Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I can't seem to upgrade to the latest version ubuntu. It asked me once, but I was doing something else at the time. Now that I ant to do it I can't find it. I can find software updater, but that just seems to update programs that are on the computer.

share|improve this question
    
Did you try sudo do-release-upgrade ? What version are you on, btw? –  Mahesh Jun 11 '13 at 14:15

3 Answers 3

The update manager has the upgrade button you are looking for.

start the update manager with typing update-manager in a terminal. The upgrade button will be shown there.

Or you can search for it in dash by typing update manager.

share|improve this answer

Click on the Gear on the top-right corner> System Settings...>Software&Updates there go to the Updates Tab and then check that "Notify me of a new Ubuntu version is set to: For any version. then execute the Software updater and it should tell you (if not hit refresh) Hope it helps

share|improve this answer

Click Alt + F2 and type update-manager at the prompt or do the same in Terminal.

If this does not show the update open a Terminal window and type in

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

The sudo apt-get upgrade command updates any installed software requiring an update before you proceed

sudo do-release-upgrade

This searches for and upgrades your system

How to safely upgrade from an older Ubuntu version to a newer Is the best and safest way.

Edited with corrections suggested below

share|improve this answer
4  
sudo apt-get install needs a package name after.... –  Alvar Jun 11 '13 at 14:27
    
OK, but it tells you if there is anything that needs updating. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded. –  SimplySimon Jun 12 '13 at 7:32
2  
the sudo apt-get upgrade would upgrade any available software. the sudo apt-get install is just random, makes no sense... –  Alvar Jun 12 '13 at 8:06
    
You are so correct! I must have had a bad 5 minutes when I wrote the answer and didn't really check it properly. My apologies :( –  SimplySimon Jun 12 '13 at 8:43

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.