Fedora Upgrade from Fedora 23 to Fedora 24 workstation

Fedora 24 was out on June 21, 2016 yesterday. The release was postponed four times for varies reason but finally it got released. As we already upgraded our previous releases via DNF system upgrade plugin tool and do the same for Fedora 24 too. In this release Fedora announced users can able to upgrade to latest Fedora through GUI via Gnome App. Whoever want to try, it may take another week to get the App in current Fedora 23 as per FedoraMagazine site update.

Also Read the below useful articles.

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]
$ sudo dnf upgrade --refresh

3) Disable Third Party Repos

As per FedoraMagazin page many users faced third party repo conflict error. So, i advise users to disable Third party repo’s before firing dnf-plugin-system-upgrade command. Mainly the confict occur with RPMFusion Repo and i didn’t face any issue with other third party repos.

[Disable RPMFusion Repo]
$ sudo dnf config-manager --set-disabled rpmfusion-free
$ sudo dnf config-manager --set-disabled rpmfusion-nonfree
$ sudo dnf config-manager --set-disabled rpmfusion-free-updates
$ sudo dnf config-manager --set-disabled rpmfusion-nonfree-updates

4) Install the DNF plugin

Install the DNF plugin by firing the below command on terminal

[Install the DNF plugin]
$ sudo 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]
$ sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=24


[Force upgrade]
$ sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=24 --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 23 kernel, after the kernel screen, it will start the upgrade. Again its coffee time for you.

[Reboot and upgrade]
$ sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot

Initially you will get the below screen for upgrade.
Upgrading packages from Fedora 23 to Fedora 24.
Cleaning the Fedora 23 packages.
Verifying the Fedora 24 packages.
Upgrade successfully completed.
system will reboot now and you will get Fedora 24 kernel.
Checking Upgraded version of Fedora 24.
Wow amazing, will play some times and update you the feedback. Will come with Fedora 24 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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