How do I upgrade Ubuntu OS from the CD.

Dave Woyciesjes woyciesjes at
Thu Jul 29 20:39:40 UTC 2010

On 07/29/2010 04:21 PM, Ric Moore wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-07-29 at 15:03 -0500, Billie Walsh wrote:
>> My first Linux experiences was with SuSE, about 9.0.
> Then, you weren't hatched yesterday, is my point.
>> Over time I managed
>> to kill it off often enough to learn what not to do. Then I kept hearing
>> the buzz about Ubuntu so I decided to take a look. Two/three years on
>> now and I haven't looked back.
> For a brand newbie, who doesn't mention the version number he's moving
> front, etc., it could become risky. Look at the messages lately where
> grub2 fails. Where wireless upchucks and fails. If he's not running some
> mission critical server, and firefox is the major task performed on his
> system, plus some sort of emailer, giving an upgrade a shot won't hurt a
> thing. But a leap from 8.04 to 10.4? Oh heck nah. IMHO, back up data,
> freshly install. And leave the dot files alone, as much as possible...

	Ric may be a cranky curmudgeon, but I'd agree with him here. For all of 
my Ubuntu machines, I've always done upgrades, no (major) problems. 
Always sorted within a day or two; usually by downloading updates. But 
I've also upgraded from one release to the next, never any big jumps.
	When someone asks about upgrading, the first question is definitely 
what version are you on now. No, make that "did you backup your data?". 
Then #2 is what version are you upgrading from. If it's 2 versions back, 
I would definitely recommend a fresh install being preferred. But if you 
do want to upgrade, then do it one version at a time.

	Now, If Roderick Wall could let us know what version he currently has, 
I'm sure we all will reply with many other recommendations.. :)

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