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Upgrading Linux Ubuntu 9.10 to Linux Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS


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#1 Commodore64

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 09:29 AM

I downloaded Linux Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS and it is now in my Downloads folder.

The filename is ubuntu-16.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso. It takes up 1.4 GB.

What should I do next to get it working?



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Posted 20 August 2017 - 10:12 AM

To make a jump of this kind (9.10 to 16.04) you're going to have to perform a reinstall.

 

In which case ....

  1. Make sure your new install is compatible with your existing hardware.
  2. Back up your personal files and folders to external media so that you can transfer them to your new install once it's complete.

Once that's done, you need to create a bootable USB drive, using the iso file you've downloaded, and then use it to install your new version of Ubuntu

 

See .... https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/tutorial-create-a-usb-stick-on-ubuntu#0 ... and ...  https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/tutorial-install-ubuntu-desktop#0



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 01:29 AM

or you can burn the .iso to a DVD. Either way- and boot from the LIVE DVD-



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 01:33 PM

Hi Gary. I tried both your links, but I couldn't get the computer to boot from USB. It just gave me the C: prompt. I tried following their instructions, but my version of Ubuntu was too outdated. Thanks anyway.

 

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 04:08 PM

Hallo, C64.

 

I wouldn't give up that easy, mate. You may have your heart set on using Ubuntu (especially if you're already used to it.....though I fancy you'll find a few things have changed since Karmic Koala. Ooh, it gives me goose-bumps hearing that name again...  :P )

 

What's your hardware like.....so we've got like a 'ballpark' idea of what you're using? CPU, RAM, HDD, graphics, etc? Even better, if you could give us an 'inxi' output. (If you haven't got it, do a quick

sudo apt-get install inxi

...then run 'inxi -fx' (is that right, guys?); that'll give us a readout of your hardware.)

 

Xenial Xerus may be asking too much of your hardware, though inxi will help here. With the 100's of distros there are out there, gotta be something that'll work with what you've got..!

 

 

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 07:41 PM

Hi, Mike. Thanks for the info. I tried doing a sudo apt-get install inxi, and it did a few things, but wouldn't recognize inxi. When I tried to run inxi -fx, it still wouldn't recognize inxi.

 

Anyway, it's a complete HP system, except for the MFC, which is a Brother MFC-J625DW, and 2 Logitech speakers.

The CPU is an Intel Pentium dual core @ 2.40 GHz / 800 MHz. It has 1024 KB of RAM, and 500 GB on the HDD. It has VGA graphics.

The computer is an HP Pavilion, and I plugged in an HP 32 GB USB mem stick and an HP 64 GB mem stick.

I finally found the Control Center, and attached to it was the USB Startup Disk Creator. I decided to use it, and entered the file in Downloads as the source disk, and the 32 GB mem stick as the destination disk. I pressed Format on the mem stick, and after that, the 32 GB icon disappeared from the screen, and I haven't been able to get it back. I tried putting it in a different USB port, but the icon stayed hidden, so I put it back beside the 64 GB mem stick, but it didn't help - the icon stayed hidden. I hope this gives you an idea of the hardware in my system. Your help is greatly appreciated.

 

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 09:00 PM

How about the HP Model Number, but not the Serial Number, that is to be kept to you for security.

 

The command Mike was telling you to use is

inxi -Fz

Copy Paste it so you get it right, Capitol "F"

 

Then at top of Terminal > Edit > Select All > Edit > Copy > and Paste it into your next post.


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 10:47 AM

I tried to install inxi with sudo apt-get install inxi, but it wouldn't recognize the filename inxi. inxi -Fz didn't work.

I found out my HP Pavilion Model #: a6838f

 

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 01:00 PM

I tried to install inxi with sudo apt-get install inxi, but it wouldn't recognize the filename inxi. inxi -Fz didn't work.

I found out my HP Pavilion Model #: a6838f

 

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Here's your specs. based on the above model number.

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01690218

 

I don't believe that your graphics adapter Integrated graphics using Intel GMA 3100 is going to run Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus.

