Easy steps for Ubuntu server upgrade

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Edit /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades, and ensure:

Prompt=normal

(otherwise if its LTS you will only be able to upgrade to the next LTS release if one is available

sudo apt-get install update-manager-core
sudo do-release-upgrade

…and follow the prompts.

2 Replies to “Easy steps for Ubuntu server upgrade”

  1. If you are not confident using the command line option, there’s another simpler way of upgrading… on the update manager window, there’s a button to the top right hand corner that says ‘Upgrade to 11.04’ (if that’s the latest version). Clicking the button starts the upgrade process.

    Nice tips BTW.

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