I’ve never really updated an entire OS in the strictest sense. When I say I have an up-to-date OS, that means I’ve all the major applications (mostly UI-based) in their latest versions. But this time I decided, having gotten back by beloved EV-DO, to go for a full OS update for my Fedora 11 (Leonidas). The command was as simple as:
yum update –skip-broken
Issuing the command showed there were approx. 1 GB worth of updates to be installed. But why think twice about the download size when you have an EV-DO with an unlimited data plan? Also, that gave me a reason to keep the EV-DO busy. I love downloading. I simple love it!
I’ll post some screenies of my updated Fedora as soon as it gets updated fully.
Update: Here is a screenshot of my updated desktop. Pretty, isn’t it? And reminiscent of my XP desktop a while back.
It took me about 8 hours to download the Fedora 9 i386 DVD image from their server. I did that even when I had my final exams going on, but then Fedora has always had a special place in my heart. I had an existing installation of Fedora 8 on my PC (which I could have just “upgraded”, still I went to make a fresh install. I’ll format the F8 partition later, once I have backed up my stuff from there.
The Fedora 9 download got over in the morning, after which I had my paper. So, I decided to install it after returning home from college. And I did exactly that. 😉
It didn’t take much time in burning the image onto a DVD. As soon as it was done, I popped in the DVD in my DVD drive and rebooted. After a few seconds, I was able to see all the installation options, like perform a fresh install, upgrade an existing installation, boot from the first hard disk, etc. I chose the first option.