December 13 2015

Upgrade Ubuntu14.04 to 15.04 on 1&1 Cloud Server

Original walkthrough:

So while we wait for a more elegant solution provided in the form of 1&1 Images, we’re going to upgrade our Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server to the more current 15.04 server and and creating our own installable image.

While this is a simple change, be mindful that we are manually doing an apt-get update with our Package Manager, so if you’re a Plesk User or have some other type of software that normally handles Package Dependency Management, I’d suggest running through this on a clone before doing it on a live server.

{From server-tuts}

At first open your /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades and change the following line:




After that perform an update:

sudo apt-get upgdate

And then start the upgrade:

sudo do-release-upgrade -d

After that answer the questions by typing y for yes. Just be patient until the progress is done.
At last you will be asked for a reboot. Again type y for yes and do the reboot.

If you check lsb_release -a now you will just see Ubuntu 14.10. Repeat the process to upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04.

After that you will see this by typing lsb_release -a:

[email protected]:~# lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 15.04
Release:    15.04
Codename:   vivid
[email protected]:~#

{End Excerpt}

So now’s the point where, if you this is a clean install or atleast clean enough to be a starting point for future servers, we can create a new image. So go ahead and go to your Images in the Cloud Panel, and Create Image.

2015-12-12 19_48_45-1&1 Control Panel

And that’s it. Now when you create a new server, select “My Images” from the OS selection and chose your newly created image.

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Posted December 13, 2015 by Timothy G in category "1&1 Internet

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