Thursday, October 18th, 2007...11:29 pm

Upgrade to Gutsy Gibbon Fast

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Everyone is excited that Ubuntu 7.10 is finally out. (Have a look at the new feature tour here.)

But the servers are getting hammered, so most people are waiting on the upgrade (voluntarily or otherwise).

No need to wait! The more people who download from Bittorent, the faster your speeds! Grab it while it’s hot!
Download a copy of the alternative i386 CD here via Bittorent.
Mac and 64 bit torrents can be obtained here.

Once you have the alternative CD, burn it, boot from it, select the upgrade option, and away you go.

Want to be environmentally friendly and save a CD? Try this:

  1. Mount the ISO to /cdrom:
    sudo mount -t iso9660 ubuntu-7.10-alternate-i386.iso /cdrom -o loop

    Using the full path and proper name for the ISO image.
  2. Open a terminal and type:
    sudo /cdrom/cdromupgrade

    Then the upgrade utility should launch and run from the CD.

Make sure you have the alternative CD and NOT the standard desktop CD.

Good luck and happy upgrading!

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