How To Upgrade From Fedora 14 To Fedora 15 (Desktop & Server)

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Tue, 2011-05-24 16:13. :: Fedora | Desktop

How To Upgrade From Fedora 14 To Fedora 15 (Desktop & Server)

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Author: Falko Timme <ft [at] falkotimme [dot] com>
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Last edited 05/24/2011

This article describes how you can upgrade your Fedora 14 system to Fedora 15. 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 14 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.

Please make sure that the system that you want to upgrade has more than 600 MB of RAM - otherwise the system might hang when it tries to reboot with the following message (leaving you with an unusable system):

Trying to unpack rootfs image as initramfs...

 

2 Upgrading To Fedora 15 (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 15 (Lovelock). 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 15 desktop.

 

3 Upgrading To Fedora 15 (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 15 (Lovelock) in the list:

[root@server1 ~]# preupgrade-cli
Loaded plugins: blacklist, langpacks, whiteout
No plugin match for: rpm-warm-cache
No plugin match for: remove-with-leaves
No plugin match for: auto-update-debuginfo
Adding en_US to language list
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Adding en_US to language list
please give a release to try to pre-upgrade to
valid entries include:
   "Fedora 15 (Lovelock)"
[root@server1 ~]#

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

preupgrade-cli "Fedora 15 (Lovelock)"

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 15 server.

 

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Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Tue, 2013-07-23 09:27.
After doing all the above steps ,in my login screen it is showing fedora version as 15(love lock),but all the internal look and feel did not change.Could you help me in this issue.
Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Thu, 2011-05-26 09:12.

from where can i download fedora server?

what is the diff between fedora client & fedora server?

Submitted by andrej (not registered) on Sat, 2011-06-11 13:34.
well, fedora client and server is the same code base. if you are looking for free redhat-based server, I would suggest the centos, not fedora, because the fedora is using lot of new and experimental features which may be not very good idea for server.
Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sat, 2011-05-28 04:23.
runlevel 3 versus 5?  No, actually it's whether you have done a groupinstall with a bunch of servers, or one with a bunch of desktop tools.  You could of course install both, so it's just a matter of which spin...