How To Upgrade Ubuntu To 21.10

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.
Ubuntu To 21.10 Impish Indri System Information
Upgraded Ubuntu 21.10 Impish Indri

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Ubuntu 21.04 Hirsute Hippo
Software N/A
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ – 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.
  1. 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
  2. Remove all no longer required packages:
    $ sudo apt autoremove
  3. Configure the release upgrader.
    Open and edit the /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades file and ensure that the Prompt variable is set to normal.

    # Default behavior for the release upgrader.
    # 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.

    Save the file.

  4. Let’s begin by executing the following command:
    $ sudo do-release-upgrade
    In case you are upgrading to Ubuntu 21.10 prior to its release date you need to use -d switch. For instance, here is an upgrade command to be used before 21.10 official release date: $ sudo do-release-upgrade -d .
    Welcome to 21.10 Impish Indri
    Welcome to 21.10 Impish Indri
    Press y to proceed with the upgrade.
    To begin the upgrade press y key.
    Upgrade to Ubuntu 21.10 completed
    Upgrade completed. Hit y to reboot.

  5. 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 !
    Ready to use Ubuntu 21.10 Impish Indri
    Ready to use Ubuntu 21.10 Impish Indri
    The default wallpaper needs to be changed manually ( if available ). Simply right click on your desktop and hit the Change Backgroundbutton.

    This concludes the upgrade procedure. Enjoy your new 21.10 Ubuntu system.