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How do I turn unity back on?

My ubuntu 14.04 upgrade didn't work. When I rebooted after it was done I had to choose between something called cinnamon and something called gnome fall back. I don't like either. I can't find ...
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What is a partial upgrade and when is it necessary?

Sometimes when I am running a development version of Ubuntu, the Software Updater will tell me that a partial upgrade is needed when I check for updates. What is a partial upgrade, and why are they ...
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Did a Partial Update for 13.10

So today, my computer asked for an update and I figured yah I got time. So I did it and then it said some packages were not installed properly and would like to do a partial update. Figured well ...
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Failed update from 12.10 to 13.04, boots into terminal.

Something went wrong when I was upgrading from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04. When the screen comes up I get an option to load Ubuntu with various versions of Linux and if I select one I get nothing but ...
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Partial upgrade from 12.04 now can't boot

I went through the process of running a partial upgrade in 12.04, now when I reboot, I get stuck at a black screen with a cursor. Any help? I have reinstalled nvidia drivers by going through the ...
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owncloud client does not update in 12.04, asks for partial update

Trying to update with sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install libocsync-dev libocsync-plugin-owncloud libocsync0 I get the following: libocsync-plugin-owncloud : Depends: libocsync0 ...
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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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How do I stop Ubuntu from suggesting to upgrade to a non-LTS release?

I am on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. As of recently I started getting message that I need to upgrade the system in order to install new kernel. Look at the image. However, during this upgrade they will ...
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What will happen if i will terminate the update in between (from the terminal)

so i use computer for unknown time. sometimes i use it for more than 3 hr. and sometimes lesss than half hour. what will happen if i will stop the update from the terminal when the packages are being ...
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Problem with Partial Upgrade

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I'm trying to upgrade Ubuntu through "Partial Upgrade". But following error has shows up : Can't guess meta-package Your system does not contain a ubuntu-desktop, ...
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How do I resume a release upgrade/update?

Yesterday I started the upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04, but I interrupted it because it was taking too long. Now if I restart it, it doesn't proceed. Is there any possibility to clean the mess he left ...
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update and upgrade ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

I have Dell latitude E6430, system information: Ubuntu 11.10 ,OS type 64 bit. when I tried to make updates to my Ubuntu 11.10 , it gave me a message , that you can't update anything until you remove ...
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Partial upgrade required, but Ubuntu wants to delete packages I use

Every time I have updates, Ubuntu 12.04 demands a partial upgrade - but the partial upgrade insists on removing QGIS and GRASS, two GIS packages that I use. I don't want to loose these packages ...
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What does “Partial Upgrade” when installing OwnCloud client from third party repository? [duplicate]

I have installed owncloud-client from Ubuntu repositories. But it opens a popup on every startup, which informs about a new version. Therefor I decided to get the update from a 3rd party repository ...
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Is this partial upgrade safe to do?

I recently installed nemo to replace nautilus as my file manager (as detailed here) in Ubuntu 13.04. Ever since that, the update manager keeps saying I should run a "partial upgrade". (The answer here ...
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Package Broken, Software only partially updates

I have an issue I can't download anything, it says the package is broken but when I deleted the packages, It now only partially upgrades things, and even then it doesn't work!!! This is what it says: ...
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No desktop after ubuntu 13.04 partial updgrade [duplicate]

I don't know what happened but, I am not having launcher, minimize maximize close buttons. Please help me. Sometimes, am not able to type. Very difficulty working from terminal.
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12.04 continuously offering partial upgrade

I have Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity (to be precise I've upgraded a year ago) and for the last 3 months or so it's been offering me a partial upgrade. The only things that cannot be upgraded are the kernel ...
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graphic adapter support in ubuntu 12.10

I get a message that my graphics/video card may not be supported in Ubuntu 12.10. I have upgraded to a Diamond PCI video card with 256M of memory. What can I do?
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What to do?! Upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04 failed :(

I got an update reminder to go from 12.10 to 13.04. I followed the instructions, was able to download the package, and started installing. Up to a point where my computer (seemed to) restart and there ...
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upgrade manager malfunction

My upgrade manager won't upgrade anymore. Even the partial upgrade isn't working due to an unresolvable problem. I was thinking I would upgrade to the next version but I am unsure how to go about it. ...
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tried to update from lucid lynx, now computer won't boot

I don't know much about my computer, I have been trying to get an old custom computer updated. it was running on lucid lynx, I tried to update from the terminal with some 'copy and pasted' 'sudo ...
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I was trying to upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 and it messed up half way through, what went wrong?

I was trying to upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 and it messed up half way through, then it said the installation was complete. When I try to use it it says it can't read my graphics card and asks me if I ...
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Why is my Ubuntu diplaying inconsistent version using two different methods?

I recently updated my Ubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04 using commands: sudo apt-get update and upgraded sudo apt-get upgrade After that I did do-release-upgrade -d But after sometime my system ...
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Ubuntu update gone wrong [duplicate]

I tried to update to 12.10, but in the mist of installing, the entire computer froze, and not knowing about REISUB I forced quit my computer Ever since, every time I updated, I was given a message ...
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how to upgrade the remaining things in ubuntu 12.04

while upgrading my ubuntu 12.04,i messed up with configuring dpkg .so the upgrade stops returning a error message.now i want to upgrade the remaining kept back things.Please help me with good ...
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After LibreOffice updated it won't start!

