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Q. Is there a way to upgrade Fedora without burning a DVD-ROM (or CD-ROM)?
A. Yes, I have done several upgrades without burning any media.
I did them an unofficial way, but now there is an official way.
I have not tried it yet but as explained here:
You install and run a package called preupgrade. Then reboot.
And you are done!
Apparently this is how its done:
- Install preupgrade (yum install preupgrade)
- Run preupgrade GUI (preupgrade-gtk.py)
- Confirm that the next Fedora appears in list of available versions
* May require a commandline flag to show non-final releases to test with Beta
- Choose 'Apply'
- Confirm that packages are downloaded
- Process should complete with no traceback
- Reboot system and choose 'upgrade fedora' from boot menu
- System should start installer - configure network, keyboard, etc.
* Network is still required for installation!
- Choose 'upgrade'
- Check anaconda log to confirm that packages are being pulled from on-disk cache
- Reboot into installed system
Sweet, should be nice to try.