How to update from 9.10 to a later version. I have tried updating to 12.04 but that doesnt seem to work!

Asked by Gerald Rundle on 2016-12-05

How do I update from version 9.10? I have tried 'update' to 12.04 but nothing seems to happen.
I downloaded version 16.04 and saved it but don't know how to execute it.
I got version 9.10 from a disc in a magazine because that was how I did it on my laptop.
I have moved from windows XP but now my CD/DVDs arn't responding. It is a fairly old PC now but my laptop works fine and I am happy with Linux. I'm in a mess and need help! Please.

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2016-12-12
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2016-12-15
Gerald Rundle (ghr1934) said : #2

Thank you for your help but I don't seem able to get past Ubuntu 9.10
which I installed on a Windows XP PC. Ubuntu 9.10 is working well but I
don't know how to update or install a later version. I have downloaded
versions 12.04; 14.04; 16.04 32 and 64 onto Discs which I can now read
but they won't install! 9.10 seems to be blocking everything out! I have
tried the update to 12.04 in the 9.10 version but nothing seems to
happen. I am writing this from my laptop where I have installed 14.04. I
just thought I would like Linux on the PC to speed it up also.

On 06/12/16 09:40, Mark Rijckenberg wrote:
> Your question #404666 on nautilus in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+question/404666
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Mark Rijckenberg proposed the following answer:
> https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows
>
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick
>
> http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2015/11/how-to-create-ubuntu-1510-usb-
> drive.html
>
> http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/
>

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

1. Was that Ubuntu 9.10 installation a "real installation" on own partitions, or is it a "WUBI" installation inside Windows?

2. If you want to do a new installation of Ubuntu 14.04 or 16.04, then you have to prepare a bootable DVD or a bootable USB stick with the installation kit, and then reboot your computer and instruct the BIOS to start from that installation kit.
Trying to use the installer when logged in to the Ubuntu 9.10 system does not work.

Gerald Rundle (ghr1934) said : #4

Have managed to install version 16.10 from a disc in the Ubuntu magazine
I bought. It seems very slow compared to the 14.04 on my laptop but I
suppose it's the difference between 32 and 64 amd. Thank you for your
help. At least it is working, maybe I can tweek it later!!

On 08/12/16 10:53, Manfred Hampl wrote:
> Your question #404666 on nautilus in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+question/404666
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Manfred Hampl proposed the following answer:
> 1. Was that Ubuntu 9.10 installation a "real installation" on own
> partitions, or is it a "WUBI" installation inside Windows?
>
> 2. If you want to do a new installation of Ubuntu 14.04 or 16.04, then you have to prepare a bootable DVD or a bootable USB stick with the installation kit, and then reboot your computer and instruct the BIOS to start from that installation kit.
> Trying to use the installer when logged in to the Ubuntu 9.10 system does not work.
>

Please set the thread status to "solved", if this issue is still solved.

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