Kubuntu CD Upgrade

Clay Weber claydoh at midmaine.com
Tue Aug 31 05:35:31 BST 2010

On Monday, August 30, 2010 11:11:41 pm Pan Shi Zhu wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 10:02 PM, Tomasz Dudzik <madsheytan at gmail.com> 
> > Please implement a device action for KDE that will allow to easli run
> > upgrade to the next release of Kubuntu when user puts a CD to the drive.
> This is, generally impossible for ubuntu/debian based distributions.

not true, see below

> Because ubuntu is a huge distribution which is more than 60GigaBytes.
> the installation CD/DVD is only a tiny subset of the ubuntu
> distribution itself and every installation of kubuntu or ubuntu are
> "partial install".
> After you had done your flavor of tiny installation (kubuntu CD could
> be called a "flavor" of subset of the ubuntu), you almost always need
> to install additions from a network called "ubuntu repository".
> When upgrade, you get a CD which contains only a tiny subset of the
> whole ubuntu, and many packages cannot get upgraded from CD if you do
> not have internet access to ubuntu repository.
> If you do have direct internet access to ubuntu repository, it seems
> that it makes no sense providing such a CD. because upgrade from
> internet is much easier and more stable.
> If all you want is to upgrade multiple computers without download
> those packages multiple times, the best way IMO is to set up a cache
> proxy server which caches all downloaded packages and all computers
> can upgrade quickly.

You *can* upgrade using a cd, just not using the live disk. You need to get 
the Alternate cd image and when inserted, it should prompt you for the 


this is due to the properties of an Ubuntu livecd, not anything else. The 
Alternate disk iirc has actual packages to install, while the live disk 
basically blasts an image of a system onto disk, and hence has few actual 
packages on it


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