After update to Ubuntu 14.10, login still reports "Welcome to Ubuntu 14.04.1..."

  • Posted on November 4, 2014
  • jonesAsked by jones

Updated from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 14.10 x64 vmlinuz-3.16.0-23-generic by using Control Panel > Settings > Kernel. Followed procedure (save new kernel in control panel, power off on command line, then boot in control panel. Next command line log in (ssh) shows “Welcome to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.16.0-23-generic x86_64)”. Kernel is correct, but Ubuntu version is not. No change after sudo apt-get update & sudo apt-get dist-upgrade & sudo apt-get autoremove.

Meanwhile, Control Panel > Settings > Kernel reports 14.10.

Should I ignore the command line report, or am I missing an upgrade step?

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It sounds like you’ve changed the kernel but not actually upgraded the rest of your system to 14.10. To check, look at the contents of the release file: cat /etc/os-release

In order to do a full upgrade, you need to run:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo do-release-upgrade -d

Note the -d flag. It will check for the current “devel release.” While 14.10 has been officially released, the release upgrader isn’t yet suggesting it, so you’ll need to use the -d flag. Normally you should not need it.

Running do-release-upgrade -d should fix that.