how do i upgrade from karmic koala to next

Asked by jeffkihneman on 2012-12-02

i have karmic koala and would like to upgrade to a current ubuntu version

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Jason Kairl (jdkairl) said : #1

Hi,

Have a read of this page for some information on upgrading.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EOLUpgrades

You might want think about a clean install as an upgrade from that far back. It could possibly be problematic such a large jump. In any case make sure you do a full backup before you do anything. Luck and ask if you need any more help.

Regards,

Jason

You can upgrade using the Lucid alternate ISO to get to Lucid. You can then upgrade to Precise in a single jump (LTS to LTS).

Personally I would just clean install Precise (LTS supported til April 2017) or if you want the latest bells and whistles, use Quantal (although itis supported for a shorter time)

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #3

I agree with @actionpasnip !

Clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Backup your important data and go for it. :-)

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