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Upgrade to Ubuntu from Natty Narwhal 11.04 to Oneiric Ocelot 11.10

The following steps below from Ubuntu will guide you in terms of successfully upgrading your Ubuntu system from Natty Narwhal 11.04 to Oneiric Ocelot 11.10.

To upgrade from Ubuntu 11.04 on a desktop system, press Alt+F2 and type in “update-manager -d” (sans quotes) into the command box. Update Manager should open up and display following message: “New distribution release ‘11.10’ is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions”.

To upgrade from Ubuntu 11.04 on a server system, follow the steps listed below: Step 1: Install the update-manager-core package (if it is not already installed). Step 2: Use following command sudo do-release-upgrade -d to launch the upgrade tool. Step 3: Follow the on-screen instructions. Note that the server upgrade is now more robust and will utilize GNU screen and automatically re-attach in case of dropped connection problems, for example.

Source: OneiricOcelot/ReleaseNotes – Ubuntu Wiki.

Upgrade OpenOffice to 3.0

i’ve been using the older version of openoffice and i wanted to upgrade to 3.0 in ubuntu.  well it is not as easy as … i download the files and then click upgrade.  there are repositories that i need to download in order to install them properly.  you will be using ppa (personal package archive) in order to have such of installation.

so what i did in order to have this upgrade automatically is the following steps:

  1. first you will need to open “synaptic package manager
  2. go to “third-party software” tab and then click on “add”
  3. add this following line
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu intrepid main
  4. now reload the package information the synaptic package manager and then upgrade

Upgrading Fedora 8 to Fedora 9

Last night I just got finish upgrading my Fedora box from Fedora 8 to Fedora 9. It took me about 1 hour the whole process of downloading the packages and installing them. I did it though the terminal because I don’t have a DVD ROM on that machine and I though that was the best way. I mean I could just format the whole drive but I would need to setup my configurations again and I didn’t wanted to do that. So this tutorial will illustrate how to upgrade your Fedora box from 8 to 9 using the terminal.

Steps:

  1. Go to the “Terminal
  2. Type “su” to become a super user
  3. Now do a “yum update” to install all the packages needed
  4. Now do a “yum clean all” to clean all packages no needed
  5. Now do steps 3 and 4 again. Just to make sure that we have the latest packages
  6. Run the following command on your box “rpm -Uhv http://mirror.liberty.edu/pub/fedora/linux/releases/9/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/fedora-release-9-2.noarch.rpm http://mirror.liberty.edu/pub/fedora/linux/releases/9/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/fedora-release-notes-9.0.0-1.noarch.rpm
  7. Next do a “yum clean all
  8. Now do “yum -y update“. This will actually install all the packages needed in order to have your box upgraded from Fedora 8 to Fedora 9.

I had some problems with with my XAMPP when it was going to load.

root@localhost]# /opt/lampp/lampp start
cat: error while loading shared libraries: libc.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
/bin/sh: error while loading shared libraries: libdl.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Starting XAMPP for Linux ...
/bin/bash: error while loading shared libraries: libdl.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
/bin/bash: error while loading shared libraries: libdl.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
/bin/bash: error while loading shared libraries: libdl.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
/bin/bash: error while loading shared libraries: libdl.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
/bin/bash: error while loading shared libraries: libdl.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
XAMPP for Linux started.

I resolved this error by doing this…

  1. Go to your XAMPP root folder
  2. Type “cp lampp bk-lampp
  3. Type “cat lampp.bak | sed "s/export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL/#xport LD_ASSUME_KERNEL/" > lampp
  4. Type “./lampp start
  5. Then if you get the following error
    ./lampp: line 94: syntax error near unexpected token fi'"
    "./lampp: line 94: fi'
  6. Type “gedit lampp
  7. Before line 93 insert “echo "XAMPP is working"
  8. Now run “./lampp start

That should take care of that problem and everything should work perfectly.

Upgrading Ubuntu

I am not responsible for any damages, data loss or any other strange computer behaviors.

  1. Ubuntu 7.10 must be installed in your computer
  2. Open your “Terminal”
  3. Type sudo do-release-upgrade –devel-release
  4. Wait until the new system is downloaded and installed
  5. Be patient now… it is almost done
  6. Now is going to ask you if you want to remove the packages that were installed in your computer type y
  7. Now reboot your system
  8. Congratulations, you are finish. Now will have the final version prerelease of Ubuntu 8.04

If you want to install Ubuntu 8.04 through “Update Manager” click on this link for the tutorial.