[CentOS] Re: Upgrade of Centos 4.1 with 4.2 ISO disc

Mon Apr 17 17:28:29 UTC 2006
Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com>

>  I finally got arournd to trying to update Centos 4.1 to 4.3 via the
>  boot 'linux upgradeany'  option.
>  The first attempt hung the system with only 2 minutes left in the
>  update procedure (according to the displayed remaing time left).
>  It was trying to upgrade Mozilla to the latest version.
>  I then hard rebooted the system and tried again thinking that it might
>  start over where it left off (the Mozilla update).
>  But no, it started the whole process over again.
>  This time however, everything completed and no system hangs occured
>  during the upgrade process.   Have no idea why it hung the first time
> around.
>  There is plenty of disc space available on the mounted the partitions to do
>  what ever it needed to do (as in 60 GB).
>  The thing i noticed though, was that everything in my   ~Desktop folder
>  that have been set up previous was gone.
>  Is this normal in an upgrade procedure with Centos?

Not at all, but then what you did isn't considered 'normal' upgrade
procedure. Is there a reason to not just run 'yum update' ?

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
-Arthur C. Clarke