Thursday, 23 January 2014

Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) - Alpha 1 Released ! Time to Upgrade !

    Even though the release of Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr is scheduled on April 17, 2014, you can enjoy using it today. Yes, the first alpha of Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr is available for the users and this article will guide you to upgrade to this version from Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander.

Before Upgrading:

1. Make sure that you are having the backup of all important data.
2. All the third party repositories should be disabled. (How to do that? Check this article.)
3. Owners of production systems are advised to wait till April 17 for the final release.

Desktop Edition

Step 1: Open the terminal and enter following commands in order to update the packages:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Step 2:
Start the software updater.

sudo update-manager -d

Step 3:
A window telling that Ubuntu 14.04 is available for upgrade will be displayed.



Click on Upgrade and then on Confirm in the next window to begin with the upgrade process.

Server Edition

Step 1: Install Core Update Manager.

sudo apt-get install update-manager-core

Step 2: Open the release file using your favorite text editor.

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

Step 3:
If you are upgrading to Normal release from LTS release, edit the following line:

Prompt=normal

If you are upgrading to LTS release from Normal release, edit the following line:

Prompt=lts

Step 4: Update the packages and proceed to the upgrade.

sudo apt-get update && sudo do-release-upgrade -d

Step 5: You will need to follow the instructions which will be displayed on screen. Once you are done with them, Congrats! You are upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr!

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