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Update: 19 Syawal 1433H / 6 Sep 2012M, Kh.
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How to update Ubuntu using the Terminal or Update Manager [Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin]
Ubuntu has to be updated frequently especially for security reasons. There are two methods of updating
- using Terminal
- using Update Manager
1. To run the Terminal, from the panel, click Applications > Accessories > Terminal. Refer Pic 1.
2. On the Terminal, type in as follow:
sudo aptitude updateThen press "Enter". See Pic 2.
3. Type in your password. As you type, the cursor won't move, also no letters appears; it's like you're typing but nothing is responding. No panic. All is functioning. Just type in your password, then press "Enter".
Let your laptop/PC retrieve lists of updates. This may take awhile.
At the end of the list is the current status of your update as seen in Pic 4.
4. Type in as follow:
sudo aptitude safe-upgradeThen press "Enter". See Pic 5.
5. Type in your password. Then press "Enter". See Pic 6.
6. You will be asked whether or not you want to continue the update. To continue, type "Y" then press "Enter". See Pic 7.
Let the update proceed. This may take time, depending on your connection speed.
7. The update is complete when you see "0 updates". Terminal can be closed.
Using Update Manager
1. To run the Update Manager, from the panel, click System > Administration > Update Manager. See Pic 9.
2. Allow the Manager a few seconds to start-up and download list of changes. Then click "Install Updates".
3. Depending on how you setup Ubuntu during installation, you might need to enter your password to continue the process, similar to Pic 11. Fill-in your password then click "OK".
4. Let the Manager download the necessary files.
5. Let the update proceed. This may take time, depending on your connection speed. Once the download is done like in Pic 13, the Manager can be closed.