Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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Why is upgrading from an LTS to LTS more safe than doing upgrades from the Short Term Supports?

A bit of a backstory I got a 24h chat-ban from #ubuntu for ignorantly suggesting that a clean install is always a safer method for guaranteeing a stable and smooth running install of ubuntu. Now I ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 Lts does not upgrade, keeps showing error

The update from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 LTS does not work it keeps showing me an error as could not calculate the upgrade, even when I want it to get updated from the terminal it says the same error. I ...
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14.04 upgrade aborted mid-process and I've lost gnome-control-center

I upgraded my ubuntu gnome 13.10 installation today by using: do-release-upgrade in the terminal. when I came back it was on a tty (at least I think it was a tty)! Then as I couldn't go back to the ...
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Upgrade 12.04 to 14.04

I want to upgrade my 12.04LTS to 14.04LTS. I have tried update-manager-d , and in update manager settings I have set something like : "Notify when new LTS version...". But I don`t get message that new ...
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Could not access desktop after upgrading to 14.04

I have upgraded my system from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04.But then i can't access my desktop, only mouse pointer is visible no unity bar . Then i restarted the computer and log in as guest. it is worked. ...
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Am I using 14.04 beta or 14.04 stable?

I have been doing so many sudo apt-get update/(dist-)upgrade since yesterday and sometimes something happend - so that I am confused now whether I am using still beta or already the stable version. ...
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how can i fix “disk drive is not ready yet or not present fix”

So after upgrading to ubuntu 14.04 ive been sitting at the boot screen showing ubuntu and the sentence in the title,im starting to think there is a problem its been an hour since and this usualy ...
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What would happen if my internet connection is lost while I am upgrading from 12.04LTS to 14.04LTS?

I want to upgrade my OS from 12.04 to 14.04. I found how to get it. But I've one more question. What would happen if I gave the command to upgrade, it starts but after downloading some or many file my ...
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Why update manager is still showing a development release?

Though Ubuntu 14.04 has been officially released, update-manager -d says that the distribution will be upgraded to a development version, still in testing. Why? How long will I have to wait to have ...
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Dowload is trying to send me the wrong version of Ubuntu? [on hold]

computer is intel I5 8gig ram download offers AMD 64 bit software Why? What do I do? os is Mint Thanks in advance for your help! John
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How do I turn unity back on?

My ubuntu 14.04 upgrade didn't work. When I rebooted after it was done I had to choose between something called cinnamon and something called gnome fall back. I don't like either. I can't find ...
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Switching from 12.04LTS to 14.04LTS [duplicate]

I have 12.04LTS installed on my laptop. I want to upgrade it to 14.04LTS. I tried to find a method but didn't succeed. I read somewhere that I can directly upgrade from one LTS to other but how?
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How to transition from alpha/beta to stable apt source repository?

Is there a preferred method of transitioning from development to stable apt repositories? I've used apt pinning in the past on debian with mixed success with the development repo's priorities at ...
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Upgrading to 14.04 - Stuck at setting up acpid

Upgrading from a Ubuntu 13.10 which can't shutdown properly, downloading was fine, but stuck at setting up acpid. It said setting up acpid... What should I do?
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How do you update to a new version if you're years behind? [duplicate]

I'm a new user of Ubuntu, and my computer is several years old. It has a very old version of Ubuntu(I'm not sure which, but it's from at least three years ago) on it, and I want to upgrade to the ...
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How does one upgrade ubuntu (any version to latest version) using an ISO image?

If one have the slow internet connection or a limited data plan or sometime no connectivity; Then how one can upgrade ubuntu from any older version to latest version of ubuntu using only iso image of ...
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Could not calculate the upgrade, Upgrade 12.04 to 14.04

I get the error Could not calculate the upgrade An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade. This can be caused by: * Upgrading to a pre-release version of Ubuntu * Running ...
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Why isn't the dist-upgrade showing up in update-manager?

Ubuntu 14.04 was released on 17 April 2014, and today it is already the 18th. Why isn't the distribution showing up in my ubuntu update-manager? (I have set it so it will anounce every new version) ...
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upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 renders machine stuck on ubuntu screen cannot login

after upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 boot up gets stuck on purple ubuntu screen prior to login prompt - what is the keyboard combo to force menu upon boot up - as is ctrl-alt-F1 does nothing so cannot ...
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How to upgrade from Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 beta 2 to 14.04 LTS final release?

Currently I have Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 beta2 release. But in details it shows as Ubuntu 13.10. Please let me know how can I upgrade it 10 14.04 LTS final release(released 17th April). I tried in ...
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How can i upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 final from 14.04 Beta correctly?

I tried to upgrade to 14.04 Final release from 14.04 Beta. I executed following commands: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade My system updated packages after dist-upgrade. However after ...
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Could not determine the upgrade

do-release-upgrade (trying to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04) fails with this message: [...] Calculating the changes Could not determine the upgrade An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating ...
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Trusty Tahr 14.04 upgrade restart no XFCE desktop fatal IO error 11

Upgraded to Trusty today, but restart leaves me with a background graphic and no desktop. I have restarted with the alternate version and run dpkg and dpgk-reconfigure -a -u --force and still do not ...
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I can't start the upgrade form 13.10 to 14.04 [duplicate]

I first ran sudo apt-get update, then tried the following commands and they all failed sudo do-release-upgrade sudo do-release-upgrade -d sudo do-release-upgrade -p Each of the previous commands ...
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Help with 14.04 [duplicate]

I'm using 13.10 right now. And I'd like to upgrade to 14.04, but I can't seem to. I've tried update manager, and even the iso, but realized I'd need a CD for that. Is there I can upgrade to 14.04 from ...
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Failed Upgrade of [L]/X]Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04

I just upgraded an old (Dell Celeron) desktop from X/L Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 today. There were errors in the upgrade, including a failed Samba upgrade. I now have a system that is unusable. I cannot ...
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Will ubuntu 12.04 be automatically upgraded to 14.04? [duplicate]

Do I have to do something to upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04?
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(URGENT) Huge problems after upgrade to 14.04 (selinixfs boot error)

So, I've ended up in a bad spot after attempting to upgrade to 14.04. I upgraded to Tahr using the terminal, and that was running smoothly until I rebooted to "Mount Failed at selinuxfs on ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 LTS Upgrade Crash!

