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random freeze on acer es1-711

after upgrading my Acer ES1-711 from trusty to vivid (by running do-release-upgrade without skipping versions, as recommended by canonical's update instructions), it started to completely freeze about ...
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ssh daemon mysteriously uninstalled after `do-release-upgrade` 12.04 -> 14.04

(EDIT: Title edited from: "ssh daemon not starting after do-release-upgrade 12.04 -> 14.04", as part of the question was resolved) I performed an LTS upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04. The upgrade went ...
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How do I get out of file comparison and back to the upgrade

I'm currently upgrading my system over SSH And it asked me to upgrade to a new version of ports.conf, I choose the option to compare the two differences.. How do I get back out of this without ...
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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.0.4.01 LTS Possible?

My infrastructure is on AWS. All my ec2 server are running on ubuntu 13.10. Since 13.10 is EOL last year, i want to upgrade it to 14.04.01 LTS which has 5 year lifecycle. What i want: i want to ...
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do-release-upgrade is failing silently. First steps to troubleshoot?

When attempting to upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04 I'm running the following command. sudo do-release-upgrade The command is failing silently with no output on the command prompt. What should be my ...
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Why is “No new release found”?

When I log in via SSH to my VPS (OpenVZ), I see: Welcome to Ubuntu 15.04 (GNU/Linux 2.6.32-042stab106.4 x86_64) * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/ System information as (...) New ...
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upgrading to vivid vervet [duplicate]

i want to upgrade to ubuntu 15.04 from ubuntu 14.04.the software updater and the software center are showing error E:malformed line 50 in source list /etc/apt/sources. list(dist parse)
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do-release-upgrade stalled

I am in the middle of a do-release-upgrade 10.04 to 12.04 server but it appears to have stalled while upgrading mysql Configuration file `/etc/mysql/my.cnf' ==> Modified (by you or by a script) ...
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mysql and do-release-upgrade

Could someone tell me what happens to mysql databases when you run a do-release-upgrade? When I do the dry run for do-release-upgrade I see that it will uninstall mysql client and server and install ...
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returning to upgrade from remove details list

I am stuck. I am upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10. It told me 89 items would be removed with my permission. It gave me the option to see details. I took it and got a scrollable list of the 89 items. ...
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How to fix unbootable server after upgrade to 14.04

I had a pretty vanilla install of 12.04 running on a headless server with a software RAID1 array. I ran do-release-upgrade to upgrade to 14.04, and it seemed to run without issue. The only mistake I ...
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How do I check for release updates that are not beta but might not be LTS?

I have a cron job that checks for new releases. I want to make sure it emails me when a new release is out of beta and ready to install. I want to upgrade to both long term support (LTS) releases ...
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Upgrading LTS server using do-release-upgrade fails (could not download all upgrades)

I've been trying to upgrade two servers from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS for a few days now using do-release-upgrade. It seems that they're both getting hung up on downloading the last of two updates. For ...
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Can't do a release upgrade from 14.04: It was not possible to authenticate some packages

Trying to do a release upgrade on Ubuntu 14.04 with: do-release-upgrade I get the following error: It was not possible to authenticate some packages. This may be a transient network problem. You ...
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“sudo do-release-upgrade” or “do-release-upgrade”? [duplicate]

I see to upgrade Ubuntu to a new release version that I have to do do-release-upgrade which checks for the new version and allows me to upgrade. But would it not be better to do sudo ...
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login hang after password

I'm new to Ubuntu and was running updates from 12.04 to 14.04 when some system error showed up and I restarted. But now after typing the password it refuses to log in and just hangs. What should I ...
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What to expect from do-release-upgrade LTS->LTS (duration, problems, config adjustments, …)?

I have a productive Ubuntu Server LTS webserver ("classical" LAMP) running 12.04.5 LTS (up-to-date, regular apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade). I can only access it via SSH (rented server ...
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How to resume release upgrade after network interruption?

When upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 14.10 via wifi (this is not a mistake, some modern computers come only with wifi), the connection was interrupted and reconnected within 1 second after ...
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User stopped being sudoer after release upgrade

I've upgraded one of web server, that was running Ubuntu from 11.10 to 12.04 (No downtime since it's creation, though serving 10-40k requests/daily). sudo apt-get install update-manager-core ...
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Blank screen on TTY7 after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10

I upgraded my 14.04 to 14.10 via "sudo do-release-upgrade" without strange messages. After rebooting and entering the password for the encrypted system partition in the graphical form, TTY7 keeps ...
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Unable to upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10 “Cannot Calculate Upgrades”

I just finished backing up my system and when I try to upgrade to Utopic Unicorn, I get the error "Cannot Calculate the upgrades." I ran the upgrade by sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, sudo ...
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Is it possible to disable new packages installation upon release upgrade?

I use a lot of non-standard packages on my installations but when trying to do-release-upgrade it wants to install a lot of unity and gnome-related packages. And I don't even have space for that on ...
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How to upgrade within a LTS release (not to a new one)?

I have an old 12.04.2 Ubuntu server. I want to update it to 12.04.5. But do-release-upgrade would upgrade to 14 LTS. What do I have to do in order to update only within my LTS release?
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How to remove obsolete packages after failed release upgrade via do-release-upgrade on Ubuntu?

Sometimes, when I upgrading system via do-release-upgrade, update process is failed and script tell me to finish process manually via dpkg --configure -a. This is not serious problem, after manually ...
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Fixing sources.list on arm archirecture

I have Linaro Ubuntu installed on ARM device (Zynq Mini-ITX development board). Here is my # lsb_release -a output: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Release: ...
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Can I do a release update on Ubuntu 7.10? [duplicate]

I have an older server that still has Ubuntu 7.10, is there a way that I could update this since it is no longer supported? lsb_release -a gives: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 7.10 ...
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Release upgrade to 14 failed with a Python exception

So I attempted to upgrade by running sudo do-release-upgrade as it specifies in my login prompt. It runs for about a minute before crashing with the error: AttributeError: 'AptCdrom' object has no ...
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How to fix upgrade hang from saucy->trusty: “Removing ___ from Mono”

On a recent upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 (saucy) to 14.04.1 LTS (trusty), the process kept hanging at multiple prerm and postrm scripts for removing Mono packages. The symptom of the problem are ...
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do-release-upgrade via ssh

I am using Ubuntu on a vps via ssh. I run do-release-upgrade try to update from 12.04 to 12.10. The update seems to be successful. But after restarting, I can not login via ssh( bad file number 22) . ...
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power down happened during version upgrading

While upgrading from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 unfortunately a power down happened and the PC got powered off. When again booted, I was neither able to upgrade version nor install any software through ...
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It is safe to do-release-upgrade from 12.04.4 to 14.04.1?

I have a server running 12.04.4 32 bits Ubuntu server, and I wonder if there could be any unsolvable problem updating to 14.04.1 as the terminal suggest me (using do-release-upgrade) to do.
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Apache + php5 problem after 12.04.3 to 14.04.i do release upgrade (server)

I did a 'do-release-upgrade' Most upgrade went fine. But the upgrade from Apache 2.2.22 to 2.4.7 went wrong. There seems to be something wrong with the php5 apache module. I get the following error ...
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Need to Block Xubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 upgrade with opendns

I have quite a few computers running Xubuntu 12.04 and I may have forgot to disable the New Version Check on a few. What is the URL that Xubuntu uses to check for the 14.04.1 Upgrade so i can add ...
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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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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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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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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 ...