 

 

I would either recommend.

 

Xubuntu 16.04

 

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/16.04/release/

 

Lubuntu 16.04

 

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/16.04/release/

 

 

My choice would be Linux Mint 18 Sarah Xfce as it it known by most here on Bleeping Computers Forums.

 

https://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=27

 

Just my 2 cents worth.


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 03:05 PM

Thanks, Toolman. I'll take your 2 cents worth of advice and try to upgrade to Mint 18 Sarah.

 

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 03:21 PM

My choice would be Linux Mint 18 Sarah Xfce as it it known by most here on Bleeping Computers Forums.

 

https://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=27

 

Just my 2 cents worth.

 

Is there a reason you choose the older version 18.0?

 

Here is the newest version Link 18.2 pick the Mirror closest to you and your all set. LinuxMintXfce

 

Or, if it were me, would try Mint Mate First.  Although I have not tried the new Xfce, Mate has always been better for most situations.  It comes with more tools etc. already installed, and Feels like a more Traditional Desktop, maybe more like Windoz.  If it runs to slow then you would go to Xfce.  It's always best to test these via USB if possible, or else you will think they are slow.

 

Make sure Wifi works if you need it, If it don't then make sure you have Ethernet so that you can install needed drivers and Update the system.


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 08:47 PM

 

My choice would be Linux Mint 18 Sarah Xfce as it it known by most here on Bleeping Computers Forums.

 

https://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=27

 

Just my 2 cents worth.

 

Is there a reason you choose the older version 18.0?

 

Yes as I know it works and I know it to be a solid working Linux Distro on all hardware new and old I've installed it on.

 

I have Linux Mint 18 Xfce installed and right OOTB working without any problems on a 2006 HP m7267c media tower and that is more than I can say about the later releases of Linux Mint 18.1 / 18.2.

 

Remember I don't have all of this new computer hardware that most users have on this Linux forum so I stay with a sure thing as Linux Mint 4.4.XX  LTS kernel that works.

 

Later kernels as 4.8 / 4.10 and so on aren't long term kernels where 4.4 kernels are LTS kernels.

 

First release Linux Distros are true LTS Linux Distros without all of the short lived kernels and HWE stack crap.

 

I don't have many problems with my computers or my Linux Distros I use. :nono:

 

Use which ever one you want I'll stick with a sure thing all of the time. :thumbsup:

 

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 09:14 PM

Thanks, Toolman. I'll take your 2 cents worth of advice and try to upgrade to Mint 18 Sarah.

 

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I would create a bootable DVD or USB which ever you have most experiance with.

 

I've used both formats and have better luck sometimes using a DVD as I mentioned earlier I'm using an 11 year computer.

 

Here is some documentation for Linux Mint Cinnamon although the install part should work for any Linux Mint version.

 

https://www.linuxmint.com/documentation.php

 

As pc punk mentioned earlier Linux Mint Mate is also a good choice I just prefer Linux Mint Xfce although you can;t go wrong with either choice.


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 09:02 AM

 

Yes as I know it works and I know it to be a solid working Linux Distro on all hardware new and old I've installed it on.

Gotcha, I always go with the newest unless I know it won't work, or when advising the new to linux, best to go with what's known to work.  I still believe 17.3 is an anvil and if you have all Intel it will work like a champ, especially with old Vista stuff.


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 09:53 AM

Hey pc,

 

All of the LM 17 series are anvils as they have been around and have most if not all of the bugs worked out and with the old kernel will support old hard as mine.

 

I just figured since LM 18 is working 100% on my old 2006 HP desktop Intel Pentium D 820 Smithfield and ATI Radeon X600/X600 SE with 4.0GB ram and no problems why change as I have total support until 2021.

 

This old desktop was I believe one of the last Windows XP desktops as Vista was released sometime in 2006.

 

You never know what works until you give it a try and that is the cool adventure of Linux if this one doesn't work try the next one and so on.

 

Old Computers and Hardware Rocks. :thumbsup:

 

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