Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Upgrade From Fedora 13 To Fedora 14 Desktop & Server

The commands in this article must be executed with root privileges. Open a terminal (on a Fedora 13 desktop, go to Applications > System Tools > Terminal) and log in as root, or if you log in with a regular user, type
su
to become root.

2 Upgrading To Fedora 14 (Desktop)

First we must upgrade the rpm package:
#yum update rpm
Then we install the latest updates:
#yum -y update
Next we clean the yum cache:
#yum clean all
If you notice that a new kernel got installed during yum -y update, you should reboot the system now:
reboot
(After the reboot, log in as root again, either directly or with the help of)
#su

Now we come to the upgrade process.


Install preupgrade...
#yum install preupgrade
... and call it like this:
#preupgrade
The preupgrade wizard will then start on your desktop. Select Fedora 14 (Laughlin). Afterwards the system is being prepared for the upgrade.
At the end, click on the Reboot Now button.
During the reboot, the upgrade is being performed. This can take quite a long time, so please be patient.
Afterwards, you can log into your new Fedora 14 desktop.

3 Upgrading To Fedora 14 (Server)

First we must upgrade the rpm package:
#yum update rpm
Then we install the latest updates:
#yum -y update
Next we clean the yum cache:
#yum clean all
If you notice that a new kernel got installed during yum -y update, you should reboot the system now:
reboot
(After the reboot, log in as root again, either directly or with the help of)
#su

Now we come to the upgrade process. We can do this with preupgrade.
Install preupgrade...
#yum install preupgrade
... and call it like this:
#preupgrade-cli
It will show you a list of releases that you can upgrade to. If all goes well, it should show something like Fedora 14 (Laughlin) in the list:
[root@rajat-fc ~]# preupgrade-cli
Loaded plugins: blacklist, whiteout
No plugin match for: rpm-warm-cache
No plugin match for: remove-with-leaves
No plugin match for: auto-update-debuginfo
Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit
please give a release to try to pre-upgrade to
valid entries include:
   "Fedora 14 (Laughlin)"
[root@rajat-fc ~]#
To upgrade, append the release string to the preupgrade-cli command:
preupgrade-cli "Fedora 14 (Laughlin)"
Preupgrade will also take care of your RPMFusion packages, so all you have to do after preupgrade has finished is to reboot:
#reboot
During the reboot, the upgrade is being performed. This can take quite a long time, so please be patient. Afterwards, you can log into your new Fedora 14 server.
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