How to upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04 from Ubuntu 16.10. Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) is a non LTS release. We don’t recommend users with production systems to upgrade this. The programmers or personal desktop users can upgrade to this release and enjoy its features. This tutorial will help you to Upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04 in easy way. Find details about Ubuntu 17.04 release date and features.
This tutorial assumes that you have a running Ubuntu 16.10 system. Also, assumes you have shell access of system with sudo privileges.
Step 1. Perform Backups
We strongly recommended to backup all your important data from your Desktop to a remote location. Also preferred to take a complete system snapshot if possible.
Step 2. Upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04
Before upgrading to Zesty Zapus, upgrade your current release packages to latest. Use the following commands to perform current packages update.
[email protected]min:~$sudo apt update [email protected]:~$sudo apt upgrade
Now install update-manager-core package on your system. This packages set the default behavior for the release upgrader.
[email protected]:~$sudo apt install update-manager-core
Edit the /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades file and make sure that Prompt value is set to normal.
Finally, Run do-release-upgrade command to upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus).
[email protected]:~$sudo do-release-upgrade -d
We are using -d to upgrade to the current available development branch. Because stable branch is not available during writing this tutorial. You can simply remove
Step 3. Verify Upgrade
[email protected]:~$lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu Zesty Zapus (development branch) Release: 17.04 Codename: zesty