upgrading 8.10 using synaptic package manager

Asked by chris haggart on 2012-05-14

Ok total noob here guys so I apologize. I want to upgrade my current 8.10 to 10.04 LTS. I have just downloaded and burnt to a disc but the disc wont read as a boot disc. So what I would like to do is install this via the synaptic package manager. Can anyone tell me how to do this properly so I won't lose my bcm4318 wireless driver because its a b$tch to put back on.


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Ok just did some research and from what I can tell I cant skip releases. So I just tried upgrading through update manager and get a message saying Failed To Extract. Extracting the upgrade failed. There may be a problem with the network or with the server. Please help guys Noob in distress!!

You will either need to download the Jaunty alternate ISO and the Karmic alternate ISO. You will firstly need to mount the Jaunty ISO and upgrade to that, then mount the Karnic ISO and upgrade to that. You can then upgrade to Lucid.

Alternatively (and quicker) you can simply clean install Lucid.

Personally I would forget Lucid and install a clean install of Precise. It is the latest release and is LTS.

Well the thing is and you might laugh at me here. I just had that version and found that it made my old laptop very laggy. I remember using the 10.04 before which ran real nice. so since i cant upgrade using update manager and my disc won't boot how can i clean install Lucid?

Did you try Lubuntu or Xubuntu instead?

No should I which do you reccommend my laptop is an acer aspire 5000.

Lubuntu is a lot lighter

ok ill download it and how can i make a boot disc to install it