Upgrade Windows 10 Ubuntu from 14.04 to 16.04

SneWs's picture

First off, this is unsupported, so do it at your own risk. You have been warned!

The Linux Subsystem (WSL) is a great thing on Windows 10. All cred to Microsoft for this. Well done so far. But there is one annoying thing here, the Ubuntu version is still 14.04 and albeit being a LTS release, 16.04 has been out long enough to have recv. it's first patch release. My servers has already been upgraded for example. So it is only natural that I would like to upgrade my Win10 Ubuntu install to 16.04 as well.

But, there are some problems, and this is that it is not supported to run, or more concrete, it crashes when you try to run the upgrade... So, let's see what we can do to work around this issue and try to upgrade...


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