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Upgrade Ubuntu within Docker from 14.04 to 16.04 using do-release-upgrade

I have just set up a Docker container with an ubuntu:latest image. This image is, according to /etc/lsb-release an Ubuntu 14.04. Now I would like to upgrade the system in my container to Ubuntu 16.04. ...
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Ubuntu Desktop Not Loading Correctly After 16.04

I recently upgraded my system from 15.10 to 16.04 using the do-release-upgrade command. The upgrade failed for an unknown reason and now the Ubuntu Desktop does not load. I get my desktop wallpaper ...
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Upgrade from 15.10 to 16.04 successful with error

I tried to upgrade my system using command sudo do-release-upgrade. It took some time but downloaded successfully. After upgrading, it showed me some package list having error and says done. Next ...
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unable to login to gnome session during release upgrade

I started a release upgrade, which began and was running smoothly. I needed to get something so I hit lock screen. After I returned, trying to login, I am not able to enter password again again as the ...
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Problem upgrade 15.10 to 16.04

I do this to upgrade 15.10 to 16.04: $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade $ sudo do-release-upgrade and after download from xenial repositories, show me this: Checking ...
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If I upgrade my system to 16.04 lts now, will it automatically upgrade to the first point release after three months?

If I upgrade my system to 16.04 lts now, will it automatically upgrade to the first point release after three months? Or I must upgrade once more then?
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Is upgrading Ubuntu release with software updater the same thing as do-release-upgrade?

So, does software updater run do-release-upgrade in the background when upgrading to a new release or is it doing something differently?
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How do I recover from a partial run of “do-release-upgrade”?

I just tried to upgrade to 16.04 and ran into an unexpected problem: My big mistake was that I ran the graphical frontend for do-release-upgrade. During the run it got to download the packages, then ...
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Upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 do-release-upgrade fails

When I try to upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 (from 15.10) with the command: sudo do-release-upgrade I get the following error: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 failed to boot after a failed upgrade to 16.04

I tried to install ubuntu 16.04 beta on my laptop which has ubuntu 14.04 installed 3 days before the official release. So I ran the command do-release upgrade -d The download went on well. But ...
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HUGE PROBLEM! Can't log in to Ubuntu 14.04 after upgrade to 15.10, stuck at login screen

So I started the upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Ubuntu 15.10. Everything was going okay until it logged out. Even the guest session is not working tried upgrading from terminal with Ctrl+Alt+F1 but ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS to 15.10 normal - 1 change and 1 command?

A lot of confusing and outdated info on the web and even this site. Is it correct that to console upgrade from Ubuntu server 14.04.4 LTS to 15.10 normal/release, all I need to do is change ...
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Upgrade EOL release 15.04 [duplicate]

How can I update ubuntu from 15.04 to 15.10 today? http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/vivid not found. The topic isn't useful for me, because my release has not yet been placed in ...
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Limit bandwidth usage of “do-release-upgrade -d”

I'd like to upgrade a 15.10 server to 16.04 LTS beta* using do-release-upgrade -d. This is a ~2GB download and I'd like to limit the bandwidth usage of the upgrade. This is possible by setting ...
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How to cancel a release upgrade completely?

So, the software updater comes up and says that there is a new Ubuntu version, do you want to upgrade it or not. I accidentally press yes. After that I interrupted the upgrade by closing it, and ...
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Problem during Upgrade from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 Beta [closed]

I was upgrading my machine from Ubuntu 15.10 to Beta 16.04. At the end of the upgrade the following popped up: "dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct ...
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do-release-upgrade to upgrade the system without updating desktop environment

How can I upgrade from Ubuntu LTS 12.04 to LTS 14.04 in a way that everything except desktop environment is upgraded? Does option -m server help? I mean, I don't need desktop environment, at most, I ...
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Does upgrading result in a messy install? [duplicate]

Does Do-release-upgrade result in a much bigger mess than if i just a clean install? I know on spindle hard drives it would fragment the drive. But that is no worry on an ssd. Are older versions of ...
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Safest way to install HWE upgrades and Should I be getting a notification new HWE releases

I am currently running 14.04.03. I read and article(don't remember where) that the newest HWE is available. Should I be getting a notification that it is available? I have only found question on ...
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Can't upgrade ubuntu LTS from lucid 10.04 to precise 12.04 [closed]

I have some serious issues updating an old virtual development server system from Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS lucid to 12.04 precise using do-release-upgrade. (Sorry, the errors and messages are in german, ...
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smelling something Dangerous about update [duplicate]

I am attaching two screen shots, self explained. Why do an update asking something regarding my boot sector? isn't dangerous?
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How to upgrade?

This image shows how I am trying to upgrade. Currently I am on Ubuntu 14.04 and I am trying to upgrade to Ubuntu 15.10. While doing this I am getting this error as mentioned in the image. How to ...
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do-release-upgrade mostly worked but with problems

The person who used to do most of the tech support/sysadmin has retired due to illness so I'm kinda picking this stuff up on the fly. We shared things kinda 20/80 with me doing about 20% of the admin ...
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How to check if an Ubuntu installation has been upgraded from previous versions

Is there a way or maybe even a command to check out if the installation has been upgraded from previous versions? I have some servers that I know have been upgraded from for instance 8.04 to 12.04 and ...
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Why am I unsuccessful in upgrading from 10.04 to 12.04? [duplicate]

A day after the "flummoxed" below, I concede defeat. My laptop will remain on Lucid Lynx until I get a new one. I appreciate people's suggestions and have tried what I could, but do-release-upgrade ...
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apt-get -f install fails due to dependency issues

