Below is a list of all the new features and changes with Ubuntu 18. Step 1 — Backing Up Your System Before attempting a major upgrade on any system, you should make sure you won't lose data if the upgrade goes awry. I managed to recover networking, that was reported that is waited upon, but still it does not come up even without graphics. Press y and then press to continue. I was able to upgrade my systems, which had been running 17. So read every prompt and decide the best action for your setup.
Login Screen of Ubuntu 18. Plus, if I upgrade my setup to 18. As you can see, a lot of packages are being downloaded. Canonical ais also pretty keen to let everyone know the new Mesa updates will boost game performance. If you select 'y' the system will be restarted.
A few pointers You can upgrade Ubuntu releases in one of two ways: using the built-in Software Updater tool, or using the command line. If you select 'y' the system will be restarted. I have also made a video of the process. It may take some time, depending on your internet speed. Even if your system is on a fast connection, this will take a while. Now that you have an up-to-date installation of Ubuntu, you can use do-release-upgrade to upgrade to the 18. Then follow the on-screen instructions to continue.
Some packages may no longer be supported. You can still get support from the community. Use or to perform this upgrade in a stable environment that does not rely on an active internet connection to your Linode. Potential Pitfalls Although many systems can be upgraded in place without incident, it is often safer and more predictable to migrate to a major new release by installing the distribution from scratch, configuring services with careful testing along the way, and migrating application or user data as a separate step. Please ensure you have network connectivity to one of the official mirrors or to a locally accessible mirror and follow the instructions above. Now type in your password and click on Authenticate.
Prerequisites This guide assumes that you have an Ubuntu 16. Warning: Start by backing up your existing Ubuntu installation or important files documents, images and many more , before performing an upgrade. For more information on privileges see our guide. To do this, I recommend Ubuntu's default or. Pay attention to the terminal, okay? If your computer does have a fingerprint hardware built-in or attached, Ubuntu 18. Icons and Logos are used for article purpose and proper credit is provided at the end of corresponding articles.
Searching for obsolete software Reading package lists. Step 3 — Enable Upgrade From Dash or application menu, open software and updates. On a system you have modified heavily, you may wish to enter d and inspect the list of packages to be removed, in case it includes anything you'll need to reinstall later. To do this, simply run Software Updater and install any available updates. The next one, Ubuntu 20.
Perhaps the most significant of those new changes would be the arrival of Linux Kernel 4. You have to download a total of 234 M. Installing the upgrade can take several hours. Now click on Restart Now. You cannot go back from here so make sure you have a reliable internet. This process may take some time according to your network speed and system performance.
You can refer to that as well. If you continue , an additional ssh daemon will be started at port ' 1022 '. Restart your server and log back in. This download will take about 1 minute with your connection. Since most people don't bother with that, upgrading was a chore. Ubuntu provides support for standard releases for approx 1 year while Long Term Support is useful for approx 5 years.
So make sure the applications you are using support these versions. The difference isn't that big, but if you're already comfortable with what you're running, you may want to wait a while before switching over. You can or you can also. The upgraded Linux is about one and a half gigabytes so be ready for a long wait. Even that will not be affecting your day to day usage much and most users will never notice a difference.