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May 4, 2018 - 2 minute read - Comments

Fedora27 to Fedora28 Upgrade Successful

Little bit background about Fedora : Fedora is a Linux distribution developed by the community-supported Fedora project and sponsored by RedHat. Fedora is the upstream version with all the new bells and whistles and serves as a testbed / playground for all the new features that will be added soon to the downstream version which is RHEL / CentOS. Fedora and RHEL / CentOS are on the same ecosystem - the new features of Fedora today will soon be the new features of RHEL / CentOS someday.

I’ve been using Fedora27 for a while now, coming from Debian. I was using Debian before in preparation for my Linux+ certification, and then converted to Fedora27 for my RHCSA certification. Fedora28 was released 2-3days ago and I don’t usually try the latest and greatest ASAP to avoid being bitten by bugs. Fedora28 was in beta stage for quite a while and I think it is safe to try out the newest version.

Upgrading from Fedora27 to Fedora28 was pretty straightforward. Initially I planned on downloading the minimal ISO and doing a fresh install. But due to time constraints, I opted to upgrade instead. Here are the commands I did to perform upgrade from Fedora27 to Fedora28 (using root credentials) -

dnf upgrade –refresh (it will download the Fedora28 repos)

reboot

dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade

dnf system-upgrade download –refresh –releasever=28 (it will download the Fedora28 rpms / packages,about 2800 for my install)

dnf system-upgrade reboot (it will reboot and install the upgrade, takes about 10-15mins)

Once done, it will reboot again to Fedora28 and that’s it! All my apps, settings and most importantly all my data are intact! I do have to rebuild kernel modules for some certain apps (vmware workstation) and re-add custom repos (tlp) but other than that it works!

Fedora28

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