Ubuntu 8.04 LTS - Upgrading to Hardy Heron

A major upgrade of your OS is always a leap of faith. In this case my upgrade from Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) to 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) was a smooth transition with no worries. Below is my walkthrough upgrading the OS which I have dual boot with Windows XP. Hardy Heron is indeed a slicker version of what is already a great linux distribution. Here is the step by step process in upgrading.

As always keep in mind the following before you do an upgrade of this magnitude:
  1. Backup any data you dont want to lose (if possible)
  2. Make sure your current OS is upto date, do a system update prior to upgrading
  3. Ensure you have free space (a few gig just in case) for the upgrade
  4. Make sure you have a working internet connection
  5. Read up on what is new in 8.04, get informed
  6. Be prepared to have new features and functions which will replace old ones
  7. Stay positive, its an upgrade!

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