View Full Version : [ubuntu] how to upgrage Ubuntu 6 to 8.1

Dan Z
December 5th, 2008, 12:56 AM
I have Ubuntu 6 on my laptop and want to upgrade to 8. How do I do this?
The install disc does not offer me an upgrade, and version 6 does not have the software source option. I would like to not overwrite programs and files already installed.

any help is appreciated
Thanks Dan

December 5th, 2008, 01:18 AM
it is not recommended upgrading from that version !

i would install 8.04 and avoid non LTS versions....

check for bugs' bugs that apply to your system hardware first.

December 5th, 2008, 03:04 AM
I agree with inode . . .

Back up your personal data and go for a fresh install.

To make your system more future proof, you might want to put your /home onto a separate partition . . . next time youre doing an update, you wont also be wiping your files.

December 13th, 2008, 07:15 PM
Me too, just copy your /home directory to a USB drive, do a fresh new install of Hardy or Intrepid (Ubuntu 8), and copy any home files back to the new /home/ directory if you want them restored or to keep them.