today, I decided it was time to upgrade my laptop from Fedora 10 to Fedora 11 PR. So I opened my console and typed in the following commands:

$ su -
* pw: *****
$ yum update
$ preupgrade

The last command opened a new window, where I could select the release that I wanted to install on my laptop.  Make sure you enable ‘Display unstable test releases above’, and select Rawhide.

Now you just wait, and wait, and did I already mention wait? The software automaticly downloads the necessary packages and such.

after I went through the (very easy) installation process, it took ages to boot fedora 11 (where it is furious fast on my desktop), and I only got a black screen, with a console mouse..

While I was wondering about what was wrong, I remembered that the nvidia drivers are proprietary.. that means that you can’t find them in the normal fedora repos. and FC10 packages don’t run on FC11 ;-)

how to fix it:
open a console window
$ su -
* pw: *****
$ rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-rawhide.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-rawhide.noarch.rpm
$ yum update
$ reboot

and you should be able to enjoy your computer again with Fedora 11 RC running!

don’t forget to post bugs (#)!