Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron" Released

Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” has been released!

Download and Install from a CD:

Download CDs from this page, or from Ubuntu’s download page (seems to be down at the moment). Scroll down for the BitTorrent downloads, will be much faster while everyone else is trying to download the CDs.

Official CD artwork is availble on the Ubuntu Wiki.

Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” CD artwork


If you can wait, ShipIt can send you free CDs of the new release.

Upgrading a from Ubuntu 7.10:

You can upgrade Ubuntu 7.10 to 8.04 using the update manager. Open Update Manager (System->Administration->Update Manager). Click the Check button to check for updates. You’ll see a notice that a new distribution update is available. First, install any remaining updates for your current version. Then, click the Upgrade button and follow the directions. More information on upgrades is available here.

Note that this method is likely to be slow around the time of the official release while everyone else is downloading.

Upgrading from Ubuntu 8.04 development releases

If you’ve installed an Ubuntu 8.04 development release (alphas, beta, or release candidate), just install any available updates and you will be running the final release.

Archived Comments


Have downloaded and installed. Exploring the cool new features, and must say, I am impressed. Detailed report in a while!


I downloaded the last beta release and have been using that for a couple weeks now. I’ve been trying all day to update it to the full thing and when I run the update manager it instantly downloads 10 updates and hangs at the 11th. There are 20 total and it always quits before downloading 11-20. I never get a notification that there is a new version. Any ideas?


There’s so much weird configuration in my current Ubuntu-install, how do one remove the current install to start all over again with Hardy Heron?


You won’t get a notification about a new version, just install the usual updates and your installation will become the final release. As for the trouble updating, the servers are probably overloaded today. Check out this post to try and find a faster one:

I’m assuming that you’re talking configuration left on your home partition from a previous installation. You can start fresh by removing the files and folders beginning with a dot in your home directory, which will wipe out all of your settings. Or you could create a new user.


audun: tried format? :D


I have a question ..i got the ubuntu last on (8.04) but dont know how to get the harley harly heron stuff working ..I got the same usual thing ..anybody to help please :D

Luis Taboada

Hola que tal!!!!!quiero saber si hay ubuntu que ya tenga wine ya listo para usar!!es que aun mi pc no cuenta con internet!!!!!tengo un amigo que me suele prestarme su modem y el problema es que los modems no son cocompartibles con linux ni con ubuntu,los mismos estan hechos para usar co windows 2000,xp,vista,me y con mac-os!!!!!!ahi esta mi problema!!!!!!!!!!

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