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I'm upgrading Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 via a liveusb. It has been "restoring previously installed packages" for about 1h 30 mins. Is it normal to take so much time? Could I do something to improve speed?

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Yes, it is normal that the upgrade take a long time. And no, there is nothing you can do to improve speed.

Check that there is no dialog waiting a answer for you that could stop the process, if there is not you should at least wait 3 hours before admitting that there is a problem.

If you try to stop the process now your system will be unusable.

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protected by Shog9 Oct 13 '11 at 21:13

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