This is the first time I used PreUpgrade and to my surprise, it was flawless. I was able to upgrade from Fedora 15 to Fedora 17 without any issues. That's one Beefy Miracle!
- Update your packages
- Install the preupgrade
- Run preupgrade
- Reboot to upgrade
- Reboot again
Always backup. I used Deja Dup.
$ sudo yum update
$ sudo yum install preupgrade
$ sudo preupgradeThis step will take hours since it will download all packages to update and test your system. While this is running, you can still use your system or even cancel the preupgrade and resume it later.
Choose the target release Beefy Miracle.
This is when the actual upgrade happens. It will take several minutes to an hour or so depending on your current number of packages installed. At the end, it will also do a cleanup which would also take a few minutes.
Here you will notice the update to grub2 during boot. Just let it start using the defaults. If you're lucky like me, you will see your newly upgraded Fedora.
There are post-upgrade steps that you'll have to do to cleanup and verify the upgrade.
- Cleanup old packages
- Verify that your repos are now F17.
- Sync packages with the F17 repo
$ sudo package-cleanup --orphansThis will list packages that are not supported any more after your upgrade. You may remove these packages. For example, I got a lot of kmod-nvidia packages from my previous release.
$ sudo yum remove kmod-nvidia-2.6*
$ sudo yum repolist
$ sudo yum distro-sync