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what is the easiest way to upgrade from fedora 12

asked 2011-11-27 09:59:55 -0500

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updated 2011-12-01 00:04:50 -0500

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What is the easiest way to upgrade fedora 12 and system requirements Jim

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To which version? ;-)

lzap gravatar imagelzap ( 2011-11-28 06:23:49 -0500 )edit

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answered 2011-11-27 10:21:21 -0500

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Preupgrade is the easiest way to upgrade Fedora. You can also check this Ask Fedora question related to upgrading Fedora.

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I use preupgrade as well and personally like the way preupgrade works. With that in mind, most people advocate using the DVD as more reliable, YMMV

bodhi.zazen gravatar imagebodhi.zazen ( 2011-11-28 10:13:35 -0500 )edit
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answered 2011-11-27 10:53:50 -0500

The minimal requirements are listed in the release notes

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/16/html/ReleaseNotes/sect-ReleaseNotes-WelcometoFedora_16.html

As mentioned by thundrebirdtr, make backups of any data you do not wish to loose before you upgrade.

FWIW, the jump from Fedora 12 - > Fedora 16 is IMO quite large (systemd, gnome3, grub2, re-numbering users) and I would advise you do a fresh install, I think a fresh install would likely be faster and more reliable.

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Please backup and do a fresh install. F12 -> F16 is too big a jump to be hassle free imo :/

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2011-11-27 13:21:51 -0500 )edit
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answered 2011-11-27 10:30:14 -0500

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Another way is get your backup and fresh installing fedora

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answered 2011-11-28 05:18:56 -0500

Elad Alfassa gravatar image

You'll need to upgrade your Fedora 12 installation to Fedora 13, then upgrade it to Fedora 14, and then to Fedora 16. (or 12->14->16) but we can't guarantee it'll work well. I think it'll break, and waste your time. Do a fresh install of Fedora 16 instead.

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