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I installed Ubuntu 9.04 on my desktop, an year ago.

Can I upgrade from Ubuntu 9.04 to Ubuntu 9.10 using the Ubuntu 9.10 Live CD?

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No, you cannot upgrade Ubuntu using the Live CD.

However, you can upgrade using the Ubuntu Alternate Install CD.

Read this Ubuntu Community Documentation: How to Upgrade from Ubuntu 9.04 to Ubuntu 9.10.
You can download Ubuntu 9.10 Alternate Install CD from the Ubuntu 9.10 releases page.

Ubuntu 9.10 will not be supported beyond April 2011.

  • Normal releases, server or desktop, are supported for 18 months.
  • LTS (Long Term Support) releases are supported for 3 years on the desktop and 5 years on the server.
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