Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am trying to update to Ubuntu 12.10 from 12.04, but the update manager never gives the option, even if I have selected 'Notify me of a new Ubuntu version: For any new version'.

share|improve this question
    
similar thread askubuntu.com/questions/221652/… –  raaz Dec 2 '12 at 3:57
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 2 down vote accepted

This is how it should work(tested myself):

  1. Open Update Manager
  2. Click "Settings"
  3. Change "Notify me of a new Ubuntu version:" to "For any new version"
  4. Enter Admin password when asked
  5. Click "Close"
  6. Click "Check"

That should force the check for Ubuntu 12.10. If that still doesn't work you can do the less pretty way and use terminal.

This method is usually used for Servers since they lack a GUI but it works for Desktop releases too.

Just open a Terminal and enter these commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install update-manager-core
sudo do-release-upgrade

That should do it. Although I always recommend making a Backup of any important data. I actually go the extra Mile and Image my entire HDD using dd so if anything goes wrong I can restore to perfection. I then use testdisk to extract individual partitions in order to mount and transfer data from.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.