Upgrading from Ubuntu 8.04 to Ubuntu 8.10 can be very , and can be managed by the integrated update-manager tool. Here I’ll outline a method for upgrading in just a few easy steps. Before you dive into the upgrade there are a few things to verify:
- Be sure that you’ve applied all available updates to your current system.
- You should also read the Ubuntu 8.10 “Intrepid” release notes, to be aware of any known issues and workarounds.
After you’ve completed the two preparation steps you’re ready to move on to the upgrade. One thing to keep in mind at this point is that this will use the network to complete the upgrade. If you’re doing this on release day it may be slow due to the heavy load on the servers. You may try alternate mirror locations for improved speeds.
To begin the upgrade use the key combination “ALT-F2″ within your Gnome Desktop to launch the run-dialog. Within that entry dialog enter:
Click the “Check” button. If there are any remaining updates to8.04 you’ll be prompted to install those. Once all updates are applied you will see a new dialog notifying you that a new release is available. Click “Upgrade” to begin the upgrade process.
Simply follow the prompts and you’re done. This process will download the updates needed, notify you of what will be installed, upgraded or removed and allow you to cancel or continue when you’re ready. Enjoy!
Or using CD’s
Continuing the series on upgrading Ubuntu to 8.10 “Intrepid” today I’ll outline using a downloaded CD for the upgrade. If you already have the CD downloaded there is no need to use one of the previous methods and use your bandwidth. You already have the packages available on the CD, and you can use that as a source.
What you’ll need to do is insert your 8.10 “Intrepid” CD into the machine to be upgraded. You should recieve a graphical notification that a new version is available and the upgrade process should begin.
If for whatever reason this process does not start automagically you can manually begin the process with the following:
gksu "sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade"
If you are a Kubuntu user you can begin the process with this command:
kdesu "sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade"
Good luck. “aminesoft”