Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on new droplet


I would like to install a new Droplet with the coming release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS which is due to next 18 March 2018. What should I install ? The current Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and on next week I do an upgrade of the server? How to make a safe upgrade of a version?

Thanks, Vincent.


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do you guys plan to have an image of Ubuntu 18.04 available on the 26th when it comes out

It did not work from the 17.10 version but the upgrade is working from the 16.04.4LTS version. I followed this tutorial. Cheers ;)

root@myserver-london-01:~# lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu Bionic Beaver (development branch)
Release:        18.04
Codename:       bionic

I see that they have 18.04 available for new droplets.

While you can upgrade from 16.04 I would recommend creating an Ubuntu 17.10 droplet and then you can upgrade immediately to the 18.04 beta if you’d like with the following commands:

sudo apt-get update;
sudo apt install update-manager-core;
sudo do-release-upgrade;