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You can then go through the upgrade process again to go from Ubuntu 17.10 to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
Upgrades from one Long Term Service (LTS) release to another LTS release are allowed, but they’re delayed to give the new LTS release some time to stabilize.
In general, you can only upgrade from one Ubuntu release to the next release.
For example, if you have Ubuntu 17.04 installed and you want to upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, the upgrade process will install Ubuntu 17.10.
However, this isn’t recommended for production systems.
Development versions of Ubuntu are unstable and should only be used for testing.
Which versions it offers is controlled by what you have in your system’s /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades file, which we covered in the previous section.
You can upgrade with graphical tools built into the standard Ubuntu desktop, or with terminal commands.We recommend backing up your important files before continuing.You should always have backup copies of your important personal data, but it’s especially important to have them when upgrading your operating system—just in case.To upgrade to the latest version of Ubuntu, press Alt F2, type the following command, and press Enter: The Software Updater tool checks Ubuntu’s servers and should inform you that a new version of Ubuntu is available, if one is.Click the “Upgrade” button to upgrade to the newer version of Ubuntu.
You’ll just be offered an upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS when that’s released. To find this option, click either the “Activities” button (in GNOME Shell) or the Ubuntu logo button (in Unity) at the top left corner of your screen.