It’s really very easy to upgrade from Fedora 15 to Fedora 16 and this tutorial describes in simple step-by-step procedure on how to upgrade from Fedora 15 to Fedora 16 (both Desktop and Server).
1. Active Internet Connection by any means
2. Super user or Root’s password.
Important Note: If you gain root access using “su” command, ignore the keyword “sudo“ before every command mentioned in the following steps. If you are not gaining Root access and performing the upgrade as normal user use the command as it is mentioned.
“sudo“ works only if the user has been added to perform Administrative privileges at the time of installation or it can be performed manually after installation.
1. Fedora 16 – Desktop:
Step 1: In order to upgrade our system first the local repositories and Package manager must be update so that they support variety of packages to be installed for upgrading.
Open your terminal and run the following commands (provide passwords wherever necessary).
# sudo yum update rpm # sudo yum -y update # sudo yum clean all # sudo reboot
Step 2: Prior to upgrade process, you need to perform pre-upgrade process and this can be done by running the following commands in terminal.
# sudo yum install preupgrade # sudo preupgrade
Step 3: Now the Pre-upgrade process will start like a wizard and your system will be prepared for upgrade process and let it complete and Reboot the system manually if it doesn’t prompts to reboot.
2. Fedora 16 – Server:
Step 1 of Server is same as the Step 1 of Desktop, so perform the same operations mentioned above in Step 1.
Step 2: Similar to Desktop upgrade, we need to perform the pre-upgrade process for server too. Execute the below commands in terminal:
# yum install preupgrade # preupgrade-cli
Step 3: The result of the previous command should produce some lines of output and the last line should show
Fedora 16 (Verne)
Step 4: To start the Upgrade process append the last line to the below command like this
# preupgrade-cli “Fedora 16 (Verne)”
Step 5 : Now Reboot the system manually if it doesn’t prompts using the following command:
Note : Updates will be installed as you reboot and it may take extra time to completely gets booted up, please be patient as your updates will be installed and you can log in into your new Fedora 16 Linux Operating System.
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