Upgrade Fedora 28 from Fedora 27 Using DNF (F27 to F28)

Fedora-vertical-logoThis is guide, howto upgrade Fedora 27 to Fedora 28 using DNF. This method works on desktop and server machines.

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 goes wrong and you have to do fresh install, then you can easily restore your data.

2. Upgrade Fedora 27 to Fedora 28 using DNF

Desktop users can start upgrade using Software app and skip to step 2.7
Fedora 27 to 28 Upgrade Fedora 28 available download

Following steps are mainly Fedora Server and command line users

2.1 Change root user

su -
## OR ##
sudo -i

2.2 Update Fedora 27 Packages

Just make sure that you have all latest packages installed.

dnf update

2.3 Reboot Your System

Just make sure that you are running latest kernel.


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=28

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




options to get all packages downloaded.

2.6 Start (F27 to F28) Upgrade Process

dnf system-upgrade reboot

2.7 Grub 2 Menu Boot with Latest Kernel

Fedora 27 to Fedora 28 starting upgrade grub

2.8 Starting System Upgrade

Fedora 27 to Fedora 28 starting upgrade

2.9 dnf-plugin-system-upgrade Upgrading Fedora 27 to Fedora 28

Fedora 27 to Fedora 28 upgrading 1

Fedora 27 to Fedora 28 Cleanup

Fedora 27 to Fedora 28 verifying

3. Fedora 28 Screenshots

3.1 Fedora 28 GDM Login Screen

Fedora 27 to Fedora 28 gdm

3.2 Fedora 28 Plain Desktop Gnome Shell 3.28.1

Fedora 27 to Fedora 28 Gnome 3.28.1 plain desktop

3.3 Fedora 28 and Gnome 3.28.1

Fedora 27 to Fedora 28 gnome 3.28.1 details

4. Fedora 28 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

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