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How to Update Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 in dual boot mode with windows 7?

I'm currently using Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7. I gave Ubuntu 30gb disk space. Now how can I update Ubuntu to 15.04? My laptop is Dell Vostro 1014. Will up-gradation reduce significant amount of ...
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W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead

> Err ftp://ftp.iitb.ac.in trusty InRelease Err ftp://ftp.iitb.ac.in > trusty Release.gpg Could not resolve > 'ftp.iitb.ac.in' Ign http://dl.google.com ...
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E:Type gsudo is not known on line sources list/etc/apt/sources.list [on hold]

After Aktualisierung (update) Error Alarm. Synaptic is not installed, so I can not see wat is are wrong? If ask this question on a german Ubuntu-Help Forum, I got always answer, wat kind of ...
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Unable to use apt-get or Ubuntu Software Center [on hold]

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 (old laptop last used in 2012 being used as current one gets repaired etc etc) and unable to run apt get or update any software in Ubuntu Software Center. The last time I used ...
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Sabnzbd Client Too Old

I'm running sabnzbd and couchpotato on my Debian machine. When I do a test on my Couchpotato app, on the "Downloaders" tab. It says this error message: "Your Sabnzbd client is too old, please update ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 graphical errors

I've been using Kubuntu for months with no problem. Today, I installed Java Runtime 6 (or something along those lines) for Minecraft, and upon running it, I realized it was running slow. I checked a ...
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apt-get update high cpu http process

I also asked this question here. When I do apt-get update, it keeps on updating. I stopped the process at 22 Gb - I just canceled it... Any idea about what to do? ot sure if related, but HTTP ...
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gnome-settings-daemon not installing

2 weeks ago I installed Ubuntu and there was 1 update held back which was the gnome-settings-daemon, can I just ignore the update or does it install with the rest of the system updates after a fresh ...
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error diverting when i use apt-get -f install

I get the below output when i run apt-get -f install. Please help me in fixing the errors root@sharath-HP-630-Notebook-PC:/usr/sbin# sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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I want the latest updates! [duplicate]

I am a new user here and I wanted to know if I could update from Ubuntu 14.04 to later versions without reinstalling Ubuntu to my system?
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Get latest Thunderbird version (38.0.1 for 15.04 32bit)

Ubuntu 15.04 comes with Thunderbird version 31.7.0, but the current latest stable version is 38.0.1 (date: 1st July 2015). $ apt-cache policy thunderbird thunderbird: Installed: ...
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running (L)Ubutnu 15.04: Issue with terminal updating and firefox crashing. Any Ideals?

I have an older computer that I use for basic stuff on the side, it worked fine in 14.xx. First issue after the update was my keyboard had to be taken out of the USB hub and reinserted a few times, ...
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How to update to Clementine 1.2.3

I have Clementine 1.2 version installed in my Ubuntu 14.04 but I want to update it to Clementine 1.2.3 (which i think is the last version). I read here that I need to add the Clementine PPA via the ...
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cannot browse although connected to internet

zati@zati-K42JZ:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for zati: Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg Something wicked happened resolving 'archive.ubuntu.com:http' (-5 - No address ...
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Can't connect to archive.canonical.com

This is a problem that has been driving me insane. Whenever I use the terminal to download anything, updates or programs, I can't get past 0% while it says, [Connecting to archive.canonical.com ...
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Updating Ubuntu after installing [on hold]

Common question but I need an answer, i have use both sudo apt-get update, and sudo apt-get upgrade, and both come up with Failed to Fetch. Please help
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Trying to update plesk with Ubuntu 12.04

I try updating plesk and get the following errors. I am pretty much a newbie to Linux. Can someone please steer me in the right direction. The apg-get failed with the following message: Reading ...
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Can't upgrade from 14.04 LTS to 14.10

I was trying to upgrade from ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 14.10 LTS and when I tried to do it via the GUI and from the terminal (apt-get update, apt-get upgrade, sudo do-release-upgrade) I get: Calculating ...
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How to get out of grub after failed update, WITHOUT a cd reader

I tried to install the new version of ubuntu. It took a long time and i let it go on while i slept. When i woke up there was a black screen with commands saying something about the battery. I tried ...
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Ubuntu Server 15.04 update error

I can't do sudo apt-get update, when i try it gives me loads of failed to fetch everything.. now I have no idea what could be wrong I searched for what the sources.list file should look like and it ...
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Neither software updater not sudo apt-get update not working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Whenever I run software updater, it shows that show "FAILED TO DOWNLOAD REPOSITORY INFORMATION", and when i run the command sudo apt-get update, it is shows the error below: sudo apt-get update ...
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Old kernel version still running after several updates

Currently running 3.11.0-18, but many other later versions are installed. For some reason the updates aren't getting selected for grub: $ uname -r 3.11.0-18-generic Listing kernels: $ sudo ...
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How do I hold package regardless of revision change?

Only yesterday, I realized that apt-get forces a package, even if it is only a repackage of the same content with revision change. Many package-maintainers do this for newer release versions. I have ...
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Can you enable automatic updates in the guest account?

I have set the update settings to automatically install the security updates; but are they supposed to get installed when logged in to the guest session too? Also, I wonder if it is possible to set ...
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Apt-get dist-upgrade failure on on fresh 12.04

I have an absolutely fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB drive, made using the 64-bit PC (i386) Desktop image. By "fresh" I mean that all I have done is remove the casper-rw file and replace it ...
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apt-get - where are the sources stored?

