The newest LTS version of Ubuntu is scheduled to release on April 23. Once it’s released, upgrading is as easy as running a few commands. In this article, we’ll walk through the process of updating the current system and then performing the upgrade.
Before you upgrade, make sure your system is as up to date as possible. Do this by running the follwing commands:
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade sudo apt dist-upgrade sudo apt autoremove
Now that you’ve confirmed you’re up to date, it’s time to do the upgrade.
sudo apt install update-manager-core sudo do-release-upgrade
If you receive a
No new release found message, it means the upgrade hasn’t been made available to you. It’s been noted that the upgrade path from 19.10 will not be enabled until a few days after release, and the upgrade from 18.04 LTS will not be enabled until a few days after the 20.04.1 release expected in late July. However, you can force the upgrade at your own risk by using the
sudo do-release-upgrade -d