How do I upgrade Ubuntu OS from the CD.

Liam Proven lproven at
Thu Jul 29 14:32:16 UTC 2010

On 29 July 2010 13:53, Christopher Rob JONES
<christopher.rob.jones at> wrote:
>>> In all honesty - and this is not from a personal perspective, but
>>> from a consultant's perspective - unless there is something UTTERLY
>>> IRRETRIEVEABLE on that install, it's better to do a fresh
>>> installation than upgrade. The quantified time you spend backing up
>>> and doing a fresh installation is nothing in comparison to doing an
>>> upgrade - chasing down all the niggly bits that don't work properly,
>>> trying to resolve old issues that you thought were fixed, other
>>> system/OS related issues. However, the choice is yours to make.
>> I'm sorry, but I have to call FUD on that.  Ubuntu is the most easily
>> upgraded OS I have ever tried.  In all my upgrades (yes, up/grades/)
>> from Warty in 2004 it has been seamless and I have never once had to
>> chase down anything.  Once in a while something will not work properly
>> if I upgrade right away when a new version is offered, but all problems
>> have self-resolved with further upgrades.
> +1 to that. Never had problems upgrading ubuntu ...

Oh, I have. Not a broken system but to the level of most panel icons
missing, the remainder non-working, susbstantial numbers of apps on
the menu not working, media player plugins and codecs b0rked, and so

Saying that, 9.10 -> 10.04 was the most trouble-free I've ever done.

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