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Sunday, November 8, 2009

How to upgrade ubuntu distro

I had to update and upgrade the Ubuntu on my laptop. There are 2 well know options how you can do this.

Using the graphical GUI
# update-manager

Using the text command GUI

# type -a do-release-upgrade
do-release-upgrade is /usr/bin/do-release-upgrade
# dpkg -S /usr/bin/do-release-upgrade
update-manager-core: /usr/bin/do-release-upgrade
root@radexlaptop:/home/radoslaw# do-release-upgrade --help
Usage: do-release-upgrade [options]

-h, --help show this help message and exit
-d, --devel-release Check if upgrading to the latest devel release is
-p, --proposed Try upgrading to the latest release using the upgrader
from $distro-proposed
-m MODE, --mode=MODE Run in a special upgrade mode. Currently 'desktop' for
regular upgrades of a desktop system and 'server' for
server systems are supported.
-f FRONTEND, --frontend=FRONTEND
Run the specified frontend
-s, --sandbox Test upgrade with a sandbox aufs overlay
root@radexlaptop:/home/radoslaw# do-release-upgrade -d
Checking for a new ubuntu release
No new release found

1 comment:

  1. I was searching on internet that how to upgrade Ubuntu and saw this post which is very useful and I have done upgrade and help my friend to do his. This is a very good effort, I have used the graphical user interface to upgrade this was the simplest upgrade I have ever seen.configuration management