Upgrade Fedora 34 to Fedora 35 using GUI and Command-line (CLI)

How to upgrade Fedora 34 to Fedora 35 using GUI and Command-line (CLI).

Fedora 35 was released on November 2, 2021, in this post we will guide you how to upgrade from Fedora 34 to Fedora 35 using GUI and CLI. With GUI method we are upgrading Fedora 34 to Fedora 35 Workstation and using Command-line (CLI) we are upgrading Fedora 34 Server to Fedora 35 Server edition. 

Following are the important points to be considered before upgrading Fedora system.
– Backup data or important files before upgrading the system, this may breaks your system.
– You need good internet connection.
– Read the Release Notes carefully before upgrading.

Steps to upgrade using GUI

In this step, we are upgrading Fedora Workstation 34 to Fedora 35 workstationyou should be getting notification whenever there is new updates or releases. Click on the notification to open the GNOME desktop for upgrade. You can open software typing in search bar as shown in the below snippet and click on Software Icon.

Click on Updates button as shown below.

You should see a message that Fedora 35 is available as shown below and click on Download.

You could see the downloading progress bar, it may take several minutes to download, once done you click on Download button. 

Once downloading is finished, click on Install button.
You will be prompted to click on “Restart & Install” button to proceed.
The system will reboot and you will see a progress bar as shown below. Note: this may take some time depending on you internet speed and hardware.

Fedora login screen will appear once upgrade is complete.

Steps to upgrade using Command-line (CLI), DNF command

On the below steps we are going to upgrade from Fedora 34 Server to Fedora 35 server using DNF command. Follow below steps if you are comfortable with command line to upgrade Fedora 35 Server.

Open command prompt and execute below command to start the upgrade process.

# dnf upgrade –refresh


This command refresh the packages which required to upgrade.

Important note: Reboot your system this will updates system and receive signing keys of higher-versioned releases.

Run below command to install dnf upgrade plugin.

# dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade

Download the packages, running below command will download all required packages and save them locally before upgrade.

# dnf system-upgrade download –relasesever=35

Below command to upgrade the packages actually, this will reboot you machine.

# system-upgrade reboot
Once the upgrade process is complete, you system will reboot into the updated version. 

That’s it. This is end of the Fedora upgradation process. Hope this might help who would like to upgrade recent into Fedora 35 release. Please share it with others and use comment box below to raise a query if any. Also follow us on tecluesdotcom Facebook Official Page.

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