Cannot upgrade 18.04 to 20.04

Cannot upgrade 18.04 to 20.04

Hello everyone :biggrin:

I want to upgrade from 18.04 to 20.04.
Actually, I already wanted to upgrade already when 20.04 originally came out, but on the official update page it states:


From 18.04, upgrades will not be enabled until approximately the date of the 1st 20.04 point release at the end of July.

So I tried upgrading beginning of August the first time.
I got all updates installed, so no problem there.

I tried the first option offered to upgrade:


Ensure that the package ubuntu-release-upgrader-qt is installed.

Run in Krunner:
pkexec do-release-upgrade -m desktop -f DistUpgradeViewKDE

After this, exactly nothing happened. No dialog, no message, nothing at all. Waiting for up to quarter of an hour did nothing as well.
I tried it several times, with rebooting, re-installing the package… still nothing at all.

So I tried the second method offered:


Alternatively if you wish to do the entire upgrade in a terminal, in Konsole do:

sudo do-release-upgrade -m desktop

This finally offered me a hint why nothing happened: (translated from German)


New releases of Ubuntu are searched
No LTS versions are avaiable.
To upgrade to the newest non-LTS version:
Set Prompt=normal in /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades

So I thought, okay, they still need a bit longer for it.
I tried several times throughout August, but still nothing.
For the last time, I tried today, but the upgrader still says there are no LTS versions available for upgrade.

This seems a bit fishy to me… is it still not possible to upgrade from 18.04 to 20.04?


Previous Intel Wifi Periodically Drops Many Packets Becoming Unusable
Next Kubuntu 20.0.4 No qjackctl working on new to me lenovo t440s

About author

You might also like

Ubuntu Dsicussions 0 Comments

[ubuntu] favorite bar notification

can i turn off the notification about adding or removing items on the favorite bar   READ MORE

Ubuntu Dsicussions 0 Comments

setting up a software defined radio

I bought a kit from NooElec to try this software defined radio idea out. I have built two or three Pi units in the past as Roon endpoints. I know

Ubuntu Dsicussions 0 Comments

Trouble upgrading from 18.04 to 20.04

Upgrading my current 18.04 installation to 20.04 fails. The log file is here: Suggestions on what the problem could be and what I can do is appreciated. Thanks!  


No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply