[plug] still trying to write to cdrom

Tomasz Grzegurzko tomasz89 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 21:59:54 WST 2007

On Dec 3, 2007 9:09 PM, Dem Nisbet <dnisbet at webace.com.au> wrote:
> Hi to all,
> Tomasz (or anyone) as I mentioned, I didn't want to face the risk of
> losing data. I can't save to cd, hence I can't back up at the moment.
> That's why I bought a flash disk, just so I could back up, then upgrade,
> but somehow I can't use that. It has been my plan to upgrade for quite
> some time. But if there is any risk whatsoever of losing data, I'd
> rather wait until I can figure out how to configure the kernel. Do
> upgrades automatically preserve your files, and is there any risk that
> it will destroy something? I'm imagining it could crash halfway through
> copying files, then I assume everything is trashed.
> So if it's possible, I would very much appreciate some advice on how to
> go about changing the kernel, or, if there's nothing wrong with my
> kernel, what should be the next step.
> regards,
> Dem.

The yum upgrade faq will help you do just that. Install the release
files etc as they suggest from the later fedora series, then they
suggest you upgrade just the kernel (or you can of course install the
new kernel in conjuction with your current one, so if things go bad,
you can boot off the old kernel).

The 2.6 kernel does not need ide-scsi, but perhaps the applications
you're using are outdated and *think* they do need ide-scsi stuff. I
recall that problem during the switchover.

There is little to no risk of data loss. Absolute worst case: the
application files will be knackered and you'll have to boot of a live
disto and mount your hard drive to access your data. This however will
not affect data. Actually come to think of it there's another option
for you: boot a knoppix live CD and see if you can burn/backup etc
from that, it's definetely got later version of kernel, apps etc for
you without affecting the existing system.


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