On 06/23/2012 08:45 AM Leonard den Ottolander wrote: > Hello Eric, > > On Sat, 2012-06-23 at 09:52 +0200, Eric Kom wrote: >> Please am new on CentOS, may you help me with the upgrade from 5.8 to >> 6.2 using? > > http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Installation_Guide/sn-upgrading-system-x86.html > > "Red Hat does not support in-place upgrades between any major versions > of Red Hat Enterprise Linux." > > Regards, > Leonard. > That's redhat's way of saying that an upgrade to a major version is like a new install, meaning you should back up your data etc. before installing 6.2. In short, it takes some planning ahead of time to upgrade from 5.8 to 6.2, especially if you've never done such an upgrade before. From prior experience I've found major upgrades easier if, in the current setup, instead of having just one volume/partition and so everything under root (/), there are separate partitions or volumes for (at least) /home and /var because redhat (and so too centos) has always recognized that those partitions contain data and will ask if I want to leave them as they are or, instead, overwrite them. If you currently have just one volume/partition, then you *must* backup any data you want to save and then re-install it you have 6.2 running. If you already have separate volumes/partitions on your 5.8 system, you still will want to note which are which so that when you install 6.2 you will be able to make the correct assignments. There will likely be configuration information you will want to have during the 6.2 install, e.g. your network configuration. So look around under /etc for that and have readable copies of what you will need during the install. That's some of what's involved. It would take more than just a couple paragraphs to explain everything. Much will depend upon what you are currently running and what you plan to run on 6.2. Hope this helps a bit.