Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is the version of the Ubuntu operating system that will be released in April, 2022. The development codename given to this release is "Jammy Jellyfish".

Before You Start

  • You can directly upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS ("Jammy Jellyfish") from either Ubuntu 20.04 LTS ("Focal Fossa") or Ubuntu 21.10 ("Impish Indri").
  • Be sure that you have all updates applied to your current version of Ubuntu before you upgrade.
  • Before upgrading it is recommended that you read the release notes for Ubuntu 22.04, which document caveats and workarounds for known issues in this version.

If you have a version of Ubuntu other than 20.04 or 21.10, please see UpgradeNotes for information on how to upgrade.

Upgrade from 20.04 LTS or 21.10 to 22.04 LTS

Ubuntu Desktops

You can easily upgrade over the network with the following procedure.

  1. Run the update-manager application;

  2. In Update Manager, click the Settings... button, and enter your password to start the Software Sources application.

  3. Select the sub menu Updates from the Software Sources application.

  4. Confirm the "Notify me of a new Ubuntu version:" option is set to "For any new version" if you are using 21.10 or to "For long-term support versions" if you are using 20.04 LTS. If it is not set properly modify it to the appropriate option.
  5. Close the Software Sources application and return to Update Manager.
  6. In Update Manager, click the Check button to check for new updates.

  7. If there are any updates to install, use the Install Updates button to install them, then exit.

  8. In a terminal run update-manager -c -d.

  9. A message will appear informing you of the availability of the new release.
  10. Click Upgrade.

  11. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Ubuntu Studio Desktops

Direct upgrades to Ubuntu Studio 22.04 are supported from Ubuntu Studio 21.10.

Xubuntu Desktops

Direct upgrades to Xubuntu 22.04 are supported from Xubuntu 20.04 or 21.10.

Lubuntu Desktops

Direct upgrades to Lubuntu 22.04 are supported from Lubuntu 20.04 or 21.10

Ubuntu Servers

  1. Make sure the Prompt line in /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades is set to 'normal' if you want non-LTS upgrades, or set to 'lts' if you only want LTS upgrades.

  2. Launch the upgrade tool:

    do-release-upgrade -d
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Note that the server upgrade will use GNU screen and automatically re-attach in case of a dropped connection.

See Also


See the release notes.


JammyUpgrades (last edited 2022-04-03 21:00:07 by kc2bez)