Upgrade Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) to Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)

Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) was released on 17 October 2013 and its support will be going to end after July 2014. Now, its time to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) LTS.

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Upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04

Upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04

If you are an Ubuntu lover and want to give a try to Ubuntu 14.04, you can grab ISO images and install it via USB. If you are using Ubuntu 13.10 and want to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 release, you can follow below simple instructions.

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 13.10 to 14.04

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

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

Ubuntu Upgrade

Step 2: After your system got updated. Press “Alt+F2“ and type ”update-manager -d”. Here, “-d” is for checking development release. This will launch the software updater.

Ubuntu Update Manager

Ubuntu Update Manager

Step 3: Software updater will start looking for any changes or for new Releases.

Ubuntu Software Updater

Ubuntu Software Updater

Step 4: On “Software Updater” dialog box, click on “Upgrade…“.

Upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04

Upgrade

Step 5: It will show Release Notes. Please have a look on release note and click on “Upgrade“.

Ubuntu Release Notes

Ubuntu Release Notes

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

Start Upgrade

Start Upgrade

Upgrade Process

Upgrade Process

Step 7: The Process of Upgrading Ubuntu to version 14.04; this may take longer time depending on internet bandwidth and system configuration.

Ubuntu Upgrading

Ubuntu Upgrading

Applying Changes

Applying Changes

Configuring Services

Configuring Services

Step 8: Once System upgrade gets completed. Click on “Restart Now“.

Upgrade Completed

Upgrade Completed

Step 9: Check the System details post upgrade.

Ubuntu 14.04 Login Screen

Ubuntu 14.04 Login Screen

Ubuntu 14.04 Details

Ubuntu 14.04 Details

That’s it! you’ve successfully upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from Ubuntu 13.10. The above upgrade instructions was written for Ubuntu, but you can also use these instructions to upgrade any Ubuntu based distributions such as Xubuntu, Kubuntu or Lubuntu 14.04.

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43 Responses

  1. Scott says:

    Release notes show up blank for some reason. I press ‘Upgrade’ and it does nothing. Anyone have an idea why?

  2. kanishka says:

    I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04, After reboot, system got stuck after
    1. starting apache2 webserver and
    2. Applying battery power settings

    even networking is disabled. Not able to connect with internet even with Lan wire. What Should I do ( I have taken backup by logging into terminal tty1).

  3. Raul Robledo says:

    According to the Ubuntu documentation, if yo use update-manager -d you get the devel-release what has the next warning:

    ‘Development releases often suffer from package breakages and other problems. Only install a development release if you are prepared to attempt to fix these problems for yourself.’

    In order to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 in my case using xubuntu it is best to just enable, check for all distro updates and follow the normal procedure to check if any update is required as detailed in the documentation

    http://docs.xubuntu.org/1404/migrating-upgrading.html#upgrading

    This will lead you to the LTS release for normal use, not the development release

    • Kuldeep says:

      Good point Raul!!

      We have also mentioned in post that “-d” will check for development release :).

      “Step 2: After your system got updated. Press “Alt+F2“ and type ”update-manager -d”. Here, “-d” is for checking development release. This will launch the software updater.”

      Thanks!!

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