Ubuntu 8.10 is the upcoming version of the Ubuntu operating system. The common name given to this release from the time of its early development was “Intrepid Ibex”.
Note: This is still a beta release. Do not install it on production machines. The final stable version will be released in 30th October 2008.
Important Notes Before Upgrade
- Take a complete Back up all your data. There is no guarantee that all will go well.
- Remember that this software is still beta at this time. It is not for production machines.
- Be sure that you have all updates applied to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS before you upgrade
Procedure to follow
To upgrade from Ubuntu 8.04, press Alt+F2 and type in “update-manager -d” (without the quotes) into the command box.
---Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ‘8.10′ is available. Click Upgrade
---This will show you Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex Release notes click on upgrade
---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
Testing Your Upgrade
You can check the ubuntu version installed using the following command
sudo lsb_release -a
Output Looks like below
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu intrepid(development branch)