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I'm using Ubuntu 11.04. My computer is no longer supported and my computer is now trying to get me to upgrade to 12.10. But I want to upgrade to 12.04. Can I upgrade to 12.04 using the update manager or do I have to use a bootable disk? And will it be fine?

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I think there are 2 possible ways:

  1. You can download the Ubuntu 12.04 ISO-Image an use this for upgrade.

  2. You can set the update-manager to check for LTS-Versions. You find an options button in the Update Manager and select the tab Update, in the bottom should be a list, which versions should be checked.

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Ok, but do I need to have certain hardware? And will it be ok? – horIzoN Nov 24 '12 at 11:20
I don't know your hardware, but I think, if Ubuntu 11.04 runs 12.04 should also run. You can check the minimum requirements on the website – TIIUNDER Nov 24 '12 at 11:27

You need the bootable disk, or at least the ISO file locally.

Online (using Update Manager), you can only 'upgrade' to 12.04 (from 11.04) after first installing 11.10 ..

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