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    Feisty upgrade not working?

    I am way behind on upgrading. I am now trying to upgrade my Feisty install to the next release and then the next release and so on until I get to Hardy Heron (the LTS release). Update-manager is giving me this error in a little window. Can anyone please help?

    Could not find the release notes
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    Re: Feisty upgrade not working?

    Hi, you will probably find it easier to backup your important stuff and do a clean install of a later version. Or you could have a look at
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EOLUpgrades but there is no guarantee that it would work.
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    Re: Feisty upgrade not working?

    Back up your data and do a clean install. That would be the best way.
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    Re: Feisty upgrade not working?

    i don't want to have to reconfigure all my programs. like samba, ssh, ftp, mythtv etc etc. which is why I want to upgrade instead of install fresh. i'll check the above link. thank you.
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    Re: Feisty upgrade not working?

    Quote Originally Posted by Partyboi2 View Post
    Hi, you will probably find it easier to backup your important stuff and do a clean install of a later version. Or you could have a look at
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EOLUpgrades but there is no guarantee that it would work.
    i am trying it and I already get an error. it states:
    IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/tmp/tmp6b8Ixq/gutsy.tar.gz'

    any help please?
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    Re: Feisty upgrade not working?

    Is Feisty even supported any more? Either way, doing that many dist-upgrades is just begging for problems.

    Dude, seriously... Suck it up and do a clean install.

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    Re: Feisty upgrade not working?

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy79 View Post
    i don't want to have to reconfigure all my programs. like samba, ssh, ftp, mythtv etc etc. which is why I want to upgrade instead of install fresh. i'll check the above link. thank you.
    You can make a separate /home partition then do the upgrade to keep most of your current configuration settings. You would need to make a separate partition, move your /home over to it, and then designate that partition as your /home during the clean install, making sure to select it as your /home and also NOT to format it during the partitioning portion of the install.

    Here is a link on making/moving to a separate /home:
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    Re: Feisty upgrade not working?

    samba.conf, sshhd.conf and other config files aren't kept in your home directory. i'll just back up /etc/. i'll figure it out.
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