How To Upgrade Fedora 12 to Fedora 13

on May 30 | in Linux | by | with No Comments

In this howto i will describe how to upgrade Fedora 12 to Fedora 13. There are graphical and command line method and i will be using command line because it works on all kind of systems i.e Laptop, Desktop or any online server.

1 ) Update RPM Package

First rpm package has to be upgraded.

yum update rpm

2) Update full system

Then you need to upgrade full system to have updated Fedora 12 packages

yum update

clean the yum cache after upgrade.

yum clean all

and reboot the system.


3) Upgrade to Fedora 13 using preupgrade

First you need to install preupgrade (it can be already install but for sure run following install command)

yum install preupgrade

When installation completes run preupgrade-cli to get list of releases you can update to, you should get Fedora 13 (Goddard) in the list.

Loaded plugins: blacklist, whiteout
No plugin match for: rpm-warm-cache
No plugin match for: remove-with-leaves
No plugin match for: auto-update-debuginfo
No plugin match for: presto
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
please give a release to try to pre-upgrade to
valid entries include:
“Fedora 13 (Goddard)”

In above output i have Fedora 13 (Goddard) available for upgrade. Now run preupgrade-cli with Fedora 13 to start upgrade process.

preupgrade-cli “Fedora 13 (Goddard)”

When it finish, reboot your system


The upgrade will be happen during reboot, so be patient and wait until it get updated and then rebooted.

After reboot you will have Fedora 13 and enjoy the new features.

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