How To: Upgrade Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) to 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

Upgrade Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) to 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

In my previous post, I wrote showed you how to install Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) on your PC. This time we'll be doing an upgrade from that to Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx).

Note: You'll need a Wi-Fi connection for this.

Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS (long term support) is available for download here.

Step 1

Open System > Administration > Update Manager.

How to Upgrade Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) to 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

Step 2

On the Update Manager Window, there's an option called "New Ubuntu release '10.04 LTS' is available". Click the Upgrade button.

How to Upgrade Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) to 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

Step 3

Then it will ask "Do you want to start the upgrade?"—click the Start Upgrade button.

How to Upgrade Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) to 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

Step 4

When the "Configuring grub-pc" window appears, select "Keep the local version currently installed", which is recommended for systems with Nvdia dedicated graphics.

How to Upgrade Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) to 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

Step 5

Remove obsolete packages? I'd recommend keeping them.

How to Upgrade Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) to 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

Step 6

Boot using your old GRUB kernel if the latest one fails (I still use the old one).

How to Upgrade Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) to 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

Tip

  • You can remove boot kernels through Synaptic Package Manager.
  • There's a program called GRUB Customizer. Just install it to modify your boot settings.

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