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    Upgrade alpha to official release?

    The blessed release is now out. I have been running an alpha quite happily since January. Should I nuke and pave, or is upgrading known to be safe?

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    Re: Upgrade alpha to official release?

    If you've been doing regular updates, you will have the final version already.

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    Re: Upgrade alpha to official release?

    I did it both ways and had no issues. Upgraded on my desktop and did a fresh install on the laptop. Both went smoothly.

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    Re: Upgrade alpha to official release?

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    If you've been doing regular updates, you will have the final version already.
    Nope. Been fetching updates but its still alpha.

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    Re: Upgrade alpha to official release?

    Quote Originally Posted by dawgfan16 View Post
    I did it both ways and had no issues. Upgraded on my desktop and did a fresh install on the laptop. Both went smoothly.
    So it won't necessarily explode and is worth a shot? Thanks, all I needed to know.

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    Re: Upgrade alpha to official release?

    Quote Originally Posted by felgro View Post
    Nope. Been fetching updates but its still alpha.
    try a dist-upgrade

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    Re: Upgrade alpha to official release?

    Quote Originally Posted by felgro View Post
    Nope. Been fetching updates but its still alpha.
    Where is it telling you that it's still alpha?

    Anyway, a dist-upgrade should pull you up to the final release.
    As will simply running software updater.
    Make sure to click install when the packages are listed.


    Though, I wouldn't be surprised to see a partial upgrade wanted(needed)
    I would suspect, though, that if a partial upgrade was needed, it should be okay. But tread lightly.
    Here's a quick overview of those
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/U%2B1/partial_upgrade
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    Re: Upgrade alpha to official release?

    Is anyone getting the new wallpapers? Did a full update this morning and everything went smoothly, but I still see the 13.10 salamander wallpapers...? It's making me think that the full update is not occurring by simply updating throughout.

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    Re: Upgrade alpha to official release?

    Quote Originally Posted by elderflower View Post
    Where is it telling you that it's still alpha?
    It was telling me it was 13.10 on the startup screen - which is what I had on the clean alpha install. Which I only installed as a last resort due to AMD misery. This is the status -

    Discovered that the software update service scheduler was completely broken, hence no updates. Launched manually and there was ~600mb of updates, which I fetched - and which necessitated a reboot. Rebooted only to discover the AMD proprietary driver and xorg were completely trashed - back to the state I was in when I first got this machine, no graphics whatsoever, just a shell. The update was only partial, so not really expecting much, ran -

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    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    and rebooted. Then I received first pleasant surprise - the desktop loaded, told me I had 14.04 and the xserver AMD driver had downloaded, installed and configured itself. Not just that, my machine can now recover from sleep instead of going into a coma - this has always been a problem for me on Dells. I find it odd that the LiveCD option fails to load graphics though.

    So a final question - is there a simple way to verify I have the full LTS release installed correctly?
    Last edited by felgro; April 28th, 2014 at 10:49 AM.

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    Re: Upgrade alpha to official release?

    As 14.04 is now released...

    Thread moved to Installation & Upgrades.

    To answer your last question, run this in a terminal:

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    cat /etc/lsb-release
    This is the output I get on a 14.04 system upgraded from 13.10:

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    DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.04
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=trusty
    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 14.04 LTS"
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