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How To Upgrade Ubuntu 18.10 To Ubuntu 19.04


In a previous article, I explained how to upgrade Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 19.04 to Ubuntu 19.10. However, because Ubuntu 19.04 is stilled supported by the Canonical company, Ubuntu 18.04 users need to upgrade to 19.04 first and follow the same process to upgrade to 19.10. This tutorial will be showing you how to upgrade Ubuntu 18.04 directly to Ubuntu 19.10 from command line, bypassing Ubuntu 19.04.




How to Upgrade Ubuntu 18.10 to Ubuntu 19.04



If you are on Ubuntu 18.10, you will be upgraded to Ubuntu 19.04, but if you are on the Ubuntu 18.04 release, you will be upgraded to Ubuntu 18.10 only, so you should repeat the process to perform the upgrade to the latest Ubuntu 19.04.


With the Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco Dingo" release less than one month away, we are getting ready for rolling out more tests of this next six-month installment to Ubuntu Linux. For those curious about the direction of Ubuntu 19.04's performance, here are some very preliminary data points using the latest daily state of Ubuntu 19.04 right ahead of the beta period. Tests were done on a high-end Intel Core i9 9900K desktop as well as a Dell XPS Developer Edition notebook when comparing Ubuntu 19.04 to Ubuntu 18.10 and also tossing in Clear Linux as a performance reference point.


Ubuntu 19.04 is currently shipping with the Linux 5.0 kernel, GNOME Shell 3.32, X.Org Server 1.20.4, Mesa 19.0, and GCC 8.3.0 as some of the primary components. The usual upgrades to the latest kernel and Mesa can make a big difference for hardware support and performance if you are on one of the latest Intel/AMD platforms. Ubuntu 19.04 is sticking to GCC8 with GCC 9.1 having yet to be formally released and given the track record it's not until the xx.10 release when Ubuntu makes the big compiler upgrade.


Ubuntu 19.04 continues using the EXT4 file-system by default, no I/O scheduler for NVMe SSD storage, and one other upgrade worth mentioning for many developers is now having Python 3.7 (v3.7.2) rather than Python 3.6.


This is a follow-up to the End of Life warning sent earlier this month to confirm that as of today (July 18, 2019), Ubuntu 18.10 is no longer supported. No more package updates will be accepted to 18.10, and it will be archived to old-releases.ubuntu.com in the coming weeks.


Ubuntu 19.04 continues to be actively supported with security updates and select high-impact bug fixes. Announcements of security updates for Ubuntu releases are sent to the ubuntu-security-announce mailing list, information about which may be found at:


Some of the packages that were installed as part of the Ubuntu Budgie backports PPA (ppa:ubuntubudgie/backports) will be uninstalled as part of the upgrade. Use budgie-welcome to reinstall anything that is removed.


However, "archive.ubuntu.com" has been dead, so we have to replace these links by "old-releases.ubuntu.com", then run dist-upgrade.py in current directory, which is extracted from disco.tar.gz:


Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco Dingo" was released in April 2019. We can tell this from the version name: 19.04. Ubuntu is released in the fourth and tenth months of the year. As a result, the previous version was numbered Ubuntu 18.10.


As if updating for security and stability purposes wasn't enough, we have 10 reasons to upgrade to Ubuntu 19.04. We've split these into two groups; five main reasons, and a quintet of cool, smaller tweaks.


Okay, so it's not totally new, but in Ubuntu 19.04 the Yaru theme has better support than in Ubuntu 18.10. It has a superior look in "Disco Dingo", with better integration for third party application icons.


Although some new features were introduced in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.10, they've been improved for Ubuntu 19.04. As such, it's worth checking out the latest version, if only to see if these features improve your experience.


Ubuntu 19.04 is all about performance; therefore users will hardly notice any visual changes after the upgrade. However, since the performance is a huge overhaul, users will feel fluidic, responsive animations and desktop experience.


I had Firefox on my Ubuntu 18.10 and it was up and running. I upgraded the ubuntu to 19.10, and when I opened the firefox, it was like a fresh install. So I logged in in my firefox account and tried to synce my history, passwords, etc. It seems to be working and I don't see any errors, but none of my histories or passwords are syncing and I don't have access to them anymore.


This tutorial will guide you on how you can perform the installation of Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 19.04, Ubuntu 18.10, or Ubuntu 18.04 in dual-boot with a Microsoft Operating System on machines that come pre-installed with Windows 10.


