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  1. #11
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    Re: Downloading Ubuntu Through Torrents

    Quote Originally Posted by albertbertal8 View Post
    Wait, you guys gave me two different torrents. Should I use the alternate one or the other one?
    Depends... The Desktop one is with bling-bling installation guide and LiveCD. The alternate is for if people have trouble with the Desktop/live CD. The alternate comes with an easy-of-use text installer. Alternate can be used to upgrade already existing Ubuntu.
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    Re: Downloading Ubuntu Through Torrents

    Alright, thanks guys.

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    Re: Downloading Ubuntu Through Torrents

    I upgraded and used alternate setup torrent. I have listed the steps I followed here: http://ptcbus.wordpress.com/2008/06/...4-hardy-heron/
    Last edited by ptcbus; June 10th, 2008 at 06:20 AM.

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    Re: Downloading Ubuntu Through Torrents

    Quote Originally Posted by macogw View Post
    Burning's not really necessary. You can mount the iso.
    You're gonna have to explain how. Simply saying "you can mount it" doesn't help most people. Is there an application for this or do you have to dig into virtual file systems?

    ...

    This was not as easy as I thought, but I got the upgrader working:

    1. Download the alternate install ISO file through the .torrent file on http://releases.ubuntu.com/
    2. mount using a command like
    Code:
    sudo mount -o loop ~/Desktop/ubuntu-8.04-alternate-i386.iso /media/cdrom0
    3. start the upgrader with the command
    Code:
    sudo /media/cdrom/cdromupgrade
    It did not work from any location other than the /media/cdrom/ link.

    And on release days, you probably want to click "no" when it asks about downloading the latest upgrades from the Internet, since the servers are so bogged down it will have to abort the upgrade process and you'll have to start all over again. You can always get them later.
    Last edited by Endolith; May 9th, 2008 at 03:07 AM.

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    Re: Downloading Ubuntu Through Torrents

    Quote Originally Posted by Endolith View Post
    It will not work from any location other than the /media/cdrom/ link.
    I mounted the .iso using a Thunar script and the upgrade worked fine for me from /mnt/xubuntu-8.04-alternate-i386.iso by hitting Alt+F2 and running
    Code:
    gksu "sh /mnt/xubuntu-8.04-alternate-i386.iso/cdromupgrade"
    Which was a variation on what the Hardy Upgrade page suggested.

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    Last edited by -Phi-; April 25th, 2009 at 03:07 PM. Reason: updated command su -> sh

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    Re: Downloading Ubuntu Through Torrents

    Quote Originally Posted by Endolith View Post
    You're gonna have to explain how. Simply saying "you can mount it" doesn't help most people. Is there an application for this or do you have to dig into virtual file systems?

    ...

    This was not as easy as I thought, but I got the upgrader working:

    1. Download the alternate install ISO file through the .torrent file on http://releases.ubuntu.com/
    2. mount using a command like
    Code:
    sudo mount -o loop ~/Desktop/ubuntu-8.04-alternate-i386.iso /media/cdrom0
    3. start the upgrader with the command
    Code:
    sudo /media/cdrom/cdromupgrade
    It did not work from any location other than the /media/cdrom/ link.

    And on release days, you probably want to click "no" when it asks about downloading the latest upgrades from the Internet, since the servers are so bogged down it will have to abort the upgrade process and you'll have to start all over again. You can always get them later.
    Upgrade from 7.10 to 8.04
    Better option with Network Upgrade from terminal, just for slow network connections and torrent limiting ISP

    Steps::
    Code:
    $sudo vim -v /etc/apt/sources.list
    change non commented lines: ['us'.archive]&[security]->[old-releases].ubuntu.com
    Code:
    $sudo apt-get update
    Code:
    $sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    better than upgrade(less bandwith)

    Note: revert [old-releases]->[us.archive]&[security].ubuntu.com before do-release-upgrade. check [security] for gutsy-security

    now You have a perfect upgraded PC check it::
    Code:
    $lsb_release -a
    you will have 7.10(gutsy)

    Now release upgrade::
    Note:: do-release upgrade before changing to original(us.archive) and allowing it to modify sources.list will corrupt your distro. do-release-upgrade changes the [gutsy] to [hardy]
    Code:
    $sudo do-release-upgrade

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    Re: Downloading Ubuntu Through Torrents

    this thread is outdated. Closing. Please feel free to PM if you want it reopened.
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