[CentOS] Upgrade from CentOS 5.x to 6.0
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Sun Jul 10 21:21:49 UTC 2011
Trey Dockendorf wrote:
> Great news about CentOS 6.0 being available, and I figured I'd ask the
> most obvious question, what can I expect when upgrading from CentOS 5.6
> to 6.0? I have not had to go from one major version of CentOS to
> another so this is new territory for me. Is the processes just like an
> install except there's an "Upgrade" option? Does an upgrade do a "yum
> update" of everything installed? Most of my systems use EPEL and some
> the IUS repos...is there a way during the upgrade to just upgrade system
> components and leave things like PHP, httpd and MySQL alone for now?
> Any suggestions on monitoring the upgrade progress via syslog or some
> other method so I can see exactly what is being done during the upgrade?
> - Trey
Direct upgrade is NOT supported. You are advised to backup your old
system, save all relevant parameters and personal data and do a clean
I think CentOS 6.0 by default uses etx4 partitions that are better then
old ext3, so I would advise total reformat of root partition (*after*
backup) and fresh install on newly formated partition.
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