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How to upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 to the latest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Here is just quick how to upgrade your old [easyazon_link identifier=”B00PWNOJ8Y” locale=”US” tag=”wn0d5-20″] Ubuntu 14 [/easyazon_link] machine to the latest and newest and expected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS distribution. Currently the Ubuntu 16 is in Beta 2 and will be released in next 2 weeks to public. I have run these commands bellow and instead of [easyazon_link identifier=”B00XT6XFR2″ locale=”US” tag=”wn0d5-20″] Ubuntu 15 [/easyazon_link], I have been offered [easyazon_link identifier=”0134268113″ locale=”US” tag=”wn0d5-20″] Ubuntu 16 [/easyazon_link] as the latest and available upgrade for my machine.

Simply follow up these commands and reboot the machine:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo reboot

Once you have your Ubuntu back, open terminal and run this command:

sudo update-managed -d

You will get a popup window and will be offered with upgrade to the latest available [easyazon_link identifier=”0134268113″ locale=”US” tag=”wn0d5-20″] UBUNTU 16 [/easyazon_link] build. Click on UPGRADE button and let it run trough long process on your machine. Once all done – reboot again and you will need to do two last things – check for updates and correct small issue.

sudo apt-get update
sudo dpkg --configure -a

Done — you have now new beautiful [easyazon_link identifier=”0134268113″ locale=”US” tag=”wn0d5-20″] UBUNTU 16.04 LTS [/easyazon_link] on your machine, I must say so far I like it a lot an do not have any issues. Now I have to just run all my custom scripts to bring it up to my customized look 🙂

Hardware specs: ACER ONE netbook, 1GB RAM, 750GB HDD

Also you can confirm what you have now installed:

sudo lsb_release -a
## You should see details on the installed distribution on your machine
Distribution ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 16.04 (Development Branch)
Release: 16.04 LTS
Codename: xenial

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