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How To Upgrade Ubuntu 7.10 to Ubuntu 8.04


Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” is now almost final and I want to congratulate the entire team and community for a great accomplishment! This is another fine release and I feel proud to be part of this community.

For those that now want to upgrade from Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon” to Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” you can follow the steps below.

Upgrade Using Update Manager

Step 1: First make sure your machine is current for Ubuntu 7.10. Launch the Update Manager tool and “check” for any remaining updates.

Press Alt-F2 and type update-manager

Click the Check button to check for new updates.

Apply any remaining updates before you continue to Step 2.

Step 2: If your machine is already completely up to date you can then relaunch the Update Manager tool and upgrade to the next release, Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron”.

Press Alt-F2 and type update-manager --devel-release

(when 8.04 is final the --devel-release is no longer needed)

Upgrade Ubuntu 7.10 to 8.04 via Update Manager

Click the Check button to check for new updates.

A message will appear informing you of the availability of the new release.

Upgrading to the latest version

Click Upgrade

Follow the instructions as the Update Manager utility will walk you through each step of the upgrade. You will still have a chance to back out after clicking Upgrade if you feel you’re not yet ready.

It should be noted that this will upgrade your machine via your internet connection and can take quite some time. If you have access to a fast mirror it can be faster, but immediately after a release the interweb tubes tend to clog up. You’ve been warned.

For more information and suggestions from the Wiki see: Upgrade Notes

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