Fedora 10 Upgrade

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Q. How do I upgrade my computer from Fedora Linux 9 to Fedora Linux 10?

A.Fedora 9 can be upgraded to Fedora 10 easily using installation media itself. First, make a backup of:

a] All data (/home)

b] Sql Files (MySQL dumps)

c] Config files stored in /etc and other important files.

Download Fedora 10 from official mirror web site. Backup data and insert disk into CD / DVD drive and reboot computer.

The installation system automatically detects any existing installation of Fedora. The upgrade process updates the existing system software with new versions, but does not remove any data from users’ home directories. The existing partition structure on your hard drives does not change. Your system configuration changes only if a package upgrade demands it. Most package upgrades do not change system configuration, but rather install an additional configuration file for you to examine later.

Upgrade From Fedora 9 to Fedora 10

Type the following command to update system (open terminal):
# yum update

For 32 bit (i386) Fedora 9, download and install following files:

# cd /tmp
# wget ftp://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/10/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/fedora-release-10-1.noarch.rpm
# wget ftp://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/10/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/fedora-release-notes-10.0.0-1.noarch.rpm
# rpm -ivh fedora-release*.rpm

For 64 bit Fedora 9, download and install following files:

# cd /tmp
# wget ftp://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/10/Fedora/x86_64/os/Packages/fedora-release-10-1.noarch.rpm
# wget ftp://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/10/Fedora/x86_64/os/Packages/fedora-release-notes-10.0.0-1.noarch.rpm
# rpm -ivh fedora-release*.rpm

Upgrade system using yum

Type the following command:
# yum upgrade

Please see chapter 8. Upgrading an Existing System for more information.

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

4 comment

  1. I initially tried performing a graphical update of F10 using the ISO and encountered some problems, particularly with GRUB after a system update. The method above appears to evade this problem so I thank the author for that and am planning on using this method for some upcoming updates. Some of the “extras” repositories have changed in F10 but I found the guide located at http://www.gredil.net/wiki/Fedora_10 very useful in resolving these for F10 and getting the system up to scratch. There is also a good fresh-install guide at http://www.howtoforge.com/the-perfect-desktop-fedora-10. I hope your readers find them as useful as I did. I appreciate all the effort the authors put into this to help bring us newbies into the new (not so new for some I know) world of OSes.

    Thank you,

  2. It doesn’t have to be so comlplicated as you write here. Since Fedora 7 there has been a tool shipped with the distro called preupgrade. With preupgrade you take some easy steps and upgrade your whole distro. To get started:
    su -c 'yum update'
    yum install preupgrade

  3. it’s very helpful to me…..
    I had one problem while trying the command given above in comments by XoDeus
    the following the repeats back continuously
    “Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit…”
    give me a solution for that!

  4. Kannan – I hope you got your answer by now – but, just in case, here goes: your yum update daemon is what is holding the lock. run ps -eaf|grep yum to findo out the PID.
    Kill the PID and you are ready to run yum update.
    When you finish your update you’ll need to reboot, to run the new kernel, so that will restore the yumd, automagically.

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