Linked Questions

44
votes
0answers
83k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

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.
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
1k views

upgrading from ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 [duplicate]

First of all, this is the first time I am trying to upgrade. I want to upgrade my Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04. in some thread it says just to use update manager to update. I am doing this right now sudo ...
0
votes
1answer
460 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
178 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
47 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
121 views

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.
1
vote
0answers
83 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

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 ...
209
votes
31answers
97k 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 ...
268
votes
10answers
191k views

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 ...
75
votes
15answers
71k 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?
90
votes
9answers
40k views

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 ...
49
votes
9answers
150k 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, ...
7
votes
6answers
11k 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?
13
votes
3answers
25k views

Remove nVidia driver and go back to Nouveau

I've installed nVidia driver successfully but I want to go back to Nouveau driver and eliminate any xorg.conf file created by nVidia config tools. What is the proper way to do it? (not ending up with ...
9
votes
2answers
4k views

How can I perform an offline upgrade using Ubiquity on the installation disc?

I'm trying to upgrade an Ubuntu 12.10 installation to Ubuntu 13.04 without an Internet connection. Now that the alternate and desktop CDs have been merged, I'm trying to use the 13.04 Desktop CD in ...
4
votes
0answers
7k views

How do I remove ATI/AMD Drivers downloaded from their site? [duplicate]

I downloaded ATI drivers from AMD's site, installed, but found that they dont work with GNOME shell. Now I want to remove it. How do I do that?
5
votes
2answers
434 views

“The software on this computer is up to date” while upgrading 12.10 to 13.04

Before you guys close this question as duplicate, I did go through How do I upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04? and nothing solves my problem there. When I try to upgrade my ubuntu 12.10 installation it ...
0
votes
1answer
127 views

Upgrading from 12.04 LTS to 13.04 [duplicate]

I am thinking of installing 12.04 LTS on a partition on my hard drive. When 13.04 matures will it be possible to upgrade to 13.04 from within 12.04 without dragging out the DVD, wiping 12.04 and ...
2
votes
1answer
96 views

How can I import data from one Ubuntu version (say 11.04 ) to 12.04.?

I want to import some bookmarks, browser history, and contents of my home directory. I have both 11.04 and 12.04 installed on my system. Is there any way to import my data from older version?
3
votes
0answers
44 views

Are raring arm packages available someplace? [duplicate]

I neglected to update my ARM system from raring to saucy in time. Now I can't install update-manager-core; things are missing. Is there a way to manually update sources.list to point to some sort of ...