86
votes
15answers
80k views

Can I skip over releases when upgrading?

I am currently using Ubuntu 10.04. I know there is a 10.10 release, but can I upgrade directly to 11.04? Could you walk me through the steps please?
251
votes
34answers
167k views

Comparison of backup tools

This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this site, so please do not use it as evidence that you can ask similar questions ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Unknown package for hard reset

I am currently trying too fix my Mom's old computer. I have figured out how to change the admin password from lurking on here. The system hasn't been updated in two years so I'm being asked to go ...
8
votes
7answers
15k views

How to verify that the ISO I downloaded is bootable before I burn it?

How can I check to make sure that the iso I downloaded is bootable, before I burn it?
3
votes
1answer
641 views

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Shown in Upgrade Manager Now

I see the next upgrade available as 16.04 LTS shown in update manager. But the release date (from wiki) is written as April 2016. And it's not shown in Ubuntu page yet. Why is it already available ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

Software & Updates app not working

Let me tell you right away that I appreciate and enjoy Ubuntu for it's open and non-commercial quality, and I have been using it as my main OS for a few years now, but I am definitely no computer ...
2
votes
2answers
25 views

Upgrading virtual machine to new version via virtualbox

I have a virtual machine of Ubuntu old version. I am running it on Windows 7 Virtualbox. Is it safe to upgrade the Ununtu from inside the VM to latest version of Ubuntu? Is it possible at all?
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Ubuntu upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04LTS [duplicate]

I have recently bought a laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed. I want to upgrade my 12.04LTS to 14.04. But update manager in my system is not showing the upgrade option to 14.04LTS. Instead it is ...
0
votes
2answers
68 views

Update Manager doesn't show the latest version for upgrade [duplicate]

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I want to upgrade it to 15.04. However, the update manager shows only 12.10. I tried changing its settings -> all new versions and disabling third party ...
1
vote
0answers
84 views

openssh version 6.9+ upstart problems

I'm on trusty (14.04.2 LTS). current version of openssh=6.6 (OpenSSH_6.6.1p1 Ubuntu-2ubuntu2.3, OpenSSL 1.0.1f 6 Jan 2014) Was told to upgrade to openssh=6.9 or greater. Why does the ssh daemon now ...
0
votes
2answers
42 views

How to update from 10.10 [closed]

PLEASE HELP! I totally know nothing of this type of things. My uncle gave it to me, and my family doesn't even know what to do with this. I've tried upgrading, but it will not! What steps do I need ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Mousepad stopped working 12.04 [duplicate]

please forgive my ignorance, but need some help. My ex installed Ubuntu 12.04lts on my Asus laptop, and everything running well. This morning all good, mousepad working, 2 finger scrolling working, ...
5
votes
2answers
337 views

Upgraded to 14.10 but still 14.04.2 [duplicate]

I wanted to upgrade my Ubuntu 14.04.2 to Ubuntu 15.10. I learned I first had to upgrade to 14.10 then to 15.04 and then finally to 15.10. In terminal I entered: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade About 315 ...
91
votes
11answers
255k views

How to make a disk image and restore from it later?

I'm a new Linux user. I've reinstalled my Wubi from scratch at least ten times the last few weeks because while getting the system up and running (drivers, resolution, etc.) I've broken something (X, ...
1
vote
1answer
42 views

upgrade ubuntu to the latest released version

I want to upgrade my Ubuntu to the latest version.My ubuntu release when i run the lsb_release -a is: No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS Release: ...

15 30 50 per page