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sp.1990
February 26th, 2011, 09:04 PM
Hello .. I am newbie to this forum as well as Ubuntu . I want to know is it possible to Upgrade the Ubuntu version from 9.04(April 2009) release to latest Ubuntu without loss of my previous data.

If so kindly let me know or any previous post there regarding this , let me know .

I have installed Ubuntu 9.04 as wubi and if i need to upgrade , will the size of disk be a problem?

Thanks

runeh76
February 26th, 2011, 09:11 PM
Yes its possibly from updates menu. But i highly recommend, that u backup important stuff..never knows what happens, u know.

idi0tf0wl
February 26th, 2011, 09:12 PM
yes its possibly from updates menu. But i highly recommend, that u backup important stuff..never knows what happens, u know.

+1

kroq-gar78
February 26th, 2011, 09:14 PM
You won't lose your data unless something goes HORRIBLY wrong (VERY unlikely), but even then you can recover the data with a LiveCD/LiveUSB.

You need an upgrade as 9.04 is not supported anymore (ended ~October 2010)
How much disk space do you have left?

sp.1990
February 26th, 2011, 09:16 PM
I checked the filesystem. Its showing 549.4 MB left.

kroq-gar78
February 26th, 2011, 09:20 PM
Not COMPLETELY sure about this, but I think you'll have to upgrade to 9.10 first (i THINK). 9.10's support is ending in April, so You'll probaly want to upgrade to 10.04. It wil require more disk space, but you'll have a stable release.

To free up some space, run this command (if you haven't done so lately):

sudo apt-get clean
and then check how much space is left.

pressko
February 26th, 2011, 09:20 PM
bad ... i recommend to move your data stuff ( pictures, music , movies ) to other partiotions and upgr it :)

sp.1990
February 26th, 2011, 09:21 PM
Ok thanks ...I will do as u told

sp.1990
February 26th, 2011, 09:22 PM
I dont have any Picture/Music in Ubuntu as i have it in my Windows and i would mount it when ever needed . I will check the clean command and get back.

kroq-gar78
February 26th, 2011, 09:25 PM
do you have any documents (e.g. spreadsheets, essays, presentations, etc.) on there? you should move that, too, If you haven't already

EDIT: i confirmed using https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes that you will have to do

Ubuntu 9.04 --> Ubuntu 9.10 --> Ubuntu 10.04 --> 10.10

that will be THREE upgrades and a LOT of space I think.

alzie
February 26th, 2011, 09:31 PM
Since this is a Wubi install disc space likely won't be an issue.

Seriously, you need to backup everything that is important and put it somewhere safe (thumb drive etc) in case something goes wrong.

I have not upgraded a Wubi install for some time (10.04 LTS and holding) but it may take some time. I'm not certain if you will be able to leap to the current distro or if you will have to upgrade in steps and if so, how many.

Open synaptic package manager and go into the repositories (under settings)and click on the tab for updates. At the bottom you will see a section for release upgrades, change the option to "normal releases" and it should give you the option the next time update manager runs.

The last time I tried to update a Wubi install it went badly, but that was some time ago. Hopefully it has been improved.

Hope this helps you.

sp.1990
February 26th, 2011, 09:31 PM
And my ubuntu upgradation says my distribution is not supported anymore. Have attached the screenshot for clear picture. Each time the upgrade window opens , this error pops up

runeh76
February 26th, 2011, 09:35 PM
Believe me.
Backup important stuff (bookmarks etc.)
Download livecd 10.10 and make clean install!

sp.1990
February 26th, 2011, 09:38 PM
Ya .. I too felt the same. I think i should first upgrade to 9.10 and then to 10 as the update center tells to upgrade to 9.10 alone.
Making a clean install will be better i feel so .
Thanks guys for replying to my queries. I feel amazed as how quickly and actively you people respond as this is my first post. :)

kroq-gar78
February 26th, 2011, 09:44 PM
Make sure you install wubi if you still want it, because, from what i've heard, uninstalling a REAL install is a REAL pain

sp.1990
February 26th, 2011, 09:47 PM
Ya.I installed this version in wubi . So i will first remove it from Windows (Add/Remove Program) and then install new version as wubi again after taking backup.

jeremyjjbrown
February 26th, 2011, 09:54 PM
Believe me.
Backup important stuff (bookmarks etc.)
Download livecd 10.10 and make clean install!

YES!

Back up everything you even might care about! When you are done, lock your backup away. Storage is cheap, cheap, cheap

Do a clean install to 10.04. Since you do not upgrade often use the LTS (10.04) version. It will be supported better for longer.

dist-upgrade is he road to headaches.

kroq-gar78
February 26th, 2011, 11:46 PM
YES!

Back up everything you even might care about! When you are done, lock your backup away. Storage is cheap, cheap, cheap

Do a clean install to 10.04. Since you do not upgrade often use the LTS (10.04) version. It will be supported better for longer.

dist-upgrade is he road to headaches.
+1 to 10.04, but the OP says that they want to go to 10.10

sp.1990,
I highly suggest you just install 10.04 instaed of 10.10. It will be supported for ~2 yrs now and will be much more stable because it will be supported longer then 10.10 (~1yr support left)