Upgrade Kubuntu from 16.04 or 17.10 to 18.04


Note: Upgrades from 16.04 LTS will not be enabled until a few days after the 18.04.1 release expected in late July.


If you are using a Laptop ensure the following things are done.

You will need to:

  • Ensure your laptop is connected to power.
  • If at all practical, ensure that you are connected to the Internet via a wired connection.
  • Ensure your current installation is updated.
  • Run the release upgrade tool.
  • Reboot.

For Desktops:

You will need to:

  • Ensure your current installation is updated.
  • Run the release upgrade tool.
  • Reboot.

Ensure your laptop is connected to power

The upgrade should run uninterrupted.

If at all practical, ensure that you are connected to the Internet via a wired connection

The upgrade may change your wireless networking applications and drivers.

Ensure your current installation is updated

Run Plasma Discover

Use <alt> <F2> to bring up krunner, and type plasma-discover and select Discover

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Select Install Updates

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Supply your password

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Wait for updates to install

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Re-boot if suggested


Upgrade

If for some reason Discover does not offer you the upgrade to 18.04, then you can open Krunner, or Konsole (or other terminal), and run:

kdesudo "do-release-upgrade -m desktop -f DistUpgradeViewKDE"

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Again, sudo will ask for your password to proceed.

The Release Upgrade tool will be downloaded and started

18.04 introductory notes will be shown

Select Upgrade.

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Allow the upgrade to start

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Then Start Upgrade; it will download and install 18.04.

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Wait (approximately an hour)

Enjoy a cup of coffee.


Remove obsolete packages

Click Remove.

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Restart your computer

It will ask you to restart your computer. Ensure you have no unsaved work open and click Restart Now.

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Welcome to Kubuntu 18.04 LTS

Your computer should boot into Kubuntu 18.04 LTS, with the new Plasma 5.12 desktop

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BionicUpgrades/Kubuntu (last edited 2018-05-06 10:23:40 by rikmills)