Upgrade Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) to Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Beta

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Ubuntu 9.10 is the upcoming version of the Ubuntu operating system. The common name given to this release from the time of its early development was “Karmic Koala”.

Note: This is a beta release. Do not install it on production machines. The final stable version will be released on October 29th, 2009

Important Notes Before Upgrade

* Take a complete Back up all your data. There is no guarantee that all will go well
* Be sure that you have all updates applied to Ubuntu 9.04 before you upgrade

To upgrade from Ubuntu 9.04, press Alt+F2 and type in “update-manager -d” (without the quotes) into the command box click on Run.Once we have got stable release you just remove -d option.

Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ‘9.10′ is available. Click on Upgrade

This will show you Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Release notes click on upgrade

Downloading Upgrade tool in progress

Preparing for upgrade in progress

Note:- If you are using any third party sources in your /etc/apt/sources.list file it will be disabled at the time of upgrade process message will appear.

Setting new software channels in progress

Starting the upgrade process window click on Start Upgrade

Downloading the new Packages in Progress

Installing Packages in Progress

Installing Packages Progress in Terminal

Cleaning Up process in Progress

Now you should see Remove obsolete packages window here click on remove

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

Login Screen

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40 Responses

  1. neeraj says:

    after upgrading to karmic kaola from jaunty
    my laptops touchpad isn’t working help me

  2. Chris Davidson says:

    Following my earlier problems with upgrading to 9.10 (Karmic Koala) (see above) I wiped the whole installation and installed 9.10 from scratch. Whilst this still freezes once in the desktop, opting for “Gnome Failsafe” in the login screen now means I have a usable system. The problem with upgrading seemed to be that simply opening a window consumed 100% of the CPU!

  3. anarkae says:

    I added the “crashkernel=384M-2G:64M@16M,2G-:128M@16M” thing but I didn’t have any luck.

    I still get the white screen.

    I remember a problem with my Intel 945GM video card when I upgraded from 8.10 to 9.04.
    I solved that by rolling back my drivers.

    Can I add this lines to my source.list without problems on karmic?

    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/siretart/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
    deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/siretart/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

  4. anarkae says:

    I solved my problem with the White screen at Gnome session!

    I just ran:
    sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel

    I hope this could help to somebody.

  5. Chris Davidson says:

    Thanks anarkae. Tried this – got the message that the most up to date version was already installed on my system. My problem is probably a bit different, in that I get onto the desktop, only for the whole system to freeze (unless I login with Failsafe Gnome). My take is that my problem is still to do with graphics somehow.

  6. anarkae says:

    Chris: Which is your video card?

  7. ubuntu P says:

    i installed ubuntu on vaio p, and it is much better than way it was in vista. i wonder if there is new drivers available

  8. Joe Niski says:

    anarkae, thanks, that worked for me.

    i upgraded my Dell D620 laptop w/intel 945 gfx, and the white screen of death was so severe i couldn’t even ctrl-alt-f1 to a console – all the virtual terminals had diagonal white streaks on a black background.

    i’m really glad i didn’t have to go the clean install route.

  9. sasa says:

    i have tried upgrading from 9.04 to 9.10 but it comes with an error saying

    “The upgrade is now aborted. Please check your Internet connection or installation media and try again. All files downloaded so far are kept.”

    and evrything is correct when i google they talk about a bug, how can these be resolved.

  10. massi7e says:

    Thanks for this topic
    I have backtrack 4 but I stacked in this update
    It doesn’t work 🙁

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