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Updating from workstation to sever fedora 27

asked 2018-02-13 07:40:27 -0600

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Hi All,

am newbie to fedora i want to update fedora 27 from workstation to server , am using fedora 27 workstation alongside with windows 10, could any one guide me on this

regards Anil

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answered 2018-02-13 10:30:19 -0600

florian gravatar image

updated 2018-02-13 11:35:10 -0600

This questions seems hard to answer. Do you want a few server services running on top of your Workstation or do you want to remove the entire Desktop Environment and its apps and run a text-based server (with the services that come with a default server install)?

FYI: The core OS and kernel of both Fedora Workstation and Server are the same! Just the installed packages are different by default but you can install any server package on top of your Workstation.

Basically you have two options: 1.) Remove Gnome (or whatever DE you are using), and install the missing server services or 2.) reinstall using the Fedora Server image (or even better the netinstall image, which lets you select what type of packages and services you want installed)

If you want a clean server install with no DE, I would go for 2.) and reinstall

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For option 1, I'd also recommend installing fedora-release-server package instead of fedora-release-workstation, since it can change some default configurations too (e.g. default firewall configuration is different)

hedayat gravatar imagehedayat ( 2018-02-26 13:52:56 -0600 )edit

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