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    Upgrade to 20.04

    Hi Group,

    I'd like to upgrade my laptop from 18.04 to 20.04

    So far, I'm failing.

    I tried following the instructions on https://ubuntu.com/blog/how-to-upgra...0-04-lts-today

    I've tried this.

    sudo do-release-upgrade -d

    I got this.


    Please install all available updates for your release before upgrading.


    So, I do this. Still being told to install updates.

    I've tried using the software updater. It tells me that a new version of Ubuntu is available and asks would I like to install. I say yes.
    Ythen I get this...
    FFailed to download repository information. Check your internet connection.

    TThere is nothing wrong with my internet connection.

    MMaybe I'm overworrying about this upgrade?

    PPhil
    Ubuntu 18.04 Acer Aspire V CPU 1.6 8 Gb RAM 1Tb

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    Re: Upgrade to 20.04

    Do these first:
    Code:
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt full-upgrade
    Correct any issues. Do NOT try to move on until all the issues are solved.

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    Re: Upgrade to 20.04

    What Ubuntu 18.04 O.S type you have, 32-bit or 64-bit?
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    Re: Upgrade to 20.04

    64 bit
    Ubuntu 18.04 Acer Aspire V CPU 1.6 8 Gb RAM 1Tb

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    Re: Upgrade to 20.04

    Tried the full upgrade.

    No issues were found.
    I get this now.

    sudo do-release-upgrade -d -f DistUpgradeViewGtk3
    Checking for a new Ubuntu release
    Upgrades to the development release are only
    available from the latest supported release.
    Ubuntu 18.04 Acer Aspire V CPU 1.6 8 Gb RAM 1Tb

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    Re: Upgrade to 20.04

    I always clean install and have never upgraded my OS version so I am not the best person to try to help but the command
    sudo do-release-upgrade -d
    according to man do-release-upgrade
    -d, --devel-release
    If using the latest supported release, upgrade to the development release
    will take you to the development version from the latest supported version, which 18.04 certainly not; that would be 20.04.

    I may have misunderstood the manual so I just add this comment as a "thinking point" in case others know better than I do, but perhaps you need to run the command without any option at all.
    As I say, I've never done this so may be wrong.
    Last edited by ajgreeny; August 23rd, 2020 at 11:38 AM.

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    Re: Upgrade to 20.04

    I wouldn't be surprised if the -d command attempted to load Ubuntu 20.10-alpha, but I'm an LTS-only person. I did my volunteer testing in the 1990s when compiling everything from source was the expected solution.

    The OP can always download the 20.04.1 ISO and do an upgrade in-place. Just be certain to have excellent backups before doing anything. Stuff like this sometimes fails. When there is any failure at all, it tends to be bad for our data.

    I've been upgrading many of my LTS-only systems since 10.04. These aren't desktops, so the non-repo software on them is extremely limited or the primary reason the system exists. Just checked and my communications server (zimbra) doesn't support 20.04. Perhaps next spring?

    On one of my test desktop systems, I migrated from 16.04 --> 20.04. That seemed to go fine, until about a month later when grub was messed up by a patch. After 30 minutes screwing around with grub and not being able to solve it, I wiped the machine, did a fresh install of 20.04 and restored system settings, /usr/local/, my settings, my data, then loaded the list of already installed applications. This took about 45 minutes. When completed, the machine felt exactly like it did before the grub patch mess. Good backups are always helpful, especially for sleeping at night. No related issues since, just the normal 20.04 problems for me, which we don't need to get into here. For me, 20.04 broke a number of important things. 18.04 broke a number of important things too, which weren't fixed for 2 yrs. We're skipping 18.04 completely here.

    New is the enemy of stable. Always remember that.
    Last edited by TheFu; August 24th, 2020 at 07:22 PM.

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    Re: Upgrade to 20.04

    If "sudo do-release-upgrade -d" still fails, probably means the release upgrade is really, realy delayed. We are in the last week of August, the version to upgrade is 20.04, which means it should have been released in last April, so almost 4 months has passed. I don't remember with past LT releases this type of delay. Please do make an effort to catch with present time. Thank you.

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    Re: Upgrade to 20.04

    Quote Originally Posted by martago View Post
    If "sudo do-release-upgrade -d" still fails, probably means the release upgrade is really, realy delayed. We are in the last week of August, the version to upgrade is 20.04, which means it should have been released in last April, so almost 4 months has passed. I don't remember with past LT releases this type of delay. Please do make an effort to catch with present time. Thank you.
    For LTS releases the availability of do-release-upgrade is delayed until the .1 release to allow time for any initial problems to be worked out. This is typically July but varies. 20.04.1 has been out for a while and last time I checked all blocking issues had fixes released. So I don't know what the hold up is.

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