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Not able to get the KDE desktop after upgrading from 10.04 to 14.04

I upgraded my laptop from Kubuntu 10.04LTS to 14.04LTS. After upgrade I am not able to get the launchbar, I only see desktop items. After google-ing I tried to re-install unity/compiz but I got this ...
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Can't boot server after attempting to upgrade 12.04 to 14.04

I have a Rackspace Cloud Server (that was) running 12.04 LTS. The other day, after logging in and doing some routine maintenance, I noticed the server telling me that 14.04 LTS was available, and to ...
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After executing do-release-upgrade (12.04), the lsb_release -a still shows wrong version

I have executed do-release-upgrade on a 12.04 Ubuntu server system. The upgrade went fine, but the welcome screen still shows 14.04 instead of 14.04.1 (which I would expect). Looking at the ...
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I'm getting the notificaiton to update to 14.04 but it says theres no new release. What gives!

When I first log in I see this http://screencloud.net/v/Feqm :~$ ssh root@[Redacted] Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.8.0-29-generic x86_64) * Documentation: ...
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What actually does a release upgrade do? [duplicate]

I see several questions about problems during release upgrade have been posted but mine is more basic . I have a Ubuntu 13.10 which I installed LXDE on. I fear now if I upgrade that all my ...
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System failed to boot after upgradng EOL Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04

Today I upgraded my EOL (end of life) system Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. It downloaded 738 MB. Then while upgrading or installing, it messaged something like this: "finishing the installation (& ...
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Remove optional ubuntu packages for speeding up release-upgrade [duplicate]

I have to update ubuntu 13 to ubuntu 14. When I issued release-upgrade it is showing that about 700 MB data is to be downloaded from internet. I have slow internet connection now. So it will take ...
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do-release-upgrade - Could not determine the upgrade [duplicate]

Edit: Answer at bottom, I'm leaving the question untouch to keep all elements that might match someone else's search. So, I've read about the issue (here, here, here and here) but could not find the ...
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How to install Ubuntu on i586 SBC

I want to install the latest version of Ubuntu on a Winsystems PCM-VDX-1-256 SBC. The cpu is a Vortex86DX SoC. This is i586 architecture (maybe i486). It contains 12 serial ports, A CF card socket, ...
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Unable to upgrade from Saucy to Trusty

I just upgraded from Precise (12.04) to Saucy (13.10) and I am presently trying to upgrade to Trusty (14.04). However, I am encounter some problems during the upgrade via upgrade-manager. In the ...
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When can I suspend do-release-upgrade? What's the risk?

I had to suspend a running do-release-upgrade, after it was already going on an hour or so. Doing Ctrl+z was easy, the program did stop. Understanding what that means, technically, seems to be ...
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do-release-upgrade error: “Connection Failed” updating from 10.04 to 12.04

Last week I upgraded one of my 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS strictly following the link(except using screen tool) and the upgradation is successful. Similarly when I try to upgrade another 10.04 LTS to ...
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How do remove "Ignoring file in directory /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ as it has an invalid filename extension?

Since upgrading 13.10 to 14.04, I get these annoying messages each time I install, update, upgrade, and so on: N: Ignoring file 'webupd8team-java-raring.list.disable' in directory ...
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I have a lot of 404 error when I try to do `do-release-upgrade`

I am trying to upgrade my version of ubuntu. I have Ubuntu 13.04 and when I do sudo do-release-upgrade I have this trace : sudo do-release-upgrade Recherche d'une nouvelle version d'Ubuntu Votre ...
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Why do-release-upgrade does not show 14.04 even if it was officially released? [duplicate]

I do have 12.04 LTS and hearing that 14.04 LTS was released I (wrongly) assumed that I will be able to upgrade machines using the standard distribution upgrade path. Still it seems that 'sudo ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade error [duplicate]

I keep getting this messages : W:Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/ph.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_multiverse_source_Sources Hash Sum mismatch W:Failed to fetch ...
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How do I upgrade my Ubuntu server from one LTS version to another? Is this safe?

I like to keep all my servers running only the most stable versions of any operating system, so obviously I only run the LTS versions of Ubuntu. I currently have a few servers running Ubuntu server ...
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12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS Update error

Last night I updated my home server from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. After the update process, I rebooted the server and now it goes into Kernel Panic during boot. This happens even if I boot into ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes on splash screen after broken upgrade from 13.10

I'm using VirtualBox to run my ubuntu VM on Mac. I've decided to make a distro upgrade which was apparently a very big mistake... During upgrading my Mac hung up and I had to make hard reset. After ...
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How to revert a do-release-upgrade?

I can update my Ubuntu to the new LTS version. As you can think, its not a highly important server since I run 13.10 (not a LTS version). Anyway - I actually want to upgrade my server, but would like ...
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Upgrade to trusty from saucy without full upgrade

I've modified most of my Ubuntu 13.10 by removing Unity etc. Now running do-release-upgrade -d gives a huge list of upgrades that re-adds some of the packages I removed etc. I'd like to just upgrade ...
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upgrading to final 14.04 LTS from beta version [duplicate]

i installed 14.04 on before 17th its final release that is beta version . how can upgrade it to UBUNTU 14.04 LTS which released on 17th aprl 2014.
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Could not determine the upgrade [duplicate]

do-release-upgrade (trying to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04) fails with this message: [...] Calculating the changes Could not determine the upgrade An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating ...
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I can't start the upgrade form 13.10 to 14.04 [duplicate]

I first ran sudo apt-get update, then tried the following commands and they all failed sudo do-release-upgrade sudo do-release-upgrade -d sudo do-release-upgrade -p Each of the previous commands ...
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I'm not getting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS upgrade option in my update manager [duplicate]

