Upgrade guide for Scientific Linux 6
This web page describes upgrading for any Scientific Linux 6.x distribution. Simply replace anyplace that says 6.x or 6x with the appropriate version number. So if you were upgrading Scientific Linux 6.2, then you would replace 6.x with 6.2, and 6x with 62 wherever you see it in this document.
Before You Start
Although anaconda provides an option for upgrading from earlier major versions of Scientific Linux to Scientific Linux 6, we do not recommend this.
In-place upgrades across major releases do not preserve all system settings, services or custom configurations. Consequently, we strongly recommends fresh installations when upgrading from one major version to another.
Scientific Linux Fermi v6.x Upgrade Steps
- Note that the very first part of the upgrade is done in text mode.
Here are a few things to note while in text mode.
Use the Tab/Alt-Tab keys to navigate between elements.
The <space> key selects/deselects items.
Bootup Screen(Tab) upgradeany (Enter)
At this point, the installation try's to startup the graphical installation.
If for some reason the installation is unable to startup the graphical mode, it will run in text mode.
Text install instructions
NOTE When you hit "Next" all upgrading will occur.
There is no way to go back after this screen.
The installation will proceed.
This is the usual time to get a snack or stretch.