You can upgrade at the end Ubuntu 21.04 From 20.10 Boot-breaking bug blocks the process is Has been resolved – Oh, is that so!

If you’re staying somewhere far away, Ubuntu 21.04 ‘Hirsute Hippo’ is the latest short-lived release of Ubuntu. It was Released on 22 April But, due to the above problem, users were not advised to update on Ubuntu 20.10.

But now it is safe for them to do so.

And as upgrades they can provide Ubuntu 21.04 a new Linux kernel, use Wayland as the default display server, and feature presence tweaks, performance enhancements, and a decent dose of good ol ‘software updates.

If you currently run Ubuntu 20.10 ‘Groovy Gorilla’, you can upgrade directly to Ubuntu 21.04, no waiting, no reinstallation required. Either wait for the ‘update available’ prompt to appear on your own system, or follow the steps listed below to do the upgrade immediately.

Upgrade to ubuntu 21.04

Ubuntu 21.04 upgrade

First things first: You must have installed every currently available update for your system. Yes: all of them! Run or open the Software Updater tool to check for any last-minute package changes The terminal App and run:

sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade

Once you have taken care of those updates, you can proceed to the upgrade.

Run either Software Updater App again, or run this command run The terminal Applications:

update-manager -c

You will see this dialog:

How to upgrade from 20.10 to Ubuntu 21.04

If you want to learn a little more about the new release and / or hit your upgrade hit the ‘Upgrade’ button and No ‘OK’ button.

A small window will appear showing the Ubuntu 21.04 release note:

How to upgrade from 20.10 to Ubuntu 21.0

Give the release notes through a proper reading and, if you are there, you can start your upgrade by clicking on the ‘Upgrade’ button.

Things have been pretty straightforward since: Update Manager disables the current list of software sources, adds new ones, compiles a list of packages that need to be upgraded (and which may need to be removed) ).

Do not walk away from your computer at this point as the upgrade will give you a quick overview of its findings. Assuming that you are happy with what you report – chances are you are – click the ‘Start Upgrade’ button to actually start the upgrade.

Several hundred MB packages have to be downloaded, unpacked and installed to complete the upgrade. If you are on a laptop make sure you are in a nearby socket. If you have slow or intermittent internet connectivity then the upgrade process will take some time.

Once everything is done you will be prompted to restart your computer. Go ahead and do so and, when your system returns, you will be using Ubuntu 21.04.