Installing from CD

gabrielle harrison and Paul van den Bergen gabpaul at
Wed Jul 5 09:13:20 UTC 2006

what is odd is that it seems to be downloading most of the stuff from the  
net not the cd...

On Wed, 05 Jul 2006 15:06:25 +1000, Tez <binary_y2k2 at>  

> gabrielle harrison and Paul van den Bergen wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm wondering why there is no clear upgrade from previous installation
>> option on the CD?
>> I tried to install from the CD last night... *shudder*. Granted it was
>> too late at night and there was substantial
>> PEBKAC.  My main problem was assuming the upgrade path would be
>> obvious, but every path seemed to want to either ignore the CD or
>> write over the existing system.
>> When I finally gave up and RTFM - well, googled for upgrade from CD -
>> try it and see how long it takes to find the right page - I still
>> couldn't make sense of the instructions...
>> It's OK now.. I wisely abandoned the machine over night. Now I can see
>> what is required.
>> Still, it seems awfully awkward way to do an upgrade...
>> Heres what it looks like from my point of view.
>> 1) decide to wait for the CD in the mail because you have dialup
>> 2) work out how to back up your system - don't ask.
>> 3) try and install by booting from the CD - no (obvious) upgrade option
>> 4) try upgrading from the Update Manager - fine, but ignores the CD.
>> 5) search for the method on the ubuntu site - kinda lost for a
>> while... then it turns out all I really need to do is add the CD using
>> apt-cdrom add....
>> so the question is, if the only additional step to upgrading using the
>> CD is that one action, why was it not paert of the standard CD install
>> options?
>> Yes, I know I'm whining... but I'm acting like a windows user for the
>> sake of making a point...
>> --Dr Paul van den Bergen
> Because that is the install cd, the only reason your supposed to boot
> from it is when you want to install ubuntu.
> If you just want to update you should just add the CD to the sources
> "apt-cdrom add" and that is documented in the help and wiki,
> but, yeah, there could be some info on the CD installer about upgrading
> as now the install CD is the LiveCD, some/most people will want to use
> the LiveCD to preview Dapper. Maybe something to consider for Edgy  
> (6.10)?
> Tez

Dr Paul van den Bergen
Chance favours the prepared mind

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