Ubuntu 8.10 Upgrade

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I’ve just finished upgrading my desktop and laptop system without any problem. By default Ubuntu 8.04 LTS will not offer a upgrade to 8.10. This is because the 8.04 LTS version is a long term support release and 8.10 is a regular release. However, you can do network upgrade by configuring LTS release to normal release as follows:


Click on System > Administration > Software Sources

Next click on the “Updates” tab and change “Show new distribution release” to “Normal releases”:

Fig.01: Ubuntu 8.10 Upgrade
Fig.01: Ubuntu 8.10 Upgrade

Click on Close to save the changes.

Ubuntu 8.10 Upgrade Over The Internet

Click on System > Administration > Update Manager:

Next click the Check button to check for new updates. If there are any updates to install, use the Install Updates button to install them, and press Check again after that is complete. Finally, a message will appear on screen, informing you of the availability of the new 8.10 release as follows:

Message Informing you of the availability of the new 8.10 release
Message Informing you of the availability of the new 8.10 release

Click on Upgrade button and just follow the on-screen instructions. The procedure may take some time.

A note about Ubuntu 8.10 server upgrade

Please see this article to perform network upgrade for Ubuntu servers.


Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

2 comment

  1. how to disable connecting to the proxy-server in everytime apt-get(-ing)

    http::proxy “http://chika@cs.its.ac.id:xxxx@”



    i’ve tried to remove this /etc/apt/apt.conf but still try to contact this proxy-server

    i also have tried >> synaptic >> prefer* >> network >> set direct acccess (but still try connect to the proxyserver)

    try change on system >> prefer* >> network proxy(disable it)

    still the same … always try connect to the proxy…

    how to disable it?

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