Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a laptop with a dual boot setup with Ubuntu 10.04 as my primary distro and 9.10 as the secondary distro.

I want to upgrade 9.10 to 12.04 and keep 10.04 as is. Eventually I might want 12.04 to be my primary boot, but not for the time being.

I could just go ahead and upgrade 9.10, but I'm afraid this would interfere with my primary distro.

What is the the best method for achieving what I want?

share|improve this question
How are you achieving this side-by-side installation? – Oliver Salzburg May 2 '12 at 10:30
As shown here-… – nitbuntu May 2 '12 at 10:35

i dont see why upgrading your ubuntu 9 installation should have any effect at all on ubuntu 10. They are 2 different installs on 2 different partitions. One shouldn't affect the other.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.