Friday, November 5, 2010

Upgrade Fedora 13 to Fedora 14 howto

A few simple steps to upgrade:

# As root you would like to have a clean start to the
# upgrade, so get an update out of the way.
#
$ yum update rpm

$ yum -y update

$ yum clean all

# Should a new kernel install/update require it,
# reboot before continuing with the rest.
#
# Then install the preupgrade package.
#
$ yum install preupgrade

# For console upgrade, use:
#
$ preupgrade-cli "Fedora 14 (Laughlin)"

# If you like gui's to upgrade, use this.
#
$ preupgrade

This is exactly the same process as I previously described with Fedora 12 to Fedora 13 upgrade.

=============== Update ===================
There was a hitch on my laptop, due to my boot partition is smaller than the Fedora 14 required 250 MB. I have been upgrading since Fedora 10 so have a 200 MB boot partition. First ensure you are using a cabled connection (no wifi) and then try this:

# run preupgrade as normal, when it complains about not enough space just 
# continue, it will install the stage2 installer after the first reboot.
# When it asks to reboot, do that. It should continue to finish the installation
# when it restarts.