Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on new droplet

Posted April 13, 2018 8.7k views
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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?


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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

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

  • I asked a while ago and they said:

    “The Final release for 18.04 is on April 26th, 2018. With that in mind the image will at the very least be after this point. In this case we would need to wait for the final and stable release, perform our own internal testing and once stable provide an image for it.”

    DigitalOcean Ubuntu 18.04 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;
  • Ok, thank you for your help. And how to upgrade from a beta to the stable release?

    • once on a beta release just by issuing the normal

      sudo apt-get update
      sudo apt-get upgrade

      it will keep you current so once release is stable you will get upgraded to it using above

      • In order to ensure that your installation is fully upgraded after the final release (or, to be more precise, packages with changed dependencies are included in the upgrade process), you should use “dist-upgrade” instead of just “upgrade”.

        If you use “apt” instead of “apt-get”, the equivalent sub-command is “full-upgrade”.

        See “man apt-get” and/or “man apt” for more information.

  • while a release is still in beta, you have to use -d to force the upgrade:

    sudo do-release-upgrade -d

I see that they have 18.04 available for new droplets.