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Update from 12.10 to 13.04 does not work?

When trying to update through sudo apt-get update I am getting these errors: I am kinda new to Ubuntu so any help would be appreciated :) W: Failed to fetch ...
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partition wiped after distribution update

My problem: a partition and its files disappeared unbeknownst to me, most likely after updating from 12.10 to 13.04 (though not sure). Before Ubuntu 12.10 I was running Windows 7, with a hard drive ...
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Updating problems Ubuntu 12.10

Whenever I try to update my computer by opening the Update Manager I get this problem and it just closes. Can someone help me? W:GPG error: http:/packages.medibuntu.org quantal InRelease: The ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 - Shutdown hang at purple ubuntu loading screen

Just updated from 12.10. Ubuntu cannot shutdown properly, it hangs at the purple ubuntu loading screen with dots animation still moving. It hanged about half an hour. I hold the power button to shut ...
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Unable to update by sudo apt-get update in the terminal [duplicate]

john:~$ sudo apt-get update E: Type 'ain' is not known on line 3 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ferramroberto-filezilla-oneiric.list E: The list of sources could not be read. when I run ...
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problem when upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04

When upgrading to 13.04 from 12.10 during 'Setting new software channels' the following error message comes. W:Failed to fetch ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not usable after updating [duplicate]

Update Manager said there were updates so I applied them on or about April 25, 2013. During the process, the screen went blank. I thought it was just the screen saver, so I waited some time. When I ...
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How do I get the brightness buttons on a Dell Inspiron N4010 working?

After 13.04 update the brightness control and even brightness in setting have stopped working. The brightness is on full and doesn't decrease. So far sound and wifi is working. Any settings or ...
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I cant update Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

apt-get update fails with this message Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_quantal_universe_binary-i386_Packages Hash Sum mismatch
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System-V-like utilities won't install

The following pacages won't update in my ubuntu 12.04,I just upgraded it to 12.10 and all the updates installed,but these won't: System-v-like utilities The elementary widget set library runtime ...
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Error with installation of programs

I'm using 10.04 and getting an error trying to install new software: The previous installation hasn't been completed. The installation could have failed because of an error in the corresponding ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 won't boot after security updates

Ubuntu 12.10 64bit on a Dell studio 1558 laptop (i7 with 4 G of RAM). Everything worked fine... Last week I installed security updates and for some reason it just won't boot after the updates formated ...
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Ubuntu installation and updates

This is my firs OS change. Can I Install Ubuntu on a completely Formatted Hard drive? And do I need to install additional drivers from Microsoft or is every thing I need is on the Ubuntu DVD I have ...
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How to upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04 (when 'Fetching the upgrade failed')? [duplicate]

I've been running an Ubuntu desktop for a couple of years. I regularly update the security and recommended updates via Upgrade Manager. However it seems I didn't have Upgrade Manager set up to tell me ...
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How do I install ubuntu over earlier ubuntu?

My upgrade manager is broken on 10.04. I have been stuck on 10.04. My upgrade manager won't fetch something that it needs to and fails to upgrade. I have put the install iso on a thumb drive and ...
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Problem installing i-mscp [duplicate]

I have a problem on my Ubuntu...When I try to install i-mscp I get this error: Reading package lists... Done W: Duplicate sources.list entry ro.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/multiverse i386 ...
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Stuck at Purple Screen for some Kernels, but not for all

After updating the Kernel the usual boot gets stuck with a purple screen. If I choose to start from the Kernel 3.5.0-17 everything still works fine, but it is not possible to start from newer kernel ...
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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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ERROR MESSAGE: untrusted packages and libdrm-nouveau1a libdrm-radeon1

Ubuntu finds update but when I click on install update, it gives an error. I released that there are some people out there who's getting that message too, but mine is different and non of the ...
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Upgrade Installation confusion 12.04 to 12.10

I just tried to upgrade from 12.04LTS to 12.10... I used the update manager and everything was going on well till my system froze up. I had no option than to hard reboot and realized that I could not ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Unity not starting after 11/04 update

After this Thursday updates when I login to my account Unity wont start anymore. I have a pic of the how the system starts: http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/2822/screenshotfrom201304131.png And ...
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cant update software or connect to software servers (universe etc) [duplicate]

It says Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) when I type sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade in the terminal. Can anyone help?
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apt-get update throws 404 errors [duplicate]

When trying to run apt-get update some some "404 not found" errors are showing up. The first of them is: W:Failed to fetch ...
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Error while update process [duplicate]

Each time when I try to update Ubuntu by sudo apt-get update it fetches data from archive, but after reading package list I get this error: W: Duplicate sources.list entry ...
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Can't update or install software [duplicate]

I'm am brand new to Ubuntu. I cannot update software or download software such as Wine. I get a message that says Failed to download repository information. Check internet connection. But I have an ...
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update followed by “broken pipe”, read-only disks, and error

Yesterday night I did an apt-get update and installed some updates (unfortunately I didn't really pay attention to what I've installed). This morning when I switch the laptop on, it couldn't boot and ...
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Force Google Chrome upgrade?

