View Full Version : [ubuntu] Upgrading to Ubuntu 9.10 Beta

October 8th, 2009, 11:01 PM
Can I upgrade from Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 Beta, without having to go download and burning an ISO?

October 9th, 2009, 12:29 AM
When Karmic is finished at the end of October, you'll see an Upgrade button in the Update Manager window. You can also upgrade now, but highly discouraged to do so for anything other then testing purposes.

October 9th, 2009, 12:44 AM
Do you mean not downloading ANYTHING at all?

If so, no. You can only Request/Buy an Ubuntu 9.04 CD for now.

Alpha, Beta, RC releases are not on official CDs

October 9th, 2009, 12:47 AM
Just to clarify on the above users post, you will have to download all the new packages (which will be pretty big anyway.)
I think that is what they meant. :)

October 9th, 2009, 02:30 AM
My Ubuntu installation is a testing platform for learning, so I don't care if it crashes. Also, this is a dual boot setup, and when working in Windows, I backup using Acronis which recognizes the Linux partition. I upgraded to 9.04 by using the update manager, without having to download the ISO and burn it. I know that I need to download packages, (which is almost the same as downloading the ISO) but after reading the posts, I chickened out and decided to wait for the official release.

Thanks again to all, :-)

October 9th, 2009, 09:38 AM

sudo update-manager -d
sudo do-release-upgrade -d

Backup your system before doing the upgrade, even when you don't mind a broken system. Restoring will help you to redo the upgrade process if needed.

Also, read the stickies in the Karmic forums, will safe you a lot of time and fixing issues :)