How can I upgrade Fedora 31 to Fedora 32?. Fedora 32 has been released as Beta and is available now for installation on both Desktop and Servers. The question is how can I upgrade Fedora 31 to Fedora 32?. To enjoy the latest features available in Fedora 32 Beta, an upgrade or fresh installation is required.
Most will prefer to do Fedora 31 to Fedora 32 on their Workstation while retaining files and installed applications. It is easy to upgrade from Fedora 31 to Fedora 32 Workstation. First confirm the release of Fedora you’re running.
$ cat /etc/os-release NAME=Fedora VERSION="31.20200316.0 (Workstation Edition)" ID=fedora VERSION_ID=31 VERSION_CODENAME="" PLATFORM_ID="platform:f31" PRETTY_NAME="Fedora 31.20200316.0 (Workstation Edition)" ANSI_COLOR="0;34" LOGO=fedora-logo-icon CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:31" HOME_URL="https://fedoraproject.org/" DOCUMENTATION_URL="https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/fedora/f31/system-administrators-guide/" SUPPORT_URL="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Communicating_and_getting_help" BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugzilla.redhat.com/" REDHAT_BUGZILLA_PRODUCT="Fedora" REDHAT_BUGZILLA_PRODUCT_VERSION=31 REDHAT_SUPPORT_PRODUCT="Fedora" REDHAT_SUPPORT_PRODUCT_VERSION=31 PRIVACY_POLICY_URL="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Legal:PrivacyPolicy" VARIANT="Workstation Edition" VARIANT_ID=workstation OSTREE_VERSION='31.20200316.0'
The same details can be pulled from Desktop Environment about page.
Upgrade from Fedora 31 to Fedora 32 Workstation
Upgrade of Fedora 31 to Fedora 32 can be performed from the command line or from Desktop graphical interface. I prefer command line upgrade since it is easy to troubleshoot any errors that may arise.
Step 1: Backup System
Backup your important files before doing upgrade – Recommend you do this to an external drive or another system in your Network.
You can check the backup series on the Fedora Magazine.
Step 2: Update System
Let’s make sure we have the latest versions of packages installed.
sudo dnf upgrade --refresh
Reboot after update
Step 3: Upgrade Fedora 31 to Fedora 32 Workstation
Once is system is up from reboot, install DNF plugin.
sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade
Press y to accept installation.
Last metadata expiration check: 0:40:22 ago on Thu 16 Apr 2020 09:28:55 PM EAT. Dependencies resolved. ======================================================================================================================================================= Package Architecture Version Repository Size ======================================================================================================================================================= Installing: python3-dnf-plugin-system-upgrade noarch 4.0.8-4.fc31 updates 29 k Installing dependencies: python3-dnf-plugins-extras-common noarch 4.0.8-4.fc31 updates 67 k Transaction Summary ======================================================================================================================================================= Install 2 Packages Total download size: 96 k Installed size: 216 k Is this ok [y/N]: y
The begin an upgrade of Fedora 31 to Fedora 32 Workstation by running the following command in your terminal.
sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=32
You’ll get a warning that system upgrade should have been done before running the command.
Before you continue ensure that your system is fully upgraded by running "dnf --refresh upgrade". Do you want to continue [y/N]: y
This command will download all of the upgrades for your machine locally as it prepares for the actual upgrade.
Transaction Summary ======================================================================================================================================================= Install 38 Packages Upgrade 1760 Packages Remove 4 Packages Downgrade 3 Packages Total download size: 1.8 G DNF will only download packages, install gpg keys, and check the transaction. Is this ok [y/N]: y ....
NB: If you have broken dependencies or retired packages blocking the upgrade, the use the command.
sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=32 ‐‐allowerasing
Successful downloading will show message like below.
Running transaction check Transaction check succeeded. Running transaction test Transaction test succeeded. Running transaction Preparing : 1/1 Complete! Download complete! Use 'dnf system-upgrade reboot' to start the upgrade. To remove cached metadata and transaction use 'dnf system-upgrade clean' The downloaded packages were saved in cache until the next successful transaction. You can remove cached packages by executing 'dnf clean packages'.
Step 4: Start Upgrade of Fedora 31 to Fedora 32
Once the command is executed successfully, reboot and finish the upgrade of Fedora 31 Workstation to Fedora 32.
sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot
Wait for the upgrade to complete:
Check your Fedora version on the command below.
$ cat /etc/redhat-release Fedora release 32 (Thirty Two) $ cat /etc/os-release NAME=Fedora VERSION="32 (Workstation Edition)" ID=fedora VERSION_ID=32 VERSION_CODENAME="" PLATFORM_ID="platform:f32" PRETTY_NAME="Fedora 32 (Workstation Edition)" ANSI_COLOR="0;34" LOGO=fedora-logo-icon CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:32" HOME_URL="https://fedoraproject.org/" DOCUMENTATION_URL="https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/fedora/f32/system-administrators-guide/" SUPPORT_URL="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Communicating_and_getting_help" BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugzilla.redhat.com/" REDHAT_BUGZILLA_PRODUCT="Fedora" REDHAT_BUGZILLA_PRODUCT_VERSION=32 REDHAT_SUPPORT_PRODUCT="Fedora" REDHAT_SUPPORT_PRODUCT_VERSION=32 PRIVACY_POLICY_URL="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Legal:PrivacyPolicy" VARIANT="Workstation Edition" VARIANT_ID=workstation
Or check from the about page.
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