How to Upgrade Ubuntu 9.10 to Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 1

by on March 22, 2010
in Linux, Tips and Tricks




ubuntu-logoUbuntu 10.04 Beta 1 was released yesterday which brings some new and exciting features that Ubuntu users are going to love for sure.

New features include the latest GNOME desktop environment, new drivers and improved support for nVidia cards, built-in Twitter/Facebook integration, new themes and notifications etc.

How to Upgrade Ubuntu 9.10 to Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 1

Follow the steps below if you want to upgrade from Ubuntu 9.10 to Ubuntu 10.04 beta 1.

  • Open the Run Command box by pressing Alt + F2
  • Type in “update-manager -d” (without the quotes)
  • Update Manager should open now.
  • It should say: New distribution release ‘10.04? is available
  • Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.
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  • Name

    This of course does NOT WORK,
    aron@chum:~/Desktop$ sudo do-release-upgrade –devel-release
    Checking for a new ubuntu release
    Done Upgrade tool signature
    Done Upgrade tool
    Done downloading
    extracting 'lucid.tar.gz'
    authenticate 'lucid.tar.gz' against 'lucid.tar.gz.gpg'
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/tmp/tmphYmHfZ/lucid”, line 3, in <module>
    from DistUpgradeMain import main
    File “/tmp/tmphYmHfZ/DistUpgradeMain.py”, line 25, in <module>
    from DistUpgradeController import DistUpgradeController
    File “/tmp/tmphYmHfZ/DistUpgradeController.py”, line 50, in <module>
    from sourceslist import SourcesList, SourceEntry, is_mirror
    File “/tmp/tmphYmHfZ/sourceslist.py”, line 36, in <module>
    from apt.deprecation import function_deprecated_by
    ImportError: No module named deprecation
    aaron@chum:~/Desktop$ update-manager -d
    extracting 'lucid.tar.gz'
    authenticate 'lucid.tar.gz' against 'lucid.tar.gz.gpg'
    Traceback (most recent call last): File “/tmp/tmpAfdXIf/lucid”, line 3, in <module>
    from DistUpgradeMain import main
    File “/tmp/tmpAfdXIf/DistUpgradeMain.py”, line 25, in <module>
    from DistUpgradeController import DistUpgradeController
    File “/tmp/tmpAfdXIf/DistUpgradeController.py”, line 50, in <module>
    from sourceslist import SourcesList, SourceEntry, is_mirror
    File “/tmp/tmpAfdXIf/sourceslist.py”, line 36, in <module>
    from apt.deprecation import function_deprecated_by
    ImportError: No module named deprecation

  • I upgraded using the alternate-iso image from the Ubuntu downloads page. I encountered no problems whatsoever, the only downside is the large downloads required to get the new supported packages (apart from downloading the ISO)

  • 3bottles

    New distribution release ‘10.04? is available does not show in the update manager