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Inplace migration from Oracle Linux 7 to CentOS 7

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This is my 2nd attempt to migrate from Oracle Linux to CentOS; a while ago I tested it with success on OL6.4. This time I’m using an OL7 VM instance with a default desktop installation. Having 3rd party repositories installed on OL7 should not cause any issues when switching

Inplace upgrade from OL6.5 to OL7

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Oracle Linux 7 was released yesterday and I was keen to test the new upgrade feature after trying it on CentOS. As far as I know the CentOS inplace upgrade is still work in progress, so I expected Oracle Linux to perform better since they advertised it in the

Upgrade to CentOS 7

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Last month Red Hat released RHEL 7 and few days ago CentOS announced the GA of CentOS 7. As you may know, starting RHEL 7 Red Hat introduces support for upgrading to major releases (RHEL 6.5 –> RHEL 7) via a tool called redhat-upgrade-tool. Not sure if this is

Migrate from Oracle Linux 6.4 to CentOS 6.4

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The following howto will show you how to migrate an Oracle Linux 6.4 OS instance to CentOS 6.4. In my tests I used a fully patched Oracle Linux 6.4 VM running Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK2) and the default package selection for Software Development Workstation.   1. Update the