I have an old PC which I installed Ubuntu on a long time ago that I want to update but not to the newest version of Ubuntu. I'm taking a programming class that requires me to use Ubuntu 14.04 for all my work and I would like to update this old box to that version.
uname -a returns this.
Linux ubuntu-Server 3.13.0-36-generic #63-Ubuntu SMP Wed Sep 3 21:30:07 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
14.04 is a supported version so I think this is possible. I've tried to look it up with
man apt-get but didn't see anything about specific versions.
I'd really like to not have to wipe out everything I have on there and reinstall from disk.
Turns out I had an old version of 14.04 already installed so using the following commands updated everything and I'm good to go.
sudo apt-get update # Fetches the list of available updates sudo apt-get upgrade # Strictly upgrades the current packages
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