Ubuntu 22.04 System Requirements

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Ubuntu 22.04 System Requirements

In this section we are going to explain the System Requirements for installing and running Ubuntu 22.04 LTS operating system.

In this section we are going to explain the System Requirements for installing and running Ubuntu 22.04 LTS operating system.

Ubuntu 22.04 System Requirements - System requirements of installing Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Operating system

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS operating system is released for Desktop and servers on April 21, 2022. There are pre-defined minimal system requirements for installing and running Ubuntu 22.04 operating system. So, you should make sure that your system is meeting minimal system requirements for installing Ubuntu 22.04 operating system. This article is based on the official system requirements of Ubuntu 22.04 operating system.

Canonical released the much awaited Ubuntu 22.04 LTS with the name Jammy Jellyfish and this release is a LTS (Long Term support) release, which will get software updates for next 5 years. This release is one of the most advanced Ubuntu operating systems at the time of release.

Prerequisites or hardware system requirements for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Your system must meet the minimal system requirements as described in the official Ubuntu 22.04 documentation. Make sure you have the minimal hardware requirement if you are installing on the hardware. If you are installing it in the virtual box or any other virtualization engine even then you should assign at least minimal resources to the VM.

Ubuntu 22.04 System Requirements

We are going to discuss the hardware requirements for the following types of Ubuntu 22.04 installations:

  • Ubuntu 22.04 Desktop Edition
  • Virtualized Ubuntu 22.04 Desktop Edition
  • Ubuntu 22.04 Server Edition

Here is recommended system requirements for running Ubuntu 22.04 on Desktop

Now we will look into the minimal system requirements for running Ubuntu 22.04 Desktop operating system on the bare metal hardware. If you have a desktop (may be old) and your want to run the Ubuntu 22.04 Desktop operating system then you should have at least following configuration in your system:

  • At least 2 GHz dual-core processor
  • Minimum 4GB of RAM
  • Hard disk requirement is minimal 25GB
  • USB port
  • At least a 4GB USB drive for making the bootable disk for installation from USB

System requirement for running Virtualized Ubuntu 22.04 Desktop Edition

The Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Desktop operating system can also be run as a Virtualized container inside other operating systems including Windows 7/10/11, Ubuntu, Other Linux, MacOSX etc. In such cases following system requirements are suggested:

  • 2 GHz single core processor - But more processor are good for the speed and fast performance
  • 2 GiB RAM - In the VM try to give 4GB or more RAM
  • 25 GB of hard drive space - Can be increased more as per your requirements

Above requirement is the minimal requirement for running Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Desktop in a Virtualized environment, but you can increase the resources as per your business requirements. For example if you are planning to run the Document editing software then you should increase the RAM and CPU.

In the VM based installation it is advisable to provide dedicated 126MB of video memory to the VM so that it can be used as video memory. If you have more memory you can give more memory to the VM as dedicated video memory. The video memory will increase the performance of your virtual Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Desktop.

System requirements for running Ubuntu 22.04 Server Edition

In case servers we are not running the Desktop and in such cases less resources are required. But in servers we usually run the back-end applications and these applications require more resources due to various data processing requirements. So, the actual configuration you need depends on the type of applications you are running on the server.

Here is the official requirements of running Ubuntu 22.04 Server Edition:

  • 1 GHz CPU
  • 1 GiB RAM (system memory)
  • 2.5 GB hard drive

Above are the minimal requirements for running the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS server operating system, but you should increase the server resource to meet your data processing requirements.

Lightweight GUI for running desktop on low end machines

Usually Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Desktop is well designed to work with a wide variety of hardware, but for running on really low hardware you may consider a lightweight GUI. Examples of Xubuntu and Lubuntu.

Summary

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS operating system is well designed and comes with the variety of features to run today?s applications. Ubuntu 22.04 comes in Desktop and Server versions. You can install both these on the system hardware or in the VM machines.

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