I followed the instructions of apt-get update, apt-get upgrade, then apt-get dist-upgrade to upgrade my machine from ubuntu 14 to ubuntu 16. After running sudo do-release-upgrade, the output shows the software on the computer is up to date and there are no upgrades available.

Everything looks like it works - the login screen shows the same accounts as before with ubuntu 16.04 in the lower left corner. However, upon logging in, I see the screen flash and "SparkyLinux Desktop" across the top screen.

The output of lsb_release -a is:

LSB Version: core-9.20160110ubuntu0.2-amd64:core-9.20160110ubuntu0.2-noarch:security-9.20160110ubuntu0.2-amd64:security-9.20160110ubuntu0.2-noarch

Distributor ID: Ubuntu

Description: Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS

Release: 14.04

Codename: trusty

When I inspect "About this Computer-->All Settings --> Details", I see ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

What is SparkyLinux and did it affect the upgrade?

Note: the only SparkyLinux reference I can find is in /etc where /etc/issue and /etc/issue.net have SparkyLinux 5 written in them.

Any help appreciated! Thanks

  • sparkylinux.org – Organic Marble Jul 11 '18 at 0:52
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    My guess is you've added SparkyLinux (another distro of linux based on debian) sources to your Ubuntu ones, and then installed (intentionally or unintentionally) some software from that release that has got in your system. I would suggest looking in your sources (/etc/apt/) for any non-Ubuntu & remove them (especially likely in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/). It may be a lot of work to find & remove them all [packages], so a re-install may be far easier & faster. It's also possible only 'text' remain (ie. things you see that aren't upgraded from release to release such as the word Ubuntu) – guiverc Jul 11 '18 at 0:57
  • Try sudo update-grub and see if it fixes it. – WinEunuuchs2Unix Jul 11 '18 at 1:07

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