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Skipping intermediate Ubuntu OS upgrade to latest one,How do I upgrade from 9.04 to 10.04.2?

My situation: I'm stuck with a VPS which I have no physical access to. The VPS currently runs Ubuntu 9.04 and I'd like to upgrade to 10.04.

How would I go about doing this? (A fresh install would be fine. I have a complete backup of the server.)

I've tried to do do-release-upgrade but it gives

Can not upgrade.

An upgrade from 'jaunty' to 'lucid' is not supported with this tool.
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marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, Marco Ceppi Nov 29 '11 at 1:37

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I also stuck in the exact same situation if you find answer plz do post it here . thx –  Mr Coder Jul 14 '11 at 3:02

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You should probably do a fresh install. It would ensure that nothing is broken, as that's almost a guarantee if you were to add Lucid's repos to your 9.04 installation or upgrade incrementally through the GUI like Zkriesse said.

EDIT: You can upgrade to 10.04 via SSH by first editing /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades with your favourite editor and changing Prompt=* to Prompt=lts and then executing sudo do-release-upgrade -d


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any hints / url on how to do that over SSH? –  aioobe Jul 13 '11 at 7:31
added to the answer –  Thomas Boxley Jul 13 '11 at 23:03

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