Upgrade Ubuntu 17.10 to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

The ‘main' archive of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will be supported for 5 years until April 2023. Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will be supported for 5 years for Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, and Ubuntu Core. Ubuntu Studio 18.04 will be supported for 9 months. All other flavors will be supported for 3 years.

Upgrading from Ubuntu 17.10 Desktop

Press Alt+F2 and type update-manager -c into the command box.

Update Manager should open up and tell you that Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is now available.

If not you can run /usr/lib/ubuntu-release-upgrader/check-new-release-gtk

Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.

Upgrading from Ubuntu 17.10 Server

Install update-manager-core if it is not already installed.

sudo apt-get install update-manager-core

Launch the upgrade tool with the command

sudo do-release-upgrade

Follow the on-screen instructions.

Note that the server upgrade will use GNU screen and automatically re-attach in case of dropped connection problems.

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  1. Unfortunately, I found out that 18.04 did not support nvidia-304 drivers anymore and I had to reinstall 17.10 until a solution is found. Bummer.

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