How do I upgrade Ubuntu OS from the CD.

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Thu Jul 29 17:39:46 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-07-29 at 19:18 +1000, Stephen Michael Kuhn wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Jul 2010 06:35:01 pm R Wall wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> > 
> > I have an old version of Ubuntu installed. When I went to up grade to
> > Ubuntu 10.04 LTS I found that the Internet connection would drop out and I
> > would have to start again. After doing this two times I ordered the CD.
> > 
> > But how do I upgrade Ubuntu OS from the CD without having to set up the
> > wireless network connection etc again. I can start the CD and Try or
> > Install Ubuntu OS, but Install may overwrite the wireless network etc.
> > 
> > Thanks in advance for your help,
> > 
> > Roderick Wall.
> 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.

No kidding. Even just a minor upgrade is fraught with peril. But to make
that large a jump, would be just short of suicidal for your install, not
to mention your sanity. Order the DVD, and you'll have an installed
system. It's only $1 more. Go for broke and do it the "right way"(tm).
(IMHO) Ric

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