Steps to upgrade Ubuntu Server 14.04 to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS has been released a while a go but unfortunately I just got chance to update to this new version. Updating to Ubuntu 16.04 from Ubuntu 14.04 is possible without having to reinstall the whole system. With few commands, I can successfully upgraded my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS.

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Steps to Upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server

Step 1. Update System

Use this command to update Ubuntu 14.04

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

Step 2. Install update-manager-core package

Skip this step if you have installed update-manager-core package. Otherwise, use this command to install it

sudo apt-get install update-manager-core

Step 3. Configure update-manger-core

Since we want to upgrade between LTS release, we need to make sure that we have the correct setting for it. Make sure the file  /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades is set to “lts”.

sudo nano  /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades

Make sure it shows “lts” at the bottom of the file like this

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Step 4. Perform Upgrade

To start the upgrade process, use this command

sudo do-release-upgrade

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Once completed, reboot your sever and check if now its upgraded to the new version

lsb_release -a


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