How to Update Ubuntu Linux

by on October 18, 2007 · 8 comments· LAST UPDATED October 18, 2007

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Q. How do I upgrade / update Ubuntu Linux to latest release or software such as 7.10 / Gutsy Gibbon?

A. Ubuntu 7.10 is the current version of the Ubuntu operating system. You can only directly upgrade to Ubuntu 7.10 ("Gutsy Gibbon") from Ubuntu 7.04 ("Feisty Fawn"). First apply all updates by Clicking System > Administration > Update Manager > Check Only apply updates

Once all updates installed, click on System > Administration > Update Manager > Check > A message will appear informing you of the availability of the new release
How to Update Ubuntu Linux
Click on Upgrade button > follow the on-screen instructions.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 James February 13, 2008 at 6:38 pm

I’d like to get more information about udating Linux UBUNTU


2 laki January 29, 2009 at 10:43 pm

it says an eror ocupated and i can not proceed


3 ANTONY GATHUNGU March 7, 2009 at 1:16 pm

please enlighten me on how to dual boot win XP WITH UBUNTU


4 linuxsysad March 28, 2009 at 8:26 am

@antony gathungu, just install ubuntu on your xp computer; it will ask you if you want to remove windows, follow the prompt, you can choose not to remove windows; then after successful installation, you will see screen where you will choose which OS you want to boot.


5 edj May 9, 2009 at 5:42 pm

am getting this error when trying to update the ubuntu desktop

W: Failed to fetch  Could not connect to ( - connect (111 Connection refused)

what this error message mean?

enlighten me please….


6 nixCraft May 10, 2009 at 12:29 am

Look like remote server is down or overload. Make sure your firewall is configured properly to allow outgoing http request.


7 jagath lankapriya August 27, 2009 at 10:46 am

ubuntu update fail


8 Jean November 13, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Using the command line run:
#sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Have fun!


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