Fedora 16 to 17
On 17.09.2012 22:39, Jeffrey Ross wrote:
> I'm about to take the plunge and upgrade, I've upgraded systems in the
> past with varying degrees of initial success and eventually everything
> works out ok.
> My problem this time is I have 2 systems running F16 x86_64 the Systems
> are almost identical and I know they will cause me some grief so I'm
> looking for some suggestions.
I think that migration of second system is easier so I'd do it first to
see how it goes.
> System 1 -
> /boot - md1 - sd[ab]1
> / - md127 - sd[ab]2
> swap - md3 - sd[ab]3
> /usr - md5 - sd[ab]5
> /var - md6 - sd[ab]6
> /home - md7 - sd[ab]7
> System 2 -
> /boot - md127 - sd[ab]1
> / - md2 - sd[ab]2
> /var - md3 - sd[ab]3
> swap - md5 - sd[ab]5
> /home - md6 - sd[ab]6
> System 1 is obviously going to give me issues due to the separate / and
> /usr partitions, looking at the space available on root there maybe barely
> enough to move /usr to the / partition, however there is room to move / to
> the /usr partition. How much sense does it make to move the partitions
> (in single user mode) and if I move / to the existing /usr partition how
> to I tell the kernel where the new / partition is during startup?
This kind of information is passed to the kernel by grub. Look at
/etc/default/grub for appropriate options.
> Next issue and it affects both systems is that /var is a separate
> partition, I found on the release notes for upgrading via YUM that there
> are some extra steps due to the separate partition.
I'm not aware of any issues related to having separate /var partition
but I was doing a fresh install with separate /var so it might be a
> Lastly is the raid1 setup also going to cause me grief? if so any
> suggestions on how to deal with it?
I have Fedora 17, encrypted LVM on RAID1 and it works perfectly! I can't
remember any problems during installation but you should carefully
"assemble" custom file system based on the old one. Paper with some
notes what goes where is very helpful.
> System 1 is all superblock 0.90 and System 2 is all superblock 1.2 except
> boot which is 0.90
> Thanks, Jeff
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