Upgrade Ubuntu Dapper to Ubuntu Edgy Eft

Today we have got a new ubuntu release Ubuntu 6.10 .The common name given to this release from the time of its early development was “Edgy Eft”.

Now we will see how to upgrade your Ubuntu Dapper to Edgy

First thing i would suggest is backup all your important data and start upgrade process and you can use any one of the method to udgrade to ubuntu edgy eft.

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 ”

“-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
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 hope you will enjoy your new Ubuntu Edgy Eft

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48 thoughts on “Upgrade Ubuntu Dapper to Ubuntu Edgy Eft

  1. I might upgrade when it feels convenient; nevertheless there is no hurry, Dapper is a fine release and works well. Maybe for edgy+1 if I feel like it, or edgy for the new year, but I see no need to do anything precipitate at this point.

  2. Yep, the only problem is that this blow out your grub menu.lst so next time you reboot it’s ubuntu and nothing else.
    Damned, i forgot to backup it one more time …

  3. I downloaded the 6.10 iso file and burnt it on CD.
    How do I upgrade my Ubuntu from the CD ?

  4. If you have the edgy install CD, you can use the following command to upgrade dapper to edgy for method1

    gksu sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade

    If you have the edgy install CD, you can use the following command to upgrade dapper to edgy for method2

    sudo apt-cdrom add

    and run the following commands

    sudo apt-get update

    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

  5. Unrecognized option -c when I try using the gksu update-manager -c option. What the hell. I even run update-manager and I still get no option to upgrade. Did I somehow get the retarded version of Ubuntu?

  6. My distro now is broken and without faith of seeing my data again…. why i didn’t make backup?!?!?!?! now im downloading the cd to see if im able to upgrade from the cd…. has someone, had success updating from cd???

  7. I’m somewhat of a Ubuntu newbie (recent switch from FC5). Followed the apt-get instructions (copy and paste). Some didn’t produce results I could understand, but most did. Found I had a couple of broken packages which I installed separately using the package manager. After the reboot I lost the xorg stuff. I reinstalled it with apt-get. Things seem to be working. There is one glitch I don’t seem to have fixed. The latest kernel gives a kernel panic. Any solution or should I wait until there is a new kernel and install it in the package manager?

    Also there seems to be 33 packages held back should I worry about this?

  8. I’d be interested in whether anyone has succeeded in an AMD64 installation and/or upgrade from Dapper. The Ubuntu forums are still filled with reports of this not working well. Has anything changed in that regard? I can’t afford to have my work machine down at present, so am unable to experiment on that. All my other machines are i386, bugger πŸ™‚

  9. I wouldn’t recommend anyone upgrade to edgy. This is most true on AMD64 systems. Stick with Dapper until they have the bugs out of edgy.

    Edgy’s stability is below WinMe as compared to Dapper which was the best OS ever done.

    In fact since I have been telling everyone who will listen that Ubuntu is great, this latest version makes me feel totally betrayed.

  10. Ontopic:
    Nice guide!.

    Probably why they named it Edgy.
    In my opinion I still think Breezy was the best. Quicker install And slightly more stability.

  11. I did the upgrade, but now i regret. Where the hell can i get smp enabled?

    the kernels available for my type of computer is 386, yet with dapper, i had 686 and smp was working fine.

    so i guess i shall get back to dapper. thanks god ubuntu installs in 30 mins.

  12. Do a search in synaptic for linux image and install the 2.6.17-10 generic kernel. Be aware it will update your menu.1st (grub) it supports x86 (686/SMP) and should have went in by default?

  13. I had problem upgrading Dapper to Edgy after running Update-manager changing sources.list (naming Edgy instead Dappe) and running Synaptic i had no x !

    I only make :

    $ sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

    and everything is alwright now

  14. gksu β€œupdate-manager -c ” = gksu ‘update-manager -c ‘

    I have an error installing, after reboot X don’t run so I have upgraded nvidia drivers, now seem to works but grafic interface was better before, some1 have a sceenshot of edgy?

  15. use the following Simple command

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

    $ sudo sed -e ’s/\sdapper/ edgy/g’ -i /etc/apt/sources.list
    sed: -e expression #1, char 1: unknown command: `

  16. Sed seems to fail here too, so perl was summoned instead

    $ perl -i.dapper -pe ‘s/foo/edgy/’ etc/apt/sources.list

    and then

    $ sudo sh -c “aptitude update; aptitude upgrade; apt-get -f install; dpkg –configure -a”

    and i’m now in the process of upgrading

  17. I used the update-manager method. It stalled part-way through. I rebooted, and then needed to update a whole load of packages. I was worried it might not boot!

