I am using the GNOME Distribution of Ubuntu.

Is it possible to upgrade this system to Ubuntu 17.10 without problems and loss of data?

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    Might as well just wait 1 more month and upgrade to 18.04 which is also a LTS and should provide a more pleasant upgrade experience.
    – devius
    Mar 22, 2018 at 10:18
  • 17.10 (2017.Oct release) is now a very short term idea; it only had a 9 month life at release, now more than half gone. 16.04LTS default upgrade path is to 18.04 which you'll have to do soon even if you go to 17.10; I agree with devius
    – guiverc
    Mar 22, 2018 at 10:20
  • i know, but my plan was to upgrade from 17.10 to 18.04 without losing my data. That is why i wanted to know.
    – Deniz
    Mar 22, 2018 at 10:31
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  • It's better to wait. LTS releases are much more stable as @devius mentioned above. Also upgrades in general can be unstable
    – user595510
    Mar 22, 2018 at 12:55

2 Answers 2


Of course it is possible, but nobody ever will guarantee you a successful Upgrade without knowing your environment. Why not backup your data, do the Upgrade and in case of failure, restore the data?


Yes you can, I just did it two days ago and my system is working fine.

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