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We currently have a dedicated server with 1and1 which is currently running Fedora core 6 which has old versions of Apache and PHP among others running on it which I don't seem to be able to update using Yum.

I would ideally like to get this up to the latest version of Fedora 13, so my question is there any way to upgrade from 6 to 13 ? I would be happy to wipe the server and start again except 1and1 do not offer Fedora as one of their 'reimaging' options and as I am used to Fedora I would like to stay with this OS (i'm by no means a Linux expert i'm afraid!).

1and1 are saying I could potentially do this through their recovery tool but aren't being any more helpful than this, does anyone know how I could attempt this with 1and1 ?

Thanks in advance!


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I would not recommend this. Consider doing a sidegrade to CentOS 4 instead.

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Thanks for your response, they do offer CentOS 5 as one of their standard reimaging options, can I ask why you'd recommend this ? – stukerr Oct 19 '10 at 16:21
Two reasons. The first is that CentOS derives indirectly from Fedora, so you are likely to find it very familiar. The second is that the lifecycle for CentOS is 7 years versus Fedora's lifecycle of 13 months, which means far less reinstalling in order to be running a supported version. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Oct 19 '10 at 16:24
Great stuff, many thanks for the advice, downloading CentOS now so I can play around with it in a virtual machine 1st. – stukerr Oct 19 '10 at 17:10

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