Ubuntu 22.10 Kinetic Kudu has been released, This receives 5 years of security updates and support (until April 2027).
For those who want to upgrade their existing Ubuntu system to the latest, we shall see how this is done in this article.
rootaccess to the Ubuntu 20.04 system.
- Stable internet connection.
Since you are upgrading to a new Ubuntu release, ensure to back up all your data first so that in case of any issues during the upgrade, your data is not lost.
We will update our existing Ubuntu 22.04 installation with the latest available packages for it with the following commands,
root@vps:~# cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=20.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=focal DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS"
First, we have to update our existing Ubuntu 22.04 installation with the latest available packages for it with the following commands
apt update apt upgrade
Next, we need to
set Prompt=normal in
/etc/update-manager/release-upgrades to check the relaese
Next, we will start with upgrading to the new version.
This command checks for a new release, updating sources.
NOTE: While running the command it'll prompt for several permissions.
root@vps:~# do-release-upgrade Checking for a new Ubuntu release = Welcome to Ubuntu 22.10 'Kinetic Kudu' = The Ubuntu team is proud to announce Ubuntu 22.10 'Kinetic Kudu'. To see what's new in this release, visit: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KineticKudu/ReleaseNotes Ubuntu is a Linux distribution for your desktop or server, with a fast and easy install, regular releases, a tight selection of excellent applications installed by default, and almost any other software you can imagine available through the network.
Next, you will be prompted to reboot the server.
Press y to confirm the upgrade.
Select OK and continue.
Select yes and continue.
After a restart, login and check the current Ubuntu version on your server by running the following command.
root@vps:~# lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 22.10 Release: 22.10 Codename: kinetic
This concludes the article for upgrading Ubuntu to the latest available version, 22.10.