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How to safely upgrade from an older Ubuntu version to a newer one? [duplicate]

How can I safely upgrade an Ubuntu installation from one release to another? What should I do before upgrading to ensure it goes smoothly, and is there any clean-up I need to do afterwards? In ...
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Can I upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 without losing my data? [duplicate]

And if so, how? The only way I found was by a new install, and I'd like to know if there is an alternative like in previous versions.
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Any way I can upgrade straight from 12.10 to 13.04? [duplicate]

I am running 12.10 and would like to get to that new 13.04 ringtail, any way I could go about doing this without losing all my programs, images, other data and having to re-sync Google Chrome again ...
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How to upgrade ubuntu from 12.10 to 13.4 without lossing anything? [duplicate]

well title says all most everything. I am using ubuntu 12.10. Installed using windows installer. Is there anyway to upgrade it? Any how much data i will lose? I have installed some softwares and there ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu to 13.04 from 12.10 on dual-boot laptop [duplicate]

Is there a possibility to upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 ? I booted from the 13.04 installation CD but I couldn't do the upgrade (no upgrade option was displayed). I have a laptop with a Windows 7 ...
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Is there any way that I can use Ubuntu 13.04 since it is no longer supported? [duplicate]

I (regrettably) upgraded my desktop to Ubuntu 14.04 but have been disappointed in performance of certain applications. Is it possible to download any software so that I can use 13.04 even though it ...
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Upgrading fom 12.10 to 13.04 [duplicate]

I'm unable to upgrade to 13.04. I've tried the "sudo do-release upgrade" and the "sudo release -d" and i'm still not getting any messages from my update manager saying that 13.04 is available.
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Upgrade from 12.10 to the new 13.04 Ubuntu OS [duplicate]

What is the best way to upgrade your distro with Ubuntu? I am currently using a LVM partition booting with UEFI boot firmware. Last time I upgraded my Distro, I couldn't boot up. I am using a Dell ...
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It wont let me upgrade to ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I want to upgrade from Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 13.04 but I cant. I downloaded the iso of Ubuntu 13.04 but it's only allowing a clean install. The "software updater" (update manager as it was called ...
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update manager isn't showing upgrade option [duplicate]

I am trying to upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04. In in instructions it lists that I need update manager but when i searched my system there was no such application... Please tell me where I can get Update ...
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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 ...
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What are PPAs and how do I use them?

I keep reading about Personal Package Archives ('PPAs') and people answer questions with a link to a PPA. What's the best way to use these? There are multiple valid answers for this question ...
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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?
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There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do?

I've been running Alpha releases of Ubuntu for some time now. I keep running into issues - how can I get these resolved? What should I do when I encounter these problems? And where can I find other ...
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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, ...

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