Upgrade to Fedora 11 from Fedora 10

fedoraFedora 11 Leonidas is Hardly a Spartan Linux has been released, it has faster performance and new security, virtualization, desktop and server features

on the faster side of things, Fedora 11 aims to have a 20 second boot time, which might rival Ubuntu Linux’s 25 second boot time in its recent Jaunty release. Fedora 11 also includes the new Ext4 file system which offers better performance and the ability to handle larger file sizes. New desktop features for device identification and management are also a key part of the Fedora 11 release.

Now to upgrade to fedora 11 from fedora 10,follow steps bellow you can also see the fedora project website for upgrade:

Methode 1: (easy way)

Type commands :

#yum -y update

then type

#yum install -y  preupgrade

and then

#yum clean all

reboot your machine

and start the command :


for Gui mode (graphic mode) start

#preupgrade-cli "Fedora 11 (Leonidas)"



Methode 2: (advanced)

1- Run live update of your current fedora :

#yum   update -y

install the fast mirror for downloding packages

#yum install yum-fastestmirror
Then remove all traces of the version you are leaving from the yum cache in /var/cache/yum. 
#yum clean all

2- Now download and install these packages:

wget http://mirrors.nl.eu.kernel.org/fedora/releases/11/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/fedora-release-11-1.noarch.rpm

wge t http://mirrors.nl.eu.kernel.org/fedora/releases/11/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/fedora-release-notes-11.0.0-2.fc11.noarch.rpm

Install the rpm package :


rpm   -ivh   fedora-release-11-1.noarch.rpm   fedora-release-notes-11.0.0-2.fc11.noarch.rpm


Make sure the new repo files isn’t placed as .rpmnew files, perhaps by

mv /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo.rpmnew  /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo
 mv /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo.rpmnew  /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo

now go to runlevel 3 with command

#init 3  

3- Now upgrade to Fedora 11 with

#yum  update -y   
#yum  upgrade -y

please note :

  • It is only possible to upgrade to Fedora 11 from an updated Fedora 10. Older systems must be upgraded to Fedora 10 first. The RPM format has been changed for Fedora 11, so the older rpmlib must be updated first. Otherwise the process will fail with rpmlib(FileDigests) dependency problems. Support for the new format has been backported to Fedora 10 in an update.

  • New initrd built when installing a new kernel while running Fedora 10 might fail. To solve that boot with an old kernel (to get the new userspace) and (re)install the new kernel.

  • Systems with PAE support (indicated by pae in /proc/cpuinfo) should use kernel-PAE.i686. The new kernel must be changed/installed manually: Set DEFAULTKERNEL=kernel-PAE in /etc/sysconfig/kernel and yum install kernel-PAE. Refer to Dave Jones’ blog post for details.

Before rebooting :

install the bootloader on your fist disk with (sda) :

/sbin/grub-install --recheck /dev/sda 

Optional :

the init scripts could be changed after the updates . Please restore the the init script with :


#cd /etc/rc.d/init.d; for f in *; do<
/font>; /sbin/chkconfig $f resetpriorities;  done

and is done


  • Spyros Ioakim

    command for command prompt preupgrade is:

    preupgrade-cli “Fedora 11 (Leonidas)”

  • pirat9

    Thanks Spyros Ioakim

    The command is now corrected

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