This is guide, howto upgrade Fedora 13 to Fedora 14 with Preupgrade, which download needed packages from the server and then just reboot to installer and after install boot the new system. It’s important backup your important files before upgrading. Read more info about Fedora 14 features.

If the aim is to update older versions of Fedora to Fedora 14, then each version have to be updated step by step:
Upgrade Fedora 11 to Fedora 12 with Preupgrade >>
Upgrade Fedora 12 to Fedora 13 with Preupgrade >>

From Fedora 12 to Fedora 13 guide describe Preupgrade command line method. This guide works also with from Fedora 13 to Fedora 14 upgrade.

If the Fedora version is older than Fedora 11 then I recommend Fedora 14 clean install. Also in other situations, a clean install may be sensible.

1. Upgrade Fedora 13 to Fedora 14 with Preupgrade

1.1 First start with updating all Fedora 13 packages with following command as root:

yum update

1.2 Install preupgrade as root

yum install preupgrade

1.3 Start preupgrade as root


1.4 Preupgrade information window

Fedora Preupgrade upgrade your system

1.5 Choose desired release

Fedora Preupgrade choose desired release

1.6 Preparing system for upgrade

Fedora Preupgrade Prepare system

1.7 Downloading files

Fedora Preupgrade downloading packages

1.8 Prepare and test upgrade

Fedora Preupgrade prepare and test upgrade

1.9 When ready to begin upgrade then reboot.

Fedora Preupgrade reboot to begin upgrade

1.10 Starting Fedora 14 installation

Starting Fedora 14 installer

1.11 Installing Fedora 14 packages

Upgrading Fedora 13 to 14

1.12 Finishing Fedora 14 system installation

Finishing Fedora 14 upgrade process

1.13 Booting just upgraded Fedora 14 system

Fedora 14 (f14) Screenshot Booting

1.14 Fedora 14 desktop

Fedora 14 (f14) Screenshot Plain Desktop

2. Post-Upgrade Tasks

2.1 Remove unsupported packages

Get the list with following command:

package-cleanup --orphans

Then remove listed packages with following command:

yum remove package1 package2 ...

2.2 Check All .rpmsave and .rpmnew Files

You find these files with following command:

find / -print | egrep "rpmnew$|rpmsave$"

Depending on the differences between original and new files. You may need to manually merge new settings from new configuration files.

3. Troubleshooting

3.1 Not enough space on disk, check following tips

Free up space
Trick preupgrade into downloading the installer

4. Fedora 14 Laughlin Guides/Howtos

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