9 Mar 2009
Notes from a recent post on SLUG:
- you need to use one of the “Alternate” versions of Ubuntu, rather than a “Live” version. To quote Jeff Waugh:
Salient point that I managed to skip: The alternate CD has packages on it,
while the Live CD is just a great big compressed image of a filesystem. so
it won’t help with upgrades at all (yet 1).
1 Years ago there was some inspired brainstorming about ways to do this
very cleverly, but I don’t imagine it’s on the agenda at the moment. Net
connected upgrades are just so bloody convenient and simple (and ALL of the
developers have fantastic net connections, of course).
- either insert the cd, and a dialogue box will pop up, or
- mount the .iso, and run the install
sudo mount -o loop loop blah_alternate.iso /media/cdrom gksu "sh /media/cdrom/cdromupgrade"comments powered by Disqus