WSL Ubuntu upgrade to Disco Dingo 19.04

Rakesh Mothukuri
Jun 8, 2019 · 1 min read
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After installing Ubuntu Microsoft app by default Ubuntu will install the latest stable Ubuntu LTS release. but if you like a switch to latest non-LTS release which in this case version 19.04 Disco Dingo you can run below commands

sudo apt-get upgradesudo do-release-upgrade

This will ask you to update a file at /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades with Prompt = normal

nano /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades 

update Prompt = normal save and exit

do-release-upgrade

This will prompt installing the latest version of Ubuntu and asks to reboot WSL which needs to be done via PowerShell admin mode

Restart-Service LxssManager

Upon completion of installation by issuing below command should result in the latest Ubuntu version on the console

XXX@DESKTOP-17V4FVN:/home/XXX# lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 19.04
Release: 19.04
Codename: disco

Rakesh Mothukuri

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Sr Software eng @Wipro 🥇 I love computers 💻, travel ✈️ I write about tech👩‍💻 Website: https://rakeshmothukuri.dev Twitter: https://twitter.com/rockey5520

Rakesh Mothukuri

Written by

Sr Software eng @Wipro 🥇 I love computers 💻, travel ✈️ I write about tech👩‍💻 Website: https://rakeshmothukuri.dev Twitter: https://twitter.com/rockey5520

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