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Fed.18 - Win.7 dual-boot: how to re-install Fed. 18.

asked 2013-03-12 11:24:15 -0500

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updated 2014-09-28 11:05:17 -0500

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I have a dual-boot system with windows 7 home installed first, then Fedora 18 installed from a Live Media. Software development is one of the main objectives of getting Fedora. But the Live Media install seems to lack too much of what I need to do software development. I believe it would be easier to just install the full Fedora 18 distro rather than trying to hunt down, download, and install each package I need. What's the best way to do that? The instructions seem neither clear nor complete on this. Can I just install (from a dvd) over the current installation, or should I first delete the current installation? If it's best to first delete the current installation, how should I do that without hurting the windows 7 home installation? The instructions seem to have missed windows 7 in that section.

Thank-you in advance for your help.


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BillM gravatar imageBillM ( 2013-03-12 19:12:51 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-03-12 17:20:32 -0500

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The Fedora recommended way to upgrade a current F17 install is to use FedUp:

This will consist of downloading FedUp and then running a network based upgrade to F18.

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You didn't quite answer the question. The desktop already has an F18 install (not an F17) install. But it's a "minimal" install (from a Live Media dvd). I need to upgrade from the "minimal" F18 to a full F18 install. How do I do that?

BillM gravatar imageBillM ( 2013-03-12 19:13:38 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-03-12 20:02:15 -0500

You don't need to do anything.

The live media provides a preview before installation, and the installation DVD does not, but whether you install from the live media or the installation DVD, an installed system is an installed system. You'll have the same result: a Fedora installation.

If you need software, install it. Installing from the DVD doesn't install everything Fedora has to offer anyway. There's no magic way to make sure you get all and only the software you want - you simply add what you need.

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