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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Upgrading to Xenial Xerus 16.04 LTS Ubuntu from 15.10 : 3 Steps

1.   While most of us might already be satisfactorily running the Ubuntu 15.10 version, now when the LTS version is out,I am sharing here few steps to smoothly upgrade to the 16.04 LTS Version that's Xenial Xerus.


Check the present state of your OS if it is updated or not.
 Click on Install updates to ensure that you see the message System Up-to-Date
Step 2

- Open “Software & Updates” in Settings.
- Select the “Updates” tab in the window.
- Checkbox Pre-released updates as seen below in the shot below :
- Check “Notify me of a new Ubuntu version” to “For any new version”

 Step 3

Type the following command at the Terminal : sudo do-release-upgrade

 ...the following screens are seen whilst the upgrade.It takes about a while depending on your internet speed.Just wait till you see a message asking for reboot.
 Confirmation as seen below :


  1. do-release-upgrade doesn't need to be called as root. It will ask for a sudo password if you haven't disabled that our used sudo in the last 15 minutes, but it's still better to do as much as possible without root access, as a general rule.