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How to upgrade from ubuntu 13.4 to 15.4? [duplicate]

i am currently using ubuntu 13.4 ,and i want to upgrade to ubuntu 15.4 ,without losing my data. i have Xamp and mysql installed on my system which i don't want to lose.
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Lost Network Connection after apt-get upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04.1 to 14.04.2

I recently did sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade on my Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 installation and it upgraded to 14.04.2. I shut down the machine for the weekend. When I started the machine ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04: stop upgrading old kernel

I recently upgraded the kernel in Ubuntu 14.04 from 3.13 to 3.16. But the Updater (or apt) keeps insisting on upgrading the 3.13 branch. How to stop this behavior? Is it safe to remove all 3.13 ...
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Create a Tool To upgrade ubuntu directly from iso image of next version

As Ubuntu installation can become complex while being in dual boot. Hence ,I thought its good to have a tool via which we can easily upgrade the ubuntu version to latest. Every time I wouldnt burn a ...
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How to fix apt-get upgrade (error processing package util-linux)

I get the following error when running sudo apt-get upgrade. I have tried the commonly recommended fixes for upgrade errors (sudo dpkg --configure -a and sudo apt-get install -f) to no avail. Here is ...
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Upgraded from 14.10 to 15.04, after reboot no change

I was using Ubuntu 14.10 (Ubuntu MATE) and my Update Manager showed up that there is an upgrade possible to 15.04. So I selected ok and the upgrade started. It took a lot of time, but after that ...
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Pear upgrade all is not working in Ubuntu

When I try to upgrade Pear It shows message on terminal as follows Will upgrade channel://pear.php.net/xml_util Will upgrade channel://pear.php.net/pear Will upgrade ...
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boot problem after upgrade Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04

I upgraded Ubuntu14.10 to 15.04, using software updater. After finished it , I restart. Now on a restart it fails to make it to the login prompt. The system looks to be in a cycle of failure and I see ...
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12.04 to 14.04 upgrade hangs at “preparing to configure gdb”

I have a Dell Inspiron i5-3542 laptop reinstalled with Ubuntu 12.05 LTS, however when I tried to upgrade to 14.04 the system hung at preparing to configure gdb. How can I solve this issue?
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Upgrading server from 13.04 to 13.10 (eventually 14.04) [on hold]

I'm trying to upgrade a production server from 13.04 to 13.10. I've run 'sudo do-release-upgrade' but I'm getting 404 errors and I don't know how to quickly fix this. Anyone have any ideas or should ...
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Can't upgrade the system, dist. update stuck

I've just bought a Dell inspirion laptop , core i3 , 4gb ram , nvidia graphics (2gb vram) and it came with Ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS which is nice cuz i need it for programming. But when i run distribution ...
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Bluetooth not working after upgrading from 14.10 to 15.04

I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04. After all the restarts, things were fine. I shut the machine down. Next morning, I restarted and my bluetooth keyboard (Logitech diNovo, about 6 years old) wasn't working. ...
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Upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10: Error! The dkms.conf for this module includes a BUILD_EXCLUSIVE directive which does not match this kernel/arch.

I got a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition today that shipped with 14.04. I am trying to upgrade to 15.04 in order to solve some trackpad issues, and it seems I need to go to 14.10 and then to 15.04. When ...
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Upgraded a virtual guest system: /dev/disk/uuid… does not exit

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu 14.04 (kubuntu), running as a guest inside VirtualBox 4.3.12 hosted by Windows 7 Enterprise, 64 bit. All ran fine until yesterday - when I tried to start the new ...
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Upgrade fail from 14.04 LTS to 14.10

I am trying to upgrade from 14.04 LTS to 14.10. Using the automatic update it failed at the "Setting Up New Software Channels" step. The line in the log file in /var/log/dist-update/ showing the ...
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After updating ubuntu 14.04, only the mouse shows onscreen. How do I fix?

