- A system running Ubuntu 18.04 or Ubuntu 19.10
- Access to a terminal window / command line (Ctrl+Alt+T, search > terminal)
- A user account with sudo or root privileges
Upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 via GUI
If you prefer updating your system using the graphical user interface, follow the steps outlined below. The instructions apply to both Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 19.10 users.
Step 1: Update the System
Firstly, you need to start by updating the system and software running on your Ubuntu. You can easily switch to the newer version with the Debian upgrade process, but you need to ensure you have the latest packages.
1. Open the Search bar and type in Software Updater. Find the icon in the results and open the console.