I made the mistake of installing a not LTS version of Ubuntu Gnome. I installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.10 a while ago. I have some applications and information on my current Ubuntu which I prefer not to lose. So I was wondering if I could upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 without losing my data.
I think I will probably be able to use the upgrade option from the Ubuntu installer but I'm not sure if that would produce any errors or bugs. I'm using dual boot BTW.
thanks in advance and any help appreciated.

  • A release-upgrade ALWAYS risks data loss, since some users haywire their systems in spectacular and unexpected ways that apt cannot predict. ALWAYS backup all your data to a different media before starting a release-upgrade. While it may possible to upgrade from 16.10 to 18.04, it has not been tested and is not supported here. The best official advice you will get is to backup your data, then clean-install 18.04. Be prepared for that as you head out off the marked path into uncharted territory. – user535733 May 14 '18 at 12:29

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