[CentOS] Any compelling reasons to upgrade to 5

John Summerfield debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Mon Mar 26 08:31:27 UTC 2007

Bart Schaefer wrote:
> On 3/25/07, Preston Crawford <me at prestoncrawford.com> wrote:
>> I was talking about maybe going to
>> SATA and using that as an excuse to do a smooth upgrade (install to the
>> SATA drive and keep my old install on the IDE drives and slowly move
>> config and files over) and she said she liked it the way it was.
> I typically buy a new drive, install the newer OS to that, and set up
> a vmware instance pointed at the raw disks with the old install on it,
> so I can boot up the old system at the same time as the new one if
> necessary.  Often I get a newer/faster CPU at the same time, so the
> old system still works about as well as it ever did even under
> virtualization (sometimes it even gets faster).
> I'm looking forward to finding out whether Xen makes this possible in
> CentOS 5 without VMware.

It does. You might need a xenified kernel, but those are possible. You 
will need real RAM.



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