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How To Upgrade Fedora 23 to Fedora 24 Workstation

Introduction

Fedora 24 has been released and you are ready to take the plunge and have been using Fedora 23. If you’ve upgraded from past Fedora releases, you may be familiar with the dnf upgrade plugin. This method is the recommended and supported way to upgrade from Fedora 23 to Fedora 24. Using this plugin will make your upgrade to Fedora 24 simple and easy.

The Process

Before you do anything, you will want to make sure you have the latest software for Fedora 23 before beginning the upgrade process.

$ sudo dnf update

Once the updates are applied it is time to install the dnf-plugin-system-upgrade.

$ sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade

Now that your system is up-to-date and you have the DNF plugin installed, you can begin the upgrade. Open a terminal and type

$ sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=24

At this point your system will begin downloading the Fedora 24 files to install. This will take some time to complete. If you have issues when upgrading because of packages without updates, broken dependencies, or retired packages, add the –allowerasing flag when typing the above command. This will allow DNF to remove packages that may be blocking your system upgrade.

Once the downloading all of the upgrades, your system will be ready for rebooting and applying Fedora 24, type the following command:

$ sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot

Your system will restart after this. With the new dnf-plugin-system-upgrade package, your system reboots into the current kernel installed for Fedora 23. Shortly after the kernel selection screen, your system begins the upgrade process.

Conclusion

Once it finishes, your system will restart and you’ll be able to log in to your newly upgraded Fedora 24 Workstation.

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