Fedora Linux 30 released. This page shows how to use dnf system upgrade to upgrade your system to a newer release of Fedora 30. The updated packages downloaded from the Internet. Once installation of the updated packages is complete, the system reboots again to the latest Fedora release version 30.


The procedure for upgrading Fedora 29 to Fedora 30 is as follows:


Backup your data on Fedora 29. Do not skip this step. This author is not liable for any data loss.

Patch and update Fedora 29, run: sudo dnf --refresh upgrade

Install or update dnf-plugin-system-upgrade package on Fedora 29: sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade

Start upgrading F29 to F30, execute: sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=30

Upgrade 29 to Fedora 30 by rebooting the system: sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot


Let us see all commands in details.


Find out your current version

Type the following command to find out Linux version:

$ lsb_release -a
$ uname -mrs


Update existing software

Run the following dnf command:$ sudo dnf --refresh upgrade


How to install upgrade plugin on Fedora 29

The dnf-plugin-system-upgrade is a plugin for the dnf package manager which handles system upgrades. It is the recommended command line upgrade method for Fedora 29. Execute the following dnf command:

$ sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade


Upgrading Fedora 29 to Fedora 30

Let us start the upgrade procedure by typing the following command:

$ sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=30




Reboot Fedora 29 and upgrade to Fedora 30

Now all of the upgrades downloaded on your system. You are ready to reboot the system and boot into the upgrade process. reRun:

$ sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot



Again you need to wait as the system will upgrade. Once the upgraded system will reboot and you will see Fedora 30 login screen.


Upgraded Fedora 30 from Fedora 29 Using dnf (verification)

Verify Fedora 30 upgrade. Login and type the following commands:

$ lsb_release -a
$ uname -mrs


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