How do I upgrade Ubuntu OS from the CD.

R Wall maillist at
Fri Jul 30 03:22:32 UTC 2010

Hi everyone,

Thanks for all your help, I didn't think I would get so many replies. The 
version that I HAD installed was 9.10. When I went to check the version 
number I also went to Up date manager and it said I could do a partial 
upgrade. So I thought I would get Ubuntu OS up to date before upgrading to 
10.04. It asked me to put the CD in and it started to up date. It loaded all 
the required files and started to install them. The screen went to sleep and 
wouldn't wake up. I let it finish flashing the hard drive and it just 
stopped with nothing coming up on the sleepy screen. When I restarted it 
couldn't mount the drive and that was it.

I now need to do a NEW 10.04 install. I have two drives in my desktop 
computer. One has Windose XP and the other HAD (no longer) Ubuntu 9.10 OS on 
it. During boot up I was able to select which OS I wanted.

How do I make sure that when I install 10.04 from CD that it is installed on 
the Ubuntu drive and not the Windose OS drive.

Thanks everyone for your help, this is a great group,

Roderick Wall.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Woyciesjes" <woyciesjes at>
To: "Ubuntu user technical support,not for general discussions" 
<ubuntu-users at>
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2010 6:39 AM
Subject: Re: How do I upgrade Ubuntu OS from the CD.

> 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...
> [clipoed]
> 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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