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 thoughts on “Upgrade Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) to Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)”

  1. Hi Aniket,

    Are you asking about upgrade process from 13.10 to 14.04 or about the fresh installation?

    For Upgrade, it all depends on your internet speed :). If you have high speed internet, then it will take minimum 30 min or more than that. For fresh installation, all will take around 30 min.

    Thanks!
    Kuldeep

    Reply
  2. Kuldip bhai I m a bit new @ using Linux so during the system config the cursor stopped so mah ques is he long will it take in general to get installed in a new laptop???

    Reply
  3. I did the update from 13.10 to 14.04 yesterday on my moms computer…however I did it all through terminal, none of it went through a pop up screen. The download displayed everything as if everything was running smooth through the terminal window. Then it asked me to reboot (yn) to which I hit y then enter. NOW… it boots to the login screen, sits for about 5 to 7 seconds, then the screen scrambles rendering the machine useless. Is there anyway to revert to the previous version of Ubuntu at all or do I have to reimage the machine again?

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  4. Hi Kuldeep,
    thanks for your help,
    I get this error after I ran apt-get update

    W: Failed to fetch bzip2:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/it.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy-updates_main_binary-amd64_Packages Hash Sum mismatch

    W: Failed to fetch bzip2:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/it.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy-updates_universe_binary-amd64_Packages Hash Sum mismatch

    E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

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  5. Try below steps and check if it help..

    cd /var/lib/apt
    sudo mv lists lists.old
    sudo mkdir -p lists/partial
    sudo apt-get update

    This will rebuild the cache.

    Thanks!
    Kuldeep

    Reply
  6. Fixed the installer, but now I get this error:

    W:Failed to fetch bzip2:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/it.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-updates_main_binary-amd64_Packages Hash Sum mismatch
    , W:Failed to fetch bzip2:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/it.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-updates_universe_binary-amd64_Packages Hash Sum mismatch
    , E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

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  7. Hi Kuldeep,
    it was clear since the beginning that there was a library conflict, but it is pretty tough to fix it.
    I am wondering why it is so complicate and contorted to update Ubuntu…

    Cheers,
    Giuseppe

    Reply
  8. Well, when I run update-manager -d I get this error:

    /usr/bin/python3: symbol lookup error: /usr/bin/python3: undefined symbol: XML_SetHashSalt

    Thanks

    Reply

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