Jul 012010
 

Here are some quick info for updating Ubuntu from the command line that I used earlier.

Network upgrade for Ubuntu desktops (Recommended)

You can easily upgrade over the network with the following procedure.

  1. Start System/Administration/Update Manager.
  2. Click the Check button to check for new updates.
  3. If there are any updates to install, use the Install Updates button to install them, and press Check again after that is complete.
  4. A message will appear informing you of the availability of the new release.
  5. Click Upgrade.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Network upgrade for Ubuntu servers (Recommended)

  1. Install update-manager-core if it is not already installed:
    sudo apt-get install update-manager-core
    
  2. edit /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades and set Prompt=normal
  3. Launch the upgrade tool:
    sudo do-release-upgrade
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Upgrade from 8.04 LTS to 10.04 LTS

Network upgrade for Ubuntu desktops (Recommended)

You can easily upgrade over the network with the following procedure.

  1. Press Alt-F2 and type update-manager --devel-release
  2. Click the Check button to check for new updates.
  3. If there are any updates to install, use the Install Updates button to install them, and press Check again after that is complete.
  4. A message will appear informing you of the availability of the new release.
  5. Click Upgrade.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Network upgrade for Ubuntu servers (Recommended)

  1. Install update-manager-core if it is not already installed:
    sudo apt-get install update-manager-core
  2. edit /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades and set Prompt=lts
  3. Launch the upgrade tool:
    sudo do-release-upgrade --devel-release
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Other upgrade options exist, please view the Upgrade Notes to learn more.

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