I upgraded from 18.04 to 19.10 some months ago and now I want to upgrade to 20.04. But update-manager -c doesn't show the new Ubuntu release 20.04.

Isn't the upgrade ready yet? Is it possible to upgrade to 20.04 from 19.10 now?


2 Answers 2


I found this note in How To Upgrade Ubuntu To 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa - LinuxConfig.org

Upgrades from 19.10 will not be enabled until a few days after 20.04's release. Upgrades from 18.04 LTS will not be enabled until a few days after the 20.04.1 release expected in late July 2020. There are no offline upgrade options for Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server.

I have to wait some days. Hopefully works!

  • My KUbuntu 19.10 never updated to this LTS normally. Even after 6 days. I had to do sudo do-release-upgrade -d and it worked fine :)
    – kolypto
    Apr 30, 2020 at 8:47
  • My Kubuntu 19.10 hasn't either upgraded. I'm wondering if I should wait a little longer, or do the -d option. May 1, 2020 at 17:45
  • I found out a page explaining all steps in case you try "sudo do-release-upgrade -d". All you need to do is: sudo apt install update-manager-core. set Prompt=normal in /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades. sudo do-release-upgrade -d More details are here: cyberciti.biz/faq/…
    – Loub
    May 1, 2020 at 21:54
  • 2
    How many days is few days? It is May 5 and still no prompt for update.
    – wilx
    May 4, 2020 at 16:58
  • 2
    We were working to fix a bug with the upgrade process to 20.04 which has now been resolved and users of Ubuntu 19.10 will be prompted to upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Only users of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will need to wait until July to be prompted to upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. May 7, 2020 at 17:30

If you want to upgrade early then you can use

sudo do-release-upgrade -d

on kubuntu or

update-manager -d

for a new development release.


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