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Sunday, November 1, 2009

How to upgrade from ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 using alternate CD/DVD

This is not the post which gonna help you in network upgrade or clean installation using ubuntu 9.10 CD, this post gonna help you if you wanna upgrade using Alternate CD/DVD.

So lets start.
There are two ways to download alternate CD/DVD:

1.Using torrents:
Torrents can be downloaded from
ubuntu-9.10-alternate-amd64.iso torrent

ubuntu-9.10-alternate-i386.iso torrent

For more lists visit here.

2.Using direct download of alternate CD/DVD:

There are number of servers that provide alternate CD/DVD link . The full list can be found here.
The download links in the list can be very slow so try this(but this link can be dead).

Some other links are:

Now once you have downloaded the iso file ( I assume that you have downloaded it in your Desktop)
first mount the cd to your cdrom using this command instead of ~/Desktop you can enter the directory where you have downloaded the iso image.(Use terminal found in Applications->Accessories->terminal)

sudo mount -o loop ~/Desktop/ubuntu-9.10-alternate-i386.iso /media/cdrom0

and then
gksu "sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade"
(if you are an ubuntu user)
kdesudo "sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade"
(if you are kubuntu user)

and just sit back and answer simple questions to upgrade to ubuntu 9.10.
One more thing to note while upgrade you will be asked whether "you want some packages to be downloaded using internet" , your answer should depend on:
1.Availability of internet( even if you dont have internet nothing to worry the cd image will be enough)
2.Speed of internet.
3.How fast you want your system to be upgraded.

Even if you answer no i.e. you dont want to download packages now but later, nothing to worry about as once the upgrade is finished you can easily open your update manager and then do as prompted,the update manager will take care of everything.

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