Fedora-vertical-logoThis is guide, howto upgrade Fedora 22 to Fedora 23 using DNF.

I have tested this method on several 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 step, because if something go wrong and you have to do fresh install, then you can easily restore your data.

2. Upgrade Fedora 22 to Fedora 23 using DNF

2.1 Change root user


su -
## OR ##
sudo -i

2.2 Update Fedora 22 Packages


dnf update

2.3 Reboot Your System

Just make sure that you are running latest kernel.


reboot

2.4 Install/Update dnf-plugin-system-upgrade package

It’s probably installed already.


dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade --best

2.5 Start Upgrading Using DNF


dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=23

When this finish, check if there is any errors. You might need

--best

and

--allowerasing

options to get all packages downloaded.

2.6 Start (F22 to F23) Upgrade Process


dnf system-upgrade reboot

2.7 Grub 2 Menu Boot with Latest Kernel

Fedora 22 to 23 Upgrade Grub2

2.8 Starting System Upgrade

Fedora 22 to 23 Upgrade Starting

2.9 dnf-plugin-system-upgrade Upgrading Fedora 22 to Fedora 23

Fedora 22 to 23 Upgrade Upgrading

Fedora 22 to 23 Upgrade Upgrading

Fedora 22 to 23 Upgrade Upgrading Cleanup

Fedora 22 to 23 Upgrade Upgrading Cleanup

Fedora 22 to 23 Upgrade Upgrading Verifying

2.10 Boot Upgraded Fedora 23

Fedora 22 to 23 Upgrade Upgrading Boot Fedora 23

Fedora 23 Booting

3. Fedora 23 Screenshots

3.1 Fedora 23 GDM Login Screen

Fedora 23 GDM

3.2 Fedora 23 Plain Desktop Gnome Shell 3.18.1

Fedora 23 Plain Gnome Shell 3.18.1

3.3 Fedora 23 and Gnome 3.18.1

Fedora 23 Gnome 3.18.1

4. Fedora 22 Clean Up Post Upgrade (as root user)

4.1 Rebuilding the RPM DB


rpm --rebuilddb

4.2 Do Distro Sync


dnf distro-sync --setopt=deltarpm=0

4.3 Check All Your Config Files

Use rpmconf to find .rpmnew, .rpmsave and .rpmorig files. You can keep current version, place back old version, watch the diff or merge.


dnf install rpmconf

rpmconf -a