Upgrade Fedora 23 Workstation to Fedora 24

Fedora 24 was released on June 21, 2016. Linux users can download it from https://torrents.fedoraproject.org/ with a torrent program.

highlights in Fedora 24:

  • GNOME 3.20 desktop
  • Users can now use the graphical Software application to upgrade to the next release of Fedora instead of having to run commands in the terminal.
  • Support Flatpak packages which are similar to snap apps introduced by Ubuntu.
  • LibreOffice 5.1
  • QGnomePlatform makes apps look as similar as possible and it helps to sync settings between GNOME and KDE applications.
  • Wayland support. To use Wayland you simply need to choose it at the login screen. When you install snap apps on Fedora 24, you don’t have to worry about the data leaking vulnerability found in X.
  • FreeIPA 4.3 in Fedora 24 server edition

Upgrade Fedora 23 Workstation to Fedora 24

Fedora 22 will reach end of life on July 19, 2016. Fedora 22 users can use the following method to upgrade directly to Fedora 24.

First upgrade all software on Fedora 23 by running the following command in terminal.

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh

Install the system upgrade dnf plugin and start the upgrade.

sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade

sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=24

Once the above command is successfully executed, reboot into the upgrade process.

sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot

Select the first boot option.

upgrade fedora 23 to fedora 24

Now wait for the upgrade process to finish.

upgrade fedora 23 workstation to fedora 24

It will automatically reboot once the upgrade is complete. Select the first Fedora 24 kernel in Grub boot menu.

upgrade to fedora 24

Run the following command to check the version of Fedora.

cat /etc/redhat-release

or for a detailed description:

cat /etc/*-release


 Fedora release 24 (Twenty Four)
 VERSION="24 (Workstation Edition)"
 PRETTY_NAME="Fedora 24 (Workstation Edition)"
 VARIANT="Workstation Edition"
 Fedora release 24 (Twenty Four)
 Fedora release 24 (Twenty Four)

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