I have an eMachines T5246 running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS set up as a home media server with Plex. Everything has been running well (if slowly) up until today when I installed the updates that showed up in ...
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How to RECOVER sticky notes from Ubuntu 15.10 [on hold]

I have saved a couple of sticky notes on Ubuntu 14.04. Recently ran the upgrade procedure to Ubuntu 15.10 version, and oops my sticky notes are missing now. Have poked around the filesystem in search ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Server upgrade error (2)

Hey guys Ive a similar problem that the (1) questions, i leave the screnshots of my error prompts apt-cache policy locales locales: Instalados: 2.13+git20120306-12.1 Candidato: ...
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Error 2 : Building dependencies problem in ubntu 14.04

(synaptic:4696): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_child_watch_add_full: assertion 'pid > 0' failed Can't exec "locale": No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 16. Use of ...
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Why is 15.04 showing a DualPoint Stick that doesn't exist on my laptop?

I have had a terrible time since upgrading to 15.04... One huge problem has been that my touchpad enables itself even though I have disabled it using the system notifier. After trying many things I ...
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How can I make umet dependencies correct? in ubuntu 14.04 while update and upgrade with sudo commands

dhanesh@HP2000-Notebook:~$ 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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Ubuntu 14.04 Upgrade: Touchpad not detected

I did and upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04 and I have issues with my touchpad. Tried this: But not working Synaptic touchpad on laptop not working Output of xinput list as below ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 LTS from Windows 7 and 12.10 dual boot

I have a dual boot of windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10LTS on my laptop. I want to upgrade to 14.04LTS ( Or any other newer LTS version). My question are: Do I have to backup my data in windows 7? (I ...
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typing, audio, and video - problems after upgrading to 15.04

When I attempt to type using any application - gedit or chromium for example - typing is incredibly difficult. There are noticeable lags in the typing - sometimes letters appear normally but every few ...
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Access ubuntu terminal/sudo after pressing ctrl c and restaring while upgrading system

I tried to upgrade my system from 14.10 to 15.04 and while I was installing it asked me if I want to replace config file. I tried to compare, then didn't know how to exit Ipressed ctrl c and then I ...
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“Software Updater” & “Software & Updates” not working on 14.04 LTS

“Software Updater” and “Software & Updates” are not working any more on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I do not get any error message but when I click on the icons of Software updater and Software & ...
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update and upgrade error on ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and when I run the update&& upgrade command I got this error ***dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ifupdown: ifupdown depends on initscripts (>= ...
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Point Release upgrade: Unable to update Ubuntu 14.04.1 to 14.04.2

Very trivial question, but current version of Ubuntu installed on desktop is Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS as verified by sanchit@sanchit-Home:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: ...
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Is it possible to bring terminal (invoked from GUI) to the CLI terminal?

Due to graphics driver failure after dist-upgrading my "AMD powered" system I am unable to login to my account. The login screen is just bouncing back and not showing me the result of that upgrade ...
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Ubuntu Upgrade 14.04.1 to 14.04.2 with some packages not found error [closed]

Today we wanted to upgrade our server from ubuntu 14.04.1 to 14.04.2 and got the following error message W: Failed to fetch ...
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FS mounted as RO on boot after upgrade to 15.04

Just upgraded from 14.10 to 15.04. Couldn't get the system to boot ok. I could boot using (upstart) option - not using default systemd. When in default mode the lightdm terminal was stuck before login ...
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Upgrade from 14.04 to 15.04 fails

I recently got an XPS 13 DE that comes with Ubuntu 14.04 and kernel 3.13. There are some issues with the touchpad and some other components that can be resolved by upgrading your kernel and moving to ...
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Ubuntu 15.04(?) segfault on login

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 and decided to do the upgrade within Ubuntu (not sure if that could contribute to my problem or not). I installed last night and was able to log in without issue and ...
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Being dropped to emergency mode after upgrading to 15.04 with encrypted hard drive

