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9.10 to 10.04 (Karmic to Lucid) using Alternate CD

Note that the instructions listed at the bottom of this page will no longer work. The do_release_upgrade tool will now return this error:

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

To upgrade from 9.10 to 10.04, you must now use the Alternate CD upgrade method. Or you can use:

sudo do-release-upgrade -d

Which will still allow you to upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04.

9.10 to 10.04 (Karmic to Lucid)

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.

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/ karmic main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-security main restricted universe multiverse

# Optional
#deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
#deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-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/Karmic (last edited 2012-05-10 15:15:36 by huygens-25)