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Where can I get updates for Fedora 14?

asked 2014-01-07 20:30:10 +0000

Bithawk gravatar image

updated 2014-09-28 17:00:18 +0000

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I am installing Fedora 14,Kernel 2.5.35.6-45.fc14.i686 and the ethernet driver does not install because several updates are missing. I need to download Kernel,Kernel-devel, and Kernel-headers updates to complete my driver install. Any suggestions?

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answered 2014-01-08 03:59:23 +0000

arr gravatar image

Hi Bithawk,

Not sure if you are aware, but Fedora 14 is way past end of life (2011-12-09). There will be no security (or other) updates for your machine. It might be a good idea to install Fedora 20.

For further details on end of life, refer to https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/End_of_life

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So end of life is something like there won't be any more developments or updates with respect to version. Does this mean, that we have to upgrade as soon as the version is listed in the above mentioned location.

bpawanchand06 ( 2014-01-08 10:15:30 +0000 )edit

in answer to "bpawanchand06" , fedora releases a new version of the os every 6 months rather consistently, if you want updates, support etc, yes. you should probably upgrade at least every year, or every 6 months, as most users do imo. you can easily upgrade your fedora straight from terminal with fedup(more info on this will be in the fedora wiki) upgrading fedora to the new version is ALOT easier and less hassle than when you would upgrade your windows.

muffin ( 2014-01-08 18:03:55 +0000 )edit

I get your point,arr. My question is can I upgrade from F14 to F20 using yum or should I just delete F14 and start fresh with F20 from the DVD without losing my Windows XP partition? Since I had been using Fedora's bootloader(grub), will I need to re-do that as well to be able to boot into Windows XP again? Any advice is welcome.

Bithawk ( 2014-01-10 06:41:00 +0000 )edit

@Bithawk, no its not possible to upgrade to F20 from F14, if im not mistaken thats only possible from F18 or higher , since the difference between F14 and F20 is rather significant. your best bet would be fresh installing F20 from a bootable disk or usb, just install it on your current F14 partition and it should keep your windows xp partition unless you choose to delete it yourself. grub should still recognize your win xp partition and keep it as a boot option, tho maybe you could look into updating, or changing your grub, depending on what you want.

muffin ( 2014-01-10 10:19:30 +0000 )edit

Thanks Muffin, I am going to take your advice seriously and move on to F20. Your input has been a great help, thanks again.

Bithawk ( 2014-01-10 21:48:15 +0000 )edit
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answered 2014-01-07 21:06:13 +0000

Marc lml gravatar image

The repository has been moved. See this README.

I suggest starting at this location: http://archives.fedoraproject.org/pub/archive/fedora/linux/updates/14/.

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Thanks so much, Marc. I was able to find my needed updates at the link and got them downloaded. I will now re-install the driver for my ethernet.

Bithawk ( 2014-01-07 22:30:56 +0000 )edit

Good to hear it worked for you. Glad to be of service.

Marc lml ( 2014-01-08 18:00:09 +0000 )edit

One more comment,Marc. Since this last comment I attempted to install the ethernet driver again after installing the RPM updates but I still have the same message that updates are missing. So should give up and just remove Fedora 14 and upgrade to Fedora 20 or will I still have the same problem installing the ethernet driver with F20? I should be able to make the change easily since I am using two different partitions for each OS. What do you think?

Bithawk ( 2014-01-09 06:17:24 +0000 )edit

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