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Upgrading Fedora from 24 to 25

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:16 pm
by larsbjorndal
I've an RPi running Fedora 24. I started out with a Fedora 22 image a
while ago, and so I've used rpi-update to update the kernel and dnf
distrosync to update Fedora itself up to 24. Now with Fedora 25, they
provide an image souitable for RPi. The question is: Can I upgrade to
Fedora 25 without reinstalling with use of a new image?

I've seen that the Fedora 25 image has 4 partitions, and the kernel
itself lives on a Linux boot partition, in contrast to my current setup,
where the kernel is on a FAT32 partition. So, if I can create a small
FAT partition, and an appropriate boot partition, what's else needed
to get this system booting?

Lars

Re: Upgrading Fedora from 24 to 25

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:58 pm
by broe23
You can as long as you use a different SD card for this. Keep the existing one with 24 on it in case something goes wrong. You can always run the Distro Update for YUM on Fedora if you want to just upgrade the existing installation.

Re: Upgrading Fedora from 24 to 25

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:21 pm
by larsbjorndal
Thanks for answering. Yes, I can upgrade with dnf. But then, the
kernel will not be updated to the Fedora kernel. So the question is
how, if possible, I can get the kernel from Fedora 25 to boot after
upgrading with dnf.

Thanks, Lars

Re: Upgrading Fedora from 24 to 25

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:41 pm
by broe23
larsbjorndal wrote:Thanks for answering. Yes, I can upgrade with dnf. But then, the
kernel will not be updated to the Fedora kernel. So the question is
how, if possible, I can get the kernel from Fedora 25 to boot after
upgrading with dnf.

Thanks, Lars
When you upgrade a Linux distro, it installs the latest stable Kernel for that distro.