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Old 04-13-2013, 02:38 AM   #1
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Question upgrade ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04


Hey;
I see that the Ubuntu 13.04 stable version will be released around the 25th of April. I currently have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I am considering upgrading to 13.04. My question is can I skip over Ubuntu 12.10 or should I upgrade to 12.10 and then from it upgrade to 13.04 when its stable version is released. I have seen where Ubuntu 13.04 Beta has been released but I would rather wait for the stable version before switching.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:27 AM   #2
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i don't skip upgrades and i think you can't.
 
Old 04-13-2013, 11:38 AM   #3
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You need to upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10 then to Ubuntu 13.04. You can only skip releases if you are upgrading from an LTS release to another LTS.
 
Old 04-13-2013, 12:09 PM   #4
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Safest method is to create a new partition and install 13.04 as a "dual boot." Then you still have stable long term support 12.04 as a fallback while you are getting used to 13.04.
 
Old 04-13-2013, 06:05 PM   #5
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snowpine, I am not sure if I can do a partition. Unless there is a way to partition the Ubuntu 12.04 I have, then maybe but I do not know how to do it? Several months ago I installed a WinXP plus my Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC. The XP CD was missing certain items and never was fully installed, What followws is long an boring suffice to say I have just the Ubuntu on my PC now.

wagscat123, I was unaware that one could not skip upgrades such as 12.04 to 13.04 if one was a LTS.

snowpine, If there is a way for me to create a dual boot within my PC that would allow me to dual boot from either 12.04 or 13.04, I'd like to try that otherwise I may go with upgradign to 12.10 and then 13.04?

Thanks to both of you for your assistance and guide.
 
Old 04-13-2013, 06:18 PM   #6
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I don't really understand what you're saying, but: Why not stick with stable long-term support 12.04 for a while longer, read up on basic concepts (upgrades, partitions, backups---all well-documented on the ubuntu site), and upgrade when you're feeling more confident? Is there a problem with 12.04??

If you want to just throw caution to the wind and go for it, this page is 1st google hit for "upgrade ubuntu:"
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/upgrade

easy as 1-2-3!
 
Old 04-13-2013, 06:24 PM   #7
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I am going to stay with what I have for the time being. That's okay sometimes I don't know what I am saying. I'll check out the link for a look.
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