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How do I upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10?

I want to download the 11.10 version of Ubuntu, and it says that I've to burn a CD, or place it in a USB. My question is; is it necesary to do the CD or USB backup even tough I'm actually working in Ubuntu? Thanks for the answers.

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marked as duplicate by Takkat, Luis Alvarado, Jorge Castro, htorque, fossfreedom Jan 15 '12 at 21:16

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askubuntu.com/questions/64885/… dupe of this question - see accepted answer –  rlemon Jan 15 '12 at 15:34

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You could try sudo do-release-upgrade

This opens the update manager and at the top there will be a message asking if you want to upgrade.

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You can upgrade inside of Ubuntu.

To do that, press Alt + F2 and run the following command:

update-manager -d

You should see a window similar to this:

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Click on the 'Upgrade' button and start the upgrading process.

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Once connected to the internet simply search update manager from the dash and Ubuntu should tell you that a "new release" is available and you should be able to go from there. If this does not happen, try restarting and follow the same steps again. hope this helps, Ross

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