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Fedora 24 to Fedora 26 upgrade.

asked 2017-08-24 09:41:24 -0500

Sardathrion gravatar image

Yes, skipping a version is probably not a good idea at all. However, I am stuck since the GTX 970 + 4GB VRAM fails at secboot (v4.6+) bug was only fixed in 4.12 kernels which only Fedora 26 has.

Has anyone tried such an update?

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answered 2017-08-24 12:48:17 -0500

updated 2017-08-24 13:09:57 -0500

I have skipped versions while updating and in general it works well.

In general I advise you wait a few weeks or a month after a release before you upgrade to allow any bugs to get reported and resolved.

See -

DNF System Upgrade

I usually work through:

Post upgrade tasks


Resolving post-upgrade issues

Take care at removing old packages, make sure you know what and why you are removing them. If in doubt, just leave them, not really hurting anything.

Of course, back up your data before you upgrade just in case and run Fedora 26 from a flash drive first to test your hardware.

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Backing up data is vital whenever doing an upgrade. I do that all the time. I shall try to do this over the weekend and report back on what happened. Thank you.

Sardathrion gravatar imageSardathrion ( 2017-08-25 04:24:17 -0500 )edit

I tested a live USB drive first, which displayed fine thus I was confident that my hardware was (finally!) supported. I backed up all my data. I followed the directions in the provided links. The upgrade worked just fine and took under one hour. ☺ All in all, an utterly painless (if stressful) upgrade.

Sardathrion gravatar imageSardathrion ( 2017-08-26 08:40:21 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-08-25 12:09:35 -0500

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best thing would be to make clean install, even if it was an F25 , best thing is clean install for every version

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This does not answer the question.

Sardathrion gravatar imageSardathrion ( 2017-08-26 06:45:01 -0500 )edit

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