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Can I skip over releases?

Upgrade manager is talking about doing upgrade 11.10

Can (and should) I go straight to 12.04 ? If so how (online?) ?

Yup, I've backed up my data ! :)

I've looked at a lot of similar questions about 10 and 11 upgrades but none of them are quite the same as my question using the specific versions I've shown.

This question: How can I upgrade from 11.04 to 12.04? seems to iondicate that I'll need to do the upgrade to 11.10 first.

This: Can I skip over releases? also seems to prefer that.

btw this is one of three systems. I tend to upgrade one system and the other two I do fresh installs as that's certainly a good option every year or two and gives great life span to older machines.

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marked as duplicate by fossfreedom Jun 11 '12 at 15:07

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The best is to do the upgrade via 11.10. Currently Ubuntu doesn't support version skipping in this way. See here.

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Thanks. Is it required? –  Michael Durrant Jun 11 '12 at 14:34
    
Yes. Or you can do a fresh install. Usually I am doing in this way: 1. backup my /home/ 2. fresh install 3. restoring /home/ 4. reinstalling softwares –  Frantique Jun 11 '12 at 14:37
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You have to upgrade to 11.10 and then to 12.04. because you can not upgrade to 12.04 directly.

More informartion here.

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