    2 problems so far:

    gksudo does not recognise my password. When I use sudo from the terminal, it does work;

    error updating openoffice:
    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/openoffice.org-common_2.0.4-0ubuntu2_all.deb: short read in buffer_copy (backend dpkg-deb during `./usr/lib/openoffice/share/template/wizard/letter/pl/bus-elegant_l.ott’)

    Can anyone help, please? I have tried purging openoffice, then reinstalling it, but always get the same problem.

  18. The quotes around the sed command should be the single quote (‘) and not the backquote (`)

  19. heya everyone!

    i am new to ubuntu.(linux)
    upgraded to ubuntu 6.10 from 6.06 . However, i cannot access the internet. i have a HP Pavilion DV8372 with Intel Pro wireless 3495. It simply does not work. i followed the instructions above, which worked out well but, i can’t access the internet, which is the most important thing to get all the applications working in ubuntu.

    And, i cannot switch back to ubuntu 6.06, i have to instal it all over again.

    please help me.

    kind regards,

  20. Hello everyone!

    i would like to apologise because the internet is working. i cannot understand why it was not the case before. i have just restarted the computer, clicked on firefox and was able to access google. bizare, i can’t find the network icon on the panel.

    anyway, thanks a lot for helping me to upgrade from 6.06 to 6.10.

    kind regards,

  21. hi guys i have Ubuntu 6.10…..now i m having Ubuntu 6.06 in my system…..i have no internet connection how can i upgrade to Ubuntu 6.10 using te cd…….please anybody help me…………….

  22. @Saravanarajan

    If you have the Edgy Alternate Install CD (not the Desktop CD), you can save bandwidth by using

    gksu sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade

    If you want to download edgy alternative CD you can do it from here


    or you can follow this procedure also

    If you have the edgy alternate install CD, you can save bandwidth by loading the CD into your CD-ROM drive and using:

    sudo apt-cdrom

    add Perform the upgrade

    sudo apt-get update

    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

  23. I want to update my dual-boot (Win XP, Ubuntu 6.06 Desktop x86 64 bit HP Pavillion) to Ubunto Edgy 6.10. My concern is:

    (1) How to preserve my Windows dual-boot?

    (2) Will my internet cxn still function? I had to tinker with the Broadcom 4318 driver earlier …

    Thanks for any advice πŸ™‚

  24. I couldn’t get method one to work. It would never show the “upgrade” button for the new 6.10 distribution (From 6.06). It just kept saying that the system is “up-to-date” even though it was still at 6.06. Method two seems to work and maybe editing the sources.list file is the key.

    Question. For method 1, how does Ubuntu search for a new distribution? obviously for me it was not searching the correct URL or something.

    Revelation: Ubuntu still has a long way to go before it can be supported from the GUI for all but just a fey basic things. I could go on about configuring different display resolutions etc (I originally suffered at something like 800×600 even though my hardware supported 1280×1024 untill I found out which file to edit so the GUI would show the higher resolutions in its drop down list).

    Wish 1): Can Ubuntu cater for upgrade options instead of just first time installations at the Ubuntu downloads home page?
    2): Better GUI support for administration functions.

  25. Well, I can only say “thank you” as while following method 1 (which I got from the Ubuntu forums) the upgrade process died (with hindsight, it didn’t but I didn’t know how to continue) 13 minutes from completion.

    On rebooting the PC I have a little flashing bar, nothing else. Oh dear.

    I should add I’m very much a Linux newbie.

    However, I thought, I wonder if I can still get to a terminal vian Ctrl-Alt-F1. Hooray, I could. I logged in and followed the above process with a few changes (from following the ionscreen messages) and the incomplete upgrade was picked up and completed.

    I then ran the process top to bottom again to make sure nothing had been missed and voila! Edgy installed, kubuntu playing nicely.

    Ta everso.

  26. I had no choice but doing method 2 because of this:
    $ gksu “update-manager -c”
    bash: gksu: command not found

    why is that?

