Upgrade Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) to Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

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The Ubuntu team is excited to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software that the open source and free software communities have to offer. This is Ubuntu 7.10, which brings a host of excellent new features.

Before Upgrading You need to remember the following Important point

Take complete backup of your system before upgrading .Now you need to upgraded Ubuntu Feisty Machine to Ubuntu Gutsy.

If you want to upgrade using GUI use the following procedure

Use the Alt+F2 key combination to bring up the Run Application dialog, where you'll want to enter the following command

update-manager -c
“-c” switch tells it to look for upgrades at all.

You should see the following screen here Now you can see 7.10 is available for upgrade click on upgrade

Now you should see the release notes as follows here you need to click on upgrade

Preparing for the upgrade in Progress

You can see similar to the following screen about end of support for some applications click on close

Now you should see the following screen to start upgrade click on start upgrade

Fetching the upgrades are in progress

Installing the upgrades are in progress

Cleaning Up is in Progress

You need to restart the system to complete the Upgrade by clicking “Restart Now”

Testing Your Upgrade

You can check the ubuntu version installed using the following command

sudo lsb_release -a

Output Looks like below

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7 Responses

  1. Jake says:

    Great article, it helped a lot. Thanks.

  2. Geoff Scales says:

    I went to Upgrade Manager, as per the above.

    The phrase – “New distribution release ‘7.10’ is available. – Upgrade” is not on the Upgrade Manager screen, as per the screen shot.

    Previously I have been here to check it out and it was. Has the upgrade process changed?


  3. Rupak says:

    Is the upgrade process the same for 7.10 to 8.04
    are there chances if data losses during the process.

  4. smcr says:

    Similar to Geoff Scales quoted above I do not get “New distribution release ‘7.10? is available. – Upgrade” on the Upgrade Manager screen. What should I do?

  5. eugenio says:

    I can see the phrase “New distribution release 7.10 is available” but I can’t find the release notes? What should i do?

  6. Hamza says:

    Ok, the Alt+F2 thing worked.
    The command was awesome.
    The upgrade button for 7.10 came up too.
    But when I clicked on it, it said that it couldn’t show the update manager because of an overload thingamig.

    You’re article is excellent but can you please help me with my problem.
    Who ever knows the solution please e-mail me or reply to this comment.

    My e-mail is: [email protected]

  7. Hamza says:

    Sorry in my 4th sentence I meant the release notes not upgrade manager. Ok. Just my little “train-of-thought” error over in my last comment. Guess I should have reread it before sending.

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