How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04 from an Earlier Version

Mark Shuttleworth announced that the code name of Ubuntu 17.04, released on 13 April 2017, would be Zesty Zapus.

This release dropped support for the 32-bit PowerPC architecture, following the same move by the upstream Debian project. Other changes include the default DNS resolver is now systemd-resolved, Linux kernel 4.10, and support for printers which allow printing without printer-specific drivers.
The official Ubuntu 17.04 release is almost here, and many of you will be debating whether or not to upgrade.

and in this tutorial we are going to explain how we can update your earlier version of Ubuntu to the version Ubuntu 17.04, so follow our steps to get a fully successful update, you can also update your current version of Ubuntu by 2 methods (Software Updater, Terminal command line).

Update by Software updater:

1. Open Software & Updates, you can simply search for it.

2. From the tabs, click on “Updates” tab.

Update by Terminal:

1. Open “Terminal” and run the below command.

sudo apt install update-manager-core

Type “Y” and press Enter to continue.

2. Make sure that the prompt option is set to Normal, to verify it use the below command on “Terminal” if it’s like the attached screenshot then exits it without any edit.

sudo nano /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades

3. Run the upgrade tool with the below command.

sudo do-release-upgrade

4. On the below stage of the update process, you have to press Enter.

Once it’s done, your system will reboot and be Ubuntu 17.04.

Keep tracking us as we will publish more tutorials about Ubuntu 17.04, and we will post a useful information about it, any if you got any inquire or issue or what it was about the update process please comment below and one of AvoidErros team will try to reply you ASAP.


You should now have a working Ubuntu 17.04 installation. From this tutorial here, you likely need to investigate necessary configuration changes to services and deployed applications, we are working on that and we will publish it very soon.


I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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