How do I upgrade Ubuntu OS from the CD.

Stephen Michael Kuhn yank.down.under at
Fri Jul 30 00:52:42 UTC 2010

On Thu, 29 Jul 2010 10:46:08 pm Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Jul 2010 19:18:51 +1000
> Stephen Michael Kuhn <yank.down.under 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.
> I did do a new installation of 10.04 from 9.10 just to rid my system of
> old links and other cruft but there is software for just that very thing
> and it works very well, too.
> Have you actually done an upgrade of a working Ubuntu system or have
> you just listened to the FUD and are now passing it along?
> Cybe R. Wizard

Sorry, not F.U.D., just a business man that makes money from building 
resolutions for clients that take the least amount of time and require the 
least amount of mucking about, mate.

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