I searched google and the Ubuntu Forums about this and didn't find anything relevant. I also posted the question on AskUbuntu and the respondents said it couldn't be done (I don't believe them).
I have 12.04 installed on an external USB hard drive and it's working great. I now want to upgrade it to 12.10. I have a Windows laptop with multiple USB ports. The Windows laptop is *not* dual-boot. My 12.04 totally resides on the external hard drive. For various reasons I don't want to create a dual boot system on my laptop.
I have very limited bandwidth, so a friend of mine will download the 12.10 file and give it to me on a flash drive. I am not able to download 12.10 myself.
Which version of the 12.10 download should I get? The usual 32bit ISO? Or some special version? If I need some special version of the 12.10 download, what is the link? Do I need to get a version of 12.10 that has all the packages?
Where should I put the 12.10 file? In some special directory on my external hard drive? Or do I need to create a local repository? (I only have a vague idea of what a local repository is and how to create it. I would need a link to clear instructions on how to create a local repository, if that's needed.)
I've made many tweaks, customizations and adjustments to my 12.04 install. And I've downloaded and installed about 12 additional programs. I don't want to lose them when I upgrade to 12.10.
Remember that I cannot download 12.10 myself. I'll have a friend do it and bring it to me on a flash drive.
Can this be done? Is there an online tutorial somewhere that describes how to do this? I searched but didn't find any. Any other info you need? Thanks,