2 Ways to Upgrade Ubuntu 16.10 to Ubuntu 17.04

As we all know Ubuntu 17.04 is officially released and so many of us already upgraded from older version to newer version of Ubuntu. However, Some of you still might be thinking or planning to upgrade. Through this tutorial I am going to show 2 ways (using graphical update manager and command line) to upgrade Ubuntu 16.10 to its latest release 17.04 Zesty Zapus.

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Upgrade Ubuntu 16.10 using Update Manager

Lets begin!

  1. Open terminal interface window and run the following command to upgrade existing software.
  2. sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade
  3. Once update process gets complete, open Software & Updates from Unity Dash or from your favourite application menu.

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    Update Manager
  4. Select the Updates tab then on the bottom of the same window, change notification setting from For long-term support version to For any new version.Upgrade Ubuntu 16.10
  5. Click on the close button
  6. Now you will be asked to enter your password to apply the changes
  7. Click on the close button. Now you will be asked to enter your password to apply the above changes.

Note: During the software update if new kernel is installed , then you have to reboot Ubuntu 16.10 system in order to upgrade.

  1. Enter the following command in terminal
  2. update-manager
  3. You should get a pop-up telling software is up-to-date and Ubuntu 17.04 is now available. Upgrade Ubuntu 16.10
  4. Click on the Upgrade button.
  5. Then enter your password if prompted. The Ubuntu 17.04 release notes window will appear. Click on the Upgrade button.Upgrade Ubuntu 16.10

Wait for the upgrade to finish. If you get notification telling some third-party sources are disabled, just accept it. You can re-enable them later on once the upgrade gets finished.Upgrade Ubuntu 16.10

Once the upgrade gets complete, restart your computer.

To check your Ubuntu OS version, run

lsb_release -a

Output should be:
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu zesty zapus 
Release: 17.04Codename: zesty

Upgrade Ubuntu 16.10 to Ubuntu 17.04 Using Command Line

You can use command line to upgrade Ubuntu 16.10 desktop or a headless server. First,

Open the terminal window and run the following command to upgrade existing software.

sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade

Then make sure you have update-manager-core package installed.

sudo apt-get install update-manager-core

Next, edit a configuration file using nano or your preferred command line text editor.

sudo nano /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades

At the bottom of this file, change the value of Prompt from lts to normal.

Prompt=normal

Save and close the file. After that, run the following command to begin the upgrade process and follow the on-screen instructions.

do-release-upgrade

Upgrade Ubuntu 16.10

Once the upgrade is finished, reboot your Ubuntu desktop or server. To check your Ubuntu version, run:

lsb_release -a

Output:

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Now you can re-enable third-party repositories such as PPA because they were disabled during upgrade.

That’s all!

I hope this post helped you to upgrade Ubuntu 16.10 to Ubuntu 17.04. If you found this post useful then share on your preferred social media this would be favour for me.

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