According to this site Chrome's current stable version for Linux is 25.0.1364.172 since March 12 (2013). It's the 18th now and I still have version 24.0.1312.52 in my system. I've tried: sudo apt-get ...
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Got problems downloading updates in Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I got an error icon above my menu bar. When I click on it I get three options with some details. It says An error occurred please run package manager from the right-click menu or apt-get in terminal ...
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trouble in updating my xubuntu 12.04.02 [duplicate]

When I try tp update my xubuntu in "Update Manager" I get this error: Failed to download repository information When I try to update through terminal I get this: W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Xubuntu ...
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desktop doesn't load properly when logging in

I have had ubuntu installed on my desktop computer for a few months now,and after an update a error message showed up on both lightdm. When I logged in saying 'could not apply the stored configuration ...
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How to fix update-manager error “The package system is broken”

I am getting the following error with update-manager: The package system is broken Check if your are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of ...
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No mounting device after update

I was updating Ubuntu on my computer, but I didn't have time to wait for it so I restarted my computer, now when I boot it, it says it doesn't have a mounting device. What can I do?
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I can't update my ubuntu

My Ubuntu won't update at all. First, I click "update now" and it starts scanning for files that can be updated and then it says that it can only do a partial upgrade. I click continue and after about ...
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Trouble updating Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.10 [duplicate]

Newbee here. I'm trying to update ubuntu because every program I try to get from the software center fails. I'm assuming because they don't support 11.10 anymore. If thats not the reason I'd love some ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 no login screen after update (vmware workstation 9)

First post here. I have Ubuntu 12.10 (32bit) installed on VMware Workstation version 9.0.0 build-812388 No problems during installation, no errors. I changed Desktop Environment to GNOME-Shell via ...
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What is the recommended stable way to update Ubuntu?

I asked this question for the simple fact that software center was trying to FORCED 9 software updates that came from a non too familiar source which I believe has been causing Ubuntu to be unstable. ...
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Error Updating System [duplicate]

Hello :) I am new to Ubuntu. And I am getting this error: A red triangle in the taskbar (I was not allowed to post a pic) I just used shutter for the first time! Great App!! With this message: ...
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Ubuntu 64 Bit not working acer p253e

I have read the others about this but to no avail. I installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 64 bit and then did an update but now Ubuntu won't boot. I have checked to see whether my Laptop is 64 bit (dual core) and ...
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How do I log in to 12.04 when after a recent update it no longer recognises my password?

Since carrying out an update yesterday I am now unable to log in. On entering my password the screen goes black momentarily then returns to the log-in screen. If I intentionally enter an incorrect ...
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Problem installing software from ubuntu software center and error running sudo app-get update and install commands [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu. I am getting an error whenever I try to run sudo apt-get update (407 Proxy authentication required) Moreover, I am unable to install any software from Ubuntu software center ...
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Can't do my software update “not enough space” but disk only half full [duplicate]

I went to do a software update and got the message that I need to free 10.5M out of /boot I did the Trash Empty and the sudo apt-get clean but that didn't help. I deleted some files in /boot but ...
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apt-get 307 error

G'day The problem is (for any type of mirror or package) with apt-get update: Failed to fetch http://ubuntu.org.ua/ubuntu/dists/quantal/universe/binary-amd64/Packages 307 Temporary Redirect But: ...
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How to revert ubuntu updates and installs to specific time?

Title may no be clear, i want to revert all updates and installations from my ubuntu to specific time. I have two netbeans on it with different version numbers. I want to revert all updates and ...
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Why does my Laptop boot to a Black Screen after installing all the updates? [duplicate]

I have Acer Aspire One 722 and installed all the recent updates. However, after doing so my computer just boots to a Black Screen. I installed updates and when I hit restart it said "unable to read ...
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Why i don't receive update notifications [duplicate]

I was previous a Kubuntu user but installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS for a week now and I always need to open update manager manually and search. If they're are any updates,because I don't get any ...
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Prevent/stop/disable automatic updates on ubuntu desktop?

I'm using Lucid, and I have this in (System/Administration/Update Manager): ... that is, apparently I have turned off automatic updates. However, occasionally, when I listen to music, I can hear ...
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How can I upgrade from 10.10 to a newer version? [duplicate]

I am still using 10.10 because I have had no reason to upgrade. At this point, I need some of the newer packages so I need to upgrade. I tried upgrading to 11.04 (the only version that update manager ...
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Failed to download repository information. No PPA [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? Trying to update my Ubuntu 12.04 i've been getting this error Failed to download repository information Check your Internet ...
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problem to update ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? When trying to update Ubuntu, I receive the following failed error message. W:Failed to fetch http:// ...
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12.04 LTS black screen after splash screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? Today I accepted some automatic updates on Ubuntu 12.04, and after closing my laptop, the screen ...