Upgrade Fedora 18 to Fedora 19 using FedUp

Fedora-vertical-logoThis is guide, howto upgrade Fedora 18 to Fedora 19 (Schrödinger’s Cat) using YUM.

I have tested this method on few machines, but if you have problems, please let me know. Always remember backup, before upgrade!

1. Before Upgrade

1.1 Backup Your Data

Before doing anything, do full system backup or backup at least your important data: documents, pictures, videos, config files, log files, databases etc. This is very important, because if something go wrong and you have to do fresh install, then you can easily restore your data.

2. Upgrade Fedora 18 to Fedora 19

2.1 Change root user

2.2 Update Fedora 18 Packages

2.3 Reboot Your System

Just make sure that you are running latest kernel.

2.4 Install FedUp

It’s probably installed already.

2.4 Start Upgrading Using FedUp

When this finish, check if there is any errors in fedup.debug.log.

You can enable additional repos, with using following option:

2.5 Reboot System

2.6 Grub 2 Menu with FedUp

Fedora Grub 2 Menu with Fedup

2.7 FedUp Upgrading Fedora 18 to Fedora 19

Fedora Upgrading

If you press Esc, then you see more real information what is happening.
Fedora Upgrading

Fedora Upgrading

3. Fedora 19 (Schrödinger’s Cat) Screenshots

3.1 Fedora 19 GDM Login Screen

Fedora 19 GDM Login Window

3.2 Fedora 19 Plain Desktop

Fedora 19 Plain Desktop

3.3 Fedora 19 and Gnome 3.8.2

Fedora 19 Gnome 3.8.2 Details

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  1. Thanks, I skipped the recommended backup and log check. So far all works well. The upgrade, step 2.7, took what seemed for ever; all is well.

  2. Hi,

    Thanks for this. However, I keep getting lots of ‘FAILED’ messages as it scrolls through what I assume are packages it’s trying to download. An example being:

    ‘libnotify -0.7.6-1.fc20.i686.rp FAILED’

    Any ideas? I’ve tried most procedures in the fedora community so am at a bit of a loss at what could be wrong.

    I’m very new to Linux so it’s still all a bit vague to me I’m afraid.


    • Hi Al,

      Do you have Fedora 18 installed?


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