I was trying to update apt-get and I keep getting 404 errors - I assumed it was the fault of my proxy, which has been causing errors in wget and in the browser, but upon visiting one of the links that ...
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Sudo apt-get update error (ubuntu 14.04) [duplicate]

Hello Fellow Ubuntu users, sudo apt-get update on ubuntu 14.04 it keeps saying: E: Malformed line 10 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (type) E: The list of sources could not be read. ...
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Can only reboot - not boot 14.04.2

I had a perfectly running system, after an update Ubuntu would boot into a black screen. I figured out it was an issue with the latest kernel and Nvidia Drivers, fixed everything but got a lot of ...
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Issue while installing updates using $ sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

I have tried installing updates from terminal using $ sudo apt-get update and found below code errors. Err http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy/main i386 Packages 404 Not Found Err ...
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after system update 4GB RAM decreased to 2.5GB (Ubuntu 14.04 x64)

after update ubuntu about a month ago, the amount of available memory dropped to 2.5 GB. Bios sees normal 4GB, before upgrade Ubuntu also saw 4GB the same problem: 4GB RAM installed, Ubuntu shows ...
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update problem: untrusted packages [duplicate]

When I am trying to gen an update through the Software Center I get this: Requires installation of untrusted packages: The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated ...
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14.04 gives blank screen/not waking up after sleep (Lenovo Z510)

I tried all of 3 driver settings(Nvidias, Xorg), and tried lots of things(even reinstalled Ubuntu) but still facing with this problem. After reinstall, at my first suspend try, after wake up it gave ...
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Fresh install or update [closed]

Since the last few years I always update my Ubuntu. Is it advisable also a fresh install from time to time?
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configuring grub-efi-amd64 problems

I have a 2015 dell xps developer edition and it keeps giving me this error when it does an update. can anyone help me with this problem?
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How to revert to previous version after bad update

I've had both ubuntu 14.04 and windows 7 running on my machine for a few months now and everything was running fine. I recently installed some updates in ubuntu, but had waited a while and so many ...
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Can't access software manager or do updates in terminal [duplicate]

I can't open the software manager at all. Also on trying to do and update I get the following. ~ $ apt-get update E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13: Permission denied) ...
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Unsuccessful update

I had Windows7 on my computer, then installed Ubuntu 14.04. Everything was OK, but while Ubuntu was updating, my computer shut down. Now when I'm trying to switch it on, the following message appears: ...
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How to update my ubuntu desktop from 12.10 to 15.04? [duplicate]

I'm not able to update my ubuntu desktop. When I open the software updater it says you should upgrade to ubuntu 13.10. When I click upgrade, the update doesn't start the software updater closes ...
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apt-get update very slow

I have no idea why or how to even begin troubleshooting, but running apt-get update is now taking forever, i.e., about 1/2 hour to list/run. I don't suppose there's a "debug" mode to see what's ...
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Could not initialize the package information is not known on line 62 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list'

I am trying to access update manager, so I can update my Ubuntu but everytime I open it, it gives me Could not initialize the package information is not known on line 62 in source list ...
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How can I get software updates if I have not the right 'https://private-ppa.launchpad.net' [duplicate]

W:Failed to fetch http://gr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/saucy/universe/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 83.235.64.44 80]
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Kernel update today didn't need password?

I'm here to ask about today's kernel update. Few days ago (June 15) I updated Ubuntu's kernel to 3.13.0-55. But strangely, today when I searched for updates, Ubuntu told me to install the same ...
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Using my Samsung Galaxy S5 to repair Ubuntu

I updated from 14.02 to 14.04 and now I'm having issues with Grub. It only loads to a terminal style window. I've tried some of the options during reboot by holding shift during start up. Nothing ...
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Problem with umnet dependencies

I did a fresh installation of ubuntu 14.04, did updates and upgrades, when i tried installing softwares smplayer, synaptic package manager, ubuntu-restricted-extras, gdebi, etc.. getting a umnet ...
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Type '}ckage' is not known on line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongo.list [duplicate]

I want to reinstall software center as I cannot open in. I used this command sudo apt-get update && apt-get install --reinstall software-center but this shows this- E: Type '}ckage' is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS server can't get system updates or new applications/

I am running version 14.04.1 server with an ethernet connection to a ATT Uverse router. When I attempt to get an update, this is the response: john@MackHeath:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password ...
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Update error in relation to Nivdia 331

The last few Software updates I've run have come up with an error in relation to the nvidia-331 package. After the update I've run the command optirun glxgears and it seems to run fine. Also tried it ...
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Software updater not appearing

I am trying to run the software updater but it won't open. The screen would just stay blank as it is. Nothing would happen. The updater just gives a glimpse of itself and then disappears.
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Unable to find expected entry 'restricted/source/Sources' in Release file [duplicate]

I am unable to view any screen in my ubuntu, Also, when i do apt-get update. I get below errors :- Failed to download repository information. Check your internet connection Details W:Failed to ...
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updating in termal: location error and my printer not working, and a few others. : 15.04 lubuntu

More issues, but would have taken a lot of room in the title. When I try to update in terminal, it updates all the repos but at the end I get this message: "You may want to run apt-get update to"... ...