Before we get started, I really ought to drop this here: This begs the question: When should you use another method to upgrade Fedora? What other methods are there? You have a few other methods to get the upgrade done: Toss in a CD or DVD: You can upgrade via the anaconda installer provided on the CD, DVD or netinstall media. My experiences with this method for Fedora (as well as CentOS, Scientific Linux, and Red Hat) haven’t been too positive, but your results may vary.