If you're wading into Linux waters for the first time, chances are you've started with Ubuntu (here's a guide for installing it!) It's by far the world's most popular desktop Linux distribution, it's a snap to use, and it's so entrenched in the ecosystem that almost any question you have has likely been answered by a helpful member of the community. If you're coming from the Windows world, though, it's important to understand that installing and updating software in Ubuntu is different. Not difficult by any stretch of the imagination, just different! So here's a quick primer on how to get your favorite apps installed on Ubuntu 18.04, 18.10 or 19.04


I have upgraded my automation server to Ubuntu 19.04 a few months ago, and this time decided to use the excellent UniFi upgrade script by Glenn R to update UniFi controller version from 5.9.x to 5.10.x


  • (Ubuntu 19.04 after upgrade from 18.04 LTS) This is tutorial to upgrade your Ubuntu from 18.04 LTS to 19.04 using 'do-release-upgrade' command lines. The upgrade process is divided to two steps, first to upgrade to 18.10, and second to upgrade to 19.04. In other words, we will upgrade from Bionic Beaver to Cosmic Cuttlefish to Disco Dingo. The whole process takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes on broadband internet connection and Solid State Disk (SSD) storage. Go ahead and have a safe upgrade. Finally, happy working!Subscribe to UbuntuBuzz Telegram Channel to get article updates directly.More about Ubuntu 19.04: Download Links Install Guide Bootable-Making Guide Upgrade 14.04 to 16.04 Upgrade 16.04 to 18.04 WTDAI GNOME 3.32 Desktop Extensions Dash to Panel Dash to Dock Tray IconsRequirementsUbuntu 18.04 installed on your computer.

  • At least 5GB free space.

  • Stable internet access. Preferable the fast one.

  • To be present in front of computer display during upgrade.

  • Caution!This tutorial is best for experimental installed Ubuntu system and I recommend you not to upgrade your daily for-work desktop system unless you know what you are doing and you accept everything may happen to your system.

  • Upgrading 18.04 to 19.04 means upgrading an LTS to a nonLTS Ubuntu version. LTS is supported for 5 years while nonLTS is supported for 9 month.

  • Upgrading is not straight, but it's twice, as you need first to upgrade to 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish and finally to 19.04 Disco Dingo.

  • Upgrading costs a lot of internet bandwidth. Make sure you have at least --for safety-- 5GB data or more to upgrade.

  • Summary1. Check your disk space

  • 2. Disable third party repositories

  • 3. Full update "bionic"

  • 4. Upgrade to "cosmic"

  • 5. First result

  • 6. Upgrade to "disco"

  • 7. Final result

1. Check your disk spaceUse command line below to know your free space ("Avail"). For example, I have at least 14GB free disk space for my root partition and that is safe.$ df -h /(Before upgrade)After upgrade, free space becomes 12G, as I upgraded from a freshly installed 18.04. It means for a pure system, the whole upgrade needs at least 2GB free space. To be safe, I recommend you to prepare at least 5GB free space for the downloaded packages and package installation.$ df -h /(After upgrade)2. Disable Third Party RepositoriesIf you had ever installed PPA repositories, for example, you need to disable them first in order to upgrade your system safely. Run 'Software & Updates' from menu or press Alt_F2 and run software-properties-gtk to see repository settings. Third-party repositories (if any) are configurable in the second tab Other Software. Disable them all.(Third-party repositories settings)3. Full Update 18.04 "Bionic"Before changing the OS version to the newest one, we need to make sure current OS version has the latest software packages. These processes are taking a long time e.g. more than 1 hours if you have many apps installed so you need to stand by in front of your screen to respond to any question may occur.$ sudo apt-get update$ sudo apt-get upgrade$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade((1) apt-get update with fastest repository mirror in my country (2) apt-get upgrade indicates I would download 400MB packages (3) selection of configuration: press arrow up/down to select and press TAB to highlight OK button and press Enter to accept it (4) apt-get dist-upgrade indicates I would download 100MB packages)4. Upgrade to 18.10 "Cosmic"First release upgrade, do the command line do-release-upgrade to automatically change your OS version 18.04 to latest OS version available 19.04. This process takes the most time in my practice by downloading 800MB data in approximately 2 hours. Your practice may be different so be prepared.$ sudo do-release-upgrade((1) software-properties-gtk set to For any new version (2) authenticate to change of software-properties-gtk settings (3) do-release-upgrade starts and finds newer version of Ubuntu "cosmic" (4) do-release-upgrade changes the previous bionic to cosmic (5) do-release-upgrade informs it needs to download 800MB to upgrade OS version to cosmic (6) questions: answer everything with Y (7) do-release-upgrade asks your permission to remove some packages: answer with Y (8) all upgrade finished and you need to restart: answer with Y)5. First ResultAfter first restart, you will see Ubuntu turned 18.10. Continue to the next step.(Cosmic Cuttlefish)6. Upgrade to 19.04 "Disco"This is the second OS upgrade, do the command line do-release-upgrade to upgrade from 18.10 to 19.04.$ sudo do-release-upgrade((1) do-release-upgrade finds new OS release "dingo" (2) do-release-upgrade informs that it needs to download 800MB packages (3) downloading all packages (4) configuration: select using up/down arrow key and press TAB to highlight OK button and press Enter to accept it (5) do-release-upgrade asks you to remove certain packages: answer with Y (6) do release-upgrade asks you to restart: answer with Y)7. Final ResultSuccessful upgrade should indicate your OS version to be Ubuntu 19.04 and your wallpaper changed from Bionic Beaver to Disco Dingo. See picture below. Congratulations!(Disco Dingo)This article is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.


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