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9.04 to 9.10 (Jaunty to Karmic) using Alternate CD

To upgrade from 9.04 to 9.10 using the Alternate CD upgrade method is described here.

9.04 to 9.10 (Jaunty to Karmic)

Before you start

Please make sure you've read and understood the main EOLUpgrade page.

I would recommend using clonezilla for backing up your current installation. It is very easy to backup and restore your partitions with clonezilla. It takes less then 30 minutes to backup/restore a 20Gb root filesystem which has 4-5 Gb used space.

Note that the instructions listed here will no longer officially work. The do_release_upgrade tool will now return this error:

An upgrade from 'jaunty' to 'lucid' is not supported with this tool.

The alternate official migration path is using the Alternate-CD, more information about why this is the only upgrade now available, please see this discussion.

However a work-around has been proposed, so for those eager to use the online upgrade facility, it is still possible, an answer on the previous discussion has been proposed. It requires a few extra steps before you start with the next chapter.

The upgrade

  • Please make sure you have the following sources.list (/etc/apt/sources.list).

## EOL upgrade sources.list
# Required
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-security main restricted universe multiverse

# Optional
#deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
#deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-proposed main restricted universe multiverse

You can make use of -backports, -proposed repositories if you want. For more information about repositories see Repositories/Ubuntu.

  • Update the package list and upgrade all the installed packages

sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude safe-upgrade
  • Perform the release upgrade.

sudo do-release-upgrade
  • Check your new version

Reboot your machine and you can now run lsb_release -a to check the new version of Ubuntu.

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EOLUpgrades/Jaunty (last edited 2012-05-21 07:56:54 by trvcs2)