[oclug] Fedora 2 to Fedora 3 Upgrade problem
vu at fivetiger.com
vu at fivetiger.com
Tue Feb 1 10:19:53 EST 2005
Quoting Frank Stratton - VE3YY <fstratton at sympatico.ca>:
> Hi Vu and all,
> Well word success could be used in this adventure and a great thanks to Vu
> of fivetiger.com for his fine solution. At first it did not have enough
> disk space to upgrade, it needed 587 MB, so I moved a few files to the
> second file system and deleted a bunch of junk and at 3:30 this morning I
> had a Fedora Core 3 up and running. I got an error on Samba start-up but I
> think I can resolve that small glitch.
> Some notes. The task bar is now split it two. You get a top and bottom bar.
> So now instead of a popup menus you get "throw down??" menus. So maybe we
> should rename the bottom menus to "throw up" menus. The mind boggles at the
> endless new names one could use for the sub-menus. My next task is to get my
> DNS working again. DNS on Fedora Core 2, was at best somewhat wonky to just
> being totally useless. Maybe I will have better luck with this upgrade. I
> think the problem is that I've loaded the caching server version
> configuration. I'm going to bypass the GUI and roll my own.
> My Soap Box (You can stop reading now).
> When I first obtained Linux in early 1995, it came on 80 1.4 floppies. You
> read it right, 80 firkin floppies. It was a SLS version, I forget what SLS
> stood for now. It was Kernel level 0.99 Patch level 113. A message from
> Linus said he did not think that it was ready for a 1.0 release.
> I wanted a small system that I could test firewalls with. The firewall was
> a Cyberguard and I needed a system that could send packets through the
> firewall and check them as they exited on the other side. To do that I had
> to recompile the kernel with packet forwarding turned off and some other
> bits disabled.
> If I can make an observation, Linux in that time has grown to a large
> operating system that requires more than just a few simple scripts. While I
> think I have a fair understanding of the internals of Linux, many of the
> programs introduced since 1995 has made it necessary to learn far more than
> I have spare time. I often wonder if a Linux system that went back to
> basics might not be a good starting point for someone who wanted to learn
> about how a multi-user system is put together. I have friend, who, on a
> regular bases asks me to set up a Linux system and then is afraid to modify
> it because he does not understand the function of all the menus and
> underlying programs. Maybe OCLUG members as a group can look into modifying
> a distribution that can be built in stages so each additional module
> function is clearly defined and documented.
> Anyway, thanks for listening.
> P.S. Thanks again to Vu for taking the time to respond to my email. You
> saved me many hours of frustration.
I'm glad it worked out. I found that the Fedora News (www.fedoranews.org) and
Fedora FAQ (www.fedorafaq.org) web sites invaluable when I was struggling with
my Fedora setup. Hope it'll help you too.
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