Upgrading Ubuntu from version 6 to latest version - do i need to reformat/install?

wasserkool

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I am in the process of upgrading my trusty file server that has been running Ubuntu 6.1 since 2007. I havent touched that box till now. I am wondering to upgrade to the latest version of ubuntu, do i need to reformat or there is some way for me to update the kernel?

I am striving to learn about linux and everything is very new to me. I really do not want to reformat as that will nuke all my samba configs...can someone advise me?
 

wasserkool

Limp Gawd
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thanks for the info...will doing updates like that risk the stability of the system?
 
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