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    Question upgrade ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04

    Hi;
    Currently I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am contemplating upgrading to 13.04 wh
    en its stable version is released toward the end of this month. Would I be able to by pass 12.10 and go directly to 13.04 through the Update Manager or would I need to upgrade to 12.10 first and then go to 13.04 when it is available (stable version)?
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    Re: upgrade ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04

    Safest method is to create a new partition and install 13.04 as a "dual boot." Then you still have stable long term support 12.04 as a fallback while you are getting used to 13.04.

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    Re: upgrade ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04

    We can use Update Manager to upgrade from one LTS release to another LTS and so bypass the 3 releases in between but when we start off with an interim release (from now on to be called Standard release) with have to go from one to the next. So, you will have to upgrade to 12.10 and then to 13.04. I suggest making sure that your desktop is as default as possible to avoid complications.

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    Re: upgrade ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04

    I agree with snowpine. Actually, I can't imagine wanting to upgrade from an LTS version that's supported til 2017 to one that's supported only until January 2014, but I guess some people like upgrading their distro often.

    Instead of doing a dual boot, you could (if you have an external hard drive or place to make a big backup) boot a live CD and install "dump" then dump a copy of your 12.04 / partition to one big file, so you could always restore it if something goes wrong with 13.04. If your / partition uses a lot of disk space that could be a very large backup file, though.

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    Re: upgrade ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04

    What you propose is a bit to complicated for me.

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    Re: upgrade ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04

    I may stay with what I have for the time being.

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    Re: upgrade ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04

    As stated 12o4 (LTS) is supported until 2017. So your good

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    Re: upgrade ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04

    I know it's a bit late, but I found something where you can upgrade directly from 12.04 LTS to 13.04.

    NOTE: I would NOT reccommend doing this as you have to do alot of work on the os before it will boot up.

    DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

    open a terminal by pressing: Press ctl-alt-t

    enter the commands below

    sudo sed -i 's/quantal/raring/' /etc/apt/sources.list sudo apt-get update
    apt-get dist-upgrade

    This will take a really REALLY LONG time. It took my computer about 2 hours to complete the upgrade. Good luck

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    Re: upgrade ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04

    Quote Originally Posted by snowpine View Post
    Safest method is to create a new partition and install 13.04 as a "dual boot." Then you still have stable long term support 12.04 as a fallback while you are getting used to 13.04.
    +1.

    I have both 12.04 and 13.04 on their respective partitions. 12.04 is MY stable version and MY back up Ubuntu. 13.04 or next development release is my main Ubuntu. If something breaks I can always fallback on 12.04.
    So, CREATE another partition of about 15-20GB and install 13.04 on it.

    Good Luck.
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    Re: upgrade ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04

    Quote Originally Posted by dmobley88 View Post
    I know it's a bit late, but I found something where you can upgrade directly from 12.04 LTS to 13.04.

    NOTE: I would NOT reccommend doing this as you have to do alot of work on the os before it will boot up.

    DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

    open a terminal by pressing: Press ctl-alt-t

    enter the commands below

    sudo sed -i 's/quantal/raring/' /etc/apt/sources.list sudo apt-get update
    apt-get dist-upgrade

    This will take a really REALLY LONG time. It took my computer about 2 hours to complete the upgrade. Good luck
    That command won't have any effect at all on a 12.04 installation.

    It is used for upgrading from 12.10 (quantal) to 13.04 (raring).
    Cheesemill

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