from fedora 20 to Solus

asked 2018-10-14 13:21:43 -0500

I installed fedora 20 back in 2014 thinking that I won't have any issues since it's automatically upgrading. I had no issues installing it and using it for a couple of years, despite the fact I am total newbie, because I use it for only basic things and could find anything online. I installed it for privacy reasons. It's 2018 and I am constantly reminded that my browser is old. A couple of months back, I decided to look into it and update to the newest Fedora - which took me a couple of days of research and was unsuccessful. I gave my laptop to a colleague to clean my fan and he noticed that I had a couple of partitions, which I didn't realize I had. like 3 partitions. I decided to leave Fedora and move to something else.Now I finally had the time and decided on Solus. I've burned the iso twice on two USBs and none can boot. the first says it's corrupted and something like that, which I believe I kind of made a mistake on the terminal. The second one I did without a mistake but I just cannot boot it. I've tried many times and I think it says there is some mistake with the cable or something like that. The screen flashes too fast. I basically did that this video tells me to do. I don't know people in real life, who can help me and I'm getting extremely annoyed with the whole thing, because I've spend time on it, which I don't really have.
Should I wipe out all the partitions and the whole system and then boot the new one with the usb? or that's too risky, especially for a newbie? Any other ideas?

Thank you very much! K

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Unless I've misunderstood you, you're trying to remove Fedora and install a different Linux distro. If so, shouldn't you be asking there for help instead of here?

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2018-10-14 15:45:52 -0500 )edit

FYI, Fedora keeps its packages up-to-date (end-user must agree (Gnome Software) or initiate the update process (dnf) but Fedora does not automatically upgrade to the next release. The user need to take care of that process every 6-12 months. I agree, those terms are confusing. dnf upgrade is a system update process, not an upgrade to the next release!

In your case, I would suggest you get a current Fedora image on USB and reinstall Fedora. Make sure you have backup of all important data, even if you have a separate /home partition.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-10-14 21:31:25 -0500 )edit

Cheers! I'll look into that!

titin4eto gravatar imagetitin4eto ( 2018-10-16 09:50:38 -0500 )edit