I just started following this digitalocean article and did every step until the do-release-upgrade part.

However I get

Checking for a new Ubuntu release 
No new release found

I've tried sudo do-release-upgrade as well.

1 Answer 1


There are 2 ways you can upgrade to 16.04 LTS, using software and update or terminal

Software and update

In software and update window on the 3rd tab you can find the os updates just click install.

Update Ubuntu using software and update


Check this article hope that I helps you

For short here are some commads to do upgrade from ubuntu 15.10 wily werewolf to ubuntu 16.04 xenial xerus (LTS), open a new Terminal and type them one by one

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

at last :

sudo update-manager -d

and click upgrade and continue by choosing upgrade and start upgrade till it starts upgrading

  • This worked! BTW why did I have to install dist-upgrade?
    – Alex
    Sep 7, 2016 at 12:04
  • My third tab does not look like that screenshot. No luck from either method.
    – Dronz
    Sep 15, 2016 at 7:01
  • ... Hmm, eventually, after many re-tries fiddling with the updater settings, it seems like changing the upgrade setting from "long-term-support versions" to "all versions" got it to find 16.04, though that doesn't make much sense since 16.04 is LTS, no?
    – Dronz
    Sep 15, 2016 at 7:09
  • @Alex I'm not sure why you had to install dist-upgrade, check this hope that it helps. Sep 18, 2016 at 6:13
  • @Dronz Why no luck? Give more information about what you have. Sep 18, 2016 at 6:14

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