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I downloaded ubuntu-13.10-desktop-i386.iso from my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. How to install ubuntu-13.10-desktop-i386.iso from my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

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I think we assume you really do mean 13.10, and not 13.04 .. –  david6 Mar 20 at 4:34
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You must write the ISO to USB or CD/DVD as an ISO image using special tools like UNetBootIn or Brasero respectively (not just like your are saving a file); ISO image must have boot record

  • then insert your usb or cd into the machine

  • reboot the machine

  • quickly access your BIOS with hotkey on your keyboard (mine is Delete) some machines is different (you must first know what that is)

    you can always restart your machine and hit hotkey to access bios before boot

  • you must find the boot selection in your BIOS

    • (select cdrom if you have CD)
    • (select USB to boot is USB iso)
  • with your cd or usb in your machine at restart the installation should begin by itself, be patient for this, the screen might go blank or black for a minute

  • when install is complete, the program will say to restart machine

    do not take out your disk or usb

  • upon restart - access again your BIOS

  • change boot to HDD (hard drive you have installed OS on)

  • let machine boot up from HD with new installation

you can repeat these tasks if you need to

Practice makes perfect!!! Good Luck.

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Going from 10.04 LTS to 13.10 is a fresh install. So you need external media (USB preferred method) to do this. –  david6 Mar 20 at 4:34
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