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Old 05-20-2012, 11:41 AM   #1
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Question Cannot upgrade an old version of ubuntu

I am a newby to linux. However I have been using computers since 1964. I started learning about Linnux with the book "Linux for Dummies" There was a cd with Fedora and Ubuntu iso files. I installed Ubuntu (version 9.4 I think) in an old PC with Win 7 Pro on the C drive and put Ubuntu on a 240 ssd. planning to dual boot. After I was a little familiar with it I thought I would see if there was an upgrade version. I learned that my version was so old that upgrade was no longer supported.
My question is can I install one of the version 12s along with my present one or should I uninstall my present version before I install a newer version or am I not asking the right question?
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:34 PM   #3
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Thanks Snowpine
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You could tri boot if you wanted.

It always used to be said that you never upgrade. Installers warned that it may fail and still may fail. I still try to avoid upgrades. I know folks here suggest it but just so you know.

Since you say old computer you may wish to simply try a live cd/dvd of whatever you wish to try next. Be sure the live cd offers close to what you want. There has been some issues with older hardware on new ubuntu.
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Smile Triboot sounds good

Thank You Jefro
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If that computer support W7 like you said. I am sure it will support Ubuntu 12.04. So I would probably suggest an upgrade if you can. follow the steps from that link on post#2

With a fresh install you will have to go back and re do all setting and re install the peripheral such as printers and stuff, I personally wouldn't like that.

Good luck to you!

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Upgrade to Linux Mint 13.
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