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Upgrading from 8.2 to 9.1

This time I used a different approach. I did a `clean' 9.1 installation, followed by `patching' my 9.1 installation to do what my 8.2 installation could do.

In fact, the 9.1 installer does offer to upgrade a previous 8.2 installation and actually did so successfully. There were various RPM conflict issues, of course, but it seemed to do a good job. However, I opted for a clean installation because...

  1. Significant system changes from the 2.4 to 2.6 kernel
  2. Hoping that the system would be faster overall with a `clean' installation.


David Fong 2011-01-25