Friday, January 26, 2007

Updating to Ubuntu 7.04

I've decided to update my Edgy Eft, Ubuntu 6.10, to the development version of Ubuntu, the Feisty Fawn, that's going to become Ubuntu 7.04.

  • Step 1: tiagoboldt@Niath:~$ sudo update-manager -d
    • I've just issued the command, update manager has looked and found the development version, update is automatic and 976 packages are currently being downloaded.

  • Step 2: Unpacking and installing EVERYTHING automatically! Probably it will take a long time! It says about 23 minutes, fingers crossed, no errors must appear, like appeared from 6.04 to 6.10.
  • Step 3: Rebooting, after a long wait of updates and a quick reboot, everything seems now to be properly working. Some programs will probably crash sometimes, but this is still the development version. But everything seems to be smooth.
Operation successful

Answering to Mike's comment, yes, there is a way to install through Feisty Alternate Install CD (not the Desktop CD), for this, just insert the cd, open a terminal and type:
gksu "sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade"
Some updates might still be needed, but, anyway, it will be just a small part of it.
Job done :)


Mike said...

Hi, is there a way to upgrade from CD? I'd prefer to burn it to one CD, and upgrade multiple machines that I have.

Mark said...

Thank you for responding to Mike! I was looking everywhere for a way to update without having an internet connection.