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    Question How do I know what version of Ubuntu I am using?

    I installed Feisty from cd and have always done my updates. Does that mean I now have 9.04 installed? I never really pay attention to what the updates are, but occasionally get a message asking whether I want to keep my existing menu.lst settings, which I do. Would this be when the version changes?
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    Re: How do I know what version of Ubuntu I am using?

    System -> About Ubuntu

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    Re: How do I know what version of Ubuntu I am using?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerubaal View Post
    I installed Feisty from cd and have always done my updates. Does that mean I now have 9.04 installed? I never really pay attention to what the updates are, but occasionally get a message asking whether I want to keep my existing menu.lst settings, which I do. Would this be when the version changes?
    What's the output of
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    lsb_release -a

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    Re: How do I know what version of Ubuntu I am using?

    If you are just doing updates and didn't do any upgrades you are still using 7.04.

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    Re: How do I know what version of Ubuntu I am using?

    Quote Originally Posted by mhurst102282 View Post
    If you are just doing updates and didn't do any upgrades you are still using 7.04.
    True besides you need to upgrade to the immediate next release and not directly to any other future release! E.g.-> You need to upgrade to 7.10 first from 7.04 before you can upgrade to 8.04

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    Re: How do I know what version of Ubuntu I am using?

    I'm at work (windoze) so will have to check when I get home. I recall changing the desktop image from hardy back to the elephant hide, so I must have got that far.

    Thanks for the all the swift replies!
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    Re: How do I know what version of Ubuntu I am using?

    To check Ubuntu version, open terminal and type in:
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    uname -a
    uname has a few more arguments, so .. check manpages - might be useful

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    Re: How do I know what version of Ubuntu I am using?

    Quote Originally Posted by credobyte View Post
    To check Ubuntu version, open terminal and type in:
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    uname -a
    uname has a few more arguments, so .. check manpages - might be useful
    The best part of using uname is that it's distro-agnostic where as lsb_release might not exist in other distros.
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    Re: How do I know what version of Ubuntu I am using?

    Quote Originally Posted by credobyte View Post
    To check Ubuntu version, open terminal and type in:
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    uname -a
    uname has a few more arguments, so .. check manpages - might be useful
    That's not gonna give the Codename or version afaik! Atleast it doesn't for me.
    Code:
    shy@z$ uname -a
    Linux shy 2.6.28-13-generic #45-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 30 09:49:51 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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    Re: How do I know what version of Ubuntu I am using?

    Quote Originally Posted by ~sHyLoCk~ View Post
    That's not gonna give the Codename or version afaik! Atleast it doesn't for me.
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    shy@z$ uname -a
    Linux shy 2.6.28-13-generic #45-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 30 09:49:51 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    Huh. Well you could work it out from the kernel release
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