How To Upgrade From Fedora 13 To Fedora 14 (Desktop & Server)

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Wed, 2010-11-03 13:05. :: Fedora | Desktop

How To Upgrade From Fedora 13 To Fedora 14 (Desktop & Server)

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Author: Falko Timme <ft [at] falkotimme [dot] com>
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Last edited 11/03/2010

This article describes how you can upgrade your Fedora 13 system to Fedora 14. The upgrade procedure works for both desktop and server installations.

I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!

 

1 Preliminary Note

The commands in this article must be executed with root privileges. Open a terminal (on a Fedora 13 desktop, go to Applications > System Tools > Terminal) and log in as root, or if you log in with a regular user, type

su

to become root.

 

2 Upgrading To Fedora 14 (Desktop)

First we must upgrade the rpm package:

yum update rpm

Then we install the latest updates:

yum -y update

Next we clean the yum cache:

yum clean all

If you notice that a new kernel got installed during yum -y update, you should reboot the system now:

reboot

(After the reboot, log in as root again, either directly or with the help of

su

)

Now we come to the upgrade process. We can do this with preupgrade (preupgrade will also take care of your RPMFusion packages).

Install preupgrade...

yum install preupgrade

... and call it like this:

preupgrade

The preupgrade wizard will then start on your desktop. Select Fedora 14 (Laughlin). Afterwards the system is being prepared for the upgrade.

At the end, click on the Reboot Now button.

During the reboot, the upgrade is being performed. This can take quite a long time, so please be patient.

Afterwards, you can log into your new Fedora 14 desktop.

 

3 Upgrading To Fedora 14 (Server)

First we must upgrade the rpm package:

yum update rpm

Then we install the latest updates:

yum -y update

Next we clean the yum cache:

yum clean all

If you notice that a new kernel got installed during yum -y update, you should reboot the system now:

reboot

(After the reboot, log in as root again, either directly or with the help of

su

)

Now we come to the upgrade process. We can do this with preupgrade.

Install preupgrade...

yum install preupgrade

... and call it like this:

preupgrade-cli

It will show you a list of releases that you can upgrade to. If all goes well, it should show something like Fedora 14 (Laughlin) in the list:

[root@server1 ~]# preupgrade-cli
Loaded plugins: blacklist, whiteout
No plugin match for: rpm-warm-cache
No plugin match for: remove-with-leaves
No plugin match for: auto-update-debuginfo
Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit
please give a release to try to pre-upgrade to
valid entries include:
   "Fedora 14 (Laughlin)"
[root@server1 ~]#

To upgrade, append the release string to the preupgrade-cli command:

preupgrade-cli "Fedora 14 (Laughlin)"

Preupgrade will also take care of your RPMFusion packages, so all you have to do after preupgrade has finished is to reboot:

reboot

During the reboot, the upgrade is being performed. This can take quite a long time, so please be patient. Afterwards, you can log into your new Fedora 14 server.

 

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Submitted by eileon (not registered) on Thu, 2013-06-20 17:49.

Here personally i got problems with /boot being on a RAID-1

preupgrade crashes with message :

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/preupgrade/preupgrade-gtk.py", line 800, in <module>
    widgets = PreUpgradeGtk()                                                                                                              
  File "/usr/share/preupgrade/preupgrade-gtk.py", line 396, in __init__                                                                    
    self._do_main()                                                                                                                        
  File "/usr/share/preupgrade/preupgrade-gtk.py", line 278, in _do_main                                                                    
    self.main_preupgrade()                                                                                                                 
  File "/usr/share/preupgrade/preupgrade-gtk.py", line 497, in main_preupgrade                                                             
    extra_args += " ks=%s" % self.pu.generate_kickstart()                                                                                  
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/preupgrade/__init__.py", line 601, in generate_kickstart                                          
    return dev.bootpath_to_anacondapath(targetfile, UUID=True)                                                                             
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/preupgrade/dev.py", line 91, in bootpath_to_anacondapath                                          
    raise PUError, "/boot is on RAID device %s" % bootdev
preupgrade.error.PUError: /boot is on RAID device md0

I didn't have this message for previous releases upgrades

 

 

Submitted by nasrolux (not registered) on Sun, 2011-03-06 15:57.
Thanks a lot...it's very easy to get Fedora 14 using preupgrade :)
Submitted by Shezho (not registered) on Wed, 2011-01-12 16:28.

Easy to do the upgrade!

 

Thanks a lot.

Submitted by Leslie (not registered) on Sun, 2010-11-21 06:03.

I just did it the easiest way I knew about.  I downloaded the Fedora 14 DVD iso. created the DVD, and booted from the DVD.

One of the options was to perform the upgrade from the existing Fedora system to version 14.  I chose this option and let it work, only responding to some prompts when it was necessary, such as time to reboot.

Submitted by Fort Collins (not registered) on Sun, 2010-11-07 05:24.
I'm thinking it may be better to do a clean installation. There should be a little warning about data loss along with upgrade instructions.
Submitted by tur (not registered) on Thu, 2010-11-04 10:21.

ok!

 very good.

tur