Note: This is still a beta release. Do not install it on production machines. The final stable version will be released in April 2008.
If you want to know what are new features in this release check here
Upgrade from 7.10 to 8.04 LTS Beta follow this procedure
Before you start Upgrading you need to know the following points
- This is still a beta release. Do not install it on production machines.
- You need to make sure you have complete backup of your machine
- Be sure that you have all updates applied to your current version of Ubuntu before you upgrade.
Now you need to Press Alt-F2 and type update-manager
--devel-release Click on Run.If you want to install Ubuntu 8.04 stable version you need to type update-manage click on Run.
Starting Update Manager in Progress
Now you can see New Distribution release 8.04 is available for upgrade click on upgrade
This will show you Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Release notes click on upgrade
Now it will prompt for root password enter your root password click ok
Preparing for upgrade in progress
If you are using any third party sources in your /etc/apt/sources.list file it will be disabled at the time of upgrade process click close
If you have any unsupported libs installed in your machine you can see similar to the following screen click close
Starting the upgrade process window click on Start Upgrade
Downloading the new Packages in Progress
After downloading this will start the installation of packages if you have more than one display managers installed this will prompt you to choose your default display manager and click Forward
Installing Packages in Progress
Installing Packages in Progress in Terminal
If you have installed any applications this will prompt for you to restart the services with new libs click forward
Cleaning Up process in Progress
You need to restart the system to complete the Upgrade by clicking “Restart Now”
Testing Your Upgrade
You can check the ubuntu version installed using the following command
sudo lsb_release -a
Output Looks like below