I'm currently running ubuntu 12.04.4 I've tried sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get distribution upgrade do-release-upgrade All i get is to upgrade to a development release of 14.04 which i don't want ...
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do-release-upgrade: Failed to configure linux-image-generic (previous on backports kernel)

Because of hardware issues I was on backports-3.11-rc3-1 with Ubuntu 13.4 64bit. Now, after a while I initialized do-release-upgrade. The process stopped with the message that the configuration of ...
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Cannot ssh after upgrading to 12.04

I upgraded through ssh a system from 10.04 to 12.04. After the necessary restart I cannot ssh to the system (permission denied). Nothing went wrong during the upgrade process and I don't have physical ...
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How to repair upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10

I launched an upgrade on my sister's computer like Ubuntu asked to, in order to get from 13.04 to 13.10. It seems the upgrade is blocked at the stage where it's downloading some flash-plugin thing. ...
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Probleme with battery icon in Xubuntu 13.10

After upgrading Xubuntu to 13.10 I have this issue with battery icon
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How to do-release-upgrade with automatic yes to all continue and disable reboot after upgrade completion

How do I disable reboot after do-release-upgrade? Is that even possible? How do I automatically answer y to all continue during do-release-upgrade`?
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Half done do-release-upgrade — now at grub rescue

My computer is running single boot Ubuntu 12.04 server version. I was trying to upgrade the release to 12.10 (following https://help.ubuntu.com/community/QuantalUpgrades) After executing sudo ...
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Ubuntu distribution upgrades: move all user interaction to the end?

Is there a way to move all user interaction that occurs during a release upgrade to the end of the upgrade process? As it currently stands, the Ubuntu upgrade process will be interrupted whenever ...
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Upgrading a EOL Kubuntu box with LXDE from 10.10 to 12.04

I actually joined Ask Ubuntu to answer a question that I had found an answer to but, unfortunately, I'm too new to do that... so I thought that I would post my experiences and share what I learned in ...
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apt cacher wont do-release-upgrade for saucy

My sys (raring) is proxy client of my another machine hosting apt cacher. I'm trying to do-release-upgrage and console saying 403, Sorry, not allowed to fetch that type of file: saucy.tar.gz and the ...
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Error authenticating some packages while upgrade

When I try to upgrade my ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, it gives the following error: It was not possible to authenticate some packages. This may be a transient network problem. You may want to try again ...
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do-release-upgrade fails with “could not calculate the upgrade”

I'm having trouble upgrading my Macbook Pro retina from 13.04 to 13.10. Any help is appreciated. /var/log/dist-upgrade/apt.log /var/log/dist-upgrade/main.log
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do-release-upgrade and TLP (and other optimizations)

So it is that time again. The time to do a release upgrade because the latest version is reaching it's EOL. This time it's a bit different though. This time I've got a laptop which I've optimized ...
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System shutdown during Ubuntu upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10

My laptop Lenovo V570 shutdown during the upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 On rebooting, i saw the display was messed up with a max resolution of 1024x768. Also, no network interfaces are found except ...
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What does `do-release-upgrade` really do?

We know that do-release-upgrade “does a release upgrade”. But at a little lower level what does it really do? I plan to do a more manual upgrade, for instance the Debian way: aptitude update and ...
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Safe to upgrade with encrypted disks

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 Server and I have it set up with LVM and encrypted disks. Is it safe to 'do-release-upgrade' or will the disk encryption interfere with the process?
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I'm in the current development version after doing “do-release-upgrade -d”, why?

I don't know how, but I was upgrading from ubuntu 11.10 using: sudo do-release-upgrade -d Then after the upgrade and a reboot, I did: sudo lsb_release -a and got: No LSB modules are available. ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu from LTS to newer version, in steps or simply release upgrade?

I am working with Ubuntu servers since some month, so not too long. I never upgraded an ubuntu version. So right now I am running 12.04 and what I need is 13.04. I once hear that I should first ...
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What is the simplest way for me to upgrade from Quantal to Saucy?

What is the simplest way for me to upgrade from Quantal to Saucy? What I tried: $ sudo do-release-upgrade What it returned: Checking for a new Ubuntu release Get:1 Upgrade tool signature ...
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upgrade old ubuntu release to newer one, apt-get sourcelist error [duplicate]

We have more than 100 servers using ubuntu as our OS, many of those are old ubuntu release mostely version 10, which when we do apt-get update it wont work or do-release-upgrade wont work as well, ...
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How to resume release upgrade?

I was upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10 via ssh (didn't use screen). My ssh connection was interrupted when do-release-upgrade script was about to remove obsolete packages. Now when I reconnect and run it ...
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No new release found for Ubuntu 13.04

I tried to upgrade ubuntu with do-release-upgrade command. It started downloading for hours and some errors occured at the end. I tried again another day ,it started downloading more files but no ...
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Upgrade from ubuntu server 12.10 to 13.04 [duplicate]

What commands would I use to upgrade from Ubuntu server 12.10 to 13.04?
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Programs “Auto-Locking” to launcher

I upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 13.10, with do-release-upgrade, and ever since then, I have had issues with programs staying in the launcher without locking them there. Is this intended? If so, how do I ...
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Using do-release-upgrade with different arch [duplicate]

Is it possible to run do-release-upgrade except upgrading it to 64 bit, instead of the current 32 bit setup?
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What's the best way to upgrade Ubuntu?

I know this question is subjective, but I'll ask: I've read about various fails during upgrading to the newest version of Ubuntu. (i.e. from Raring to Saucy) That's why I want to know: What is the ...