On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 10:14:36AM +0000, John P. Looney wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 09:36:49AM +0000, Kenn Humborg mentioned:
> > Don't go around recommending yum/apt as a way to upgrade to FC3.
> > FC3's installer does some magic to switch from a static /dev to
> > a udev-based one. There are manual steps to do this if you're not
> > using anaconda (described in the release notes), but I don't think
> > mortals want to try that.
>> Hmm. I just upgraded with apt this morning, and haven't had any
> problems...yet. udev is the solution to hotplug woes, yes ? Could you
> share the sort of woes I should expect ?
You're probably OK. Things are going to break around you anyway :-)
However, given that they are switching to a dynamic /dev, a static
/dev will not be very well tested or supported. So, I reckon you're
very much on your own if you stay with a static /dev on FC3. So,
you should switch over to udev as soon as you can. But the manual
process can leave you with an unbootable system if you don't do it
To summarise, if you don't know what you are doing, upgrade with
the FC3 CDs.
BTW - is there any way to start anaconda on a running system
without burning a CD or setting up a netboot host?
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