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Upgrade Fedora 17 to 18 with Fedora 18 Install DVD

asked 2013-02-06 04:49:47 -0500

islamic.programmer gravatar image

updated 2014-09-29 16:18:05 -0500

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how to upgrade fedora 17 to 18 with Fedora 18 install DVD?

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answered 2013-02-06 08:07:17 -0500

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updated 2013-02-06 09:21:27 -0500

Anaconda no longer has the ability to Upgrade fedora systems from one release to another (e.g. Fedora 17 to Fedora 18). This means that you no longer can insert the Install DVD, boot from it and perform an upgrade. Also, note that an upgrade from one release to another from the Live CD/DVD has never worked in the past, (nor will it work now).

However, it is possible to use the DVD as the source for a FedUp (the new fedora upgrader) upgrade. This is useful in cases where the internet connection is limited, or not having to download the same packages multiple times when upgrading multiple machines. Note, that according to the FedUp page on the wiki:

It is strongly recommended to use the network upgrade instead of offline update modes (ISO, local device). Network upgrade will ensure you receive the latest packages from Fedora 18. If you use local media containing old Fedora 18 packages, you might end up with a mixture of Fedora 17 and Fedora 18 packages and the system might not work properly until you fully update it after reboot (if it boots at all).

However, if you want to try updating from F17 to F18 with the DVD using fedup, the following steps should help you. (refer to the FedUp Page on the wiki for more information)

  1. Download the DVD ISO from the website and save it to your home directory. If you just have the DVD media itself, you can create an ISO from the disk using dd (instructions available here)

  2. Ensure that your Fedora 17 machine is up to date

    sudo yum update

  3. Install fedup

    sudo yum install fedup

  4. Run fedup, telling it to use the ISO image you downloaded earlier as the source:

    sudo fedup-cli --iso /home/yourusername/fedora-18.iso --debuglog=fedupdebug.log

  5. If fedup completes without error, reboot the system

  6. On boot, choose System Upgrade from the grub menu.

  7. A fedora logo should appear and blink for a quite a while, while the system is installing the new packages. When it is complete your system should reboot again.

  8. According to the wiki it is highly recommended that GRUB also be updated after a FedUp upgrade. Instructions for this can be found on the wiki

hope this helps, ryanlerch

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answered 2013-02-06 05:27:39 -0500

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Upgrading to Fedora 18 and Later Starting with Fedora 18, it is no longer possible to upgrade a Fedora system using PreUpgrade or the installation DVD.

FedUp is the recommended upgrade solution going forward from Fedora 18.

  1. FedUp
  2. Upgrading Fedora using yum
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