Agree. I tried to upgrade by downloading the kernel files, but then
after installation & reboot, my system doesn't recognize some settings.
(Please comment if you know why this is).
And I tried to dowload the patch, but my manual book only says how
to upgrade from 5.1 to 5.2. I don't know if I can jump from 5.1
to 6.1 directly with patches?
Then I finally install clean the whole thing, using boot.img for
ftp. This was free, but it was 5-hour download on a cable modem.
I had to do it twice because the download hangs sometime to the
end, on the first time. The download obviously takes some more
time if you use 56kbps modem so a $3.5 CD is much worth!
> Save your self alot of trouble, get the Redhat 6.1 Install cds
> under Cheapbytes CDs at
> for about $3.50 plus shipping and do a clean install.
>>I'm a newbie to RH. I have a linux box with RH 4.2 on it and would like
>>to upgrade too the RH 5.2 version that came with SAM's "Red Hat
>>Here's what RH's web site says about upgrading..
>>"The installation process for Red Hat Linux 6.1 includes the ability to
>>upgrade from prior versions of Red Hat Linux (2.0 through 6.0,
>>inclusive) which are based on
>>RPM technology. Upgrading your system installs the modular 2.2.x kernel
>>as well as updated versions of the packages that are installed on your
>>upgrade process preserves existing configuration files using a .rpmsave
>>extension (e.g., sendmail.cf.rpmsave) and leaves a log telling what
>>actions it took in
>>/tmp/upgrade.log. As software evolves, configuration file formats can
>>change, so you should carefully compare your original configuration
>>files to the new files
>>before integrating your changes."
>>I have two questions
>>How does one safely mount the CDs
>>Can I use the existing package manager in my windows manager?
> The warrenty and liability expired as you read the message.
> If the above breaks your system, it's yours and you keep both pieces.
> Do a, man every_command_here, before doing anything else.
> Backup every file before you change it.