Can't Update Ubuntu 11.04 64 Bit to Ubuntu 11.10 64 Bit

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at
Sun Sep 11 16:49:19 UTC 2011


On 11/09/11 17:41, jimmckenzie at wrote:
> First I'm new to the group and I'm not a programmer or System Administrator, any answers should be in "non-tech" please. I've had a computer for 19.5 years but until I found Ubuntu 11.04 it was "All MS-Dos & Windows"
> I'm trying to upgrade From Natty to Oneiric and can't seem to use the standard online update method. This what I've tried (Please excuse the barebones approach of how I type this in I suck as a typist.
> Command ran
> alt+f2 bringing up the "Run Application"
>  entered
> update manage -d pressed enter.
> got this message in return
> Failed to open "/home/jim/update manager -d".
> Error stating file '/home/jim/update manager -d':no such file or directory.

The command you should use is update-manager with a hyphen instead of
the space. Linux commands almost never have spaces in them.

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