12.04 installed on external hard drive and I want to upgrade it to 12.10
I searched google and the Ubuntu Forums about this and didn't find anything relevant. I also posted the question on AskUbuntu and the respondents said it couldn't be done (I don't believe them).
I have 12.04 installed on an external USB hard drive and it's working great. I now want to upgrade it to 12.10. I have a Windows laptop with multiple USB ports. The Windows laptop is *not* dual-boot. My 12.04 totally resides on the external hard drive. For various reasons I don't want to create a dual boot system on my laptop.
I have very limited bandwidth, so a friend of mine will download the 12.10 file and give it to me on a flash drive. I am not able to download 12.10 myself.
Which version of the 12.10 download should I get? The usual 32bit ISO? Or some special version? If I need some special version of the 12.10 download, what is the link? Do I need to get a version of 12.10 that has all the packages?
Where should I put the 12.10 file? In some special directory on my external hard drive? Or do I need to create a local repository? (I only have a vague idea of what a local repository is and how to create it. I would need a link to clear instructions on how to create a local repository, if that's needed.)
I've made many tweaks, customizations and adjustments to my 12.04 install. And I've downloaded and installed about 12 additional programs. I don't want to lose them when I upgrade to 12.10.
Remember that I cannot download 12.10 myself. I'll have a friend do it and bring it to me on a flash drive.
Can this be done? Is there an online tutorial somewhere that describes how to do this? I searched but didn't find any. Any other info you need? Thanks,
12.04 on external usb hard drive. Acer Aspire 5732Z, 4GB RAM, Intel Dual Core T4300, 2.1 GHz. Jai Ubuntu ki jai!