Upgrade Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 20.04

Ubuntu 20.04 focal

Canonical finally released the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS “Focal Fossa”  with new features, performance, Dark mode,  speed and more when compared with other versions

Ubuntu flavors Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio and Ubuntu Kylin also received 20.04 Update

This tutorial will be helpful for the beginners to Upgrade Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS using command line

Download and install Ubuntu 20.04

For fresh installation download the iso from here,  Using RUFUS  to convert the iso into a bootable USB drive

Follow the on-screen instructions and install it.

Upgrade Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04

Step 1: Backup the VM or the contents if it is physical

Step 2: Upgrade existing packages

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Step 3: Reboot the system to reflect the kernel and libs to update

sudo reboot

Step 4: Upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04

sudo do-release-upgrade -d

Follow the onscreen instructions, based on that it will start to download the packages and once the upgrade is complete it will ask us to reboot the system to finish the process.

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