Thursday, October 30, 2008

Upgrading From Ubuntu 8.04 To 8.10

Ubuntu 8.10 is released today October 30th so you may be wondering if you can upgrade from your 8.04 install to the 8.10 release without a full reinstall. The answer is yes you can and it is very easy to do. So lets get this upgrade going.

First you will need to navigate to System > Administration > Software Sources. A window will come up like the one shown below.

Software sources window

You will now want to navigate to the Updates tab. Then in the Release Upgrade section in the drop down menu you will want to select Normal Releases. Then you can hit the close button.

You should have Normal Releases selected

Now you will need to navigate to System > Administration > Update Manager. You will need to click on the Check button and install any new updates (if you have any) then click the Check button again and you should then see a message that says New distribution release'8.10' is available. Now you just need to click on the Upgrade button.

8.10 upgrade screen

You will then just need to follow the on screen directions to complete the upgrade. Now you have upgraded from 8.04 to 8.10 in a very simple and quick way. So go have fun with you new upgrade of Ubuntu.

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