How to upgrade Ubuntu to 22.04 and kernel to 5.19

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In this article, I will show you how to upgrade Ubuntu to 22.04/22.10. As a reminder, this is a future release with long term support, but still under development. If you want to upgrade to one of the previous versions, I will also show you how to do it. As a bonus, we will also update ubuntu kernel to the latest stable 5.19. The latest Ubuntu Jammy 22.04 contains the following improvements:

  • Updated installer
  • Linux kernel 5.15
  • GNOME 40
  • NVIDIA closed-source driver now supports Wayland
  • Zstd compression for packages
  • The yaru light theme is now default
  • Multitouch gestures
  • PulseAudio 15 with bluetooth LDAC support
  • Graphical applications in Windows subsystem for Linux
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To perform Ubuntu upgrade to 22.04/22.10 you will need around 1 hour to follow these steps:

Preparation

  1. Update packages list
    sudo apt-get update
  2. Upgrade packages
    sudo apt-get upgrade
  3. Install update-manager-core package
    sudo apt-get install update-manager-core

Upgrade Ubuntu to 22.04/22.10

  1. Upgrade distro
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
  2. Upgrade Ubuntu to the latest LTS release

    Run the following command until you get your Ubuntu to version 22.04:

    sudo do-release-upgrade
  3. Change default branch from lts to normal

    If you are already on 22.04, an experienced Linux user, and NOT running this on your live machine, you can upgrade your Ubuntu 22.04 to 22.10 by continuing on.

    sudo sed -i 's/lts/normal/g' /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades
  4. Change default distro from your current
    • 20.04 - focal
    • 20.10 - groovy
    • 21.04 - hirsute
    • 21.10 - impish
    • 22.04 - jammy
    • 22.10 - kinetic (development branch)

    in the example below, we are upgrading from Ubuntu 22.04 (jammy) to 22.10 (kinetic)

    sudo sed -i `s/jammy/kinetic/g` /etc/apt/sources.list
  5. Update packages list
    sudo apt-get update
  6. Upgrade packages
    sudo apt-get upgrade
  7. Run full upgrade
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
  8. If any error re-run
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
  9. Run cleanup
    sudo apt-get autoremove
    sudo apt-get clean
  10. Reboot the system
    sudo shutdown -r now

Finishing up

  1. Update packages list
    sudo apt-get update
  2. Upgrade packages
    sudo apt-get upgrade
  3. Reboot the system if needed
    sudo reboot
  4. Check the OS distro
    lsb_release -a
  5. Check kernel version
    uname -r

That`s it, now you should be running on the latest best-looking Ubuntu 22 and more secure latest Linux Kernel.