How to upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat from ubuntu 10.04 lucid, karmic| Desktop & Server

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Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Beta is released! If you have ubuntu 10.10 Lucid Lynx or older version of ubuntu installed and you want to upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat,  you can do it by following these instructions. After you upgrade i advice to make a look to our post : Top things to do after installing Ubuntu 10.10 Marevick Meerkat.

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- Desktop Upgrade:

So to upgrade from Ubuntu 10.10 or older on a desktop system, press Alt+F2 and type in update-manager -d into the command box. Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ’10.04′ is available ( See screenshot bellow).
Before to upgrade remember that is important to update your system first then click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions:

1- Press Alt+F2 and type in update-manager -d

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2- Now follow these steps :

First check for updates, then Install them, and finally click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.

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- Server Upgrade:

To upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on a server system:

1- install the update-manager-core package if it is not already installed:

sudo apt-get install update-manager-core

2- Edit /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades and set Prompt=normal;

3- Launch the upgrade tool with the command

sudo do-release-upgrade -d

and follow the on-screen instructions.  

Important:  This is a beta release. Do not install it on production machines. The final stable version will be released on October 10, 2010.

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