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albertbertal8
April 24th, 2008, 08:38 PM
Which torrent do I download so that I can upgrade my installation of ubuntu to 8.04 without formatting my harddrive? Also, if I download the torrent, do I have to burn it to a cd or dvd to use it or can I just upgrade it straight from there like it does when you use the update manager?

Fire_Chief
April 24th, 2008, 08:46 PM
Use torrent found here
http://releases.ubuntu.com/8.04/ubuntu-8.04-desktop-i386.iso.torrent

You'll need to burn it to a CD and then you can read the CD to perform the upgrade.

Cheers!

ugm6hr
April 24th, 2008, 08:48 PM
I think you need the AlternateCD torrent to do an upgrade.

But you will need to burn a CD.

Calash
April 24th, 2008, 08:50 PM
This may be redundant, but the wording of the question worried me a bit.

A torrent is not an installer. It is a small file that lets you use a torrent client to download the ISO file. The ISO is what gets burned to a CD.

What do you currently have on your hard drive? If it already has a version of Ubuntu it would probably be safer to run the upgrade.

macogw
April 24th, 2008, 08:50 PM
Burning's not really necessary. You can mount the iso. http://www.acc.umu.se/~mighty/ubuntu/ubuntu-8.04-alternate-i386.iso.torrent

Ghostlove
April 24th, 2008, 08:55 PM
Can I please confirm from someone in the know that the following link:

http://releases.ubuntu.com/8.04/ubuntu-8.04-alternate-i386.iso.torrent

is to the torrent file for downloading the right CD for upgrading rather than a fresh install? The automatic upgrade thing was taking ages so I assume the servers are taking a bit of a battering, so I'd prefer to download it via torrent.

So... have I got it right?

albertbertal8
April 24th, 2008, 08:58 PM
Wait, you guys gave me two different torrents. Should I use the alternate one or the other one?

macogw
April 24th, 2008, 09:00 PM
alternate is the one for upgrading

ace007
April 24th, 2008, 09:00 PM
EDIT: I think I'm confused.

I think you are confused. By downloading the desktop ISO via the torrent, you will be downloading an installation disc for installing a fresh version of Ubuntu. If you are looking to just upgrade then use the update manager like you were. Or, it is possible to use the alternative CD to do an upgrade, I've never done it that way.

macogw
April 24th, 2008, 09:01 PM
I think you are confused. By downloading the ISO via the torrent, you will be downloading an installation disc for installing a fresh version of Ubuntu. If you are looking to just upgrade then use the update manager like you were. The ISO is a FRESH install method.

the alternate cd can be used as a local repository for upgrades

Artificial Intelligence
April 24th, 2008, 09:02 PM
Wait, you guys gave me two different torrents. Should I use the alternate one or the other one?

Depends... The Desktop one is with bling-bling installation guide and LiveCD. The alternate is for if people have trouble with the Desktop/live CD. The alternate comes with an easy-of-use text installer. Alternate can be used to upgrade already existing Ubuntu.

albertbertal8
April 24th, 2008, 09:03 PM
Alright, thanks guys. :)

ptcbus
April 25th, 2008, 12:55 AM
I upgraded and used alternate setup torrent. I have listed the steps I followed here: http://ptcbus.wordpress.com/2008/06/10/upgrading-from-ubuntu-710-gutsy-gibbon-to-ubuntu-804-hardy-heron/

Endolith
April 25th, 2008, 01:05 AM
Burning's not really necessary. You can mount the iso.

You're gonna have to explain how. Simply saying "you can mount it" doesn't help most people. Is there an application for this or do you have to dig into virtual file systems?

...

This was not as easy as I thought, but I got the upgrader working:

1. Download the alternate install ISO file through the .torrent file on http://releases.ubuntu.com/
2. mount using a command like
sudo mount -o loop ~/Desktop/ubuntu-8.04-alternate-i386.iso /media/cdrom0
3. start the upgrader with the command
sudo /media/cdrom/cdromupgrade

It did not work from any location other than the /media/cdrom/ link.

And on release days, you probably want to click "no" when it asks about downloading the latest upgrades from the Internet, since the servers are so bogged down it will have to abort the upgrade process and you'll have to start all over again. You can always get them later.

-Phi-
April 25th, 2008, 05:30 AM
It will not work from any location other than the /media/cdrom/ link.
I mounted the .iso using a Thunar script (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=380602) and the upgrade worked fine for me from /mnt/xubuntu-8.04-alternate-i386.iso by hitting Alt+F2 and running
gksu "sh /mnt/xubuntu-8.04-alternate-i386.iso/cdromupgrade"Which was a variation on what the Hardy Upgrade (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HardyUpgrades#head-7311a7de9fdf1ca310c6937460c0a9d33f54279d) page suggested.

- Phi

d_rwin
August 29th, 2009, 01:50 PM
You're gonna have to explain how. Simply saying "you can mount it" doesn't help most people. Is there an application for this or do you have to dig into virtual file systems?

...

This was not as easy as I thought, but I got the upgrader working:

1. Download the alternate install ISO file through the .torrent file on http://releases.ubuntu.com/
2. mount using a command like
sudo mount -o loop ~/Desktop/ubuntu-8.04-alternate-i386.iso /media/cdrom0
3. start the upgrader with the command
sudo /media/cdrom/cdromupgrade

It did not work from any location other than the /media/cdrom/ link.

And on release days, you probably want to click "no" when it asks about downloading the latest upgrades from the Internet, since the servers are so bogged down it will have to abort the upgrade process and you'll have to start all over again. You can always get them later.

Upgrade from 7.10 to 8.04
Better option with Network Upgrade from terminal, just for slow network connections and torrent limiting ISP :KS

Steps::

$sudo vim -v /etc/apt/sources.list
change non commented lines: ['us'.archive]&[security]->[old-releases].ubuntu.com

$sudo apt-get update

$sudo apt-get dist-upgrade better than upgrade(less bandwith)

Note: revert [old-releases]->[us.archive]&[security].ubuntu.com before do-release-upgrade. check [security] for gutsy-security

now You have a perfect upgraded PC check it::

$lsb_release -a you will have 7.10(gutsy)

Now release upgrade::
Note:: do-release upgrade before changing to original(us.archive) and allowing it to modify sources.list will corrupt your distro. do-release-upgrade changes the [gutsy] to [hardy]

$sudo do-release-upgrade

bapoumba
August 29th, 2009, 08:33 PM
this thread is outdated. Closing. Please feel free to PM if you want it reopened.