I'm in a pretty bad situation right now. I ran the following terminal commands to upgrade my Laptop from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS, and left my computer to let it sit to do its thing. When I came back, ...
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TP-LINK TL-WDN3800 Dual Band Wireless N600 and 14.04

As the title says, it doesn't seem to work under 14.04. Crashes the driver on start up.
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Upgrade manager doesn't finds ubuntu 14.04

I have 13.10 installed and would like to upgrade to 14.04. How would be this possible? If i do it like the manual says then i can update only to the devel version of ubuntu which i would like not.
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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 stuck: 'Trying to remove non-existant caller id.'

I'm currently trying to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 using a DVD that I've burnt. The upgrade seems to have got stuck in a loop though (I'm writing this using another computer). I have the terminal ...
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I tried to use the software updater but it doesn't give the upgrade option [duplicate]

I launched the software updater to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 but the updater doesn't give the upgrade option. The version on the Ubuntu 14.04 shows an upgrade button on the updater.
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade safe for dual boot?

Is it safe to upgrade Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 if its setup on dual boot with windows? I recently upgraded windows 8 to 8.1 with ubuntu 13.10 on dual boot and now the performance seems degraded and ...
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Can't close all programs and continue the upgrade

I have decided to upgrade to ubuntu 14.04 today as it is supposed to be the 1st official release date. I used the usual: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get autoremove sudo ...
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How to upgrade easily from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS without losing data? [duplicate]

My System Spec is: OS: ubuntu 12.04 LTS OS Type: 64-bit Disk: 488.3 GB There is no partition on my machine and I want to upgrade to 14.04 LTS. But I'm afraid to do this as I've got data in it that I ...
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How do I ensure my upgraded server remains on the LTS?

I'd like to upgrade my server from non-LTS (Saucy) to the new LTS (Trusty Tahr). In other words, once Ubuntu 14.10 will be out (next scheduled release after 14.04), I would like to remain on the LTS ...
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I'm on version 10.10 and cant seem to up upgrade to a newer version? [duplicate]

It wants to upgrade to 11.04, but then says that version is also unsupported and then 'fails to fetch'... I've also had an error when it says something about a repository couldnt be found? Any ideas ...
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How to upgrading to new release automatically or download the release iso once it's released?

All of you know that within few hours, Ubuntu 14.04 is going to be released. What can I do to upgrade my system automatically when Ubuntu 14.04 is arrived? And also What can I do to download a ...
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29 packages can be updated - How?

I see the following message when I login: 29 packages can be updated. 6 updates are security updates. How can I perform the updates? I tried apt-get upgrade and some stuff was installed ...
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How to upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04 [duplicate]

I am using now Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and now Ubuntu 14.04 has been released with support for 5 years. How can I use 14.04 instead of 12.04.Do I have to delete 12.04 and install 14.04. Or is there any way ...
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do-release-upgrade: Failed to configure linux-image-generic (previous on backports kernel)

Because of hardware issues I was on backports-3.11-rc3-1 with Ubuntu 13.4 64bit. Now, after a while I initialized do-release-upgrade. The process stopped with the message that the configuration of ...
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do-release-upgrade: python install is corrupted

I was upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 (dev for now, stable in a few hours) using do-release-upgrade and encountered the following problem: Can not upgrade Your python install is corrupted. Please fix ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 LTS - failure [on hold]

I ran the command: sudo do-release-upgrade for upgrading Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 LTS/ But it gives the following output: No new release found So what should I do now?
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Dependency issues preventing update

I'm trying to do routine software upgrades but made the mistake a while back of installing acestream:i386, which broke a fair amount of stuff. When I run apt-get upgrade, I get the following: E: ...
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Upgrade (files AND applications) from Ubuntu to Debian [on hold]

I can't give further explanation to my question: is it possible to backup EVERYTHING from Ubuntu to Debian? In case you need to know the versions of Ubuntu and Debian, I am at some point confused ...
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Updating Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04

I've updated my Ubuntu to 14.04 LTS before but now I installed Ubuntu and partitioned my hard disk about 10 times, trying to do everything but it can't be updated to 14.04 LTS again without saying ...
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My ubuntu 12 .04 will not update

Hi I'm having problems updating my Ubuntu 12.04, when I type sudo apt-get update I get this howie@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for howie: Get:1 http://dl.google.com stable ...
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How to fully convert Ubuntu to Ubuntu Gnome (not just installing Gnome)?

I've been using Ubuntu since 7.10 on a number of different computers. I'm currently using 13.10 on my home computer and 13.04 on my work computer. I prefer the Gnome 3 desktop experience and it's ...
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How can I perform a dist-upgrade with held back packages

I'm currently running 13.04 with cinnamon on my thinkpad E520. I've installed an earlier version of xserver-xorg-video-intel because newer versions just don't work and to stop it being ...