Upgrading from Fedora 24 to Fedora 25

Introduction

We already talked about the release of Fedora 25, and the improvements it brings. In this article, we will see how to upgrade from Fedora 24.

If you are using Workstation edition with GNOME, you should see a notification about the upgrade. In this case (but even if you didn’t receive te notification), you can upgrade using GNOME Software graphical package manager.

A general way to upgrade

If you want to upgrade a Server edition, or you are just a CLI-user, the shell is there for you. You can complete the task using the powerful DNF system.
First of all, make sure that your installation is up to date, and, of course, that you have a backup of your most important files!
When you are ready, just install the DNF Upgrade plugin and then the new version of Fedora, with the two commands below:
# dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade
# dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=25

That’s all. The system will download all packages; after installation, you will need to reboot your machine, and you’ll be ready to use your new Fedora 25.

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