How to upgrade to Ubuntu 18.10 from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?

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Good as mentioned in a previous article is now available to download the new version of Ubuntu 18.10, although also for those who are using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS they can make the jump to the next version without having to reinstall.

With this option for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS users to do the next jump you gain the option to protect all user settings, as well as important files found within the system.

Likewise also before starting this process I must warn that making the change from an LTS version to a regular version limits you to only having support for 9 months before it stops having support.

On the other hand, which is the least recommended since the xx.10 versions only serve as a basis to improve and polish the xx.04 versions that have greater stability and support-

Finally, even though this is considered a safe process, nothing tells you that something happens during this, so if it results in a loss of data or the total system, it is your responsibility.

That is why before doing this it is always recommended and at all times that you make a backup of your important information.

Being aware of it, Follow the instructions below to upgrade to Ubuntu 18.10 from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Upgrade process from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to Ubuntu 18.10

Before starting any update process, Please perform the following procedures to avoid problems during the process.

  • Remove proprietary drivers and use open source drivers
  • Disable all third-party repositories
  • To avoid a large number of errors and even stoppage of the installation, disable all third-party repositories.

You can make a backup of these with some of the tools that have already been mentioned here on the blog.

It is extremely necessary that we make some adjustments to our equipmentFor this we must go to "Software and Updates" which we will search from our applications menu.

And in the window that was opened, we must go to the Updates tab, among the options that it shows us in "Notify me of a new version of Ubuntu" here we are going to select the option that it gives us as "Any new version".

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Finally, we must configure the system to check and warn if there is a new version. In order to achieve this, we just have to open a terminal and in it we type the following commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade

sudo reboot

Done this we are going to restart the system, with this we are going to guarantee that we have the most current packages in the system and avoid possible complications.

Installed the new version of Ubuntu 18.10

After the system restarts, when logging in, you will be told that a new version of Ubuntu is available, open a terminal and type:

sudo do-release-upgrade

Now we simply have to click on the button «Yes, update now» and then we will be asked to enter the password to authorize the update.

Now if this did not make the update notice appear. We can force this process, for this we are going to open a terminal with Ctrl + Alt + T and in it we are going to execute the following command:

sudo update-manager -d

This command will basically help you to do is to open the update tool which when opened will be forced to check if there is a version higher than the one you are using.

This process needs to download 1GB or more packages and takes up to 2 hours or more to configure. Therefore, you must wait for the process to finish.

At the end of this process, if everything was executed regularly, you should know that there are packages that become obsolete with the update, so you will be informed and you can choose between "Keep" and "Delete", the latter option being the most recommended

Finally, the last step we must take is to restart our system, so that all the changes that were applied are loaded at the beginning of the system together with the new Kernel that this version includes.


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  1.   Julier said

    The problem is that my PC only accepts 32-bit systems, so I can only stay with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS right now. The version 18 that I know of is only for 64 bits. Hope the 32-bit versions don't go away.

  2.   Javier Gonzalez said

    The update has come out automatically, and when I start it I get windows informing me of errors ... I have no knowledge of linux, so I don't know what to do ...
    -Glueing the windows:

    (1) Upgrade error from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 18.10

    Cannot install "libc-bin"

    A window informs me that: The update continues, but the package "libc-bin" may not be in a working state. Consider submitting a bug report about this.

    installed libc-bin package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 135

    (2) Could not install updates

    The update has been canceled. Your system may have been left in an unusable state. A recovery will now take place (dpkg –configure -a).

  3.   Javier Gonzalez said

    (3) Upgrade incomplete

    The upgrade has partially completed but there were errors during the upgrade process.

  4.   Carlos said

    Hello, I get the update, I put update and the window closes and nothing happens

    1.    David naranjo said

      At the moment we only have to wait because the update has just been released and therefore the servers may be saturated.

  5.   Javier Gonzalez said

    (Solved)
    I don't know how, after restarting, I update again and I already have Ubuntu 18.10 ...
    Greetings and thank you…

  6.   cause said

    Something that I see that Ubuntu is missing is it will remove the transparency and shadows of the windows not only because I do not like it but because it gives more performance. Is there any way?

  7.   Joshua Cavalheiro Schipper said

    I just installed lubuntu 18.10 I really liked the new interface