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upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10

How to upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10 from 12.04

Ubuntu 12.10 “Quantal Quetzal”  has released, with a lot of new exciting features. So you’re running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS now, and you’re interested in the shinny features of 12.10, then you may want to upgrade now (or you can do a fresh install (12.10), in another partition/drive)

Upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10, from 12.04 LTS is very easy, but you must always have a backup of all your important data (to another hard disk or online such as Dropbox, Ubuntu One or Amazon S3).

First of all, Back up all your important data

Then, start Update Manager. Update the settings, so that it can notify you about the new version (by default it’s set for LTS only).


Now, restart the update manager and click on check to reload the package information. Now you should see the upgrade notification “New Ubuntu release 12.10 is available” at top.

upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10


Now, read the release notes and click on upgrade to start the upgrade process.


It may take time depending on your internet connection, once the process is complete, restart your computer and enjoy the cool features in latest Ubuntu release (12.10).

NOTE : If you prefer a solid and stable distribution over the new one with latest cool stuffs, then better stick with LTS version, specially in production environment or any situation where stability/compatibility is critically important. e.g in server environment. But for most of the desktop users, that might not be an issue, or you could run LTS as primary OS (for work) and the latest one as secondary OS in other partition/drive.


Upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from 11.10

Now, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has arrived with some cool new features and surprises. Different flavors of Ubuntu i.e kubuntu, Lubuntu, Edubuntu, Xubuntu, Mythbuntu etc is also available along with the primary release.

If you’re using 11.10 then you can upgrade it (if you want, but recommended because the new version is an LTS release). You can upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in many ways – from terminal or update manager or you could download an ISO and upgrade using a bootable media (CD/DVD/USB). The first/second method is dead simple so we would go for that but if you’ve very slow Internet connection then it’s better to upgrading using bootable media.


Upgrading Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 LTS

0. First of all, create a backup of all your important files. It’s really important!.

1. Start Update Manager

2. Then check for updates. Then you would see the upgrade information about the new release.

3. Now, click on Upgrade button to continue (you will have to confirm it in a new window) and wait while upgrading process complete.

From Terminal

Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t) and execute –

sudo apt-get update
sudo do-release-upgrade
upgrading to ubuntu 11.10

How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10

Ubuntu 11.10 final version is out now. You can either install the Ubuntu 11.10 (oneiric ocelot) on a separate partition without affecting the current version 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) / 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) / whatever version you’re using right now, or just upgrade the current one to its latest stable version i.e Ubuntu 11.10.

If you’re using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Long Term Support) on a production machine (for example as a VPS server), then it may not be necessary to use the latest version (and there may be some unknown critical bugs), so upgrade is not required (in fact it’s not recommended unless you know what you’re doing). On the other hand if you’re a desktop user then you may want to try some new and exciting features of Ubuntu 11.10 – specially Gnome Shell, for Next Generation Desktop Experience.

upgrading to ubuntu 11.10

Upgrading (ubuntu 11.04/10.10/10.04/..) to Ubuntu 11.10 in few simple steps

step 1 

Attention! => Before any Upgrade create a backup of all the important Files

When you’ve created a backup copy for your important data (it will save you from any failure, so don’t forget to create a backup first), you can start upgrade process. You must be connected to internet because during upgrade process a lot of packages will be fetched from Internet.

step 2

Open terminal (press Ctrl+Alt+t) and execute the following command(s) to start the update manager (you can also start Update Manager from Apps list).

update-manager -d

Then click on Check Button to check for updates, it may take few minutes to fetch the latest details about the distribution/packages.


step 3

In update manager window, you will get a notice like ‘New Ubuntu release ‘11.10’ is available‘. Click on Upgrade (button near that), then again confirm it in a new window and wait for the upgrade process to complete. Now, restart the system and enjoy the new version of Ubuntu!


How to Upgrade from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04

Ubuntu 10.10 had released, few (~6) months ago, now Ubuntu 11.04 is the next version, scheduled to release on April 28, 2011. Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)/10.04 (Lucid Lynx) is based on GNOME Desktop, while Ubuntu 11.04 is using Unity Shell/Desktop (with GNOME Application suite). If you are thinking to upgrade your Ubuntu 10.10, to it’s next version, 11.04 (Natty Narwhal ), then First make a backup and wait for few days, until the stable version of Ubuntu 11.04 comes out.

Ubuntu 10.10 is based on gnome 2.3, if you will upgrade , then unity will become the default desktop. The new desktop ‘unity’ is the major change in the next version, everything else is almost similar to previous version, or else if you are bored with old classic interface of gnome 2.3 then you can try Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 10.10, gnome 3 also looks great!, so instead of upgrading the whole system, you can just upgrade the desktop.

Upgrading Ubuntu 10.10 to Ubuntu 11.04 in few simple steps

step #1 : First of all, prepare a backup of all the files (customized apps, e.g gimp fonts, brushes, plugins) and data, it’s strongly recommended. When you are ready, move to next step.


step #2 : Hit ALT+F2 , a small window will appear, write

update-manager -d

and click on Run Button (you just started the Update Manager Daemon).


step #3 : Now,  a new Window will appear, just click on Upgrade button (look at the snapshot, above), then move on..the upgrading will begin.

step #4 : Relax,until the upgrading process is completed. Restart the computer and enjoy Ubuntu 11.04!!

Here is a snapshot of the new Look of your Desktop (Unity with Ubuntu 11.04)!


How to Upgrade wordpress to version 3.0 from 2.9.2

WordPress Version 3(Stable) is just released and so all wordpress bloggers should upgrade to the wordpress 3 from the older versions.You can install wordpress in two ways either automatically or manually.This post will explain you about upgrading wordpress v 2.7(just previous stable version) to wordpress v 3.

Upgrading to wordpress 3.0 From 2.9.2

1. Open your blog and login through the administrator account.

2. Deactivate all the plugins and make backup for post of all the authors(wordpress_author.xml) and also make a backup of sql database(database_name.sql) by logging to your hosting account.This step is extremely important!! otherwise you may loose all your posts in some cases.

3. On the Dashboard you will see an option for upgrading to wordpress 3 in top(as well as in right bottom corner and also in left).Click on “please upgrade to wordpress 3”.

4. Click on automatic installation and enter your hosting account details and proceed.

5. Installation will complete within a couple of minutes.

6. That’s all..

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You can also install it manually by downloading the package from wordpress official website.If you want to install manually then more tutorial can be found here – Install wordpress manually