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How can I switch the Linux distribution image on my droplet?

  • Posted April 18, 2014

I saw the announcement that Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is now available for spinning up new droplets. Currently, my droplet is running on Ubuntu 13.10 x32, and I wanted to “upgrade” to Ubuntu 14.04.

Is there an easy way to change the Linux distro running on my droplet, or do I have to create a new droplet and setup everything from scratch?

Thanks, Hristo

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You can upgrade your droplet by running the <code>do-release-upgrade</code> command. If you get an error saying that it’s not found, run the following command and try again: <br> <br><pre>sudo apt-get install update-manager-core</pre>