Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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Failed to Install New Kernel (v4.2.0-41.48) from (v4.2.0-38.45)

I tried to upgrade to the new kernel today, but DPKG half-configured the packages. Here's what APT said: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% (Reading database ......
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Shutting down after some time even in GRUB recovery

Hello I would like to know why does my computer shutdown after some time. Overheated ? The fan works fine plus cleaned the inside of the laptop. Drivers malfunction ? Don't know how to verify. Works ...
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upgrade to 14.04 thro' iso

I am having ubuntu 12.10. USB boot is not working. After mounting the iso I get no promt even after entering gksu sh/ cdrom/cdromupgrade. I have grub2 bootloader. Kindly help me.
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Predict network interface names before upgrading to 16.04

When I upgraded one of my servers I had to adjust network configuration (I use interfaces file) and use the new network interface name. I was lucky that the server runs in a VM and I could access it ...
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Unable to use expect_popen() after upgrading from PHP 5.5.9 to 5.6

Some PHP code I wrote requires syntax which is only available from PHP5.6 onwards. I decided to upgrade my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server to PHP version 5.6, but unfortunately I encountered a problem doing ...
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Upgrade Linux Mint 17.1 to 17.3 from terminal [on hold]

How to upgrade Linux Mint 17.1 to 17.3 from terminal? I tried to do so but now "cinnamon just crashed: You are currently running in fallback mode". Also can not detect pendeive. System is still ...
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Kubuntu upgrade from 15.10 to 16.04 failed

Some time ago I triggered upgrade from Kubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 and it failed (I forgot why and with what message). When I issued sudo do-release-upgrade it failed with message: E: The value 'wily' is ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu will require reinstalling Matlab and mtrack?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am considering upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I already read a similar post about it: Is it necessary to upgrade to 14.04 LTS or can I stand in 12.04 LTS forever with no ...
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Slept updating ubuntu

I've been using Ubuntu for quite some time now and I absolutely love it. I recently purchased a laptop (Dell Inspiron 15r 3542) which is supported by Ubuntu, and have pre-istalled ubuntu 12.04. So, it ...
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I accidentally canceled 16.04 Upgrade halfway through; dpkg status locked

I was upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04 and I got some prompts about config files having changed, e.g. /etc/xdg/autostart/at-spi-dbus-bus.desktop. So I type D to see the diff, but then accidentally hit ...
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Lost Ubuntu while upgrading

I was upgrading Ubuntu from 14.10 to 15.10. It was almost success, and upgrading came to "installing packages" status. Suddenly my screen became blank and no mouse or keyboard worked (but I could ...
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How to keep DropBox daemon up-to-date?

I use DropBox to sync some files with an online backup I have, all has been going well except for recently I realised that DropBox regularly release updates and my installation does not alert me about ...
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Hard crash when playing media

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 from 15.10. Ever since the upgrade I am having problems playing video files in VLC and Kodi. Totem works fine. The video will start playing but fairly quickly ...
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How do I recover 14.04 from “no root file system is defined” while upgrading to 16.04?

This is a problem. I tried to upgrade from 14.04.03 LTS to 16.04 LTS without backing up. (Sorry, my backup drive was full and I didn't know how to restore it.) I used a DVD to upgrade it, and ...
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Installation Ubuntu with along Windows [duplicate]

How can I install Ubuntu OS along windows operating system. Please give me instructions.
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trying to upgrade from 15.10 to 16.04 but I got error

I tried to do it but I got these massages which are and also
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Rolling back an application upgrade

I don't think an actual rollback or system restore exists in Linux/Ubuntu, so I'm looking at other options to reverse a recent browser upgrade. I would like to revert to a slightly older version of ...
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can I upgrade from 14.4 to 16 from usb

unable to connect to internet since upgrade to 14.4 may 2015 can I download 16 to a usb stick and upgrade the non functioning 14.4
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upgrade process stuck for too long while Preparing to unpack …/mysql-server-5.7_5.7.12-0ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb

I tried to do upgrade and its been unpacking for too long (20 minutes) is it normal?, not responding to ctrl+C too.What to do next? shubhendu@shubhendu-HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC:/opt$ sudo apt-get ...
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Problem occurs During installing ubuntu 16.04 apps using terminal and software center

recently I installed ubuntu 16.04,when i'm trying to install any application (eg: synaptic ) using sudo apt-get install synaptic this problem occurs: when i tried to install synaptic from : https://...
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setuptools must be installed to install from a source distribution

I am trying to install pywavelets lib I gave a command pip install pywavelets It gave me a error setuptools must be installed to install from a source distribution. Checking with this error I saw ...
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How to fix upgrade (error processing package util-linux)

aakash@aakash-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct ...
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Can I install the latest version of Ubuntu [duplicate]

Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.70GHz 1.70GHz 32 bit operating system 36.3 free of 55.7 GB Windows 7 HP Home Edition HP pavallon dv1000. ( can i get the latest ...
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What to do when mandb fails to update index cache during update?

