Upgrade Ubuntu From Dapper(6.06) to Edgy(6.10)

Posted November 16, 2006 by johnnythawte in Linux

A guide for upgrading Ubuntu from Dapper to Edgy Eft using the built-in update methods.


Ubuntu Edgy Eft is a more experimental build of Ubuntu. If you are looking for the most stable release, you would want to use Ubuntu Dapper, which has long term support from Ubuntu.

Edgy includes the latest version of Firefox, as well as a lot of graphical enhancements. If you aren’t scared yet, let’s get to installing.

1) Open a terminal window and type in the following command:

gksu “update-manager -c -d”

2) You will be prompted to enter your password, at which point you will see a screen saying “New distribution release ‘6.10’ is available”. Click the Upgrade button to continue.

3) Click “Upgrade” again at the release notes screen

4) Click “Start Upgrade” when you see the screen asking if you want to start the upgrade.

5) Reboot the computer, and enjoy Firefox 2.0

Note: If you have a highly customized installation of Ubuntu Dapper, you probably won’t want to do an upgrade, but rather a full install. You can get the installation cds here

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