For this experiment, I'll be using the daily install CD dated 28th Aug 2011. That's the latest daily when I downloaded it.
|Ubuntu detects the Ubuntu 11.10 CD nicely|
|Distribution upgrade didn't go well|
That basically leaves just a few options:
- Clean install
- Online upgrade
- Upgrade from LiveCD
Clean installing Ubuntu isn't the point of this experiment so that's obviously out. An online upgrade may or may not work depending on the current status of Oneiric. Since I'm trying to upgrade offline as much as possible, I'll take the third option.
Upgrading from the Ubuntu LiveCD is a feature that first appeared in Ubuntu 11.04. At least, I didn't notice it until then. Once Oneiric is released this October, I'm thinking of possibly upgrading using that route. But that's for later.
Right now, I'll be testing out this upgrade option in VirtualBox.
Upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10 using the LiveCD
|Choosing installation type in Ubiquity|
|Recreating a user account?|
|An empty list; is it because there's nothing to migrate, or is it a Ubiquity bug?|
|Ubiquity slideshow; enjoy the presentation while upgrade proceeds|
|The current desktop for Oneiric|