Ubuntu 7.04 running

I completed the installation of Ubuntu 7.04 [started yesterday](http://crispyj2.blogspot.com/2007/05/upgrading-ubuntu.html) and it worked across the network just fine. I then installed [Automatix2](http://www.getautomatix.com/) as recommended by [Geertjan](http://blogs.sun.com/geertjan/entry/ubuntu_7_04_beryl_streaming) and installed a bunch of development tools (Java 6, Eclipse, Netbeans). Interesting to note that the Automatix2 Eclipse bundle seems to have been tuned for Linux development and comes with PyDev, various Apache Commons libraries, Ant etc. Pity the Windows version doesn’t!

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Upgrading Ubuntu

Upgrading Ubuntu is apparently only possible using the alternative CD or over the network. Having tried and failed to leap over 6.10 to install directly from the 7.04 “Feisty Fawn” release onto my old laptop I reinstalled 6.06 LTS “Dapper Drake” with a separate home partition (an implicit recommendation that doesn’t seem to be the default) with the intention of upgrading. The recommendation would appear to be to do this release by release. But apparently, it can be done over the network using gksu “update-manager -c” or from the Alternative CD using gksu “sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade”. As I don’t have the alternative CD for either 6.10 “Edgy Eft” or 7.04 “Feisty Fawn” it’ll be the network then! See you on the other side!