How to upgrade to Fedora 24 from Fedora 23

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How to upgrade to Fedora 24 from Fedora 23

Fedora 24 has been released on 21 June 2016; you may be looking for an upgrade of Fedora 23 to the latest version. This guide focuses on how to upgrade Fedora 23 Server/Workstation/Cloud to Fedora 24 Server/Workstation/Cloud.

Note: Before proceeding,  request you to take a backup of important data files and configurations; this may help us restoring the system back to its previous state if the upgrade encounters any issues

Switch to root user

$ su

Install the DNF system upgrade plugin package.

# dnf -y install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade

Update your system.

# dnf -y update

Reboot the system

# reboot

Some third-party repositories may not be available on Fedora 24. Check the status of your configured repositories.

# dnf repolist --releasever 24

Fedora 24 - x86_64 - Updates                    401 kB/s |  13 MB     00:32
Fedora 24 - x86_64                              580 kB/s |  47 MB     01:23
Last metadata expiration check: 0:01:09 ago on Fri Jul 29 21:52:13 2016.
repo id                    repo name                                      status
*fedora                    Fedora 24 - x86_64                             49,722
*updates                   Fedora 24 - x86_64 - Updates                    7,519
[root@localhost ~]#

Troubleshooting:

If the system reports the error for a repository, you may wish to disable it. If there is no error, you can skip this step.

# dnf config-manager --set-disabled repo-name

Prepare the upgrade environment.

# dnf system-upgrade download --releasever 24

Reboot to perform the upgrade.

# dnf system-upgrade reboot

Now you could see the grub boot menu; the system will automatically boot into default selection (Do not do anything).

Upgrade to Fedora 24 from Fedora 23 - Grub Menu
Upgrade to Fedora 24 from Fedora 23 – Grub Menu

The following screen shows the upgradation is in progress.

Upgrade to Fedora 24 from Fedora 23 - Starting System Upgrade
Upgrade to Fedora 24 from Fedora 23 – Starting System Upgrade

Now, the system is upgrading the packages.

Upgrade to Fedora 24 from Fedora 23 - Upgrading
Upgrade to Fedora 24 from Fedora 23 – Upgrading

Once the system is upgraded, you would see Fedora 24 in the grub menu.

Upgrade to Fedora 24 from Fedora 23 - Fedora 24 Grub Menu
Upgrade to Fedora 24 from Fedora 23 – Fedora 24 Grub Menu

The following screen shows the login page of Fedora Server 24.

Upgrade to Fedora 24 from Fedora 23 - Login
Upgrade to Fedora 24 from Fedora 23 – Login

You can remove cached packages by executing below command.

# dnf clean packages

By default, Cockpit is installed during Fedora 24 setup. You can access the Cockpit by going to https://ip-add-ress:9090/. Login with the credential of the root account.

Upgrade to Fedora 24 from Fedora 23 - Cockpit
Upgrade to Fedora 24 from Fedora 23 – Cockpit

Troubleshooting:

If your upgrade fails, clean up the download, resolve any issues, and try again.

# dnf system-upgrade clean

That’s All!!!.

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