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Updating From Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to Ubuntu 11.10

Updating From Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to Ubuntu 11.10

Make sure that your data are safe and that your backups are working and in a safe place: obviously not on the server you are currently upgrading!

While being logged in as root, you’ll have to edit the file /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades and set the value prompt to normal.

vi /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades
set prompt=normal

The update process will update your server to every single releases of Ubuntu (200MB download for each step and a restart required)

apt-get update apt-get upgrade apt-get install update-manager-core do-release-upgrade -d

You are now on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat run one more time:


You are now on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal run one more time:


to finally enjoy using Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot!

Ubuntu version names

  • Ubuntu 11.10 – the current stable version, released in October 2011, codenamed Oneiric Ocelot.
  • Ubuntu 11.04 – previous version, released in April 2011, codenamed Natty Narwhal.
  • Ubuntu 10.10 – previous version, released in October 2010, codenamed Maverick Meerkat.
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS – the current long term support version, released in April 2010, codenamed Lucid Lynx.

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Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.