Upgrading From Fedora 16 To Fedora 17
Upgrading to Fedora 17 Desktop Version
On Fedora 16 go to "Applications > System Tools > Terminal" and type
to get root access to the system
First upgrade all the rpm packages:
yum update rpm
Install the latest updates
yum -y update
Clean the yum cache
yum clean all
Reboot your system
Again open Terminal and login as root (su)
yum install preupgrade
The preupgrade wizard will then start on your desktop. Select >Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle). Afterwards the system is being prepared for the upgrade.
At the end, click on the Reboot Now button. From the boot menu, select Upgrade to Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle).
During the reboot, the upgrade is being performed. This can take quite a long time, so please be patient.Afterwards, you will be able to log into your new Fedora 17 desktop.