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    This blog will let you upgrade your system to Ubuntu 16.04. Follow the steps given below in order to upgrade your system:

    Step 1: Backup your system

    Before attempting any upgrade to your system, firstly backup your system


    Step 2: Upgrade install packages

    Lets begin by updating the package list:


    sudo apt-get update


    Now next thing to do is to upgrade installed packages


    sudo apt-get upgrade


    You will be shown list of upgrades, press yes to continue and hit Enter

    Now use the command dist-upgrade . This command will add and remove necessary packages that are required.


    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade


    Again press y to continue and wait until upgrade has finished. Now that you have up-to-date installation of Ubuntu 14.04, now you can use this command do-release-upgrade in order to upgrade your system to Ubuntu 16.04.


    Step 3: Use command do-release-upgrade

    Before using this command "do-release-upgrade", please check if you have "update-manager-core" package installed in your system, or simply type the following command:


    sudo apt-get install update-manager-core


    Now start do-release-upgrade with no options:


    sudo do-release-upgrade


    If Ubuntu release is not found then you will see this following output:


    Checking for a new Ubuntu release
    No new release found


    Before getting Ubuntu 16.04 official release, specify the -d option in order to use the development release:


    sudo do-release-upgrade -d


    At the prompt, type y and press Enter to continue:


    Reading cache
    Checking package manager
    Continue running under SSH?
    This session appears to be running under ssh. It is not recommended
    to perform a upgrade over ssh currently because in case of failure it
    is harder to recover.
    If you continue, an additional ssh daemon will be started at port
    Do you want to continue?
    Continue [yN] y


    Next, you'll be informed that do-release-upgrade is starting a new instance of sshd on port 1022:


    Starting additional sshd 
    To make recovery in case of failure easier, an additional sshd will 
    be started on port '1022'. If anything goes wrong with the running 
    ssh you can still connect to the additional one. 
    If you run a firewall, you may need to temporarily open this port. As 
    this is potentially dangerous it's not done automatically. You can 
    open the port with e.g.: 
    'iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 1022 -j ACCEPT' 
    To continue please press [ENTER]


    Press Enter to continue


    Updating repository information
    No valid mirror found 
    While scanning your repository information no mirror entry for the 
    upgrade was found. This can happen if you run an internal mirror or 
    if the mirror information is out of date. 
    Do you want to rewrite your 'sources.list' file anyway? If you choose 
    'Yes' here it will update all 'trusty' to 'xenial' entries. 
    If you select 'No' the upgrade will cancel. 
    Continue [yN] y


    Again, enter y to continue:


    Do you want to start the upgrade?
    6 installed packages are no longer supported by Canonical. You can
    still get support from the community.
    9 packages are going to be removed. 104 new packages are going to be
    installed. 399 packages are going to be upgraded.
    You have to download a total of 232 M. This download will take about
    46 seconds with your connection.
    Installing the upgrade can take several hours. Once the download has
    finished, the process cannot be canceled.
     Continue [yN]  Details [d]y



    It is safe to answer "Yes" in this case.


    Remove obsolete packages? 
    53 packages are going to be removed. 
     Continue [yN]  Details [d]y


    Enter y to continue:


    System upgrade is complete.
    Restart required 
    To finish the upgrade, a restart is required. 
    If you select 'y' the system will be restarted. 
    Continue [yN] y


    On an SSH session, you'll likely see something like the following:


    === Command detached from window (Thu Apr  9 15:10:10 2016) ===
    === Command terminated normally (Thu Apr  9 15:10:20 2016) ===

    Ubuntu 16.04 installation is complete.


    Thanks for reading the blog.


    How to upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ?

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