Monday, November 3, 2008

Upgrading to Ubuntu 8.10 The Intrepid Ibex

Last week Ubuntu 8.10, aka The Intrepid Ibex, was released.

Time to updgrade :-) First in my laptop.

I will be the using the 64 bit alternate cd to upgrade. This means that the upgrade will have a cd image as his source, and not the Internet. This way it's much faster.

Before you start
  • Check for updates using Update Manager
  • Backup your data
  • Check the Release Notes
  • Download Ubuntu (I recommend using Torrents)
  • Check the file hash (example: md5sum ubuntu-8.10-alternate-amd64.iso)
  • Be sure to upgrade from Ubuntu 8.04.
  • Use Gmount-iso to mount the iso file. This way cd could be mounted without having to burn a cd.
In the Terminal, go to the cd mount point (example: /media/cdrom) and type:
$ gksu "sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade"
And now we wait...

During the upgrade there may be some questions about replacing some configuration files. I replaced them all with the new versions.

After restarting and reactivating my Software Sources there were more updates to do. This is because Ubuntu deactivates other software sources and because I made the upgrade from the alternate cd.