How to upgrade from ubuntu 13.04 (Raring) to ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy)

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The Ubuntu team was released Ubuntu 13.10 for Desktop, Server, Cloud, Phone, and Core products on 17th oct 2013.

Codenamed "Saucy Salamander", 13.10 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.

This tutorial explain how to upgrade from ubuntu 13.04 (Raring) to ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy)

Important Notes before upgrading

1) Make sure you have a full backup of your data

2) If you have installed cinnamon desktop environment you need to uninstall using the following commands

sudo apt-get purge cinnamon*

sudo apt-get autoremove

If you don't do that you can't login after upgrade.

Before upgrade you need to install all other available system upgrades using the following command

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Starting Upgrade Process

You need to search for software updater in dash and double click on it to open


Software updater will open and start seaching for the new releases


Now you should be able see similar to the following screen here click on upgrade


You should see relese notes as follows and you need to click on upgrade


Upgrade process starting


If you have installed any third party sources it will disable before upgrade so click on close


The Software Updater will ask you to confirm one more time so Click on Start Upgrade



You will be asked to remove all unnecessary application similar to the following screen


After finishing upgrade you should see similar to the following screen here you need to click on restart


ubuntu 13.10 login screen


You can check the details of the system after upgrade


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1 Response

  1. Dan Jones says:

    Or: sudo do-release-upgrade

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