The recommended (and easier) way to upgrade from Ubuntu 7.10 is to use Update Manager. But the servers are clotted (April 25th)...
I tried it two times and it just isn't possible at this moment (yes, I want Hardy).
So I downloaded the alternate version of Ubuntu (check bellow the "Start Download" button).
This version isn't a live cd, and it can be used to upgrade Ubuntu.
I installed (Applications > Add/Remove) Gmount-iso. This way I could use the iso file without having to burn a cd.
To make sure cd image isn't corrupted:
- In the Terminal
$ md5sum ubuntu-8.04-alternate-i386.iso
- You should get the correct hash for the iso you're checking
- Check the hash values here
$ gksu "sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade"And off we go. Upgrading to 8.04.
After some time the upgrade was complete and I rebooted the machine. Check bellow the aftermath:
- Several packages were marked to removal at the beginning of the upgrade. My Ubuntu 7.10 installation came from Ubuntu Ultimate Edition. I think that's one of the reasons. I gave it a little look and kept going. If something is missing I will install it later.
- The installer asked 3 ou 4 times about replacing configuration files, like smb.conf. It allowed to see the differences between the current file and the new one, and I could choose to keep or replace the files. I backed up the ones I wanted and replaced them all.
- After the restart the Update Manager wanted to do a partial upgrade. It seems the alternate cd didn't cover all packages. More packages where marked for removal.
- After the successful partial upgrade, I'm did another one.
- I then restarted again.
- I ran the Update Manager manually and check for updated and there aren't none. I was finished. It was a long run.
- Issue 1: I was missing some software I wanted to get back. Just went do Applications > Add/Remove and that was it.
- gVim (installed)
- vlc player (installed)
- VirtualBox kernel driver (to install)
- LAMP Server (installed - check the link for details)
- Issue 2: All my preferences seems to be ok, except the mouse pointer speed (System > Preferences > Mouse) (solved)
- Issue 3: in Places > Network I see my Workgroup, but no computers (in this case a Windows machine). Still the Windows machine is accessing Linux shared folders (that I had to share again). (to solve)
- If I use directly the IP I have no problems, but even in Places > Connect to Server I'm having no luck.
- To pass this "problem" I created a Launcher (Location) in the Desktop to the machine (smb://100.000.0.0/).
- Issue 4: The version of Firefox that came with Ubuntu is the 3.0 beta 5. Unfortunately some of my favorite add-ons aren't supported (just yet), so I'm gonna have to install Firefox 2.0 (to do).
- Issue 5: The time server (ntp) I had defined was gone. I had it again. (solved)
- Issue 6: I had some custom code in grub. I have to check it out tomorrow. (to check)
- Issue 7: Check if VirtualBox is running. (to check)