Upgrade Fedora 17 to Fedora 18 using FedUp
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This is guide, howto upgrade Fedora 17 to Fedora 18 (Spherical Cow) using YUM. Old official Preupgrade method is not available anymore on Fedora 18/17, it’s replaced by new FedUp method, which is official method to upgrade Fedora 17 to Fedora 18 or rawhide.
I have tested this method, but if you have problems, please let me know.
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 17 to Fedora 18⌗
2.1 Change root user⌗
su - ## OR ## sudo -i
2.2 Update Fedora 17 Packages⌗
2.3 Reboot Your System⌗
Just make sure that you are running latest kernel.
2.4 Install FedUp⌗
It’s probably installed already.
yum install fedup
2.4 Start Upgrading Using FedUp⌗
fedup-cli --network 18 --debuglog /root/fedup.debug.log
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⌗
2.7 FedUp Upgrading Fedora 17 to Fedora 18⌗
If you press Esc, then you see more real information what is happening.