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Upgrade 17 to Fedora 18 possible?

asked 2012-11-06 14:37:31 -0500

danielson gravatar image

If i install Fedora 17 now, can i easily upgrade to 18 when it comes out?

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answered 2013-01-17 03:26:33 -0500

Rahul Bhadana gravatar image

you can upgrade it by using fedup

1- install the latest version by >yum --enablerepo=updates-testing install fedup

2- now you can update by using two method

2.1 - by using network

   > sudo fedup-cli --network 18 --debuglog fedupdebug.log

2.2 - by iso file

    download iso file and insert into your pc 

    run command on terminal 
    >sudo fedup-cli --iso /home/user/fedora-18.iso --debuglog=fedupdebug.log

for more detail -

see my video hope you will find it helpful
(show how to install fedup and some further step)

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answered 2012-11-29 11:47:12 -0500

tflink gravatar image

Upgrades are changing a lot with Fedora 18. The old upgrade methods of using the DVD or preupgrade are no longer supported and will not work. The currently recommended upgrade method is FedUp, which is new for Fedora 18. For beta, only the CLI client is completed but we expect to have a GUI client in time for the release of Fedora 18 final.

Current documentation on how to use FedUp and some FAQs is available on the wiki.

If you hit issues with either upgrades or the documentation, please let someone know (probably me) either here, via email (my username at or via IRC in #fedora-qa on Freenode (please direct IRC messages to me, though or I might miss them) .

This is mostly a copy-paste from another question - the answer is mostly the same and I want to cover at least some of the common F17 -> F18 upgrade questions.

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answered 2012-11-07 00:52:26 -0500

kubo gravatar image

updated 2012-11-07 00:53:31 -0500

I'm not sure with easily (it depends on qa team right now :) ), but yes there are possibilities. You can upgrade with F18 Install DVD (the easiest way), with PreUpgrade (i prefer) or with yum (this is not easy in any way)

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There is a new tool that replaces preupgrade and is called fedup. Here more info:

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2012-11-08 10:45:28 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-02-16 00:03:05 -0500

sacsdu gravatar image

Update is possible. Even manual method with command line works. Fedora project has an article on how to do it. I have also shared my experience on my blog.

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