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My Ubuntu is upgrading to 12.10 at the moment but since 4 hours or more I see only previous packages get restored and nothing happen.

If I exit the upgrading now is all my previous data lost or does the Computer boot my old Ubuntu? I had a problem that is similar to this before while installing Linux on my fathers notebook. After the installation got crashed the Computer wasn't able to boot and I wasn't able to reinstall it.

I need help I don't know what to do now.

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if you decide to quit upgrade i would recommend to install aptitude with sudo apt-get install aptitude and run sudo apt-get safe-upgrade or sudo apt-get update -f and sudo apt-get -f install.Once i upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04 and it took almost 2.5-3 hours.If system is full of files and setting that can be a reason why it took to upgrade for so long

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Oct 22 20:17:01 ubuntu CRON[5176]: (root) CMD ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly) what does that mean? it's the last message i saw in the installation window –  Wuchtbrumme123 Oct 22 '12 at 21:53
    
superuser.com/questions/402781/… maybe this will help –  polarkatenuchie Oct 22 '12 at 22:11
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