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How do I upgrade Ubuntu from 16

following: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-upgrade-to-ubuntu-20-04-focal-fossa

When I run sudo do-release-upgrade, i get this error:

Please install all available updates for your release before upgrading.

I’ve tried running tons of different commands and nothing gets me past this.

The article does not address it, nor are the other comments with this issue answered.


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Hi @skeddtemp,

You need to execute the following commands prior to running the do-release-upgrade one:

  1. apt update
  2. apt upgrade
  3. do-release-upgrade

That should be it! Additionally, if there are still issues, can you please provide us with the output of both apt update and apt upgrade?