How To Upgrade Ubuntu To 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish is due to release on April 21, 2022. However, users of Ubuntu 21.10 are able to upgrade to the latest release right now.

In this tutorial, we will cover the step by step instructions to upgrade your Ubuntu system to version 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish, which is the latest long term support release.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to fully update and upgrade your current Ubuntu system
  • How to upgrade Ubuntu to 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish
How To Upgrade Ubuntu To 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish
How To Upgrade Ubuntu To 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish
Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Ubuntu 21.10 Impish Indri
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

How To Upgrade Ubuntu To 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish step by step instructions



NOTE
Be aware that you will only be able to perform the Ubuntu upgrade to 22.04 only from Ubuntu 21.10 version. Therefore, if you wish to upgrade from Ubuntu 20.04 or 21.04, you first need to up to date Ubuntu 21.10 system. Once ready, you can proceed with Ubuntu 22.04 upgrade procedure.
  1. First, make sure your current Ubuntu 21.10 Linux system is up to date. This will help to ensure that the difference between packages is as small as possible. It also will be the way that Canonical has most likely tested the upgrade themselves, so it’s least likely to encounter bugs. Execute the below commands:
    $ sudo apt update 
    $ sudo apt upgrade
    $ sudo apt dist-upgrade
    
  2. Next, you should remove all no longer required packages from your system:
    $ sudo apt autoremove
    
  3. Next, install the update-manager-core package with apt.
    $ sudo apt install update-manager-core
    
  4. When that finishes, run the Ubuntu upgrade utility. Note that we are including the -d option in this command, which instructions the application to proceed with an upgrade even though the next version has not been officially released yet.
    $ sudo do-release-upgrade -d
    

    Upgrade prompt after running the do-release-upgrade command
    Upgrade prompt after running the do-release-upgrade command
  5. You will be asked if you’re sure that you want to upgrade. After reading the text in your terminal, type y and press enter to begin the upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish.
  6. The upgrade summary should appear in your terminal. Once again, you will be required to type y and press enter in order to agree to the upgrade.

    Viewing upgrade details and proceeding with installation of Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish
    Viewing upgrade details and proceeding with installation of Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish
  7. Once the upgrade is done, you’ll be asked to reboot the system. Once again, type y and press enter. When Ubuntu boots up again, the upgrade process will be complete.


    Checking Ubuntu version shows 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish
    Checking Ubuntu version shows 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish
NOTE
The default wallpaper needs to be changed manually ( if available ). Simply right click on your desktop and hit the Change Background button.

This concludes the update procedure. Enjoy your new Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system.