Linux Ubuntu: Gutsy Upgrades

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Gutsy Gibbon

Ubuntu 7.10 is the current DEVELOPMENT version of the Ubuntu operating system. It will be released October, 2007. The common name given to this release from the time of its early development was “Gutsy Gibbon”.

Before you start

  • You can only directly upgrade to Ubuntu 7.10 (“Gutsy Gibbon”) from Ubuntu 7.04 (“Feisty Fawn”)
  • Be sure that you have all updates applied to Ubuntu 7.04 before you upgrade

Note: If you have a version of Ubuntu which was released before Ubuntu 7.04, please see Installation/UpgradeFromOldVersion for information on how to upgrade.

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Ubuntu Beta upgrade

Note: these instructions apply to the Beta release and will be removed when 7.10 is released

If you wish to participate in testing the Ubuntu 7.10 beta, you can easily upgrade over the network with the following procedure. People upgrading after the final release will not need to use the command line.

  1. Press Alt+F2 to run a command, or open a terminal window
  2. Run the following command:
    update-manager -d
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions

If you have a working network connection, it should then inform you of the new release and offer to upgrade your system.

Kubuntu Beta upgrade

Follow the pictures at http://kubuntu.org/~jriddell/kubuntu-upgrade

  1. Launch Adept Manager: KMenu -> System -> Adept Manager
  2. In Adept -> Manage Repositories enable “Recommended updates” and “Pre-released updates”, close and reload
  3. Click Fetch Updates
  4. Click Full Upgrade
  5. Click Apply Changes
  6. Close Adept Manager
  7. Press Alt+F2 to run a command, or open a terminal window
  8. Run the following command (the quotes are important):
    kdesu "adept_manager --version-upgrade"
  9. Click Version Upgrade
  10. Follow the on-screen instructions

Network upgrade for Ubuntu desktops (recommended)

When Ubuntu 7.10 is officially released, you can easily upgrade over the network with the following procedure.

  1. Open System/Administration/Update Manager
  2. Click the Check button to check for new updates
  3. A message will appear informing you of the availability of the new release
  4. Click Upgrade
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions

Network upgrade for Kubuntu desktops (recommended)

When Kubuntu 7.10 is officially released, you can easily upgrade over the network with the following procedure.

  1. Open the Adept Manager by going to KMenu -> System -> Adept Manager (Manage Packages).
  2. In Adept -> Manage Repositories enable feisty-updates (or gutsy-updates “Recommended Updates” if you are already on gutsy)
  3. If your system is up to date, the upgrade wizard will be offered it via the Version Upgrade button. Otherwise:
    1. Press the Full Upgrade button.
    2. Press the Apply Changes button.
    3. Once the packages are installed, exit the Adept Manager (Adept -> Quit).
    4. Repeat the initial steps (1-4).

Network upgrade for Ubuntu servers (recommended)

If you run an Ubuntu server, you should use the new server upgrade system.

  1. Install update-manager-core:
    sudo apt-get install update-manager-core
  2. Launch the upgrade tool:
    sudo do-release-upgrade
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions

Upgrading using the alternate CD/DVD

Use this method if the system being upgraded is not connected to the Internet.

  1. Download and burn the alternate installation CD
  2. Insert it into your CD-ROM drive
  3. A dialog will be displayed offering you the opportunity to upgrade using that CD
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions

If the upgrade dialog is not displayed for any reason, you may also run the following command using Alt+F2:

gksu “sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade”

From Ubuntu Web site

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4 thoughts on “Linux Ubuntu: Gutsy Upgrades

  1. Please Run update first
    and after
    1. Press Alt+F2 to run a command, or open a terminal window
    2. Run the following command:

    update-manager -d

    3. Follow the on-screen instructions

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