Linked by Robert C. Dowdy on Tue 8th Oct 2002 02:36 UTC
Red Hat I know what you're thinking, but don't worry. This article isn't 'Yet Another Red Hat 8.0 Review'. This article is primarily about using Red Hat 8.0 if you happen to be a newbie, but it's also about using Red Hat 8.0 if you happen to be a KDE user. Why? I happen to be a KDE user, so it makes sense I'd focus more on what I know the most about. Plus, I still remember the frustration of staring with something akin to terror at a blank command line with lots of ideas about what I'd like to do and very little knowledge of how to do it.
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Installing Redhat 8.0
by Mike on Tue 8th Oct 2002 16:06 UTC

Hey all. Good article, I really found it informative. But I have yet to install redhat 8.0 so Im really eager to do so. Heres my question, when I install 8.0 off the cds, will it upgrade my current linux setup so I dont lose all my settings and scripts, etc... ?
( I was hoping I could just download redhat 8.0 rpms like I did for 7.1 to 7.3 upgrade).
Or is it going to be a clean install, and I need to start over again? I figure thats not too big of a deal, I just would need to backup my data in the linux partition, then reformat that partition, then install linux. So any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!