[ubuntu-uk] Upgrading, was: booting the ubuntu restore DVD

Michael Holloway michael at thedarkwinter.com
Fri Mar 6 11:03:55 GMT 2009

Alan, well corrected. I'm an Alpha 4ish kinda guy ( I like change!), I
forgot that you cant upgrade direct through two releases. 

Though I must say, in theory there shouldn't be a problem with it (if
the option is even there). I'm almost tempted to install hardy just to
try :) But then again, a broken installation and a can of beer is my
idea of a good Friday night!

Rowan, you can pretty much disregard my advice, but at least you know
that your problem is fixed in later releases of Ubuntu.

On Fri, 2009-03-06 at 10:21 +0000, Alan Pope wrote:

> Careful with instructions such as this. Your brief upgrade guide
> breaks under multiple circumstances.
> 1) If he's running 8.04 (which I believe he is) then it will be an
> unsupported upgrade from 8.04 to 9.04
> 2) If he download and burns the Live desktop CD then this option is
> not provided, only the alternate CD can be used to upgrade in-place
> 3) It doesn't detail gotchas that certainly will be there in the upgrade.
> Therefore I'd always recommend pointing people to the official upgrade
> guide so they can make an educated decision about how and whether to
> upgrade.
> http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/upgrading is usually a good place to
> start, and it'll be update when 9.04 releases.
> Cheers,
> Al.

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