I read Seth's post here: How do I install LibreOffice 4?. I wanted to upgrade, so I ran the commands as provided by Mik to upgrade using stable ppa. For some reason now when I try to run LibreOffice ...
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Install a single specific package from future distribution

I'm currently using precise. I need to upgrade a certain package (namely bind9 and it's dependencies) to a newer version, which is currently found in raring (alfa at the time of writing this). How to ...
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Will I lose Unity-2d if I upgrade to 12.10

I want to continue to use Unity-2d which I have setup on my 12.04 install...but some of the new 12.10 features I would like to use. new Disk utility with auto mount settings built in easier printer ...
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Why am I getting this error when updating after a partial upgrade?

I was prompted for a partial upgrade and I completed it. During this, VLC was removed. When I try to reinstall it I get this: isuru@isuru-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install vlc Reading package ...
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ubuntugis demands a partial upgrade? Is this safe?

I would like to do some GIS in ubuntu. When I use the repo: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntugis/ubuntugis-unstable Update manager asks me to do a partial upgrade. The packages it wants to ...
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12.04 LTS, update-manager behaves contradictory?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS two weeks ago by downloading the iso image, creating a startup usb stick from this image, booting the live system and finally installing. I have been working ...
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Partial Upgrade from 10.4 hangs

So I've been putting off doing updates and upgrades for AGES, and plus because I don't want unity and like having the window list not grouped at the bottom and having the character palette at the top ...
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Update Manager problems

I'm running Lucid and whenever I open Update Manager, it says I should run a partial upgrade. I think this may have happened when I was trying to update and my computer shut off. So I click Partial ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 won't start up now

I was upgrading from 12.04 to 12.10 when the battery went out on my laptop. Once I plugged it back in and booted back up it goes to the Ubuntu logo with the loading dots, but never moves past that ...
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Just updated to 12.10, now it's asking for a partial upgrade

I just updated to 12.10 the other day, and after I successfully updated to 12.10, it's asking me to do a partial upgrade? I'm wary about it, because it shouldn't need a partial distribution upgrade, ...
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Failed server upgrade to 12.04 (RAID 1 needs to be mounted)

I attempted to update my headless server to Precise Pangolin 12.04 restarted the box and get error message "kernel panic not syncing vfs unable to mount root fs on unknown block oo swapper not ...
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Partial Upgrade on 12.04.1, On what version i will be upgraded to?

I am using 12.04.1 x86_64 on my system. This is fresh clean install. Every time I check for updates using "Updates Available" menu-item I get the partial upgrade option. What does this mean? Just ...
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Do I have to completely reinstall Ubuntu now that it won't boot?

I just tried installing software called Teamviewer. It said there was some kind of error with unresolved dependancies. Then I realized I was trying to install the 32 bit version, but I needed to ...
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Update Manager offers 900+ updates under partial upgrade mode

Today I checked for updates and got an error message telling me I must do a partial upgrade. I was shocked to see how many updates there were available. 900+ Updates! By using synaptic I found out ...
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How do I access my previous ubuntu disk when booted to usb key

When prompted about the upgrade to 12.04 I clicked yes. All went well until during the cleanup mode an error appeared in the terminal that said something like "too many errors were encountered." A ...
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Partial distro upgrade causes gnome-shell-extensions to be incompatible?

Today I did a partial upgrade through the update manager, and in the process it uninstalled gnome-3. I reinstalled gnome-3 and now I can not install any shell extensions because they are "out of ...
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failed upgrade 11.04 to 12.04

I did an upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 but it didn't go as expected and Ubuntu asked me to do a partial upgrade. As far as I know,everything went perfect and now I have 12.04. But whenever I check for ...
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12.04 update is stuck on preconfiguring packages

For a while I have the problem mentioned in the title. Update is stuck on pre-configuring packages without any other error. I tried almost everything I've found searching Google, but it didn't solve ...
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Unable to re-install VLC after a partial upgrade (12.04) due to broken packages

I did a partial upgrade early this morning and followed all the steps trustingly because it usually doesn't cause problems after until now. VLC was unexpectedly removed without my knowing. I tried to ...
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why won't my computer update? [closed]

My computer messed up after about 10 minutes of the new update. Now when I try to update it, it says to do a partial update. When I press on this, it still doesn't work. Also, all the typing is to the ...
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How do I install crash 5.1.6 on 11.04? [closed]

I am running i386 (32-bit) natty, and have installed crash, but it doesn't work on the running system. I found the solution on the crash author's page -- the problem was fixed in 5.1.6 and I have ...
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Quantal: Broken apt-index, cant fix dependencies [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? I can't seem to add/remove/update packages Ubuntu software update has a notice about partial ...
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Installing g++ on 8.04

I am running Ubuntu 8.04 (currently I do not have the option to upgrade due to hardware problems). I need to get g++ onto my installation but as this is no longer supported I am unable to use the ...
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How do you recover from a failed upgrade ('apt-get -f install' and 'dpkg --configure -a' fail)?

During an upgrade from lucid (10.04) to precise (12.04), the X session froze, and I have been trying to recover the upgrade to get a stable system. I have performed the following steps: Used ssh to ...