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