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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

answered 2011-11-27 10:53:50 -0500

The minimal requirements are listed in the release notes

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

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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