Upgrade Ubuntu Server 6.10 (Edgy Eft) to 7.04 (Feisty Fawn)
Before Upgrading You need to remember the following point
Take comple backup of your server before upgrading Now you need to upgraded Ubuntu Edgy Server to Ubuntu Feisty.
You have to update the sources.list file to apt-get be able to find the update-manager-core package
sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list
and Change every occurrence of edgy to feisty
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy main restricted
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty main restricted
Update the new lists of packages by doing
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install update-manager-core
Launch the upgrade tool
Follow the on-screen instructions
Is there a way to upgrade using a CD? The machine running 6.10 server is behind a dialup connection so upgrading through apt is not an option – however at work I can easily download a 7.04 server torrent and create a CD.
I tried to do just that, and managed to completely hose my machine. What I tried was to download the 7.04 alternate CD, then apt-cdrom, and run the update from there. Things seemed to work fine for a while, but ultimately the system completely froze. I had to wipe the drive and re-install (maybe there was a better solution?).
I should state that the 6.10 system I started with had both Ubuntu and KUbuntu on it (I was using superkaramba). So it’s very possible that a straight Ubuntu install might have upgraded easier.
I have different experience compared to Cybertoast’s. Just upgraded two servers, everything went as expected.
This screwed up my ubuntu install too. After 1 1/2 years of no reboot I thought I better upgrade, followed this tutorial and it never loaded again 🙁 (yes I did a reboot before the upgrade)