Since I’ve been helping get Mac4Lin version 1.0 ready to ship I’ve been holding off from upgrading to Ubuntu 8.10 so I could make sure things were ready on that end, including helping with updating the docs. Unfortunately we’ve had some issues crop up with Intrepid that once of us will have to make the upgrade so we can try to check them out. Crazy penguin that I am, I’ve volunteered to make the jump since I had been wanting to do it anyway.
Of course with any major upgrade like this the first thing I’m doing is to make some backups. I knew I had linked to a page with things you need to make sure you to before upgrading Ubuntu, and it turns out it was Caspar Clemens Mierau, someone who I’ve linked to on several occasions in the last few months, wrote the post I was trying to remember. Even though it was a list of things to do before upgrading to Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron, the information in that page hasn’t lost a bid of validity with in the last six months.
Before you run
update-manager -d, any even before you run
update-manager –devel-release check the Intrepid release notes one more time to make sure of the known issues in the new version, then pop on over to Casper’s site and read Having a Hardy day – Ten steps helping you not to have a hard time upgrading. You may even want to print out a hard copy of it so you can have a copy to refer to while you’re getting ready for the upgrade.