Continuing my series on how to upgrade to Ubuntu 8.10 “Intrepid” I now bring you steps on how to upgrade your Ubuntu Server installation. Again, these steps are nearly as simple as a desktop upgrade. The Ubuntu development team has done a really great job of making upgrading simple and painless.
First of all you’ll need to install the upgrade management utility:
sudo aptitude install update-manager-core
Once that is installed (it may already be there, YMMV), start the upgrade manager:
Simply follow the on-screen instructions at this point. Note: The upgrade manager will alert you that upgrading via remote ssh connection is not suggested, however I have done it multiple times without issue. Again, your milage may vary.