Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Upgrading ubuntu server 16.04 to 18.04

The process is very simple, but quite time consuming, and a fast internet will help speed up the process.

To start, upgrade all packages to latest, and reboot if necessary
$ sudo apt update -y
$ sudo apt upgrade -y
$ sudo reboot

Once rebooted, and all packages are updated to the latest version, issue a 
$ sudo do-release-upgrade

Answer yes(y) to all questions, and answer "Keep the local version currently installed" for all questions asking to change any configuration to avoid any issue with currently installed applications

Once completed, press y to restart

Login and check your current version
$ cat /etc/os-release

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