January 19, 2007 · General · Email This Post

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If you want to to upgrade your Ubuntu Dapper (6.06) to Ubuntu Edgy Eft (6.10) follow this simple steps

Now we will see how to upgrade your Ubuntu Dapper to Edgy

First thing i would suggest is backup all your important data and start upgrade process and you can use any one of the method to udgrade to ubuntu edgy eft.

We can Use Two methods to upgrade Ubuntu Dapper to Edgy

1) Using GUI

2) Using apt-get

Upgrading Ubuntu Dapper to Ubuntu Edgy

Method 1

Using GUI

If you want to upgrade using GUI use the following command

gksu "update-manager -c "

"-c" switch tells it to look for upgrades at all.You should see the following screen here Now you can see 6.10 is available for upgrade click on upgrade

Now you can see the following screen with the no.of packages available for download here click on start upgrade

Here it starts preparing the upgrade

You can see in this screen downloading required packages is in progress

Installing all the required packages in progress

After installing these packes you should see the following screen and here you need to click on restart and it will reboot your machine to take your new ubuntu 6.10 installation to effect all changes.

You can check the ubuntu version installed using the following command

sudo lsb_release -a

Output Looks like below

Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu edgy
Release: 6.10
Codename: edgy

Method 2

Using apt-get

Edit your /etc/apt/sources.list as root. Change every occurrence of dapper to edgy.

Use any prefered editor. If you have a CD-ROM line in your file, then remove it.

sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list

or

use the following Simple command

sudo sed -e ‘s/\sdapper/ edgy/g' -i /etc/apt/sources.list

Now you need to update the source list using the following command

sudo apt-get update

Upgrade using the following command

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Double check your process was finished properly using the following commd

sudo apt-get -f install

sudo dpkg --configure -a

Now you need to Reboot your machine to take your new ubuntu 6.10 installation to effect all changes.

I hope you will enjoy your new Ubuntu Edgy Eft

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1 Comment to “Upgrade Ubuntu Dapper (6.06) to Ubuntu Edgy Eft (6.10)”

  1. jingo811 says:

    I merely skimmed through this instruction. So I might have missed it. But when upgrading like this will all my old 3rd-party programs still work or do I need to re-install them all after the upgrade?
    Also I’ve partitioned my PC like this in 3 separated parts.
    1. / (root)
    2. /home
    3. /swap

    Will this help keep my old 3rd-party programs and save me the time from re-installing everything again?

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