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We need to program in CUDA 5.0 which can be installed only on ubuntu 11.10 or 12.04.

Our current version, 9.10, is no longer supported, so we chose to proceed with a clean installation. Since we have a shared workstation, we used clonezilla for cloning the system. However, booting from the LiveCD showed an unexpected error.

We also tried to install 11.10 in an external HDD by partitioning it, but Gparted could not be installed, and terminated with the error "installArchives() failed" which we couldn't solve even after modifying the sources.list.

Is there a way to proceed with this upgrade?

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closed as not a real question by psusi, hhlp, Ringtail, Jorge Castro, Uri Herrera Dec 1 '12 at 20:51

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just a brief suggestion. Unless you have a specific reason not to I would change directly to 12.04. It has long term support which 11.10 doesn't, and in my opinion is much more stable and generally beter –  Anake Nov 30 '12 at 12:12
Questions need to be specific and answerable, please see the FAQ. Also gparted is already installed on the livecd. –  psusi Nov 30 '12 at 15:32