This is guide, howto upgrade Fedora 16 to Fedora 17 with Preupgrade. Preupgrade download needed packages from the server, set up everything ready and then reboot to Anaconda installer and after package installation it boots to the new system. It’s important backup your important files before upgrading.
If the aim is to update older versions of Fedora to Fedora 16, then each version have to be upgraded step by step:
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If the Fedora version is older than Fedora 13 then I recommend Fedora 17 clean install. Also in other situations, a clean install may be sensible.
1. Upgrade Fedora 16 to Fedora 17 with Preupgrade
1.1 First start with updating all Fedora 16 packages with following command as root:
1.2 Install preupgrade as root
yum install preupgrade
1.3 Start preupgrade as root
1.4 Preupgrade information window
1.5 Choose desired release
1.6 Preparing system for upgrade
1.7 When ready to begin upgrade then reboot.
1.8 Select Fedora Upgrade from Grub Menu
1.9 Installing Fedora 17 packages
1.10 Fedora 17 starting with Grub 2
1.11 Booting just upgraded Fedora 17 system
1.12 Fedora 17 login screen
2. Fedora 17 “Beefy Miracle” desktop screenshots
Gnome Shell 3.4 plain
Gnome 3.4 Details
2. Post-Upgrade Tasks
2.1 Remove unsupported packages
Get the list with following command:
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.