How to Upgrade from Ubuntu 16.10 Server to Ubuntu 18.04 Server

To upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 from the terminal (especially on servers), install the update-manager-core package if it is not already installed.

$ sudo apt install update-manager-core

Then ensure that the prompt option in /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades is set to normal as shown in the screenshot below.

Configure Release Upgrade Options

Configure Release Upgrade Options

Afterwards, launch the upgrade tool with the command below:

$ sudo do-release-upgrade

Perform Release Upgrade

From the screenshot below, enter y to continue with the upgrade process (Or view all packages to be installed by entering d). And follow the on-screen instructions.

Ubuntu Upgrade Process

Ubuntu Upgrade Process

Wait for the upgrade process to complete and you will be prompted to reboot

ubuntu_post-upgrade_reboot

once it's back up you may login into Ubuntu 18.04.

















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