How to upgrade Respberry Pi Distribution

Upgrading Respberry Pi Distribution

How to upgrade Respberry Pi Distribution

We can check the current Raspberry Pi distribution version.

$ lsb_release -a

Note: If you get the error like this -bash: lsb_release: command not found then install the package by $ sudo apt-get install lsb-release

Now you should see something like this if your OS is Wheezy distribution.

Distributor ID: Debian
Description:    Debian GNU/Linux 7.8 (wheezy)
Release:    7.8
Codename:   wheezy

You can upgrade upgrade the OS by typing the command lines.

ATTENTION: Even though upgrading OS is harmless, you should consider hardware compatibility before you decided to upgrade.

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
$ sudo rpi-update
$ sudo reboot

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