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Upgrade Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) to Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander)

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Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) was released on 17 October 2013 and it will be supported until July 2014. This version has latest and greatest applications. So if you are still not upgraded so far, here are the steps to upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10. Upgrade can happen only from previous version to newer version. We can’t skip a version e.g, to upgrade directly from Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 13.10, you need to first upgrade to 13.04 and then upgrade to 13.10.

If you would like to install a fresh copy of Ubuntu 13.10 (Desktop Version), then follow our earlier article that describes a step-by-step screen shot guide.

  1. Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Released – Installation Guide

Warning: We urged you to take important data backup prior upgradation and also read release notes for more information before upgrading to latest version.

Upgrade Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10

Step 1: Please run below command from terminal which will install all other available upgrades.

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Step 2: Open “Dash” and type “Update Manager” click on “Software Updater” which will checks for updates.

Update Manager

Update Manager

Step 3: Software updater start checking Updates or new releases

Software Updater

Software Updater

Step 4: “Software Updater” click on “Upgrade…



Step 5: Please go through release note and click on “Upgrade“.

Release Notes

Release Notes

Step 6: Click “Start Upgrade” to begin upgradation.

Start Upgrade

Start Upgrade

Step 7: Upgrading Ubuntu to version 13.10; this may take longer time depending on internet bandwidth and system configuration.

Upgrading Ubuntu

Upgrading Ubuntu

Step 8: Removing obsolete or unnecessary applications.

Removing Obsolete

Removing Obsolete

Step 9: System upgrade is complete. Click on “Restart Now“.

System upgrade

System upgrade

Step 10: Check the System details post upgrade.

System Up-to-Date

System Up-to-Date

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8 Responses

  1. Mark Jue says:

    I noticed that you have same problem with me, your unity is not transparent anymore when upgrading to saucy salamander. Try to auto hide the unity, you will see the plain background will disturb other applications. If you found any solution please inform me thanks.

  2. Kotoroshinoto says:

    Will Xorg-edgers packages block the upgrade by breaking the upgrade calculation?

  3. Mohit says:


    Do you know the reason of the issue explained here


    Mohit Thakral

  4. nomi says:

    its not showing upgrade in software updater… its just saying ur softwares are upto date… only settings and ok options are there,.. upgrade option is not there!.. what to do??

  5. Eric Riley says:

    Should it take more than 48 hours?

  6. Alan says:

    Does anyone know the amount of data that will be downloaded when upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10?

    How much spare disc space do we need to store the updates before they are applied and everything is deleted?

    Is is sensible to do the upgrade or better to install 13.10 from scratch or would it be even more sensible for an adhoc user to wait until the next release is made this summer?

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