Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Upgrade to 12.04 LTS

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Beans
    2

    Upgrade to 12.04 LTS

    I installed 10.04 LTS using Wubi. There is 12.04 LTS and I want to upgrade. Can I just upgrade using Update Manager in Ubuntu and not cause any issues with my current Windows setup?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Central Calif
    Beans
    1,208
    Distro
    Xubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

    Re: Upgrade to 12.04 LTS

    Quote Originally Posted by gigster77 View Post
    I installed 10.04 LTS using Wubi. There is 12.04 LTS and I want to upgrade. Can I just upgrade using Update Manager in Ubuntu and not cause any issues with my current Windows setup?
    I would't, but it probably can be done. If you possibly can, it's best to install into a new, separate partition. If you absolutely can't deal with partitions, there are instruction in this link that should help. Read carefully and fully before actually doing anything.

    Will it cause issues with Windows? Possibly. Windows is pretty sensitive.

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide
    Remember When Double-Dog dare ya's and water balloons were the ultimate weapon?

  3. #3
    ibjsb4 is offline Ubuntu addict and loving it
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Beans
    4,993

    Re: Upgrade to 12.04 LTS

    Hi gigster77, welcome to the forum

    That's the way its set up to work, but there is no guarantee that will happen.

    Have a plan "B" (backup). Do you have a restore CD for windows? Backup any files stored in your wubi install.

    Your going from Gnome2 (10o4) to Gnome3 (12o4); having to cleanup/repair afterward is common.

    Have you considered going to a dual boot setup?

    http://www.googlubuntu.com/results/?...Search&lang=en

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Beans
    2

    Re: Upgrade to 12.04 LTS

    Thanks!

    Yeah the only reason I haven't done a dual boot is because this is my work laptop.

    It was already set up with Windows, so I didn't want to interrupt the current setup since I need this on a daily basis.

    I was hoping I can just do the update via update manager. Has anyone tried this before? Any experiences?
    Last edited by gigster77; November 10th, 2012 at 03:18 AM.

  5. #5
    ibjsb4 is offline Ubuntu addict and loving it
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Beans
    4,993

    Re: Upgrade to 12.04 LTS

    Keep in mind that usually people with problems post in the forum and not the people with success stories

    http://www.googlubuntu.com/results/?...lubuntu.com%2F

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Central Calif
    Beans
    1,208
    Distro
    Xubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

    Re: Upgrade to 12.04 LTS

    Quote Originally Posted by gigster77 View Post
    Thanks!

    Yeah the only reason I haven't done a dual boot is because this is my work laptop.

    It was already set up with Windows, so I didn't want to interrupt the current setup since I need this on a daily basis.

    I was hoping I can just do the update via update manager. Has anyone tried this before? Any experiences?
    Long ago, (years) I used wubi and was glad to see the upgrade offered. I upgraded but lost the ability to log into windows. I'd used it about a year but never had any problems--thus had no idea how to fix it and didn't know who to ask. I just went to dual booting after a while of no ubuntu.

    Now, you can get good help here on the forums, so I wouldn't worry too much.
    Remember When Double-Dog dare ya's and water balloons were the ultimate weapon?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    North Vancouver
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Edubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Upgrade to 12.04 LTS

    You need at least 3GB of free space. The upgrade manager doesn't check properly. If you backup your \ubuntu\disks directory beforehand, then you can just move it back later if the upgrade failed.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •