Fedora upgrade from Fedora 22 to Fedora 23

Fedora 23 was out on November 03, 2015 and ready for RACE. Everybody knows due to some Major bugs the release date has been postponed but finally it got released. As we already upgraded our previous releases via fedup tool but Fedora 23 comes with DNF system upgrade plugin which will entirely different compare with earlier upgrade and quit simple for upgrade Fedora 23.

1) Back up your system

Make sure your system got backup before initiating upgrade, either deja-dup tool or manual backup such as copying your important data’s to external hard disk, pen drive.

Note : 1) Don’t forget to take backup of your important/valuable data. If something goes wrong we will install freshly and restore the data.
2) Upgrade will take time based on your Internet connection and package which you have installed on your box

2) Make your system upto date

Make sure your system upto date before initiating upgrade by firing the below command on your terminal. This will upgrade your current system packages to latest version.

# Update system upto date #
[email protected] [~]# dnf update

3) Check your current version

confirm once, your current workstation version by firing the below command on terminal

# current version checking #
[email protected] [~]# cat /etc/*-release
Fedora release 22 (Twenty Two)
NAME=Fedora
VERSION="22 (Twenty Two)"
ID=fedora
VERSION_ID=22
PRETTY_NAME="Fedora 22 (Twenty Two)"
ANSI_COLOR="0;34"
CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:22"
HOME_URL="https://fedoraproject.org/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugzilla.redhat.com/"
REDHAT_BUGZILLA_PRODUCT="Fedora"
REDHAT_BUGZILLA_PRODUCT_VERSION=22
REDHAT_SUPPORT_PRODUCT="Fedora"
REDHAT_SUPPORT_PRODUCT_VERSION=22
PRIVACY_POLICY_URL=https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Legal:PrivacyPolicy
VARIANT="Server Edition"
VARIANT_ID=server
Fedora release 22 (Twenty Two)
Fedora release 22 (Twenty Two)

4) Install the DNF plugin

Install the DNF plugin by firing the below command on terminal

# Install the DNF plugin #
[email protected] [~]# dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade

5) Initiate the update with DNF

Initiate the update with DNF by firing the below command’s on terminal

# Initiate the update with DNF #
[email protected] [~]# dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=23 --best
or
[email protected] [~]# dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=23 --allowerasing

The above command will be download all of the upgrade packages for your machine locally to prepare for the upgrade.

  • –best : Adding the –best flag will cancel the upgrade if an upgraded package cannot be upgraded because of a dependency issue.
  • –allowerasing : Adding the –allowerasing flag will remove the dependency issue package s and perform the upgrade further.

Note : Try first command and if you face any issue, then no other option except second command. This will take time because need to download lots of packages This is time to have a cup of coffee.

6) Reboot and upgrade

Once you have downloaded all the upgrade packages, now your system will be ready for Fedora 23 upgrade. Just fire the below command on your terminal, this will reboot your system with Fedora 22 kernal, after the kernal screen, it will start the upgrade. This will entirely different compare with earlier Fedup tool upgrade. Again its coffee time for you.

# Reboot and upgrade #
[email protected] [~]# dnf system-upgrade reboot

It will boot from Fedora 22 kernel.
upgrade-fedora-22-to-fedora-23-1
Initially you will get the below screen for upgrade.
upgrade-fedora-22-to-fedora-23-2
Upgrading packages.
upgrade-fedora-22-to-fedora-23-3
Cleaning the packages.
upgrade-fedora-22-to-fedora-23-4
Verifying the packages.
upgrade-fedora-22-to-fedora-23-5
system will reboot now and you will get Fedora 23 kernel.
upgrade-fedora-22-to-fedora-23-6
Checking Upgraded version of Fedora 23.

# current version checking #
[email protected] [~]# cat /etc/*-release
Fedora release 23 (Twenty Three)
NAME=Fedora
VERSION="23 (Twenty Three)"
ID=fedora
VERSION_ID=23
PRETTY_NAME="Fedora 23 (Twenty Three)"
ANSI_COLOR="0;34"
CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:23"
HOME_URL="https://fedoraproject.org/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugzilla.redhat.com/"
REDHAT_BUGZILLA_PRODUCT="Fedora"
REDHAT_BUGZILLA_PRODUCT_VERSION=23
REDHAT_SUPPORT_PRODUCT="Fedora"
REDHAT_SUPPORT_PRODUCT_VERSION=23
PRIVACY_POLICY_URL=https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Legal:PrivacyPolicy
VARIANT="Server Edition"
VARIANT_ID=server
Fedora release 23 (Twenty Three)
Fedora release 23 (Twenty Three)

Wow amazing, will play some times and update you the feedback. Will come with Fedora 23 workstation installation steps with screenshot, Please stay tune with 2daygeek for Latest LINUX TIPS & TRICKS…)

Magesh Maruthamuthu

Love to play with all Linux distribution

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