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I have installed Ubuntu 7.10 on my laptop (HP Pavilion zv 6000) my first problem is that ubuntu 7.10 will not upgrade or update anything it can't find the repository no matter what I do. I would like to upgrade to Ubuntu version 8.10 or 9.04 but I can't get rid of 7.10 and use just 8.10 or 9.04. How do I uninstall 7.10 and install 9.04. Please make instruction simple because I am very new to Linux and Ubuntu but I find that it is easy to use but not easy to change.
You can only directly upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04 from Ubuntu 8.10
According to Ubuntu Documentation, you should not skip versions when upgrading. Instead you should upgrade that means upgrading from 7.10 to 8.04LTS and then 8.10.
However, I would suggest to download the latest version and do a new install.
If you do a new install, it will overwrite the old one.
Please note, all data will be removed, so first make a backup from your important data,
unless you have a seperate /home partition, then you can reuse this during the install.
I am doing this for a class and the book came with the disk 7.10 and I was just following instruction from my teacher, but I should have downloaded the most up to date version first. Ubuntu 7.10 has serious issues with the repositories it won't upgrade or update because it can't find the repositories. Thank you for your help I am going to get my computer in a few minutes and try and see if it works.
I don't know much about Ubuntu. It all seems very complicated. Can't you just change the repos in your sources.list file to point to 8.10 instead of 7.10 and do a
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude dist-upgrade
or something along those lines? The more recent packages should replace the older packages and aptitude will warn you about any orphaned packages that result from the upgrade. Maybe there's some special ubuntu way of doing this and an experienced user can tell you about it.
I purchased the book Ubuntu Unleashed and the book came with a disk with Ubuntu 7.04. Once I installed this program Ubuntu would not update it told me that it could not find repositories it was on-line but would not connect with the any of the repositories. Also it would not connect with my wireless Internet connection I had to run a wire to my laptop in order to get on-line. The reason I am writing this is to help someone else who may face this problem. I downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu which is 9.04 and then copied it to a disk. Once it was on the disk I restarted my computer and made the computer boot from the disk drive. It gave me the option to replace version 7.04. I took 7.04 off my computer completely and replaced it with version 9.04 this fixed all of my problems so far. I can connect to my wireless and the updates run without a problem. I hope this helps someone in the future. Thanks to everyone who helped me solve this problem.