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I have a laptop which needs proprietary drivers (yes, I know). These are known to work on 12.04 but not other versions. I've seen install guides and so on where people say that they could not get 13.10 to work via its installer (and indeed neither could I) but 12.04 did work. Some people have successfully upgraded from 12.04 to 13.10 via the intermediate versions, with a bit of effort.

My problem is that every upgrade guide I have read says "just run upgrade-manager -d". From 12.04 the upgrade-manager only gives me the option to upgrade to 14.04 directly. So, how do I get from where I am to 12.10?

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I'm pretty sure this is a duplicate, but in the software-properties-gtk application, on the Updates tab, you need to change Notify me of a new Ubuntu version: to be For any new version as on LTS releases, it defaults to LTS upgrades only. –  dobey Nov 18 '13 at 22:35
You're quite right. Thanks. –  snim2 Nov 18 '13 at 22:39

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