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    Lynx update and then upgrade to Ubuntu 12

    help. This laptop has not been run in over a year. I have 400-some important updates which will not run no matter how much I've tried. The check button does nothing. I've gone through and un-checked manually all but a few. Tried Install Updates and they still don't install.
    I would like to upgrade to Ubuntu 12, but can't get my updates done first.

    I would not mind deleting Lynx, then doing a clean install of 12, if that's the only way to go. I'm unsure how to proceed..........
    If you can't find time to do it right,
    where will you find time to do it over?

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    Re: Lynx update and then upgrade to Ubuntu 12

    Do a clean and easy upgrade to 12.04.1 LTS, like this:
    https://sites.google.com/site/easyli...reinstallation

    Should you prefer a more traditional desktop over Unity, then consider Xubuntu 12.04.1 LTS: https://sites.google.com/site/easyli...roject/xubuntu
    Tips, tweaks and how-to's for Ubuntu and Mint:
    http://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject
    In for a pleasant surprise? Give Xubuntu a try:
    http://sites.google.com/site/easylin...roject/xubuntu

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    Re: Lynx update and then upgrade to Ubuntu 12

    Quote Originally Posted by Pjotr123 View Post
    Do a clean and easy upgrade to 12.04.1 LTS, like this:
    https://sites.google.com/site/easyli...reinstallation

    Should you prefer a more traditional desktop over Unity, then consider Xubuntu 12.04.1 LTS: https://sites.google.com/site/easyli...roject/xubuntu
    I read through it. I think it requires Windows, too. I don't have Windows on this machine.
    If you can't find time to do it right,
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    Re: Lynx update and then upgrade to Ubuntu 12

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck_N View Post
    I read through it. I think it requires Windows, too. I don't have Windows on this machine.
    It most certainly does *not* require Windows!

    Whatever gave you that idea?
    Tips, tweaks and how-to's for Ubuntu and Mint:
    http://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject
    In for a pleasant surprise? Give Xubuntu a try:
    http://sites.google.com/site/easylin...roject/xubuntu

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    Re: Lynx update and then upgrade to Ubuntu 12

    the partition thing.
    I thought that implied dual-boot.

    also in step 6 it mentions installing alongside windows.


    how will I identify the Ubuntu partitions
    and the swap partition
    will this be entirely obvious if I follow those steps ?

    I'd hate to get 1/2 way through and get lost.........
    Last edited by Chuck_N; January 6th, 2013 at 12:51 AM.
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    Re: Lynx update and then upgrade to Ubuntu 12

    so I'd be booting from my original Ubuntu CD and not really using the Ubuntu that was installed on the hard-drive, right?
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    where will you find time to do it over?

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    Re: Lynx update and then upgrade to Ubuntu 12

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck_N View Post
    the partition thing.
    I thought that implied dual-boot.

    how will I identify the Ubuntu partitions
    and the swap partition
    will this be entirely obvious if I follow those steps ?

    I'd hate to get 1/2 way through and get lost.........
    To Identify your partitions, in a terminal,
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    That is a lower case L in the code. You can post the output here if you like, but if Ubuntu is the only OS installed there will likely only be 2 or maybe 3 partitions (swap and / OR swap and / and /home - depending on how you originally set up Lynx).

    Edit: the guide posted earlier is using gparted, you could just as easily attach a screenshot of the gparted interface here if you are more comfortable with doing that.
    Last edited by coldcritter64; January 6th, 2013 at 12:54 AM. Reason: graphical info retrieval option

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    Re: Lynx update and then upgrade to Ubuntu 12

    okay, I decided to do it........
    here's how far I got.

    Kernel requires x86-64 CPU
    only detected i686 CPU

    so the only UBUNTU DVD I have, I apparently made on my 64-bit Sony.

    how do I proceed now? I assume I have to create a new Ubuntu Boot disk but you may think of another option..........?
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    Re: Lynx update and then upgrade to Ubuntu 12

    can I download Ubuntu 12 and create a boot disk
    (that's that ISO stuff, etc., right?)
    then use that to install (replace the Ubuntu Lynx on my laptop)
    If you can't find time to do it right,
    where will you find time to do it over?

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    Re: Lynx update and then upgrade to Ubuntu 12

    It's not so much that it's created on your Sony, but that you downloaded the X64 version.

    Download the i386 desktop iso from e.g. http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu-iso...buntu/12.04.1/. Direct link to the 12.04LTS 32bit version: http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu-iso...1-dvd-i386.iso

    After the download, check the md5sum using the md5sum command line program md5sum; the correct md5sume can be found on http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu-iso...elease/MD5SUMS

    If you have a pen-drive (2GB or bigger), there is an option in the menus (administration menu?) to create a bootable USB disk.
    Else burn the iso to DVD (to my knowledge, 12.04 still fits on CD but not 100% sure).

    If you have a separate home directory, your documents are reasonable safe. But things can go wrong, so make backups.

    Start from DVD/USB and from the menu choose the option to 'check the disk for defects'. Next testdrive to check if your hardware is supported. Reboot and from the menu select to install Ubuntu; you however can also directly install while running in live mode. I prefer not to install updates during the install (there is a tickbox on one of the install screens) as it takes much longer (2 hours in my experience versus something like 20 minutes); install updates afterwards.

    I can not help with the partitioning as, for me, it's self explanatory. The only error message you can get is that you have to define a '/' (root) partition of you did not specify that.

    PS
    love your signature
    Last edited by Wim Sturkenboom; January 6th, 2013 at 04:43 AM.
    If you don't make backups of your important data, your data is obviously not important to you.

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