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Old 05-03-2013, 11:16 AM   #1
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upgrading to 13.04 from 12.04


The title says it all... what is the best way to do this? I have already backed up my system. I tried running

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do-release-upgrade -c
but it only returns, saying that there was no new release founds.
 
Old 05-03-2013, 11:59 AM   #2
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The title most certainly does not say it all. I assume you're talking about Ubuntu. It might be worth mentioning that in your post. Have you tried searching for an answer? There is this one that explains the upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04. If that's not useful I'm sure with a bit of effort you can find something that meets your needs.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:07 PM   #3
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yes, it is ubuntu. and it does not show an option to upgrade to 13.04.
 
Old 05-03-2013, 12:12 PM   #4
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Have you tried the link I provided in my first post? I don't understand what exactly doesn't show an option to upgrade?
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:04 PM   #5
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I think you will have to upgrade to 12.10 first from there you can go to 13.04. Go to your upgrade manager, then look into its settings and select to notify you when normal releases are available not just LTS releases.

You can also boot from the 13.04 liveCD and select to upgrade existing installed system.
Or you could just stay on 12.04LTS until next LTS release that is less risky.

Good luck to you

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Old 05-03-2013, 05:46 PM   #6
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so i upgraded to 12.10. i restarted, and it doesn't boot in. i get to the loading ubuntu screen, and then i get a blank screen.
i probably would have gone with the livecd upgrade option.
any ideas as to why this is not booting properly? i tried restarting. should I try single user mode?
 
Old 05-03-2013, 06:03 PM   #7
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Your best bet, in my opinion, is to keep your stable, long-term-support 12.04 install (since you probably made a full backup---right?---it should be easy to restore) and then install 13.04 side-by-side in a "dual boot" configuration. That way, you can choose between stable 12.04 and bleeding-edge experimental 13.04 depending on your mood each day.

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Old 05-03-2013, 06:07 PM   #8
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I got this from a google+ post
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Chances are some drivers are no supported, anyway, restart your computer, then just before the loading screen press left shift to bring up GRUB. then press e to edit the command line and add '--nomodeset' without the quotes, press ctrl+x to start, and you will at least be able to login but the graphics will most likely be a little ugly, so then you can at least jump to the upgrade to 13.04
I haven't tried that suggested above though.

But also you can press ctrl+alt+f2 that will let you log in to a command prompt
there you type
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sudo apt-get update
then
Code:
sudo apt-get upgrade
maybe that will fix which ever software need to be fixed in your system

good luck to you!

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Old 05-03-2013, 07:08 PM   #9
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It says there is no command nomodeset
Not sure if I did it right but I entered it on its own line

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