I will be the using the 32 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, I think.
I shouldn't do this during the week, but... oh well...
Before you start
- Check for updates using Update Manager (be sure to have all the available upgrades done)
- Backup your data
- Check the Release Notes
- Download Ubuntu (I used the Text based “alternate installer” installation disk link to get the alternate image)
- Check the file hash (example: md5sum ubuntu-9.04-alternate-i386.iso) and compare it to UbuntuHashes
- Be sure to upgrade from Ubuntu 8.10.
- Have a burned Live CD laying around, just in case.
- Use Gmount-iso to mount the iso file. This way cd could be mounted without having to burn a cd.