Howto … or … not

I spent more than 2 hours last night following a howto on upgrading from RedHat 8 to Fedora. Of course, it didn’t actually work, and I fear I may have broken a thing or two into the bargain. It wasn’t actually a surprise that it didn’t work, but it was still rather frustrating and disappointing. One keeps a faint spark alive that someday, some HowTo will actually work exactly as advertised. It’s that same spark that makes people believe that if they just elect a new president, everything will get all better again. Or if they just find the right diet, they’ll lose that extra 217 pounds.