How to Update Ubuntu Linux

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

Click on Upgrade button > follow the on-screen instructions.

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8 comments… add one
  • James Feb 13, 2008 @ 18:38

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

  • laki Jan 29, 2009 @ 22:43

    it says an eror ocupated and i can not proceed

  • ANTONY GATHUNGU Mar 7, 2009 @ 13:16

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

  • linuxsysad Mar 28, 2009 @ 8:26

    @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.

  • edj May 9, 2009 @ 17:42

    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….

    • 🐧 nixCraft May 10, 2009 @ 0:29

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

  • jagath lankapriya Aug 27, 2009 @ 10:46

    ubuntu update fail

  • Jean Nov 13, 2009 @ 18:42

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

    Have fun!

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