Upgrade Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) to Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft)

Ubuntu 6.10 is the current development version of the Ubuntu operating system. It is to be released in October 26th.The common name given to this release from the time of its early development was "Edgy Eft".

Today I have upgraded my Ubuntu Dapper Machine to Ubuntu Edgy this is still is beta version.

We can Use Two methods to upgrade Ubuntu Dapper to Edgy

1) Using GUI

2) Using apt-get

Upgrading Ubuntu Dapper to Ubuntu Edgy

Method 1

Using GUI

If you want to upgrade using GUI use the following command

gksu "update-manager -c -d"

The "-d" switch instructs Update Manager to consider pre-release versions and "-c" switch tells it to look for upgrades at all.You should see the following screen here Now you can see 6.10 is available for upgrade click on upgrade

Now you can see the following screen with the no.of packages available for download here click on start upgrade

Here it starts preparing the upgrade

You can see in this screen downloading required packages is in progress

Installing all the required packages in progress

After installing these packes you should see the following screen and here you need to click on restart and it will reboot your machine to take your new ubuntu 6.10 installation to effect all changes.

You can check the ubuntu version installed using the following command

sudo lsb_release -a

Output Looks like below

Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu edgy (development branch)
Release: 6.10
Codename: edgy

Method 2

Using apt-get

Edit your /etc/apt/sources.list as root. Change every occurrence of dapper to edgy.

Use any prefered editor. If you have a CD-ROM line in your file, then remove it.

sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list


use the following Simple command

sudo sed -e ‘s/\sdapper/ edgy/g' -i /etc/apt/sources.list

Now you need to update the source list using the following command

sudo apt-get update

Upgrade using the following command

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Double check your process was finished properly using the following commd

sudo apt-get -f install

sudo dpkg --configure -a

Now you need to Reboot your machine to take your new ubuntu 6.10 installation to effect all changes.

I have some applications installed in my ubuntu dapper machine after upgrading to edgy some of my applications also upgraded to latest versions

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9 thoughts on “Upgrade Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) to Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft)

  1. Thanks for the explanation, I made the apt install…, Only one thing at the end of the tutorial you put: sudo dpkg –configure -a, And I think it is: sudo dpkg –-configure -a.

  2. This guide worked for me except for one thing: I had to manually remove xserver-xorg-core and then install it again with the following command.For some reason this was held back during the command ‘sudo apt-get dist-upgrade’ earlier.

    Try running sudo apt-get dist-upgrade again after its run to ensure that you have actually updated all your files. Check if there were files that were helf back and see if “xserver-xorg-core” was one of them. That being the case do the following

    1.To remove : sudo apt-get remove xserver-xorg-core
    2.To re-install: sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-core

    This cause my xserver to bomb saying it could not find GLCore and “fixed” font.

  3. i had upgrade ubuntu from drapper to edgy on ibm thinkpad r50e.
    i got problem : can’t start x server.[incorrect setting interface]
    how to solve this problem?

  4. Awesome! Thank you so very much for telling me how to do this! I was about to cry because I didnt want to install the WHOLE ubuntu iso!

  5. Hello !
    I have this error in upgrade :

    An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade.

    Please report this bug against the ‘update-manager’ package and include the files in /var/log/dist-upgrade/ in the bugreport

    An idea ?

  6. I also want to upgrade. from 6.06 to 6.10 .
    First I verify my current ubuntu version:

    tm@penguin:~$ sudo lsb_release -a
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID: Ubuntu
    Description: Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS
    Release: 6.06
    Codename: dapper

    Then I use the command
    gksu ‘update-manager -c -d’
    with single quotes (otherwise gksu complains about the -c option):

    tm@penguin:~$ gksu ‘update-manager -c -d’
    /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/apt/__init__.py:17: FutureWarning: apt API not stable yet
    warnings.warn(“apt API not stable yet”, FutureWarning)

    the update-manager starts and gives me the information that my
    system is up to date. There is NO text which says:

    New distribution release ‘6.10’ is available.

    So I have no possibility to upgrade.

    Can somebody help me.

    Greetings Thomas Mertes

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  7. Hi I need to upgrade an old pc from ubuntu 6-06, how can I do that ? is there a clean way to do it ?

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