Fedora 25 brings in some great new features, is more polished than ever before, and has important tweaks for better performance and speed. If you are still running Fedora 24, it’s time to upgrade to Fedora 25 because the end-of-life (EOL) for Fedora 24 is summer 2017. For some reason if you are still on Fedora 24, it’s high time to upgrade as Fedora 23 has already reached EOL on 20th Dec 2016, which means your PC will no longer get security and other OS updates.
Fedora 24 Workstation to 25 Upgrade
Method I: Using Software Update (GUI Way)
If you are logged into Fedora 24 with internet connection, you should see a notification in the panel that upgrade is available. From there you will have to click the notification to launch the GNOME Software app. It is possible that the notification appears and goes away immediately. If that’s the case, click on ‘Activities’ > ‘Software’. Then click the ‘Updates’ tab in GNOME Software and you should see the Fedora 25 upgrade message.
From there you can hit ‘Download’ and follow the on-screen process to upgrade to Fedora 25.
METHOD II: Using DNF upgrade (Command-line Way)
STEP 1: Launch ‘Terminal’ app and login as root using ‘su’ command:
You must enter root password to go ahead.
STEP 2: The next step is to make sure your Fedora 24 has all the updates installed.
sudo dnf upgrade --refresh
STEP 3: If it shows updates available, enter ‘y’ and go ahead with the installation. You should ‘Complete!’ after updates are installed.
STEP 4: Install DNF Plugin.
sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade
This command will begin downloading all of the upgrades for your machine locally to prepare for the upgrade. If you have error because of packages without updates, broken dependencies, or retired packages, add the –-allowerasing flag when typing the above command. This will allow DNF plugin to remove packages that may be blocking your system upgrade. You must enter ‘y’ when prompted.
STEP 5: Your PC should be now up-to-date with Fedora 24 and you also have the DNF tool installed to assist with Fedora 25 upgrade process. Enter the following command in a terminal:
sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=25
Enter ‘y’ when prompted to initiate download of Fedora 25. The download size is more than 1GB. It should take some time depending on your internet speed.
STEP 6: After the download is complete, enter the following command to reboot and upgrade.
dnf system-upgrade reboot
STEP 7: Your system will restart into the current kernel installed for Fedora 24. Then after the kernel selection screen, your PC begins the upgrade process. You don’t need to do anything.
STEP 7: Finally, your PC will boot into Fedora 25. Welcome to Fedora 25!
How did your upgrade go? Do let us know in comments below.