upgrade fedora 7 to fedora 8 using DVD


required download from website or torrent .. Fedora-8-i386-DVD.iso

mkdir -p /media/fedora

mount -o loop Fedora-8-i386-DVD.iso /media/fedora

get to latest update of fc7

yum update -y

clean all cache..

yum clean all


get fedora 8 release..

rpm -Uvh /media/fedora/fedora-release-8-3.noarch.rpm
rpm -Uvh /media/fedora/fedora-release-notes-8.0.0-3.noarch.rpm

tweak yum.repos.d

insert this into /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo

[fedora-dvd] name=Fedora DVD
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY

now for the real..

yum upgrade --disablerepo \\* --enablerepo fedora-dvd

but not that smooth..

i got this..


need some more..

yum remove yelp -y

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2 Responses

  1. namran says:

    this would then make this app as ..

    the best yahoo messenger for centos

    .. after pidgin.. hehehe 😎

    as it had supersede the pidgin capabilities to perform
    some additional task which is not available in pidgin..

    may be you had been using other messenger..
    kindly post your comment in the form below ..

    p/s : don’t shoot the messenger..

  2. arlie_bcx says:

    I did the steps above but got this message while installing:

    warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 217521f6

    GPG key retrieval failed: [Errno 5] OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: ‘/etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL’

    I’m using CentOS 5.6


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