How To Upgrade Ubuntu 7.04 to Ubuntu 7.10 on Ubuntu Server

By | 2007/10/20

It was pointed out to me this morning that my previous Ubuntu upgrade instructions did not include upgrading Ubuntu Server. I thought I’d take a second and type those up as well. They are pretty simple (as all of the upgrade options intend to be), so you really shouldn’t need to do much.

Preparing for the Upgrade – Ubuntu Server

You’ll want to make sure that your current installation is completely up to date first. Repeat the below steps until no more updates are offered:

  1. sudo aptitude update
  2. sudo aptitude upgrade
  3. sudo aptitude dist-upgrade

Upgrading Ubuntu 7.04 to 7.10 – Ubuntu Server

To upgrade your Ubuntu Server from 7.04 to 7.10 follow these few steps and you’ll be presented with a menu that will walk you through the upgrade process.

  1. sudo aptitude install update-manager-core
  2. sudo do-release-upgrade

Enjoy. Between this and the previous tutorial on upgrading Ubuntu I would hope that everyone is covered. If you run into upgrading problems please report them on launchpad and double check that you’ve followed all of these steps correctly.

23 thoughts on “How To Upgrade Ubuntu 7.04 to Ubuntu 7.10 on Ubuntu Server

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  3. WVSINT

    I use 7.04 Server.

    I typed also:

    $ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

    Otherwise I could not install other programs.

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  4. WVSINT

    Unfortunately I also had to type:

    sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules

    Just to install the restricted drivers section.

    What’s next ?

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  7. Jon

    Just like to say that I was able to update my server flawlessly with these directions. Even worked over SSH!

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  8. JAY

    I also could not upgrade from 7.04 to 7.10, same error as Frank.Is there an answer…
    Error during update
    A problem occured during the update. This is usually some sort of network problem, please check your network connection and retry.
    Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty-security/main/binary-i386/Packages.bz2 Sub-process bzip2 returned an error code (2)
    Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty-security/main/binary-i386/Packages.bz2 Sub-process bzip2 returned an error code (2)

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  9. D1sn3y

    this upgrade worked just fine for me, 6.04 to 7.10, thx alot

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  10. Santi

    It doesn’t work to me. No matter the way.
    It is always end as this:

    Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty-commercial/Release Unable to find expected entry restricted/binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)

    In console mode or graphical.

    HELP!

    A mi no me funciona. Me sale el mensaje:
    Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty-commercial/Release Unable to find expected entry restricted/binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)

    S.O.S.

    thanks

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  11. Frank

    I followed the above instruction, I’m still getting the same problem.

    Error during update

    A problem occured during the update. This is usually some sort of network problem, please check your network connection and retry.

    Failed to fetch

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty-security/main/binary-i386/Packages.bz2 Sub-process bzip2 returned an error code (2)

    Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty-security/main/binary-i386/Packages.bz2 Sub-process bzip2 returned an error code (2)

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  12. Peter Knaggs

    Do you know if “do-release-upgrade” works
    OK via a proxy server? I mean, does it
    look in /etc/apt/apt.conf for the
    Acquire::http::Proxy
    setting?

    At the moment, I’ve got a box “stuck” on
    feisty:

    $ sudo do-release-upgrade
    Password:
    Checking for a new ubuntu release
    No new release found

    $ cat /etc/lsb-release
    DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=7.04
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=feisty
    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION=”Ubuntu 7.04″

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  13. Mike17

    I have the same problem Peter meets.
    I use a proxy server in 7.10 (server edition without Xorg), and I have exactly the same output…

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  14. D3Z1M

    well, I know this post is a bit old. But it still works on ubuntu 8.04 :-)

    So, I did:

    $ sudo do-release-upgrade -d

    When it said "No new releases found" ;-)

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  15. jason

    I use 7.04 Server.

    I also typed:
    $ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

    Otherwise I could not install other programs. jason

    Reply
  16. jason

    I use 7.04 Server.

    I also typed:
    $ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

    Otherwise I could not install other programs. jason

    Reply
  17. jason

    I use 7.04 Server.

    I also typed:
    $ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

    Otherwise I could not install other programs. jason

    Reply
  18. jason

    I use 7.04 Server.

    I also typed:
    $ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

    Otherwise I could not install other programs. jason

    Reply

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