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I've an outdated jaunty installation on one of my server boxes...

trying to do a do-release-upgrade returns a

An upgrade from 'jaunty' to 'lucid' is not supported with this tool. 

Is there any way i can upgrade it to karmic and then step-by-step from there to lucid ?


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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Download the Alternate CD from here then burn it or mount it using

sudo mount -o loop <the_iso_name> /media

then run this by terminal or by pressing Alt+f2 for gnome:

gksu "sh /media/cdromupgrade"

or for kde:

kdesudo "sh /media/cdromupgrade"

this will upgrade your system to karmic.

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Hey, yes, thank you, I just stumbled upon the "upgrading using alternate CD" section in the karmic upgrade guide and did as you've written :) thanks a lot! one thing to notice is that you have to deny internet access during the cdromupgrade - else it would fail with the same error message i reportet in miy first question :) – madmas May 28 '11 at 15:06

Without downloading the Alternate CD, it is still possible to upgrade, with a small tweak. The page you're mentioning in the comment has been updated to reflect this.

More details can be found in another answer regarding the Jaunty upgrade.

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