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Grynchmeister
September 6th, 2009, 07:52 AM
Hi,
Just received my mini 10 from Dell, and im trying to upgrade my Ubuntu from 8.04 to 8.10 (ultimately 9.04).
Following the instructions listed on the ubuntu website, i get stuck at the software sources menu. My menu does not look like the one in the instructions. I dont have five tabs to choose from (Ubuntu Software, Third-party software, Updates, Authentication, Statistics),
I only have three. (Updates, Third-party software, Authentication).
Under the Updates tab, i only have three options, with no option to alter the release upgrade. I checked my version of ubuntu, its 8.04.2
So, what am i missing?

PorkyPie
September 6th, 2009, 08:01 AM
I don't think you're missing anything much. Go to the Updates tab and select Normal Releases in the drop-down box for Show New distribution releases. Then, go to the Update manager, and you should see it wants to upgrade.

Gone fishing
September 6th, 2009, 08:04 AM
OK 2 points

1 probably the easiest way would be to open a terminal and type:

sudo nautilus /etc/apt/sources.list then past in a suitable list such as the one here http://www.visoracle.com/vm/ubuntu810/sourceslist.html

2 Why? this is a new PC without any of your data on it whyn ot download the newest iso make as CD and install from scratch this will be better.

PorkyPie
September 6th, 2009, 08:08 AM
You could also download the alternate cd and burn it, insert it into your CD drive, and upgrade from there. If you don't see it, do this in a terminal:
gksu "sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade"

Grynchmeister
September 6th, 2009, 08:11 AM
I don't think you're missing anything much. Go to the Updates tab and select Normal Releases in the drop-down box for Show New distribution releases. Then, go to the Update manager, and you should see it wants to upgrade.

I dont have that option under the updates tab.

Also, this is a netbook, no cd drive.

Grynchmeister
September 6th, 2009, 08:14 AM
OK 2 points

1 probably the easiest way would be to open a terminal and type:

sudo nautilus /etc/apt/sources.list then past in a suitable list such as the one here http://www.visoracle.com/vm/ubuntu810/sourceslist.html

2 Why? this is a new PC without any of your data on it whyn ot download the newest iso make as CD and install from scratch this will be better.

I am an utter newb to Ubuntu, i followed the above link, wasnt sure what i was looking at.

2 - No Disk drive. I am trying to do the usb upgrade to 9.04, and once again, my newbness is making things difficult.

3rdalbum
September 6th, 2009, 08:17 AM
Hit Alt-F2 and type the following:


gksudo "update-manager -d"

Hit the Check button and it should find the distribution upgrade path, and display a message at the top of the window asking if you want to upgrade to Ubuntu 8.10.

PorkyPie
September 6th, 2009, 08:18 AM
Try download the iso (even though you don't have a CD drive) and put it on a usb flash drive with Unetbootin (http://sourceforge.net/projects/unetbootin/).

By the way, Welcome to the Forums :D

Gone fishing
September 6th, 2009, 08:22 AM
Have you seen this?

http://abz89.wordpress.com/2009/04/27/how-to-install-ubuntu-904-jaunty-jackalope-on-acer-aspire-4520/

Grynchmeister
September 6th, 2009, 08:57 AM
Hit Alt-F2 and type the following:


gksudo "update-manager -d"Hit the Check button and it should find the distribution upgrade path, and display a message at the top of the window asking if you want to upgrade to Ubuntu 8.10.

I ran that as written exactly, gksudo "updatepmanager-d", nothing happens.

Thank you for all the tips. I downloaded unetbootin & am trying to get it to work. Its 2am here, think ill try again tomorrow.

PorkyPie
September 6th, 2009, 09:32 AM
I ran that as written exactly, gksudo "updatepmanager-d", nothing happens.

Thank you for all the tips. I downloaded unetbootin & am trying to get it to work. Its 2am here, think ill try again tomorrow.

Just a note: Download the standard iso, not the alternate one. Hope you get it working! :KS

3rdalbum
September 6th, 2009, 10:11 AM
I ran that as written exactly, gksudo "updatepmanager-d", nothing happens.

Read again:


gksudo "update-manager -d"

There's a space between the r and the hyphen.

Grynchmeister
September 6th, 2009, 05:18 PM
Read again:


gksudo "update-manager -d"There's a space between the r and the hyphen.

Heehee, i was tired. Ok, ran it again, correctly this time. it loads the update manager, i run the check, and it finds 91 files. It get the spinning wheel like its working. Then it goes back to just the update manager screen, i can check for updates again, or close the window. Install updates is greyed out.
If i run the check again, it finds 91 files again. So it looks like it isnt applying the update.

I also tried sudo apt-get update, sudo apt-get upgrade.

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Reading package lists... Done
drew@drew:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
drew@drew:~$

Grr. I did manage to get 9.04 loaded on a usb drive via imagewriter (which i had to download), but the instructions on how to install seem to fizzle out. I have no idea how to boot it from the usb drive. Was i supposed to load something else onto the drive to make it bootable?

Grynchmeister
September 6th, 2009, 06:23 PM
Ah, looks like i have to do a fresh install of 9.04. Just found the dell subforums.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=7907020#post7907020

Wim Sturkenboom
September 6th, 2009, 06:59 PM
Any specific reason for the upgrade? 8.04 will still be supported when support for 9.04 is stopped.

earthpigg
September 6th, 2009, 07:27 PM
it look's like you already decided to do a fresh install -- which is fine, its what i do every 6 months.

but, if you have future issues with the repositories and software sources, i have found this to be an outstanding tool:

http://repogen.simplylinux.ch/

Geoff918
September 6th, 2009, 08:01 PM
You may wish to do some research about upgrading the Dell. While you may assume the upgrade will go smoothly and everything will work beautifully, you may unfortunately be surprised. 8.04 is a LTS. Granted, I use 9.04 and on another system a testing version of 9.10, but if you don't have much Ubuntu experience you may wish to stand pat for a while if your system isn't thoroughly tested. Clearly Dell wouldn't release a system with non-functioning components, but sometimes depending on what has been done with the drivers / kernel you may find something won't work on upgrade (rare, but it has happened to me before and that has caused some work getting it fixed, and without some good Ubuntu experience that can be less than fun).

Just my two cents.