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    Question Uninstall fresh Ubuntu 7.10 on laptop

    I recently installed Ubuntu 7.10 on a friends laptop, hoping to upgrade to 8.04. I'm very familiar with Hardy Heron and was hoping to submerge my friend into the Linux world.

    However, after installing 7.10, I've had no success in upgrading to 8.04. A direct download through update manager leaves the screen hanging on bootup and my burned cd of ubuntu 8.04 isn't recognized by the OS (although my official ubuntu 7.10 cd is)

    So I'm stuck with an operating system that doesn't recognize burned CDs and won't install Hardy Heron correctly through update manager. How can I upgrade from 7.10 or return to vista (i have a vista cd and a legit key written on the laptop, although the system isn't recognizing it)?

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    Re: Uninstall fresh Ubuntu 7.10 on laptop

    You can upgrade from 7.10 by the guide shown in my signature. Have you tried that?
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    Re: Uninstall fresh Ubuntu 7.10 on laptop

    I will try to follow your directions. Thanks for the help. I'll let you know how it goes.

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    Re: Uninstall fresh Ubuntu 7.10 on laptop

    7.10 has reached its "end of life" and is no longer supported, that's why you can't upgrade.

    If the computer won't recognize either the 8.04 or Vista CD (if I understand you correctly) that is a hint there might be a hardware problem with the drive.

    The following method is totally unofficial but has worked for me in the past.

    Code:
    gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    Use the find/replace feature to change every instance of "gutsy" to "hardy". Save the file and quit out of gedit.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo do-release-upgrade
    I hope that helps.

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    Re: Uninstall fresh Ubuntu 7.10 on laptop

    No luck in following the guide in your signature slakkie. Is there another way to upgrade to 8.04?
    Last edited by wisedrunkard; October 3rd, 2009 at 12:14 AM.

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    Re: Uninstall fresh Ubuntu 7.10 on laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by wisedrunkard View Post
    No luck in following the guide in your signature slakkie. Is there another way to upgrade to 8.04?
    What went wrong?
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    Re: Uninstall fresh Ubuntu 7.10 on laptop

    I would just burn the ISO and do a fresh install. Remember to check the MD5SUM.
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