8.04 to 10.04 (Hardy LTS to Lucid LTS)
Hardy became unsupported from April 2011 for desktop users and the server version from April 2013. Upgrading 8.04.x to 10.04 is regarded as a regular upgrade. Please see HardyUpgrades for more information. This page is purely here to go to Intrepid, which became unsupported in April 2010.
Before you start
Please make sure you've read and understood the main EOLUpgrade page.
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- Please make sure you have the following sources.list.
## EOL Upgrade sources.list # Required deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted universe multiverse deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main restricted universe multiverse deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-security main restricted universe multiverse # Optional #deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted universe multiverse #deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-proposed 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 and upgrade all the installed packages
sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude safe-upgrade
- Perform the release upgrade.
- Check your new version
Reboot your machine and you can now run lsb_release -a to check the new version of Ubuntu.