A lot of advice has been flying around today about upgrading from beta to 12.04 stable, and most people are simply saying they are the same, however; In my experience it appears that they are not the same:
This is run from my "beta" build of 12.04.
$apt-get upgrade: The following packages have been kept back: linux-generic linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic $ uname -a Linux ****** 3.2.0-23-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 10 20:39:51 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following NEW packages will be installed: linux-headers-3.2.0-24 linux-headers-3.2.0-24-generic linux-image-3.2.0-24-generic The following packages will be upgraded: linux-generic linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic 3 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 50.5 MB of archives. After this operation, 216 MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? n Abort.
Are we sure it's the same? It really appears as though release has a new build of kernel (-24-) that beta can't install without upgrading