Easy Way Upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10 From Ubuntu 17.04

r00t October 22, 2017

Upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10 From Ubuntu 17.04

In this tutorial we’ll learn easy way upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10 from Ubuntu 17.04. We will also install and configure its prerequisites. Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark will be released soon now. Here’s how it is possible to update from the Ubuntu 17.04 desktop. Ubuntu 17.10 replaces Unity uses Gnome Shell because its default desktop environment. It is powered by 4.13 Kernel and runs Gnome on Wayland by default. Xorg can be available for choice.

I recommend to use a minimal Ubuntu server setup as a basis for the tutorial, that can be a virtual or a root server image with an Ubuntu 16.04 minimal install from a web hosting company or you use our minimal server tutorial to install a server from scratch.

Upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10 From Ubuntu 17.04

Step 1. First, ensure your system and apt package lists are fully up-to-date by running the following:

apt-get update -y
apt-get dist-upgrade -y

Step 2. Upgrade Ubuntu 17.04 to Ubuntu 17.10 Using Command Line.

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:

do-release-upgrade

Once the upgrade is finished, reboot your Ubuntu desktop or server and check your Ubuntu version:

lsb_release -a

Result:

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 17.10
Release: 17.10
Codename: artful

Congratulation’s! You have successfully upgrade Ubuntu 17.10 from Ubuntu 17.04 server. Thanks for using this tutorial for easy way upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10 from Ubuntu 17.04.

*Personally, I would not recommend you to upgrade Ubuntu 16.04. Its simply because Ubuntu 16.04 is Long Term Support (LTS edition).

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