Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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How do I upgrade from 14.04 LTS to 16.04.1 LTS?

So, today is July 21st and this page. gives me an option to download 16.04.1 LTS. However, attempting to upgrade gets me this message - $ sudo do-release-upgrade Checking for a new Ubuntu release No ...
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Boot failure after upgrade /dev/mapper/isw…Volume01 does not exist

I upgraded to 12.04 and now my system won't boot. It complains about /dev/mapper/isw...Volume01 does not exist and drops me to busybox. cat /proc/cmdline tells me it is indeed trying Volume01. ...
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Upgrading from the command line? [duplicate]

I would like to know how to upgrade from my current version of Ubuntu to the next stable from the Command line interface?
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Poedit, skype or kodi do not show up since upgrade or fresh install of 16.04.1

I upgraded from 14.04 to 16.04.1 via manager-update. The process went well. During the first reboot (it happened every time after upgrading), my pc took 90 seconds to show the login screen (I am on an ...
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apt-get install not working [E: Read error - read (5: Input/output error)]

I have an old problem (since a week) with apt-get which prevents me from installing and upgrading packages. I have Ubuntu 16.04. I am receiving this message on the top bar: Error: opening the cache (...
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Problem installing linux-generic on VPS to update kernel 2.6

While setting up my VPS i was stumbling over following problem. Installed is Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. I checked the kernel and installed is the really old version 2.6.32-042stab113.10. For getting a ...
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16.04 doesn't show on update manager

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, and I keep it up to date through Software Updater. I want to upgrade to 16.04 and I have waited for the 16.04.1 release to do it. When I run the Software Updater GUI with ...
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Restore Xorg core and config files ubuntu 14.04

This question is a follow up on this one. I have recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and xserver broke during the process. I have tried reinstalling from the command line running the ...
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software updater will not detect 16.04 [duplicate]

I am looking to upgrade to 16.04 but the updater will not detect it. Tried many mirrors, checked all the possible update icons. BTW, I am running 14.04 LTS
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VLC won't launch after upgrade to 15.10

Every time a new Ubuntu release comes out something bad happens to VLC (at lest for me). Last upgrade VLC just wouldn't install, now it installs but when I launch it nothing happens. I would like to ...
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Blank icons after upgrade to 16.04

I just upgraded 14.04 to 16.04 and I have a problem with some icons, they are blank. I tried unity tweak tool but it didn't solve my problem. Do you have an idea ? Blank icons:
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Black screen on upgrading to 15.04

Recently I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04, and I get a black screen after the grub screen on selecting Ubuntu. I read a post that suggested I close the lid and open it again, and this actually ...
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I can't log into Ubuntu 14.04 after upgrading from 12.04

I did everything okay and it was fine but the screen froze while me and my brother were watching a video in YouTube. I couldn't reboot or even open the terminal, so I turned it off. After I booted ...
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No GUI after upgrade in Kali linux [on hold]

I have upgraded my system yesterday using synaptic. I have continued installing even though some files were missing after download. Then after restarting, there is no GUI. The screen stops at Kali ...
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Black screen in between updating from 14.04 to 15.10?

The installation process was going on. Suddenly there were some errors and it asked me to report them. While I was doing it, suddenly a black screen appeared. Now I can't do anything and the console ...
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upgrade 14.04.3 LTS to 16.04.1 LTS [duplicate]

Got 14.04.3 LTS and need to upgrade to 16.04.1 LTS but do-release-upgrade says 'No new release found'
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14.04 Cleanly upgrade to ppa:ondrej/php from ppa:ondrej/php5-5.6

I went through my usual server package upgrades today and discovered that ppa:ondrej/php5-5.6 has been depreciated and we must now upgrade to ppa:ondrej/php. The basic provided instructions are to ...
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Waiting to upgrade 14.04.4 LTS to 16.04.1 LTS

I have waited for the automatic upgrade message from the Software Updater, but no upgrade message. Some information from the terminal program follows: william@william-Inspiron-3537:~$ date Fri ...
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Upgrading 16.04 to 16.04.1

I can't find any documentation on upgrading 16.04 to 16.04.1. I'm assuming having all the package updates does it, but Details is still reporting 16.04 and there is still a 'developer options' tab in ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu 15.10

I want to upgrade Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 with a USB bootable of Ubuntu 16.04 but at "Installation type" step I cann't choose "Upgrade Ubunutu 15.10 to Ubuntu 16.4". What's wrong?
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How to install Ubuntu16 into a system with console as the only display

I'm trying to install the Ubuntu16 into my embedded system. But my system only has serial console as the display output so ordinary methods seems not work. Is there a special image or a special tool ...
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Python broken after 15.10 to 16.04 upgrade

After doing an upgrade from 15.10 to 16.04, my Python packages seem broken. Looks like a compilation error for python-minimal. me@me:/etc/apt/sources.list.d$ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package ...
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Upgrade Desktop form 14.04 LTS “No new release found” [duplicate]

I've verified that "Notify me of new Ubuntu version" is set to "For long-term support versions" in Software & Updates. Yet when I run do-release-upgrade I get "No new release found." Please help.
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sudo apt-get update: CD-ROM does not have a release file

I get the following error running apt-get update: W: The repository 'cdrom://Ubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 (20160420.1) xenial Release' does not have a Release file. N: Data from ...
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Upgrade to 16.04.1 [on hold]

