Fedora 24 Is Out!

Fedora 24 is finally officially released.  I’ll outline a little about how to upgrade, but I won’t be able to upgrade my own machines until I get home from work.

Stupid work, getting in the way of my Linux upgrades.

Anywho, let’s take a look at the upgrade process to get from 23 to 24 – I’ll just add this for informational purpose, as I’m a stickler for clean installs.  Plus, my 23 installs are fairly recent, so I won’t be losing a ton of stuff there…so I don’t have much of a reason to not to a fresh install.

But, while I’m away from my computers at home – here is how to run the upgrade (assuming you’re starting with Fedora 23):

Make sure that your software is all up to date.

We want to start with as clean of a slate as possible…and if F23 is completely up to date, then there will be an easier jump to F24.

sudo dnf update

Back up your system if you have valuable data.

If you’re like me, and throw everything on your NAS, and change operating systems frequently, there’s no point.  But, not everyone is like me.  See my earlier article on deja-dup for one method.

Install the DNF release upgrade plugin.

DNF requires this plugin to actually perform the upgrade.

sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade

Use DNF to run the upgrade itself.

sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=24

Your computer will start to download all of the packages necessary for upgrade.  The actual upgrade won’t happen until you reboot, however.  This step is really more of a staging.

Use the DNF plugin to reboot into the upgrade.

This is a little different than it used to be with fedup…What used to happen is there would be an “upgrade” option on the kernel selection screen, but now the below command will automate the entire thing – so after you run the below, don’t mess with anything, and soon you will be booted into your new F24 installation.

sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot

Once I get home, I’ll add some more – I’ll go through a fresh install on the Carbon X1 and provide any notes – if applicable – about hardware compatibility, etc., there.  I’m doubtful there will be much to say…F23 ran pretty much out of the box on it, so I doubt F24 will for some reason go in the opposite direction.