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Hi folks, I have Ubuntu 10.10 server (64bit) running as guest on Oracle VirtualBox. It is for testing only. I expect to upgrade it to the latest version. I found ...
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    About upgrade Ubuntu 10.10 server to Ubuntu 11.10 the latest version


    Hi folks,

    I have Ubuntu 10.10 server (64bit) running as guest on Oracle VirtualBox. It is for testing only. I expect to upgrade it to the latest version. I found following document;

    How to upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10, 11.04 to Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot | Desktop & Server
    How to upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10, 11.04 to Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot | Desktop & Server | Unixmen

    Would it be relevant for my application?

    "update-manager-core" already installed
    /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades
    Prompt=normal

    Thanks in advance.

    B.R.
    satimis

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    It looks fairly safe to me, though I do not run servers.
    Are you having problems with update-manager-core??
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    It looks fairly safe to me, though I do not run servers.
    Are you having problems with update-manager-core??
    No. I want to make sure before start. Is there any other more advanced method? Thanks

    satimis

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    Isn't it just a matter of changing sources.list to the new repositories, do a sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    That should do the trick.
    Since you run on Vbox, first take a snapshot of your current system, then you can revert to it at any time. Also nice to get some more experience in upgrading: do it several times and you get used to the proces.

    This is just for the distribution. If you have any applications running on that server, read first how to backup those at the manual of that application before you actualy upgrade the system.

    Last remark: personally I would NEVER use a non LTS version as server version. Also I wouldn't upgrade a server every 6 months.

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    Hi khildin,

    Thanks for your advice.

    On VBox I'll build a source VM as base and then on it I clone a new VM for use. I won't touch the source VM


    Quote Originally Posted by khildin View Post
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    Last remark: personally I would NEVER use a non LTS version as server version. Also I wouldn't upgrade a server every 6 months.
    Which Ubuntu server version is LTS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by satimis View Post
    Which Ubuntu server version is LTS?
    Server and Desktop versions both follow the same LTS release scheme.
    So 10.04 is the latest LTS. The next one will be 12.04.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    Server and Desktop versions both follow the same LTS release scheme.
    So 10.04 is the latest LTS. The next one will be 12.04.
    Thanks. This is only a test.

    satimis

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    Problem after upgrade

    Problem after upgrade

    VM on VirtualBox

    during upgrade
    grub install devices:[*] ~ /dev/sda1 (254MB; /boot)

    after reboot
    error: symbol not found 'grub_env_export"
    grub rescue>ls
    (hd0) (hd0,msdos5) (hd0,msdos1)

    I think I put a wrong path for grub. I don't have a liveCD. Please advice how to fix the problem. TIA

    B.R.
    satimis

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