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  1. Fedora Update

    Upgrading Fedora Core 5 to Fedora Core 6

    This time I decided to really heed the good advice and think about what needs backing up before starting the upgrade:

    • I backed up my home directory and my subversion repositories using rsync to my second computer.
    • I backed up my pictures to CDs.
    • I updated my subversion working directory on my laptop using svn update.

    Also, I decided to do the upgrade when I had enough time, meaning not after work late at night.


    1. Download all the iso images of the FC6 release (including the rescue CD) and check the …
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  2. Yum Errors - Remove Old Kernels

    How to Get Rid of yum Errors by Removing Old Kernels

    Occasionally, I have encountered a yum unpacking error when trying to install a new kernel on my Fedora computer:

    Running Transaction error: unpacking of archive failed on file /boot/System.map-2.6.16-1.2111_FC5; 44730661: cpio: write

    This error can occur when the /boot partition gets too full.


    1. Open a root shell.
    2. Check which kernels are installed on your computer:
        rpm -qa | grep kernel
        kernel-2.6.16-1.2096_FC5 …
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