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Upgrading fedora with ISO

asked 2013-11-04 07:50:39 -0600

Faisal Aslam gravatar image

updated 2014-04-11 16:27:57 -0600

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I have Fedora 19 installed on my laptop. Can I upgrade to Fedora 20 and not format my partitions when installing from bootable USB. If there is any option available then please let me know.

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answered 2013-11-04 19:37:11 -0600

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The recommended method is to use fedup. This method is safer than using yum alone.

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answered 2013-11-04 11:13:27 -0600

updated 2013-11-05 06:32:42 -0600

I'm not sure if i understood your question.

If you have Fedora 19 already installed, you can simply upgrade to Fedora 20 using YUM:

# rpm --import https://fedoraproject.org/static/246110C1.txt
# yum update yum
# yum --releasever=20 distro-sync

This will not touch your partitions, it will simply upgrade your software, bear in mind that Fedora 20 is not stable yet, so be prepared for a few bumps on the road.

Please read more at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Upgrading_Fedora_using_yum

When an internet connection isn't avaiable you can download a CD or DVD with Fedora, and then on your computer set the repository for your CDROM:

1 - Download and burn CD or DVD with Fedora 20

2 - Put the CD on your computer and see where it's mounted

3 - Create a new repository file on /etc/yum.repos.d

sudo gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/cdrom.repo

[cdrom]
name=Local CD Repo
baseurl=file:///mnt/cdrom

Change the /mnt/cdrom to your system directory where the CDROM is mounted.

On all other repositories change the enabled tag to 0

enabled=0

Save the file.

Now you can use yum normally, including like i said on step 1.

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Actually I don't have a fast internet connection to download all packages from terminal. I can only download it from somewhere else and install it. Otherwise it will take more than 4 hours to download all packages and then it will begin installation process that's why I was asking it.

Faisal Aslam gravatar imageFaisal Aslam ( 2013-11-04 22:37:23 -0600 )edit

@Faisal: Wait for the official release of F20 and you can download a LIVE media and install from that!

anishjp gravatar imageanishjp ( 2013-11-05 01:08:53 -0600 )edit

@Faisal Aslam i edited my answer and put there a method for computers with no internet connection

lnxslck gravatar imagelnxslck ( 2013-11-05 06:33:39 -0600 )edit

Hmm, I will try this method after final release of Fedora 20.

Faisal Aslam gravatar imageFaisal Aslam ( 2013-11-06 07:18:55 -0600 )edit

No need to wait you can try it now, and when Fedora 20 final comes out, simply update your system again

lnxslck gravatar imagelnxslck ( 2013-11-06 08:32:43 -0600 )edit

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