Do you wish to Upgrade to Ubuntu 21.10? Here is how you can do it! Here is how you can do it! In particular, your will learn how to upgrade Ubuntu 21.04 to 21.10.
The new Ubuntu 21.10 code-name “Impish Indri” is expected to be released on 14 October 2021. However, there is no need to wait until then.
In this How To Upgrade Ubuntu To 21.10 Impish Indri tutorial you will learn how to:
- Fully update and upgrade your current Ubuntu system.
- Configure the release upgrader.
- Upgrade your Ubuntu system.
Software Requirements and Conventions Used
|Category||Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used|
|System||Ubuntu 21.04 Hirsute Hippo|
|Other||Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the
|Conventions||# – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
$ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Ubuntu 21.10 New Features
In addition to a new 5.24 kernel, here are some of the core new features you may expect:
- Gnome version 40.3
- Yaru Light as the default theme
- Newly redesigned installer
- Wayland display support for Nvidia users
How To Upgrade Ubuntu To 21.10 Impish Indri step by step instructions
To begin make sure that you have a fully upgraded and updated Ubuntu 21.04 Hirsute Hippo at your disposal.
Be aware that you will only be able to perform the Ubuntu upgrade to 21.10 only from Ubuntu 21.04 version. Therefore, if you wish to upgrade from Ubuntu 20.04 or 20.10 you first need to up to date Ubuntu 21.04 system. Once ready, you can proceed with Ubuntu 21.10 upgrade procedure.
- First, make sure your current Ubuntu 21.04 Linux system is up to date. Execute the below commands:
$ sudo apt update $ sudo apt upgrade $ sudo apt dist-upgrade
- Remove all no longer required packages:
$ sudo apt autoremove
- Configure the release upgrader.
Open and edit the
/etc/update-manager/release-upgradesfile and ensure that the
Promptvariable is set to
# Default behavior for the release upgrader. [DEFAULT] # Default prompting behavior, valid options: # # never - Never check for a new release. # normal - Check to see if a new release is available. If more than one new # release is found, the release upgrader will attempt to upgrade to # the release that immediately succeeds the currently-running # release. # lts - Check to see if a new LTS release is available. The upgrader # will attempt to upgrade to the first LTS release available after # the currently-running one. Note that this option should not be # used if the currently-running release is not itself an LTS # release, since in that case the upgrader won't be able to # determine if a newer release is available. Prompt=normal
Save the file.
- Let’s begin by executing the following command:
$ sudo do-release-upgrade
UPGRADING UBUNTU BEFORE THE OFFICIAL RELEASE?
In case you are upgrading to Ubuntu 21.10 prior to its release date you need to use
-dswitch. For instance, here is an upgrade command to be used before 21.10 official release date:
$ sudo do-release-upgrade -d.
- Reboot your Ubuntu system. When the Upgrade Ubuntu To 21.10 does finish, reboot the system. Once the system comes up, you’ll be running Ubuntu 21.10 Impish Indri Linux system !
The default wallpaper needs to be changed manually ( if available ). Simply right click on your desktop and hit the
This concludes the upgrade procedure. Enjoy your new 21.10 Ubuntu system.