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

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Ubuntu 13.10xa0(Saucy Salamander) was released onxa017 October 2013xa0and its support will be going to end after July 2014. Now, its time to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04xa0(Trusty Tahr) LTS.

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Update: Ubuntu 15.10 Released – Upgrade to Ubuntu 15.10

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This version will be supported for the next 5 Years and this really a good news for business customers. Also this will provide good performance as well as robustness.

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Upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04
Upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04

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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.

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Warning: We urged you to take important data backup prior upgradation and alsoxa0read release notesxa0for more information before upgrading to latest version.

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Upgrade Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04

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

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

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Ubuntu Upgrade
Ubuntu Upgrade

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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.

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Ubuntu Update Manager
Ubuntu Update Manager

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

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Ubuntu Software Updater
Ubuntu Software Updater

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

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Upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04
Upgrade

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

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Ubuntu Release Notes
Ubuntu Release Notes

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

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Start Upgrade
Start Upgrade

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Upgrade Process
Upgrade Process

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Step 7: The Process of Upgrading Ubuntu to versionxa014.04; this may take longer time depending on internet bandwidth and system configuration.

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Ubuntu Upgrading
Ubuntu Upgrading

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Applying Changes
Applying Changes

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Configuring Services
Configuring Services

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

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Upgrade Completed
Upgrade Completed

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Step 9: Check the System details post upgrade.

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Ubuntu 14.04 Login Screen
Ubuntu 14.04 Login Screen

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Ubuntu 14.04 Details
Ubuntu 14.04 Details

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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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