Apr 11, 2013

Simple Way to Upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04 Using Terminal or Console

Ubuntu 13.04 will be released soon. It is estimated --according to the release schedule-- that Ubuntu will be released on April 27, 2013. It will come with several new features compared to the previous version. Ubuntu has actually made powerful development especially for Apple hardware. It will be easier for Apple owner to have Ubuntu on their computer.

The next Ubuntu will come with Gnome version as well as the native version. It offers the alternative of unity to be default desktop environment system. Using this version, Gnome lovers will be easier to used their favorite desktop on Ubuntu. Canonical has announced to have Ubuntu Gnome as another variant.

There are several different ways to have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on the computer. Users can easily download the DVD/CD installer and install the fresh operating system. Upgrading the operating system to the newest version is another option. This brief tutorial will help to show you how to upgrade Ubuntu to Ubuntu 13.04 using terminal. Users can do this upgrading process before and after release data since canonical has release the beta version before April 27. It recommended for users to upgrade after Canonical officially announce the stable release.

Before upgrading the version, it is recommended for you to update the system. It makes sure that your system already connected to the online repository with the newest update. Open your terminal and run this command:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade && sudo apt-get autoremove
You need to restart your system after running the previous command. It makes your system fresh. Run this command to install the update package:
sudo apt-get install update-manager-core
Once you finished, run the final command to upgrade your Ubuntu. Type this single command on terminal:
sudo do-release-upgrade –d
Follow the process and you will have Ubuntu 13.04 on your computer. 

1. If You Fail to Upgrade, check prompt configuration file:
If You fail to upgrade, please check another configuration. You probably need to edit upgrade manager configuration file. Run this command:

sudo gedit /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades
This command will open configuration file. If you upgrade Ubuntu from LTS to normal, change the Promt= normal. 

Instead, if you upgrade Ubuntu from normal to LTS, change the promt to lts.

After Changing prompt setting, run the upgrade command once more. Choose one of theses two commands:
sudo apt-get updatesudo do-release-upgrade -d
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -d

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