Upgrading with FedUp
Using the DVD to upgrade
For upgrading to all releases up to Fedora 17, the process of using Anaconda installer to upgrade is the recommended and supported method and detailed in the Fedora Installation Guide. However, for best results when migrating from unsupported versions to newer versions, back up your user and configuration data and perform a fresh installation.
Upgrading directly using Yum
Upgrading directly from one release to the next using
yum is not explicitly tested by Fedora QA and issues with it are not considered blockers for a release, but in practise it works for many users, probably due to our packaging guidelines providing detailed information on maintaining upgradability. To learn more, refer to Upgrading Fedora using yum.
Upgrading from a pre-release (alpha, beta, release candidate or other development snapshot) to the final release
If you are using a pre-release of Fedora, and want to know more about upgrading to the final release, refer to Upgrading from pre-release to final.
- It's a good idea to have a backup of your system before performing an upgrade. Keeping
/homein a separate logical volume or partition makes backing up user data easier, because the home partition can be reused when upgrading or reinstalling. This is the default from Fedora 13 onwards.
- Doing a clean installation and then restoring user data from backups may work better for some users. Future releases may include features to assist in this process. Refer to AnacondaWorkItems for more information.
- Make sure you read the Release Notes carefully before attempting an upgrade.
Rawhide is a development version of Fedora that is updated daily. It is suitable for people who are developing or testing Fedora before broad public release.