Fedora 37: How to upgrade to the latest beta version

If you’re eager to see what’s in store for Fedora 37, Jack Wallen is here to show you how you can upgrade from your previous version to the latest beta.

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Okay, let me start by saying: Don’t do this on a machine you depend on for productivity.

With that caveat out of the way, let’s talk about Fedora 37 beta. This upcoming release will include GNOME 43, a much improved file manager, improved support for web applications, a new system menu, and a new device security panel. Given how amazing Fedora 36 has been, logic would dictate that 37 will be nothing more than improvements to what many consider to be the best Linux distribution on the market.

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The official release of Fedora 37 is October 18, 2022. Since that date is close, you can be sure that the status of Fedora 37 is ready for use. If you’re itching to get your hands on Fedora 37, you can download and install the operating system from the daily builds, or you can simply update your current installation. I went ahead and tried the update and found it to be pretty solid.

What you’ll need to upgrade to Fedora 37

To successfully upgrade to the latest Fedora beta, you will need a running Fedora instance, preferably Fedora 36, ​​and a user with sudo privileges.

How to upgrade to Fedora 37 beta

Login to your Fedora instance and open a terminal window. The first thing to do is update all currently installed software with the command:

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh

After that command completes, you need to install the DNF update plugin with:

sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade -y

When that plugin has been installed, we need to tell DNF that we want to download the Fedora 37 version with:

sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=37

This command will take a considerable amount of time to complete, so you can sit back and watch the output go by or take care of something else until it completes.

Finally, once everything has downloaded, reboot the machine with the reboot option like so:

sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot

Once again, you will have to wait until the update is complete. As with the 37 download process, it will take some time to complete. However, once the above command completes, you will be presented with the login screen, where you can log in to Fedora and enjoy the 37 beta.

Remember, you must do this on a non-production machine for testing purposes. Although I have found the Fedora 37 beta to be very reliable, you may want to wait until the official release is available and perform a fresh install or upgrade when prompted.

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