Upgrading Ubuntu 16.10 to Ubuntu 17.04 Desktop/Server

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Codenamed “Zesty Zapus”, Ubuntu 17.04 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.

Upgrade Ubuntu 16.10 to Ubuntu 17.04 Desktop

To upgrade on a desktop system:

Open the "Software & Updates" Setting in System Settings.

Select the 3rd Tab called "Updates".

Set the "Notify me of a new Ubuntu version" dropdown menu to "For any new version".

Press Alt+F2 and type in "update-manager -c" (without the quotes) into the command box.

Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ‘17.04' is available.

If not you can also use "/usr/lib/ubuntu-release-upgrader/check-new-release-gtk"

Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.

Upgrade Ubuntu 16.10 to Ubuntu 17.04 Server

To upgrade on a server system:

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

Make sure the Prompt line in /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades is set to normal.

Launch the upgrade tool with the command sudo do-release-upgrade.

Follow the on-screen instructions.

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1 Response

  1. RoseHosting says:

    Great article. You should always backup your data before upgrading.

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