Ubuntu 8.10 to 9.04 Upgrade – On VirtualBox

May 4, 2009

I’ve always been somewhat skeptical about doing my distro upgrades, as I’ve ended up with quirks afterwards. Instead, I always set up my installs with a separate /home and /var partition so I can just reinstall the main file system. So naturally, when upgrading to Jaunty Jackalope from Intrepid Ibex on my virtualized session of Ubuntu I was somewhat unsure of just how smooth it could go.

I decided to give it a shot. After backing up my profile I fired up the virtual computer, logged in and fired up the console.

$ sudo aptitude update
$ sudo aptitude safe-upgrade

After confirming that I was going to download 89.5MB of archives, I wandered off for a while.
When I came back. It was waiting for me to reboot. So I restarted the session… And that was it. Just seemed too simple!

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