Fedora 26 has been release about a month and a half ago. But I didn’t have the time to update my laptop until today. There was also nothing particularly exciting for me in this release, so there was no rush.
Here’s what I had to do today to update my laptop from Fedora 25 to Fedora 26:
# Let's get into root to save a few keystrokes sudo su - # Install all updates for Fedora 25 dnf update # Install dnf system upgrade plugin dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade # Download upgrade packages for Fedora 26 dnf system-upgrade download --refresh --releasever=26 # Reboot and install Fedora 26 dnf system-upgrade reboot
If you need more help, have a look at DNF system upgrade wiki page.
The whole process took less an hour, but your mileage may vary. For me, the download itself was the slowest part. I had to pull down about 2.5 GBytes worth of packages, and given my office connection, it took about 35-40 minutes.
The installation itself took about 10-15 minutes, for which, I think, the solid-state disk (SSD) helped a lot.