I ran a dist-upgrade today and this was the output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages ...
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sudo apt-get upgrade not upgrading some packages [duplicate]

sudo apt-get upgrade is not upgrading packages hp@hp-HP-15-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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failure to upgrade to 3.13.0-89

I am going to upgrade to 3.13.0-89 in servers which has 3.13.0-86 installed. Ubuntu just added 3.13.0-89 to -proposed list. (Actually, it doesn't relate to proposed or not, I tried to upgrade to 3.13....
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dpkg: error processing package initramfs-tools

Error while updating the system. I try: sudo apt-get upgrade and sudo apt-get install -f Output: Setting up initramfs-tools (0.122ubuntu8.1) ... update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger ...
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upgrading to ubuntu 16.04

Hello every one I want to upgrade my ubuntu os from 15.10 to 16.04 but the thing is that when it just starts upgrading it shows this massage 'apt (>= 1.0.10.2ubuntu2)` what the problem is can you help ...
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apt upgrade error 16.04 / hang on “sync” task, after cpio build of initramfs, from postinst.d

When upgrading (apt-get upgrade) on 16.04 (ubuntu-mate) I get a hang (left from 9:50am til 16:00 or thereabouts) I tracked down as far as the call to /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools and added ...
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How can I find out what changed when a package was upgraded? [duplicate]

Last week, Telegram got an update from ppa. The next time I opened it, there was a message explaining what had changed in the new version. That was nice. But this kind of information doesn't usually ...
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Firefox fails to start after upgrading

I was running Ubuntu 15.04. Knowing that the newest version is 16, I tried to upgrade today. In the update setting in Software Center I've chosen "Any new Ubuntu version". Then I run "sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu auto-upgrade to newest version

I remember the Ubuntu version I initially installed is 14.xx, and later it seemed to upgrade automatically when new version is available, so that the version I am now running is 15.04. However, after ...
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will upgrading Win 7 to 10 affect Ubuntu

Finally they've got me. I have to upgrade Win 7 to 10. Not happy about it, but I have little choice. I'm running at the moment a dual boot Ubuntu & Win 7. I have to upgrade Ubuntu as well (15 -->...
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Ubuntu dont start when reboot

My Ubuntu don't start when reboot and show the following message: How to solve the problem?
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Will upgrading Ubuntu remove installed software?

I am planning to upgrade Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 and I was wondering if it will erase the installed software e.g., openCV, Unity Tweak Tool etc.
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Flex update for Grub

I'm trying to make a dual boot Linux/OSX on my MacBook Air and I decided to install Grub as bootlader since for some obscure reasons rEFInd won't even start. On installing Grub a warning told me that ...
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14.04 upgrade is hanging

I installed Ubuntu yesterday. Today when the system prompted me to update to version 14.04, I agreed to it. Now, I have the Distribution Update window open, but it is hanging while "preparing libc6" ...
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rollback upgrade [duplicate]

In an effort to get OpenGL working on a Dell XPS running 14.04 LTS on Intel graphics hardware, I followed some advice and did the following: add-apt-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers apt-get ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade to 16.04 failed on KVM VPS - can not reboot

I followed a tutorial to upgrade 14.04 to 16.04: https://www.linuxbabe.com/linux-server/upgrade-ubuntu-14-04-ubuntu-16-04-server The upgrade was successful on my two OpenVZ VPS.However,It always ...
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Reason why I am unable to login to ubuntu every time I upgrade the kernel

I am using xubuntu 16.04. Whenever any new kernel is available I upgrade my system using the command: apt upgrade But then when I reboot the system always shows authentication error after I type ...
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Issues while upgrading from ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 16.04

My computer crashed during the upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04 and since then I receive this message when I get to the command line.This is the command I used for the upgrade sudo update-manager -d How ...
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Error while updating my system 16.04 LTS

When I am using following command to update my system, I got an error from dpkg,how to rectify that, sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade linux-signed-image-generic ...
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Media keys not passing after upgrade to 16.04

All works bench after upgrade from Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 to 16.04 using do-release-upgrade. shell settings, steam games, coding IDEs, databases, vboxes, nodejs/nginx servers and others... But media keys ...
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When will Software Updater notify of 16.04 Xenial Xerus availability? [duplicate]

I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04.04 LTS Trusty Tahr. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenia Xerus has been released but Software Updater so far has not notified me as it has other people, e.g.: Note that I am ...
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desktop guest account won't work

Please can anyone tell me how to get my Guest user account to work now I have updated to Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf (desktop 32-bit version)? I can still log in as myself with a password but to try ...
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apt-get update not Working due to unmet dependencies

Whenever I try installing using apt-get install command I am getting errors like these Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want ...
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Selective sudo apt-get dist-upgrade [duplicate]

If I run: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade It upgrades all the packages on my system, including LibreOffice, Chrome & Firefox, which for me is undesirable. How can I tell Ubuntu to only install ...
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maven not updating on ubuntu 14.0.4

I have currently version 3.0.5 of maven, when I run mvn -version I get Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM warning: ignoring option MaxPermSize=1024m; support was removed in 8.0 Apache Maven 3.0....
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Distribution Upgrade window not showing

I started upgrading from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 LTS. I proceeded a few steps, started downloading some packages, but then the Distribution Upgrade window disappeared. I can still see its icon on the ...
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Cannot login after upgrading to Ubuntu-15.10 [closed]

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 15.10. when my computer restarted, it went to a screen and stayed there and it also wont let me go to the login screen. Can anyone help? And tell me how to fix it