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7.10 to 8.04 (Gutsy to Hardy)

Before you start

Please make sure you've read and understood the main EOLUpgrade page.

I would recommend using clonezilla for backing up your current installation. It is very easy to backup and restore your partitions with clonezilla. It takes less then 30 minutes to backup/restore a 20Gb root filesystem which has 4-5 Gb used space.

Known upgrade issues

The upgrade will freeze on the locales package if you are using the (current) Gutsy kernel, 2.6.22-15. Reboot into 2.6.22-14 before upgrading. See the bug report on Launchpad for full details.. You can also use the 2.6.22-16 kernel.

Requirements

  • /etc/apt/sources.list

Please make sure you have the following sources.list.

## EOL upgrade sources.list
# Required
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-security main restricted universe multiverse

# Optional
#deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

You can make use of -backports, -proposed repositories if you want. For more information about repositories see Repositories/Ubuntu.

The upgrade

  • Make sure your sources.list is correct (see requirements)
  • Update the package list and upgrade all the installed packages

sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude safe-upgrade

Please be aware that you are NOT running on kernel 2.6.22-15, other kernels, 2.6.22-14, 2.6.22-16 are OK to use.

  • Change your sources.list

Your sources.list should contain the following entries.

## EOL upgrade sources.list
# Required
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-security main restricted universe multiverse

# Optional
#deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

You can make use of -backports, -proposed repositories if you want. For more information about repositories see Repositories/Ubuntu.

  • Update the package list

sudo aptitude update
  • Perform the release upgrade.

sudo do-release-upgrade
  • IDE disk notation in fstab

You may need to edit the file /etc/fstab to change "hda" old IDE disk notation by "sda" new disk notation, eg /dev/hda1 becomes /dev/sda1. You can use the following one-liner to do this:

sudo perl -p -i.ORIG -e 's#^(/dev/)hda(\d+)#$1sda$2 /etc/fstab
  • Check your new version

Reboot your machine and you can now run lsb_release -a to check the new version of Ubuntu.

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EOLUpgrades/Gutsy (last edited 2013-10-22 20:23:16 by wesleys)