I did some googling on this and didn't find anything specific for my situation.
I currently have 12.04 installed on an external USB hard drive. It's working great. I want to upgrade it to 12.10. My bandwidth is very limited so I have a friend who will download 12.10 for me and put it on a flash stik. Then I can upgrade without having to do the download myself.
Which particular version of the 12.10 download file(s) should I get? Are there alternate 12.10 downloads that have all the packages?
How do I set it up so when I upgrade 12.04 I can specify that it look in some local repository for the 12.10 files? Can I just dump the 12.10 files in some local directory? Or do I have do go thru some complex commands to create a local repository?
I'm pretty new to Linux so a long process of complex terminal commands will probably be a show stopper for me.
Remember that my 12.04 install resides on an external hard drive. And I have a laptop with multiple USB ports.