This 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

su -
## OR ##
sudo -i

2.2 Update Fedora 18 Packages

yum update

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 19 --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:

--enablerepo REPO

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