upgrade vs install

Asked by Jerry Story

I want to do an upgrade, not an install. The CD does only an install.

It asks me how I want to partition my disk. I doesn't ask me *whether* I want to partition my disk. I don't. I want to leave the partitions as they are. I want to upgrade from Edgy to Feisty (or from Feisty to ____), without losing stuff.

The apt-get is too slow. Files stall and time out.

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Kjell Braden (afflux) said :
#1

Just insert the CD in your drive while edgy is running, you will be asked wether it should start the Package-Manager. Confirm this and install all upgrade.

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Jerry Story (story-jerry) said :
#2

On 4/28/07, Kjell Braden <email address hidden> wrote:
> Your question #5788 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/5788
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Kjell Braden proposed the following answer:
> Just insert the CD in your drive while edgy is running, you will be
> asked wether it should start the Package-Manager. Confirm this and
> install all upgrade.

Now I'm trying to upgrade from Feisty to Gutsy. I have the CD and the
Package Manager. Where is "install all upgrade"?

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Kjell Braden (afflux) said :
#3

(since I don't know whats your system language, I'll explain the English menu)

1. Click "Reload" (from left to right: first button below the menu bar)
2. (When the reload finished): Click "Mark All Upgrades" (second button)
3. Click Apply (third button)

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Jerry Story (story-jerry) said :
#4

On 10/19/07, Kjell Braden <email address hidden> wrote:

> 1. Click "Reload" (from left to right: first button below the menu bar)
Did that. It downloaded some stuff.

> 2. (When the reload finished): Click "Mark All Upgrades" (second button)
Did that.

> 3. Click Apply (third button)
Can't. It is grayed out.

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Kjell Braden (afflux) said :
#5

When you inserted the Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon CD, did the dialog, that offered you the opportunity to upgrade using that CD, appear?

If not, try the following (with the CD inserted!):
Press Alt+F2. A dialog called "run application" will open. Enter the following command:
gksu "sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade"

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Jerry Story (story-jerry) said :
#6

On 10/19/07, Kjell Braden <email address hidden> wrote:

> When you inserted the Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon CD, did the dialog, that
> offered you the opportunity to upgrade using that CD, appear?

With the AMD64 version, yes. Then it gave me an error message:
[quote]
E : Unable to locate any package files, perhaps this is not a Debian Disc
[end quote]

I have an AMD 64.

> If not, try the following (with the CD inserted!):
> Press Alt+F2. A dialog called "run application" will open. Enter the following command:
> gksu "sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade"

Did that. Nothing happened.

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Kjell Braden (afflux) said :
#7

What kind of CD did you download (live dvd, desktop cd, alternate cd)?

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Jerry Story (story-jerry) said :
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On 10/19/07, Kjell Braden <email address hidden> wrote:

> What kind of CD did you download (live dvd, desktop cd, alternate cd)?

I downloaded from here:
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download
Desktop
Ubuntu 7.10
I downloaded both Standard and 64 bit AMD. Neither worked.
I did not check the alternative desktop CD box.

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Best Kjell Braden (afflux) said :
#9

As http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/upgrading suggests, please try it with the alternate desktop CD and make sure you use the architecture that you actually have installed. If that doesn't work, please file a bug at https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/5788/+makebug.

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Jerry Story (story-jerry) said :
#10

Thanks. The alternative desktop CD worked. Now I have Gutsy installed.