I had installed ubuntu 14.10 with encrypted lvm and uefi mode on my hard drive. There are two hard drives which are encrypted. The first contains the root file system and the second contains a sharing ...
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How do I prevent kernel from updating beyond ATI GPU

Current ATI driver can't handle kernels newer than, perhaps, 3.16x What's the best way to prevent kernel upgrades from removing proprietary ATI driver? Open driver is not an option, that kills 1/3 ...
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Unable to upgrade Ubuntu - identical mount point

When trying to upgrade (14.04.2 to 15.04) I got an error message: Identical mount points for two file systems Two file systems are assigned the same mount point /boot/ego Please correct this by ...
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cant disable third-party repositories for upgrade

I Can't disable third-party repositories for upgrading. I've tried everything including "software and updates" [other software] checked off all. Also tried apt-get install -fas terminal suggests. ...
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What applications will be broken on Ubuntu 14.04 to upgrade Bluez from 4.x to the latest 5.x?

Ubuntu 14.04 is still using Bluez 4.x which is unfriendly to BLE (bluetooth low energy). I would like to upgrade to the latest Bluez 5.x but worried about the impact. What will be the problems, if ...
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Error Updating MYSQL package

My computer froze and I forgot it was updating in the background so I restarted it. When I rebooted I tried to login (and if I entered the wrong password it said incorrect password), but then the ...
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Broken 14.10 -> 15.04 upgrade — systemd problem?

I tried to upgrade a 14.10 intallation to 15.04 using the official Ubuntu software update. After reboot, selected default Ubuntu from the grub menu, system boots immediately to "emergency mode". The ...
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Partial upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10

I was trying to upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 but due to a brief wifi disconnect, at some point the upgrade failed. Since everything was working fine and some packages were modified, I ran ...
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ubuntu 15.10 Startup screen flickering after login complete

Today I upgraded my ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 but during installation the system hung up and I was forced into a hardware reset. Now after startup, right after I enter my password, the screen flickers. I ...
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Messy upgrade to 15.04, how to fix it?

I'm trying to fix an Ubuntu installation on a friend's laptop. I'm not really sure what version he is actually running for the following reasons: He told me he installed Ubuntu 14.04 /etc/os-release ...
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How do I update to Version 4.7 of KMyMoney from Ubuntu 12.04?

I have tried the following steps and I am still in version 4.6.6. I am a newbie to linux. Any help would be much appreciated. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:claydoh/kmymoney2-kde4 sudo apt-get update ...
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How do i get a browser upgrade for Safari that is supported and up to date? [closed]

How do i get a browser upgrade for Safari that is supported and up to date? I just added icon.. Where do I go. What Else need I put on here? I have searched on line with little luck.
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How can I tell if my upgrade is hung?

I am fairly new to Linux, but am an experienced IT person. I have Ubuntu 14.10 installed as a Virtual Machine on Windows Server 2012 R2 running Hyper-V. I am attempting to update to Ubuntu 15.04. ...
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After upgrade to 15.04 system does not boot from encrypted disk

The system was installed with LVM encryption, so it used to ask for a passphrase before booting. Now, the boot process fails with the following: Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - ...
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Failed to get D-BUS connection (systemctl, pulse) after upgrade to 15.04

I upgraded to 15.04 and I seem to have issue with permissions talking to D-BUS. Pulseaudio is completely broken (no sound, no volume controls), and systemctl (and also sudo systemctl) reports: $ ...
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Ubuntu touch all icon lost after upgrade

I buy an Ubuntu phone BQ Aquaris since a month. After buy it few day later, I've got an upgrade notification. I do it and lost 4-5 icon in the app scope. Not very serious problem. I just uninstall ...
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scripting a “manual” apt-get install of kept back packages

TL;DR: is there a way to "automatically" install any kept back packages? I know that apt-get dist-upgrade is too blunt of an instrument. Details... I have a bash script that runs (periodically) to ...