Updating Ubuntu on Windows to Xenial
Pro Tip :
When i install Ubuntu on Windows 10 (or rather enable it from Add/Remove programs) i always get Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty, which is pretty old and a lot of new packages i expect are not available. Even doing a 'sudo apt-get upgrade' won't work unless you have the latest base OS out there. After a bit of search and application i found that you can upgrade to atleast Xenial (Ubuntu 16) using the following commands. It didn't look straight forward, so thought i will make a pro tip out of the work done. This took a couple of hours on a average windows machine, but with a good internet connection though !
Simply run the following commands.
$ sudo -S apt-mark hold procps strace sudo
$ sudo -S env RELEASE_UPGRADER_NO_SCREEN=1 do-release-upgrade
As you would from the internet,
alone doesn't seem to work
A word of caution
- Once ran you cannot revoke the changes. The only way is to do a
- Please save any important files before upgrade. This might wipe out all your information, in case of failure.
lxrun /installwill get you back to the good old default Ubuntu Trusty 14.04.
Have a good time with WSL !