Attempting to upgrade from ubuntu 14.04 to ubuntu 15.10, I seem to have broken dependencies and the typical answer of sudo apt-get -f install and sudo apt-get update aren't working. I think I deleted ...
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do-release-upgrade closes with “restoring original system state” on 14.04

I'm trying to upgrade from 14.04 LTS to 15.10, but just running do-release-upgrade causes it to fail without an error description and says "restoring original system state." All of my software ...
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Ubuntu14.04 upgrade

I've updated ubuntu 14.04 to the latest update but when it asks me for upgrading for 15.01 , I approved but there is something gone wrong when it fetches files, can anyone help ? thanks.. Here is the ...
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Restrictions when updating LTS to Normal

I have a server running 14.04.3 LTS. I followed these instructions to update it to a normal release. However, this failed with a message indicating the there was no suitable release available, or ...
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I am recommended to upgrade from 14.04 to 15.04 but it fails

Every time I reboot my fully updated laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 amd64 I am greeted with this dialogue window at login: When I press the "Yes, Upgrade Now" button I see this very promising ...
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WARNING:root:file 'utopic.tar.gz.gpg' missing Failed to fetch

i am using Ubuntu 14.04 now i want to upgrade my Ubuntu to the latest version so i run sudo do-release-upgrade in terminal then i getting the below error Err Upgrade tool signature 404 Not ...
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Why does `do-release-upgrade` skip a version?

I answered this question about do-release-upgrade not allowing an upgrade of 14.10 to 15.04 only to 15.10, I assumed it was due to 15.04 being end of life. A user (@xangua ) posted that it was not ...
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How to provide os version to do-release-upgrade to upgrade from ubuntu server 14.10 to Ubuntu 15.04

do-release-upgrade upgrades my Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.10 by default. Is it possible to specify the os version so that I can upgrade it to 15.04? Regards, Srinivas
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Upgrade console ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS to 15.10

How to upgrade 14.04.3 LTS to 15.10 (wily)? sudo do-release-upgrade -d offers upgrade to 16.04 (xenial), which is in beta current. (It is a server, no GUI.)
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Can't upgrade old Ubuntu, error processing package fontconfig

I'm running old Ubuntu Server 13.04 (raring), and trying to upgrade or even install any packages I'm getting the following error: root@oem-mobilidade:~# sudo apt-get upgrade -y Lendo listas de ...
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So many users on ZFS pool? Cannot kill them all :( Cannot export pool :(

Hoping someone can help me. I am trying to export my ZFS pool so I can upgrade my Ubuntu from 14.04 to 15.10. I tried doing do-release-upgrade, and lost my pool, on discovering instructions, I have ...
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Does upgrading Ubuntu respect my existing partitions?

I've read Does Ubiquity respect my former partition layout with a new installation?, but this question is aimed at doing an upgrade using the built-in tools. I use Ubuntu to create backups of my ...
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Can't upgrade 10.04 server to 12.04 [duplicate]

I've been trying to upgrade for a couple days, but I can't get it to complete. I'm not sure what it's having trouble with because all it gives is == Command terminated with exit status 1 (Sun Dec 13 ...
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Ubuntu showing less ram than before after fresh install

I had Ubuntu 15.04 installed but its support ends in January. And I don't have that much bandwidth and money to do a upgrade every 9 months so I turned back to 14.04 and upgraded it to 14.04.3. But I ...
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Preserve kernel version when doing do-release-upgrade

I have a 14.04 server with 3.19.0-30-generic kernel installed (which has been installed for better btrfs support). Now I would like to upgrade the system to 14.10 and eventually to newest version but ...
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Unable to do-release-upgrade

I do have proper internet access and my current IP (in the UK) is 82.47.29.14 but my laptop is still linked to the German server 91.189.91.24 80. But now I am unable to do do-release-upgrade: ...
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How do I get my distro update dialog back?

At some point in the last few weeks I got a notice about upgrading to 15.10, and dismissed it. I figured it would come back, but it hasn't. How do I reset my notifications so that it will come back ...
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do-release-upgrade from local mirror does not work [duplicate]

I have setup a local mirror to update various PCs/Servers running behind a very slow DSL connection. I have LTS version of lucid,precise and trusty stored depending on the needs... I have update the ...
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How-to upgrade LXC container after `do-release-upgrade` to Wily?

I have just done a do-release-upgrade -m server from Linux boson 3.19.0-31-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 7 15:04:02 UTC 2015 x86_64 Linux-3.19.0-31-generic-x86_64-with-Ubuntu-15.04-vivid to ...
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How to decide which certificates to trust?

When upgrading from 15.04 to 15.10, the ca-certificates-configuration askes me nicely to tick off all new certificates I am going to trust. Although it is nice to ask, it gives me no hint how to ...
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update unity after interrupted “do-release-upgrade”

I ran the do-release-upgrade command in my Ubuntu laptop in order to update to version 15.10 It asked me if I wanted to keep some configuration file and answered to view the differences. When I ...
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How to get the list of the unsupported packages mentioned during the OS upgrade?

While running sudo do-release-upgrade, I got a message saying: 16 installed packages are no longer supported by Canonical. You can still get support from the community. I know I probably ...
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Did the upgrade leave dependency problems?

I am upgrading to Wily atm and I noticed a lot of dependency problems, but removing anyway as you requested:. This doesn't sound too good, but as mentioned on this comment, I would assume that if a ...
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How to deal with upstart vs systemd warnings during update to Wily?

I am upgrading to Wily atm and I noticed a bunch of upstart warnings like this: initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart: Failed to connect to socket /com/ubuntu/upstart: Connection refused insserv: ...
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Upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04

I was viewing this(How to Upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04) answer on how to upgrade. what I wanted to know is there are some commands which are depreciated in the version 15.04, so if i upgrade will they ...