If it ain't broke, upgrade it.

My Fedora box is dead. Well, it's not really dead. Lobotomized perhaps.

In an attempt to upgrade from FC2 to FC3 Test 2 using yum it broke. All the upgrade packages downloaded and installed fine, but it never booted up. As my wife said, "Surgery went fine, patient died".

No problem, easy fix. Just download the ISO's and install from CD. Should be back up and running in no time. So I download and burn the 4 CDs. Pop it into the drive and boot.

Twiddle twiddle twiddle. No CD recognized in the drive. Darned computer won't boot from the CD. It used to...but not this time. The CDs boot on the other computers I have, so it's not a problem with the CDs. Tried to boot of a Win2K CD too, but still no dice. Must be the CD drive. So now I'm stuck with waiting for our IT guys to get around to fixing it. No response from their online helpdesk form (if they're going to have an online form, they should at least monitor it), so I guess I'll have to call them when I get back to work on Monday.

Darned computers.