Upgrading Ubuntu - Migrating from Dapper Drake (6.06) to Edgy Eft (6.10)

Ever since Firefox 2.0 was released I've been checking to see when Ubuntu (the Linux distro that I use as my desktop at work) will offer it as an installable package.

Did the search again yesterday and found out that a new release of Ubuntu was out - 6.10 codenamed 'Edgy Eft'.

I followed these instructions from the Ubuntu site, Upgrading using Update Manager and had no problems but another source of good information regarding the upgrade can be found on the Daily Cup of Tech blog in a post called Upgrade Ubuntu 6.06 to 6.10.

I did have problems though, it reported that it couldn't continue with the install as I had "broken packages". I was able to fix these by running Synaptic Package Manager , filtering out just the broken ones and then right-clicking on them and choosing "reinstall". After a quick reboot I then re-ran the Update Manager which continued the install.

It does take quite a long time to perform the upgrade, mine was still downloading the required packages after two hours but I now have a fully working Ubunutu with Firefox 2.0! :)

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