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How to update an Ubuntu server without having to reboot? [duplicate]

I am running a website using Ubuntu server 12.04. How can I update my server avoiding a reboot (after the updates)? I did apt-get update and then apt-get upgrade; but then it asks to reboot each ...
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Ubuntu reboot shows white dash (-) after update/upgrade

I upgraded and updated my system and it asked to restart. When I restarted the system stuck with a white dash and not showing anything else. I tried to run boot repair from remote login but it did ...
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How to determine if installing updates will require a reboot?

I have some Ubuntu Server machines which I'd like to keep up-to-date, but not always if it requires a reboot. Is there a way to tell if pending package updates require a reboot BEFORE installing the ...
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Xchat broken after update / reboot

Today, I did some updates to 12.04, as I do weekly. I forgot to look at the impacted packages, because it mostly is just fine. After reboot, XChat does not spool through the freenode channels, ...
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No boot device has been detectede after minor update in 12.04

June 24, 2012. Minor update. As far as I remember about 20 objects, at least some related to virtual box. Reboot next day gives Message: No boot device has been detected, please press any key to ...
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12.04 doesn't boot anymore after a power failure

I'm a Windows user and I have no experience with Linux and Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my netbook (Asus 1215B) and everything works fine. Yesterday I ran the "update application" and updated ...
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After installing updates to a fresh install of 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04, my computer does not reboot.

I freshly installed Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit on my computer with a dual boot of Windows 7. After installation it asks me to reboot. I do that and, after it reboots, the update manager automatically pops ...
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Why does Ubuntu need to reboot so often?

Ubuntu seems to require a reboot after almost every apt update, even those that do not include a new kernel version. Why?