Please help me upgrade my Ubuntu cause it's hard for me to update firefox and can't install Flash player. I tried the terminal but it didn't work.


You have a really old version of Ubuntu installed, which is already End of Life (EOL). Have a look here for upgrade to the current version. Need to be done in multiple upgrades.

Don't forget to do a backup before upgrading, if you have any data on your machine


I would seriously consider backing up your data and doing a clean install in your situation.

  • amen, it's better off to do a clean install than upgrade from an ancient version – Sathyajith Bhat Jun 19 '12 at 9:26
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    absolutely : as an aside while creating links like that looks pretty - I, for one, much prefer to see what a link is before hovering to check ;) – 23 93 26 35 19 57 3 89 Jun 19 '12 at 9:47
  • you're free to rollback changes; I won't edit such links from you then. To me makes more sense to know what a link is about & hover to find the actual link. But, personal tastes differ. – Sathyajith Bhat Jun 19 '12 at 9:50
  • I'm not THAT worried :) – 23 93 26 35 19 57 3 89 Jun 19 '12 at 9:57

Try this in your terminal (ctrl+alt+t):

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

If it does not help, what's displayed in a terminal?


Type the following in the terminal:

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

It should automatically upgrade your Ubuntu installation.

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    upgrade doesn't do dist-upgrades. – RobotHumans Jun 19 '12 at 8:07
  • This does not actually resolve the issue at hand as it won't upgrade between overall versions. – Stephen Michael Kellat Jan 12 '14 at 23:05

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