How do I upgrade Ubuntu OS from the CD.

Robert Holtzman holtzm at
Thu Jul 29 23:40:18 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 04:21:58PM -0400, 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. 

I must be lucky. My 8.04 -> 10.04 went flawlessly.

Bob Holtzman
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