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Old 02-15-2012, 05:10 PM   #1
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HOWTO dist. upgrade Fedora 15?


Under Debian I know I can run apt-get dist upgrade (or something to that effect its been years sorry). i am currently running Fedora 15. Id like to upgrade to the newer vs of Fedora if i can.

Code:
[ray@ray Downloads]$ cat /etc/issue
Fedora release 15 (Lovelock)
Kernel \r on an \m (\l)

[ray@ray Downloads]$ uname -a
Linux ray.localhost 2.6.41.4-1.fc15.i686 #1 SMP Tue Nov 29 11:55:17 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Is there a safe way to just yum update something like that? or do i need to burn a disk/usb drive and install over the /boot / directories and let it reattach my /home directory (partition)
 
Old 02-15-2012, 05:16 PM   #2
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As far as I am aware, Fedora isnt a rolling release distribution. In which case you will need to download the new iso, burn to dvd and reinstall.

edit after a quick look it may be possible, but have a look here first Fedora Project

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Old 02-15-2012, 05:30 PM   #3
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preupgade - you might get lucky.
See my sigline - it's likely you'll need to restore your data.
 
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:08 PM   #4
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It is easy and well-documented with preupgrade:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_use_PreUpgrade
 
Old 02-16-2012, 12:37 PM   #5
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The DVD installer gives you the chance to upgrade (I never used the preupgrade in my Fedora days, so I can't comment on that), but you can't jump a version; in other words, you can go from 15 to 16, but you won't be able to go from 15 to 17.
 
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to use preupgrade you HAD TO DO A SPECIAL install of 15 FIRST!!!!
make the boot partition about 1 gig and not 100 meg

if you did that then preupgrade ? might ? work

the fedora 16 dvd is better
and you can select an option to "upgrade" from that
BUT IT IS NOT recommended .

prepare for a FULL clean NEW install
expect that you WILL have to do a new install


or
just do a new install

doing a NEW full clean install after reformatting the drive IS recommended for Fedora EVERY 6 MONTHS
when a new release comes out

that is fedora . live with it and except that EVERY 6 months you will have to reinstall .
 
  


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