[Centos] Re: Upgrade install using CentOS-3.1 ISO images (Bart Schaefer)

Sun Apr 11 16:09:34 UTC 2004
Jeff Thomas - KD4EVB <kd4evb at hotmail.com>

Be curious myself as to what info you come up with on the "upgrade via ISO"
and "SATA" support questions you posed.

Hopefully someone on the list will help you out with a reply to the list.


> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 3 Apr 2004 19:47:15 -0800 (PST)
> From: Bart Schaefer <schaefer at zanshin.com>
> To: centos at caosity.org
> Subject: [Centos] Upgrade install using CentOS-3.1 ISO images
> 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.
> Searching for the SATA driver modules I found CentOS and decided to try
> it.  I downloaded the three ISO images to another PC, burned CDs, and set
> about to upgrade my RH9.  However, the installer never offered me the
> option of upgrading (keeping my existing filesystems) -- no matter what
> steps I tried using when starting the installer, by the time it got to the
> page for disk partitioning it always wanted to start from scratch and blow
> the existing partitions away.
> I finally concluded that I hadn't put anything important on the disks
> during my struggle with RH9, so I went ahead with the clean install.
> Everything is working nicely at this point, so thanks for that.
> However, there are some other RH9 systems around the office that may need
> to be upgraded at some point, and they definitely can't be wiped clean in
> the process.  Is there a way to upgrade from RH9 to CentOS?
> Any remarks about upgrading from even older RedHat releases?