How to upgrade old ubuntu (6.10) to latest Ubuntu using the alternate Ubuntu cd

Asked by Stef20

I'm using UBUNTU 6.1. I'd downloaded the alternate upgrate CD for Ubuntu 7.1 and write it on a disk.
I have 2 cd drives on my desktop: one read/write and one only read.
When I put the disk on the reading CDROM, I can see the content of the CD, but it won't update. (since I am a total beginner, I assume that I don't press the right buttons ).
If I put the CD in read/write CDROM, it looks like the CD is blank.

Please advise how can I update from the CD.

Thank you!

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Sam_ (and-sam) said :

Please describe your goal, because if you'd like to upgrade until Jaunty it takes five CDs.
In three weeks Karmic will be out including major changes.

It might be much easier then to backup all relevant personal data and make a new installation.

Please verify CD and system requirements before installation.
Please follow number 1,2,3,4 here:

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

You cannot upgrade Ubuntu 6.10 to the latest Ubuntu without doing a very time expensive and not suggested...
upgrade from 6.10 → 7.04 → 7.10 → 8.04 → 8.10 → 9.04 release... and you cannot jump releases when you try to upgrading.

By the way here all the Ubuntu active torrents to download iso images

You can also use the alternate iso cd image without burning any cd (you can mount the iso image in loop mode and use it as a real drive inserted cdrom) and use it to upgrade your system.

Instead of doing this, i suggest to be sure your system works with the latest release:
- burn the Ubuntu desktop live cd 32 bit of Jaunty or Karmic and try to boot your pc from that cd. If it works simply make a backup of your data ( usually you need to backup your home directory ) and install Ubuntu (i suggest you to install Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic beta)


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