If you are looking for upgrading your ubuntu to the latest release – Karmic Koala then this you could use this document as a reference.

Prequisites:

  • Ubuntu follows step by step up-gradation means you can only upgrade to 9.10 from 9.04 and if you have 8.10 and you want to upgrade to 9.10 then you need to first upgrade to 9.04 and then to 9.10.
  • Before upgrading make sure that your system is up-to date (means for upgrading to karmic koala your system should be completely upgraded to Jaunty).

You can upgrade to 9.10 by these different ways:

Network Upgrade:

Follow these steps:

  1. Go to System –> Administration –> Update manager.
  2. Check whether there are any new updates available for your system. If yes then Install the updates and check again.
  3. After updating your system and when you will check again you will see a message for the availability of new release.
  4. Upgrading to Ubuntu 9.10
  5. Click upgrade and follow the on screen instructions.

That’s it ….. Give it sometime and reboot the system after it’s done.

You are ready to enjoy your latest release.

CD/DVD Upgrade:

This method can be used if you have very slow internet connection or your system is not at all connected to the internet.

  1. Download the CD image.
  2. If you don’t want to waste a CD then transfer the ISO image to the computer which needs to be upgraded and mount the image.
  3. # sudo mount -o loop <path to ISO image> /media/cdrom0

  4. If you can’t transfer the image to the system then burn it to a CD and mount it.
  5. Upgrading to Ubuntu 9.10
  6. Now follow the on screen instructions.
  7. If due to some reason you didn’t get the upgrade message window then run this command
  8. # gksu “sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade”

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