How to upgrade from budgie-remix 16.04 to 16.10

How to upgrade from budgie-remix 16.04 to 16.10


How do I upgrade to budgie-remix 16.10 ?

Good question – our recommended upgrade method is below – please follow this if you intend to upgrade to budgie-remix 16.10 from budgie-remix 16.04.1.

Best method

  • clean install – backup what you need to a USB external drive and restore later.

Alternatively upgrade as follows:


  • backup – backup – backup – we cannot stress this enough – Use this Q&A to help
  • make sure you are fully up-to-date – don’t miss this step
sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade
  • Plugin to a wired connection not wireless

Step 1

  • Launch gnome-software:


  • Choose Software & Updates


  • in the update tab change “notify me of a new ubuntu version”  to the value “For any new version”
  • close gnome-software

Step 2

  • CTRL+ALT+T to open a terminal and type the following:
sudo do-release-upgrade
  • press ENTER when requested


  • press y when requested to download all updates


  • press y to remove obsolete packages


IMPORTANT: press n to complete the upgrade i.e. you DONT want to reboot.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:budgie-remix/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade
sudo reboot --

If you are using the plank dock with Arc-Theme – start menu – plank preferences
Change the plank theme to GTK+ and the new recommended icon size is 32px

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