[CentOS] Upgrading from Fedora Core 7 to CentOS 5.4

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Tue Jan 19 14:41:20 UTC 2010

> Hi there --
> I need to upgrade one of our systems from its current distribution, Fedora
> Core 7, to the most recent
> version distribution, release 5.4, of the CentOS operating system. Can I
> do an in-place upgrade of the
> operating system without any adverse side-effects? Are there any issues
> that I should be concerned with before proceeding? Thanks.

We just went through this a month or so ago on this list. The answer is
that it is *very* much *not* a good idea. Do your backups, do a new
install, then restore. At best, you might try to install with /etc still


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