I'm attempting to upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04LTS to Ubuntu 16.04.1LTS, but after following update steps as given, the updater hangs up every time. What's the solution?
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create zip or tar for directory or files in a directory, A, then extract in the same directory A

Is there a way to extract files in a ~.tar to the location of which those files were zipped or tarred? For example, say you make test.tar to store a directory in ~/Documents/some_dir. Then you carry ...
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At Login says security update and package upgrade available but unable to install [duplicate]

When i login i see 8 packages can be updated. 7 updates are security updates. When i try apt-get update Hit:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:2 http://us.archive....
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“Your session only lasted less thant 10 seconds” error. Cannot login [on hold]

I'm using 3 boot system (win10, ubuntu 16.04 and Linux Mint mate 17.03). I decided to upgrade my linux mint, too system with dist-upgrade command (I guess it was a mistake). Anyway, I forgot to ...
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Upgrade to 15.04 didn't finish correctly: how to resolve failed issues? [on hold]

I upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 15.04, and during the upgrade - I noticed that the setting of changing keyboard's language direction (from L2R to R2L) failed, along with the upgrades/installation of ...
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lubuntu, ESXi 5.5, screen res stuck at 800x600 after upgrade

I had a lubuntu VM that has been working fine for ages. I recently upgraded (to what I assume is the latest version, uname says 4.4.0-31) and now, whilst the monitor settings box offers me a range of ...
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Extremely poor sound quality after upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04

This is a bit of an odd problem, but after upgrading to Xenial, something went wrong with my sound quality, which was working beautifully under 15.10. After the upgrade, there is a strong distortion ...
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Flash doesn't work in firefox after upgrade Kubuntu to 14.10

I upgraded Kubuntu 14.04-x64 to 14.10. Now flash does not work in Firefox. Now flash is an empty area which sometimes is black when cursor is under it. But flash still works in Chromium.
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how Install plex medi server on 16.04

I got a recurrent error Setting up plexmediaserver (1.0.0.2261-a17e99e) ... OK Created symlink from /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/plexmediaserver.service to /lib/systemd/system/...
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apt-get upgrade service unavailable 503 [on hold]

I try to upgrade my ubuntu, but get an error message: Failed to fetch http://fi.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux-firmware/linux-firmware_1.157.2_all.deb 503 Service Unavailable ...
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Migrating to Mythbuntu 16.04

I am currently using Mythbuntu 14.04 and want to upgrade, but I need to change partition layout, so I need to do a clean installation. However, I want to retain the recorded programs. 14.04 is using ...
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Degraded performance when upgrading from 10.04 to 12.04 and 14.04 [closed]

Our issue is the difference in performance observed when upgrading from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04 and 14.04. We've done some simple reproducible tests that show that even Vanilla Ubuntu 10.04 instances ...
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Shotwell stopped working after upgrading Ubuntu (14.04 to 15.10)

I've just upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.10 and when I tried to open Shotwell, I only got the following message (Shotwell main window not even starts): Your photo library is not compatible with ...
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thunderbird start

after update to 16.04 it only opens with 2nd click, first time the icon is on left pane, and i have to wait till that closes, to open thunderbird. can anybody explain this, have an Asus desktop 64 bit ...
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upgrading from precise to trusty

I have an old laptop running ubuntu 12.04 precise and i wanted to upgrade it to ubuntu 14.04 trusty. I have seen many methods such as do-dist-upgrade etc. But I wanted to ask if it is enough to just ...
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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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ubuntu 15.10 freezes after latest updates

I have ubuntu 15.10 and lately installed few updates. Unfortunately after this ubuntu freezes from time to time. Until now it always happened when browsing Internet in Firefox. I can still move cursor ...
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Is it possible to upgrade to a specific LTS version?

I have an Ubuntu server running 14.04.1 LTS and I need to upgrade it to 14.04.3 LTS. Is this even possible? I tried running: sudo do-release-upgrade -d But it failed with the following error: ...
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How can I install/view the grub file that a recent upgrade was providing but I accidentally ignored?

A recent apt upgrade wanted to overwrite my systems' grub file that I had manually modified, but I accidentally kept my own modified version. How can I view the version that was going to overwrite my ...
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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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Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

Upon trying to upgrade from 10.10 to 11.04 all seemed to go well until the restart. This error message is what comes up: Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0) ...
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Starting UPGRADE after intruption

i'm using dual OS..windows and Ubuntu.Yesterday i started upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10,but due to power failure i interrupted it to shut the system.But when i start Ubuntu it showed a message saying a ...
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Updated from Ubuntu 12 to Ubuntu 14.04 and only guest account is able to login

I upgraded my VM running Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 to Ubuntu desktop 14.04 using the update manager. This was an interactive upgrade and I did opt to keep any modified config file that existed. After the ...
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I messed up bad on upgrading my OS, need help!

I'm a Linux noobie who has been using Linux for almost a year now and I have encountered many problems I can't resolve on my own but none of that matters now as I have messed up so bad I think Linux ...
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Upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 with the iso on USB flash drive

How do I do an upgrade to 12.10 using the iso downloaded from the ubuntu web site? I do not want to do a clean install as I do not want to loose my settings. I am afraid that clicking "UPGRADE TO 12....
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Ubuntu 16.04 “upgrade” wiped out existing 15.10 installation

I've had some big problems with my Ubuntu upgrading from 14.04 (got stuck for some reason on a failed 15.10). To solve, I made an Ubuntu 16.04 live USB to reinstall. When I booted to the USB and ...