I have a Beagleboard-xM with Ubuntu 11.04 installed on it. I was trying to install a program from source and I ran into an internal compiler error in gcc, so I was going to try to upgrade gcc to see if that would fix it. However, in order to do that, I need to upgrade the actual OS.
sudo apt-get update
didn’t help since 11.04 is no longer supported.
This means I have two options:
- Find a way to upgrade from 11.04 to a more recent version without doing a fresh install
- Backup everything and do a fresh install, then put everything back
I have the first half of step 2 done in case I have to go that route.
So here I am. Does anyone have any suggestions?
"image" your drive via dd so you altleast have a backup.. and start a
Way back in 11.04 the only option was "armel"... Post 12.04 the "only"
option is armhf.. If the 11.04 -> recent wasn't hard enough, the
'armel' -> 'armhf' is just asking for more pain then it's worth..
So in theory... you could upgrade from 11.04 (armel) -> 12.04 (armel)
then 12.04 (armel) -> 12.04 (armhf) (which almost no one has tried.)
then 12.04 (armhf) -> 13.04 (armhf)..
Or just 'freshly' install 13.04..
I looked around online and saw that there was a way to reinstall Ubuntu over an existing partition. However, I’m not sure if that just means that the /home directory will be preserved. I have things that I’d like to keep in the /bin, /usr, etc. folders.
Can I do it this way and still keep everything I want?