View Full Version : [ubuntu] Upgrading to 8.10 TROUBLE

April 23rd, 2009, 05:23 PM
Hey guys, heres to deal:
I typed 'update-manager -d' into terminal and run app. The first time I did this, update manager said there was a new release I could upgrade to (8.10, i have Ubuntu 8.04). I clicked upgrade to see what would happen. It starts to do some preliminary stuff, then stated it could take up to two hours to upgrade. I did not have to battery power to wait that long so before it began I canceled. Now when I do the same thing again, nothing comes up in my update manager. Before I closed my comp the update manager siad somehting like 615 updates available, now it just says im up to date. I really want to get 8.10 so i can move up to 9. Any suggestions?

April 23rd, 2009, 05:34 PM
Download the 9.04 iso, and do an install from the cd. Much quicker.

April 23rd, 2009, 05:37 PM
Download the 9.04 iso, and do an install from the cd. Much quicker.

Fresh-install or just ugrade?

April 23rd, 2009, 05:38 PM
Either, I believe.


Upgrading Using the Alternate CD/DVD

Use this method if the system being upgraded is not connected to the Internet.


Download the alternate installation CD

Burn the ISO to a CD and insert it into the CD-ROM drive of the computer to be upgraded.

If the ISO file is on the computer to be upgraded, you could avoid wasting a CD by mounting the ISO as a drive with a command like:

sudo mount -o loop ~/Desktop/ubuntu-9.04-alternate-i386.iso /media/cdrom0

3. A dialog will be displayed offering you the opportunity to upgrade using that CD.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

If the upgrade dialog is not displayed for any reason, you may also run the following command using Alt+F2:

gksu "sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade"

April 23rd, 2009, 06:14 PM
just fresh install from cd

April 23rd, 2009, 06:16 PM
just fresh install from cd

If you do, consider also separating /home (and possibly /etc) from /

It could save you tons of time later on.

Best of luck.