[CentOS] New to the list and one quick question

Tom admin at homemachine.net
Tue Sep 13 03:51:39 UTC 2005

you can upgrade from rh9 to centos (but not by using a disk) and I find 
centos as a desktop (as well as a server) to be excellent.

cajun wrote:
> Bryan J. Smith wrote:
>> On Mon, 2005-09-12 at 18:53 -0500, cajun wrote:
>>> I am running right now RH9 fully updated on a Dell PowerEdge 1600SC
>>> with 512megs of Ram, 18G SCSI HD ... RH9 disk 1 checked out fine, so I
>>> dropped in the CentOS disk 1 and ran it.  It checked out fine and so
>>> did all the rest of them. Is this a vaild test??  Or am I just blowing
>>> in the wind here??  Thanks for any input into this matter!!
>> Any reason you want to install CentOS when you have a running RHL9
>> system?
>> BTW, although I've had no major issues updating RHL to FC releases, as
>> FC is the logical upgrade path, RHEL/CentOS is not designed to be an
>> upgrade option for RHL.
> Hi All,
> Thanks for the replies.  Sorry to get anything started.  I should have 
> been more clear up front.  I have been looking at FC for a while now and 
> I knew that you could upgrade from RHL to FC, with little or no trouble. 
>  And I also knew that from RHL you can not do an upgrade to 
> RHEL/CentOS.  I was looking at doing a fresh install from scratch even 
> with FC.  From  some of the stories I have read, I figured a fresh 
> install would be easier for me.  Besides I need the practice in 
> remembering where everything is.  Like cups, firewall scripts, login 
> scripts, samba scripts, etc., etc., etc., haha!!!
> The main reason I was shifting to CentOS is because of the longer life 
> cycle.  I have enjoyed my RH9 now for the past 2+ years without any 
> troubles.  I have decided over the past couple of months that FC is a 
> little to bleeding edge for me right now.  Next year about this time, 
> that is another story.
> But though, can I say that by using mediacheck in RH9 and checking my 
> CentOS ISO's and them Passing, is this a valid check???
> Anyways enough eating up bandwith, Thanks again!!!
> Lee Perez
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