Upgrading From Fedora 16 To Fedora 17

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Upgrading to Fedora 17 Desktop Version

Step 1

On Fedora 16 go to "Applications > System Tools > Terminal" and type


to get root access to the system

Step 2

First upgrade all the rpm packages:

yum update rpm

Step 3

Install the latest updates

yum -y update

Step 4

Clean the yum cache

yum clean all

Step 5

Reboot your system

Step 6

Again open Terminal and login as root (su)

Step 7

Install preupgrade

yum install preupgrade

Step 8

Run 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.


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