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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

Upgrade Instructions

    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 text (Enter)

Media Check (Enter)[OK] to check media - (Tab)(Enter)[Skip] to skip

Installation Method (Network install only) Pick installation method then [OK]

Configure TCP/IP (URL or NFS network install only) Configure your network and then [OK]

NFS, or URL Setup (Network install only) Put in the appropriate server and/or path and then [OK]

Welcome [Next]

Language Selection) [Next]

Keyboard [Next]

Install or Upgrade (Only if upgradable) Choose between upgrading or a fresh install [Next]

Update Boot Loader [Next]

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.

Congratuations Remove the CD/DVD or USB drive [Exit]

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