How To Upgrade To Ubuntu 24.04 LTS

  • Post Updated: April 28, 2024

Upgrade ubuntu to 24.04 LTSOn this post you will easily learn how to upgrade from Ubuntu 23.10 or Ubuntu 22.04 to the latest Ubuntu 24.04 LTS, also known as Noble Numbat. Below, we provide several reliable options to ensure a quick and secure transition to the newest long-term support version of Ubuntu.

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Upgrading from Ubuntu 24.04 LTS or 23.10

Upgrade to Ubuntu 24.04 LTS using GUI:

Upgrading your Ubuntu desktop to 24.04 LTS over the network is straightforward with this process:

  1. Open the Update Manager application.
  2. Click the Settings… button within Update Manager, and enter your password to open the Software Sources application.
  3. In the Software Sources application, go to the Updates tab.
  4. Ensure the option “Notify me of a new Ubuntu version:” is set to “For any new version”. Change it if necessary.
  5. Close the Software Sources application and return to Update Manager.
  6. In Update Manager, click the Check button to search for available updates.
  7. If there are updates available, click Install Updates to apply them.
  8. After installing updates, run the command update-manager -d.
  9. You’ll see a notification about the availability of the new 24.04 LTS release. Click Upgrade.
  10. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the upgrade.

Still having trouble following the instructions above? Check out the official upgrade tutorial with step by step screenshots.

Upgrade to Ubuntu 24.04 LTS using Terminal commands:

  1. Open your terminal.
  2. First, update all your packages with the following command:
    sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
  3. Once your packages are up to date, install the update-manager-core package if it is not already installed:
    Sudo apt install updatemanagercore
  4. Next, ensure that the Prompt line in /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades is set to normal. You can verify this using a text editor like nano:
    sudo nano /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades
  5. Start the upgrade process by running the following command:
    sudo do-release-upgrade -d
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the upgrade to Ubuntu 24.04 LTS.

Upgrade to 24.04 LTS Video Tutorial

What are the Ubuntu 24.04 LTS System Requirements?

  • RAM: 4GB is recommended.
  • Storage: A minimum of 25GB of hard drive space is required for installation.
  • Processor: A 2 GHz dual-core processor and better.


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