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Hardy Heron is Hardly a Snap

Apr 29, 2008, 15:45 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Burnette)

"When I received my super-cool Android PC from Eric Burke he thoughtfully installed a copy of Ubuntu 7.10 for me, so naturally when the new Ubuntu 8.04 ('Hardy Heron') was released I wanted to upgrade it to the latest and greatest version. 'Installation is a snap,' writes Adrian Kingsley-Hughes. Ubuntu is user-friendly and ready for the mass market, so this should be easy, right?

"Just to be sure, I asked a friend for advice on the best way to do it. 'Wipe your disk and re-install from an ISO image,' he said. 'If you have anything on the machine, make a backup first.' Eh? That seemed extreme to me. Since I have such a deep respect for my friend's opinions, I proceeded to ignore his advice. That was my first mistake..."

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