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Old 01-06-2014, 10:41 AM   #1
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fedora 19 to 20


Hi,

I want to jump from fedora 19 to 20 with the new DVD I've got. I don't want to lose my data in any case (I have the backup, but still I am resistant to losing anything on my PC).

I just read about it through the net, the method belongs to 2 years ago. Does anyone know anything newer about upgrading fedora 19 to 20 through DVD?
 
Old 01-06-2014, 01:40 PM   #2
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It's called fedup. Also see upgrading.
 
Old 01-06-2014, 01:46 PM   #3
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do you not have internet access ? this is how i upgraded:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...6/#post5084087
 
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This page is helpful-
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedUp
 
Old 01-07-2014, 08:50 AM   #5
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do you not have internet access ? this is how i upgraded:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...6/#post5084087
I tried this way once to upgrade from fedora 18 to 19. I got so many problems with the "Plymouth" and start-up, so I gave up upgrading it with yum.
 
Old 01-07-2014, 12:06 PM   #6
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I've never had trouble with plymouth after a fresh install of Fedora but I have only used a new DVD + R to do it.

I found in a post about a year ago (sorry I don't have the link) a Guru here mentioned that with a black screen or other graphics issues
that it looked to him like the normal VGA/Graphics issue that FC has sometimes and in some cases it's a bug.
He said that it can be fixed with an edit to the bootline.

KDE and Gnome3 need a lot of RAM the Guru said.

If there is another way aside from what's been mentioned: I have not found it or heard of it.

This is the only thread I found that's close to your case-
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=295847

For what it's worth I once had to write to a driver developer for help.
If you can find a Fedora developer, Package Manintainers or a Fedora Engineering Steering Commitee Administrator and write to him he may know another way- Aside from that I am out of ideas: sorry-
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedor...eringCommittee
 
Old 01-07-2014, 01:55 PM   #7
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i upgraded from 18 - 19 with fedup. worked GREAT, except on systems that had FULL DISK ENCRYPTION those failed to boot into the 19 kernel. 18 was still there and active with zero issues, but i did have to perform a full format and install to upgrade to 19 on those systems.

I have since moved from full disk encryption to partition encryption for /home and any other personal storage partitions i create.
 
Old 01-07-2014, 02:10 PM   #8
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i upgraded from 18 - 19 with fedup. worked GREAT, except on systems that had FULL DISK ENCRYPTION those failed to boot into the 19 kernel. 18 was still there and active with zero issues, but i did have to perform a full format and install to upgrade to 19 on those systems.

I have since moved from full disk encryption to partition encryption for /home and any other personal storage partitions i create.
In that case based on the success that you had with fedup, it should work for OP.-
You agree, lleb?
 
Old 01-07-2014, 02:26 PM   #9
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sryzdn:
Another one of our members here has had complete success with fedup as well-

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ed-4175488559/

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(I have the backup, but still I am resistant to losing anything on my PC).
There isn't much reason for you to have any cause for alarm; as your backup is (should be a replication) already exactly what you had/have on the Fedora 19 partition.

Try and allow your mind to be at ease as you have already performed the necessary tasks that were needed before you proceed with your new Fedora 20 installation. Give fedup a go: you should have good results-
 
Old 01-07-2014, 04:32 PM   #10
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In that case based on the success that you had with fedup, it should work for OP.-
You agree, lleb?
yes. i really like the new fedup, so much better then the pre-upgrade they used to use prior to F17.
 
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If using a system (like Fedora) that requires regular upgrades, it is worthwhile (sensible) to have a separate /home partition. You can keep that if you ever need to do a full/clean re-install rather than an upgrade - just define the same user/password(s).
And you will. I have have success and failure with fedup - similar to pre-upgrade.
 
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:17 AM   #12
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If using a system (like Fedora) that requires regular upgrades, it is worthwhile (sensible) to have a separate /home partition. You can keep that if you ever need to do a full/clean re-install rather than an upgrade - just define the same user/password(s).
And you will. I have have success and failure with fedup - similar to pre-upgrade.
Yes, really a good idea. I'll do it and I'll give fedup a try.

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