  27. I keep trying to use the first method but I always get this error. I went to my sources and changed them to edgy, but still get the same error. Kinda a linux newbie, so I don’t know exactly what to do.

    extracting ‘/tmp/tmp1SSh9v/edgy.tar.gz’
    authenticate ‘/tmp/tmp1SSh9v/edgy.tar.gz’ against ‘/tmp/tmp1SSh9v/edgy.tar.gz.gpg’
    can’t find DistUpgradeViewGtk

  28. then X is better then K or E. In order to install xubuntu with the cd which commands do you think i shall use ? the same that are up for K ? Need support cause im a rookie ! please. Thanks

  29. I wish to switch from debian to Kubuntu, preserving all /home/
    files. I’d like to get rid of the dual-boot, liberating whatsoever is under windows xp, then merging it with /home.
    is this possible/risk free?

    presently I got
    # fdisk -l && df

    Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 1 654 5253223+ 12 Compaq diagnostics
    /dev/hda2 * 655 3086 19535040 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda3 3087 4302 9767520 83 Linux
    /dev/hda4 4303 9729 43592377+ 5 Extended
    /dev/hda5 4303 4545 1951866 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/hda6 4546 9729 41640448+ 83 Linux

    Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/hda3 9767184 4686648 5080536 48% /
    tmpfs 513616 0 513616 0% /lib/init/ rw
    udev 10240 96 10144 1% /dev
    tmpfs 513616 0 513616 0% /dev/shm
    /dev/hda6 41639172 27099000 14540172 66% /home

  30. I can’t update my ubutu
    i have found a msg that is
    Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/d/dash/dash_0.5.4-8ubuntu1.1_i386.deb
    Could not resolve ‘security.ubuntu.com’

    W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/s/shadow/login_4.0.18.2-1ubuntu2.2_i386.deb
    Could not resolve ‘security.ubuntu.com’

    W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/u/util-linux/mount_2.13.1-5ubuntu3_i386.deb
    Could not resolve ‘in.archive.ubuntu.com’

    W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/p/perl/perl-modules_5.8.8-12ubuntu0.4_all.deb
    Could not resolve ‘security.ubuntu.com’

    W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/glibc/libc6_2.7-10ubuntu4_i386.deb
    Could not resolve ‘in.archive.ubuntu.com’

    W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/glibc/libc6-i686_2.7-10ubuntu4_i386.deb
    Could not resolve ‘in.archive.ubuntu.com’

    W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gcc-4.2/libgomp1_4.2.4-1ubuntu4_i386.deb
    Could not resolve ‘in.archive.ubuntu.com’

    W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gcc-4.2/gcc-4.2-base_4.2.4-1ubuntu4_i386.deb
    Could not resolve ‘in.archive.ubuntu.com’

    W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gcc-4.2/libgcc1_4.2.4-1ubuntu4_i386.deb
    Could not resolve ‘in.archive.ubuntu.com’

    W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gcc-4.2/libffi4_4.2.4-1ubuntu4_i386.deb
    Could not resolve ‘in.archive.ubuntu.com’

    W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gcc-4.2/cpp-4.2_4.2.4-1ubuntu4_i386.deb
    Could not resolve ‘in.archive.ubuntu.com’

    W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gcc-4.2/gcc-4.2_4.2.4-1ubuntu4_i386.deb
    Could not resolve ‘in.archive.ubuntu.com’

    W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gcc-4.2/libstdc++6_4.2.4-1ubuntu4_i386.deb
    Could not resolve ‘in.archive.ubuntu.com’

    W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/p/perl/perl_5.8.8-12ubuntu0.4_i386.deb
    Could not resolve ‘security.ubuntu.com’

    W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/p/perl/libperl5.8_5.8.8-12ubuntu0.4_i386.deb
    Could not resolve ‘security.ubuntu.com’

    W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/p/perl/perl-base_5.8.8-12ubuntu0.4_i386.deb
    Could not resolve ‘security.ubuntu.com’

    W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/s/sysvinit/sysvutils_2.86.ds1-14.1ubuntu45.1_i386.deb
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    W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/l/lsb/lsb-base_4.0-0ubuntu0.8.04.1_all.deb
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    W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/tzdata/tzdata_2009j-0ubuntu0.8.04_all.deb
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    W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/u/util-linux/util-linux_2.13.1-5ubuntu3_i386.deb
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    W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/b/base-files/base-files_4.0.1ubuntu5.8.04.7_i386.deb
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    W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/u/util-linux/bsdutils_2.13.1-5ubuntu3_i386.deb
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