I've an outdated jaunty installation on one of my server boxes...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



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.

  • 1
    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.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.