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Old 12-15-2011, 10:51 AM   #1
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Question Problems upgrading distribution


I have a version of Ubuntu that is no longer supported and trying to upgrade or install a newer version has been difficult. How do you unzip the file and what is the Linux command comparable to run. I'm not fully able to enjoy my computer because the version is so outdated.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:31 AM   #2
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Download the iso file
Check its MD5sum to make sure it didn't get corrupted in the transfer
Burn it onto a CD
Reboot the computer to run the installer

At which point did you get into difficulties?

You could also have a look at
https://help.ubuntu.com/11.10/instal...386/index.html
The next is for Mint, but the installation is the same and Mint's guide gives more detail
http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.c...glish_11.1.pdf
 
Old 12-16-2011, 04:30 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rolaren View Post
How do you unzip the fil
Unzip what file?
 
Old 12-23-2011, 08:26 AM   #4
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I tried to install a newer distribution but had problems with the download. I feel frustrated!
 
Old 12-23-2011, 08:28 AM   #5
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I guess the download file got corrupted, it didn't work.
 
Old 12-23-2011, 08:40 AM   #6
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It would be very helpful if you post more detailed information about what you have downloaded and what exactly did not work, i. e. error messages.
 
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:49 PM   #7
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Oh, sorry.....the error message said there was a problem and I needed to check the Md5sum....I looked up what that meant on an Ubuntu documentation page along with with instruction on how to check it. I tried what the page said and had no luck. Going from Windows to Ubuntu....I'm totally lost.
 
  


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