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Thread: Precise Update 11.10 not notifying of 12.04.2; How to upgrade?

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    Precise Update 11.10 not notifying of 12.04.2; How to upgrade?

    I installed from an older DVD Ubunto Desktop 11.10 Aug.23, 2013.

    I tried to utilize the PRECISE UPGRADE procedure to upgrade to 12.04.2 LTS.

    I ran the update-manager with the NOTIFY FOR LONG SUPPORT VERSIONS option checked. It made over 200 updates and then I rebooted.
    I ran the update-manager again and it showed that there were no updates to install.

    As 11.10 is unsupported and I need to upgrade; when does the notification come ? else How to I upgrade without notification ?

    Any advice appreciated
    Last edited by raleightom; August 24th, 2013 at 03:55 PM. Reason: Was too detailed; no replies

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    Re: installed Ubuntu 11.10 dual boot with non-functional Win7 many problems


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    Re: installed Ubuntu 11.10 dual boot with non-functional Win7 many problems

    Is Windows installed in BIOS mode or UEFI mode? Both Ubuntu & Windows need to be installed in the same boot mode to work.

    Post the link to the BootInfo report that this creates. Is part of Boot-Repair:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Info
    Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    You can repair many boot issues with this or 'Create BootInfo' report (Other Options) & post the link it creates, so we can see your exact configuration and diagnose advanced problems.
    LighterWeight (Lubuntu based) Boot-RepairCD
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/boot-repair-cd/files/
    Full Ubuntu 13.04 liveDVD or USB Flash drive Installer with Boot-Repair included (for newer computers)
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LinuxSecureRemix

    I think 11.10 was the first Ubuntu with secure boot for Windows 8, but had UEFI bugs. Much better if you have Windows in UEFI mode to use a newer version of Ubuntu. If Windows is BIOS, Ubuntu needs to be BIOS and Boot-Repair can convert and install back to BIOS if UEFI.
    Last edited by oldfred; August 24th, 2013 at 05:39 AM.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Precise Update 11.10 not notifying of 12.04.2; How to upgrade?

    Thank You WarrenCanada & OldFred for responding.


    All this information is a bit much and not anything I recall ever dealing with on windows, although I needed to cleanup up that windows boot procedure you are about to see. Just didn't know how.

    Currently booting straight into Ubuntu since I loaded 11.10 to disk. My Windows files look to be intact. Prior to Ubuntu, I was setup in a dual boot between Windows Vista and Windows 7. After upgrading Vista to 7, I was unable to delete Vista (it isn't usable). That is much of what the boot analysis shows. I did attempt a custom install of Linux (Ubuntu) thinking I could chose my own partition to install into. When I saw I could not, I backed out of the install (don't recall how). The final Ubuntu install, I believe, I chose the option to install beside Windows and preserve those files. I thought Ubuntu was going to utilize some of my Windows data; but, I don't think that happened. Hopefully, this provides a little background of what you will see.

    In the future, I plan to have a Windows 7 or 8 (I don't really care for 8 as a user) to support what needs I have, that Ubuntu is having a problem with like my Brother MFC-J835DW all-in-one printer and possibly Magicjack Plus if it never decides to use my router. The more I learn, the more I am liking Ubuntu and not due to the price. I appreciate all the help from anyone and everyone. All said and done, I hope to have one boot managing one Windows 7 or 8 and one Ubunto 12.04.2. I am guessing Win 8.1 (Oct. 18 unless I can preview soon) will be better equipped than Win 7 to handle UEFI and other advances I am unfamiliar with. I still have no Windows in hand to use to re-install.

    In one sense, this experience has overwhelmed me. In others, it is quite an adventure and at 67, I can use the brain teasing to help keep my brain alert and exercise this faulty memory of mine.


    The Boot Info/Repair link for this system is http://paste.ubuntu.com/6026564 .


    Thanks,
    Tom

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    Re: Precise Update 11.10 not notifying of 12.04.2; How to upgrade?

    Do not delete Vista as the boot files for 7 are in the sda1 partition. You may be able to move boot flag to sda2 and copy boot files to your Windows 7 install. Best to have a current version Windows repairCD in case of issues.

    Make your own Windows repairCD (not vendor recovery):
    http://forums.techarena.in/guides-tutorials/1114725.htm
    Windows users only - Silverlight
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/w...em-repair-disc

    Windows 7 repair USB, Also Vista if service pack installed
    http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-re...tion-dvd-disc/
    http://www.webupd8.org/2010/10/creat...usb-drive.html

    I prefer clean installs but you should be able to upgrade to 12.04.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to close thread when/if answered completely.




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