Category Archives: Upgrade

Network Upgrade for Kubuntu Desktops (8.04 LTS -> 8.10)

My last post outlined how to upgrade your Ubuntu desktop from 8.04 LTS to 8.10.  This post addresses those fans of the bling that is KDE. To upgrade your Kubuntu 8.04 system to 8.10 follow these few steps: Use the shortcut key “Alt+F2″.  Within the resulting dialog box enter: kdesu “adept_manager” You should then see […]

A Reminder About Upgrading Ubuntu…

I have seen a few questions in IRC and the forums lately regarding upgrading Ubuntu machines.  I thought I would toss out a reminder on the best, supported, methods of upgrading your machine and how to avoid (hopefully) some common pitfalls. Upgrade Preparation The first step towards an upgrade is to backup any mission-critical data […]

This Site Will Be Upgrading To Ubuntu 8.04 Server Today

This is the last of my servers / desktops / laptops that is not yet running Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy”.  In my testing on non-production machines and semi-production machines the upgrades have worked absolutely perfectly.  I wanted to post an announcement / warning that I would be upgrading this server to Ubuntu 8.04 at some point […]

Upgrade To Ubuntu 8.04

Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” is released!  Definitely cause for celebration with many, many new features and improvements!  I figure a hot search item for the next little bit will be regarding how to upgrade.  I thought I’d share a collection of links that will hopefully cover enough of the bases to cover everyone.  Remember, the […]

How To Upgrade Ubuntu 7.10 to Ubuntu 8.04

Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” is now almost final and I want to congratulate the entire team and community for a great accomplishment!  This is another fine release and I feel proud to be part of this community. For those that now want to upgrade from Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon” to Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” you […]

Upgrading From Beta To RC And Beyond…

I keep seeing this question pop up in IRC so I thought I’d post something about it… “How do I upgrade from Ubuntu Beta to Ubuntu RC (and eventually to Final)?” If you’ve installed Beta and want to upgrade to RC (and eventually Final) simply continue to update your machine.  There isn’t anything special that […]

Updating Ubuntu Images With Jigdo

Well its that time again, the Ubuntu community is just about ready to launch another fantastic release and with that release the worlds interweb tubes are going to get clogged as everyone upgrades.  It’s about this time that I always start thinking about ways to be more efficient with my bandwidth. Bittorrent, of course, is […]