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Old 07-30-2011, 10:41 AM   #1
Bjornmagne
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Alternate way to update Ubuntu


Hi all, I searched the forums and used hours googling this, so sorry if there`s already a topic about this..
Here is my problem: I do not have a broadband connection, I actually have to log on the internet using my android as a wi-fi hotspot, works great, except that it is slow and unstable (download rate at 19kb/s), I just re-installed ubuntu 10.04, the first thing you do is to update, so I set it to update, then went to sleep, it said to be finished in 2 hrs ( yeah..I know), during the night I lost the connection to the internet and it was ALL lost..everything, even what was already downloaded, so my question is, is there another way of updating the system so that I don`t loose all I have already downloaded in case my connection go a.w.o.l ?

Thanks in advance for all help
-Bjørn-
 
Old 07-30-2011, 11:31 AM   #2
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These are the instructions for creating an update dvd, however the technique they use saves the updates to your system for later retrieval.

http://my.opera.com/ubuntunerd1/blog...-update-cd-dvd
 
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:14 AM   #3
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That helped a lot, but I didn`t actually have to make a cd/dvd, keeping it in the cache was enough.
Thanks
 
Old 07-31-2011, 09:09 AM   #4
Wim Sturkenboom
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It seems unusual that whatever is already downloaded is lost when you loose the connection; my exprience is not like that although it might apply to incomplete files.

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