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Ubuntu 9.10: How To Upgrade

Nov 05, 2009, 07:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christer Edwards)

[ Thanks to Ramsai for this link. ]

"Preparation

"When upgrading your system from one release to the next, there are certain requirements that you must meet in order to be successful. First of all, and most importantly in this instance, this upgrade path is only possible from Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" to Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala". If you are using a release previous to 9.04 (8.10 or earlier), stop now. This upgrade process will not work, is not supported and will likely cause problems. If you are unsure which version you have installed, you can run this command in your terminal to find out. (Applications > Accessories > Terminal)

"lsb_release -a

"If you find that you are on a release previous to Ubuntu 9.04, you will need to decide whether it is best to do a fresh installation or do an incremental upgrade leading up to 9.10. Incremental upgrades, as well as fresh installations are beyond the scope of this article, but there is detailed documentation on the matter found here:"

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