How To Upgrade Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) To 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) (Desktop & Server)

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Mon, 2010-10-11 10:26. :: Ubuntu | Desktop

How To Upgrade Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) To 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) (Desktop & Server)

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Author: Falko Timme <ft [at] falkotimme [dot] com>
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Last edited 10/11/2010

Yesterday the new Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) was released. This guide shows how you can upgrade your Ubuntu 10.04 desktop and server installations to Ubuntu 10.10.

This document comes without warranty of any kind! I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!

 

1 Desktop

Start the Update Manager (System > Administration > Update Manager):

In the Update Manager, click on the Settings... button (in the lower left corner):

The Updates tab in the Software Sources window should open. Select Normal releases in the Show new distribution releases: drop-down menu and click on Close:

Back in the Update Manager, click on the Check button to check for new updates and distribution releases:

The Update Manager should show that a new distribution release (10.10) is available. Click on the Upgrade button to start the distribution upgrade:

A window with the release notes for 10.10 comes up. Click on Upgrade again:

The upgrade tool is now being downloaded. Afterwards, type in your password.

The upgrade is being prepared:

Click on Start Upgrade to finally begin with the upgrade process:

The upgrade packages are now being downloaded...

... and installed. This can take some time, so please be patient.

You might see the following message (Continue without installing GRUB?). I recommend to check the checkbox and click on Forward so that the system will continue to use the old, working GRUB. If you don't check the checkbox , the update manager will install a new GRUB and ask you on which device/partition it should be installed which can make the system unbootable if you select the wrong device/partition.

Because we had to change the Release upgrade settings in the Software Sources window, you will see the following message. It is ok to select Keep:

At the end of the upgrade process, you should remove obsolete packages:

The system needs to be rebooted to complete the upgrade, therefore click on Restart Now:

After the reboot, you can use your new Ubuntu 10.10 desktop:


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Submitted by Anon (not registered) on Tue, 2012-03-13 19:56.
The only thing I didn't like about the process was the "Release Notes" instead of "Upgrade Notes". Everything else, is very intuitive and goes smoothly.
Submitted by Stephanie (not registered) on Thu, 2011-06-02 19:01.

Hi, I was updating from 10.4 to 10.10 and I left it running without checking it.  When I came back, I was at the slide where you say:

"You might see the following message (Continue without installing GRUB?). I recommend to check the checkbox and click on Forward so that the system will continue to use the old, working GRUB. If you don't check the checkbox , the update manager will install a new GRUB and ask you on which device/partition it should be installed which can make the system unbootable if you select the wrong device/partition. "

Well, apparently they didn`t give me the choice, because all of a sudden, my computer turned off and now it is doing what you said.  I can turn the computer on, but then get a message :

"Install Problem! The configuration defaults for gnome power manager have not been installed correctly.  Please contact your  computer administrator."

Now what do I do?

Submitted by Anon (not registered) on Tue, 2012-03-13 19:50.
Submitted by riz (not registered) on Tue, 2011-01-04 09:22.
Thanks mate! this tutorial helped heaps 
Submitted by Kris (not registered) on Mon, 2010-11-29 09:11.
I have upgraded my ubuntu from 10.04 to 10.10. Your guide has been very handy and helpful. I like the look n feel of the new ubuntu. Thanks again
Submitted by Garry (not registered) on Wed, 2010-10-13 14:10.
Great job on the write up. I was concerned about upgraded because I use Ubuntu as a web server and didn't want my sites to go offline in a result of updating. Things worked out great following the tutorial.