More often than I wish I come across a post (mostly a question) which uses wrong version numbers of Ubuntu.
- Ubuntu 17 to 18 upgrade, wont log in
- Ubuntu 17 and hibernate?
- How to install USB-to-Serial driver on Ubuntu 17?
- Ubuntu 16 not detecting Windows on the hard drive despite partitioning
- Unable to boot or start system after install ubuntu 16
- Can 18.04 be installed ov r 17.01 when the pc has Windows 10 also?
Please note that (unlike Windows, for example) Ubuntu versions use the form
YY is the year and
MM the month of release. Ubuntu is released twice a year regularly (April and October) and for each year, the versions
x.10 are different. Moreover, the versions
17.10, for example, are not closer to each other than
If you use just e.g.
17 as a version number, we can just guess whether you mean
17.10. Sometimes the guess can be quite easy at the time of posting but the situation changes over the time as new releases come out and other ones cross EOL!
As you can see in the above examples, the questions lacking the full version number are often not answered. You should make your question as clear and specific as you can and a valid version number is a simple piece of help in making the question clear and answerable.