Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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Can't boot Wubi after upgrading to 14.04 from 12.04: “Target filesystem doesn't have requested /sbin/init”

So I decided to upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04 on my Wubi installation, using update-manager -d, but I can no longer boot into Ubuntu. When I try to, I see the message mount:mounting..."etc, then "Target ...
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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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Server upgrade fails, boot partition too small

The upgrade from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.10 aborts right after starting, due to the /boot partition having only 54MB size. The server has 2 hard disks with 2 partitions each, being connected via RAID1. ...
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Upgrade from 12.04 to 12.04.3

I have installed a new VM and the template that provider has is only for 12.04. How can I update to 12.04.3 (and be safe not to upgrade to 12.10). I have tried sudo apt-get update but it says ...
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How to resume release upgrade?

I was upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10 via ssh (didn't use screen). My ssh connection was interrupted when do-release-upgrade script was about to remove obsolete packages. Now when I reconnect and run it ...
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Unable to Upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10

Following is what I get as error Error during update A problem occurred during the update. This is usually some sort of network problem, please check your network connection and retry. W:Failed ...
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Fuji camera “mounts” but folder not in Dolphin After Kubuntu 13.10 upgrade

Fuji camera mount reported in attached devices but not visible in Dolphin After Kubuntu 13.10 upgrade Have reinstalled the driver, and a few other suggestions, for other cameras mounts failing on ...
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Resume upgrade to 13.10

I had 13.04 and started to upgrade to 13.10. But the computer hanged and I rebooted it. I did instructions from How do I resume a release upgrade/update? Now OS launches, but I upgrade is ...
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Ubuntu not booting after upgrade failed [from quantal to raring]

I am having a big time getting my laptop to boot again. I have launch the upgrade process yesterday before going to sleep and today upon waking up, I saw that the upgrade somehow failed to complete ...
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Do I need to reinstall to upgrade regular Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu Gnome 13.04?

My home server runs 12.10 with Gnome Shell (I'm not a fan of Unity). I can't find any information to tell me if the regular upgrade process will let me choose the Ubuntu 13.04 remix, or whether I need ...
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Please help new install 12.10 black screen

Hey guys new to the forum and new to ubuntu, I installed 12.10 via a USB and all went well anyway since the installation has finished all I keep getting is a black screen I have a old dell laptop , ...
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Very slow startup after update to 12.04

My hardware: Dell Latitude D600 laptop Processor: Intel Pentium (r) 1.8 GHz Memory 1.2 GiB Graphics R200 (RV250 4C66) x86/MMX/SSE2 TCL DRI2 Disk: 37.7 gb I did an update from 11.?? using the ...
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How can I upgrade my 10.04. to new version

I recently upgrade my ubuntu from 9.04 to 10.04 and when I open Update Manager, it says: New Ubuntu release '12.04.1 LTS' is available. (Shouldn't it be 10.10 or 11.xx)? When I click 'upgrade', it ...
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Failed GRUB after 10.04 to 12.04 upgrade in system with LVM

I am using Ubuntu Server as a SMB server at work and two days ago I have tried to upgrade it to 12.04. After reboot, I got this grub_xput missing grub rescue> and all attempts to start from ...
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Wired connection problem

I've recently been updating from Lynx and am currently at 11.10 However when I restarted the computer I couldn't get any wired connection (which is what I use). When I click at the top it just says ...
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Upgraded from 10.10 to 12.04. How can I remove any remnants of settings of Gnome?

I formatted / but I used my old home folder. I am seeing some strange behaviours in Unity that I am guessing that may be because of configuration files from Gnome 2 (that I was using in 10.10). Could ...
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How to upgrade from 10.04 to higher version without CD and USB stick

I want to upgrade from ubuntu 10.04 to a higher version. My optical disk drive is not working neither my system is USB bootable. I do not want to install wubi in windows as my system is dual bootable, ...
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Ubuntu-Server Upgraded to Ubuntu desktop, How do I change it back?

I decided to upgrade my home server to Ubuntu 11.10 from 10.04. Instead of upgrading to the server version, it upgraded to the desktop version, or something similar to it. I assume this is because I ...
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upgrading Ubuntu version on version

I have already upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 but my question is why should I do this. As an user of this wonderful OS, what could be the consequences of not to upgrading the Ubuntu version in ...
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unfixable system crashing after replacing NVIDIA driver with xorg-server

I was offered a "hardware upgrade" in the update center of Ubuntu 12.04 and I installed it. Then, as I was automatically asked to "restart the computer to complete the installation", I did so. Now, ...
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Unable to update from 12.04 to 14.04 using update manager

When I type hwe-support-status --verbose I get "Forcefully disabled hwe-support-status via file /var/lib/update-notifier/disable-hwe-eol-messages. When I try to update via Update Manager I get a ...
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upgrade to 14.04 interrupted, back to 13, dash broken

need to get the dash back and running so I can upgrade to 14.04 What to do? Can't get to root, synaptic nor software updater.
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How to reinstall UBUNTU from dell BIOS revision A10

I got a Dell latitude D620 for free recently and the person who gave it to me had Ubuntu 12.04 loaded on it. While updating the update software removed "unessential" packages. Now when I try to boot ...
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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 interrupted - now I click on upgrade and the window closes

I want to upgrade to 14.04 and I'm using 13.10. I tried to upgrade it before but unfortunately the internet stopped working during downloading the files and I turned of the computer. when I click on ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 won't update. apt update and apt upgrade fail

UPDATE: Ive reinstalled libreadline6 to no avail. Im still getting the undefined symbol errors gpg: symbol lookup error: /usr/local/lib/libreadline.so.6: undefined symbol: UP Any help appreciated. ...
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Changing Ubuntu version

So, my friend lent me his Ubuntu 12.10 boot CD, and it's the 64-bit version, but my processor is 32-bit. So, after installing, I was wondering if there's a way to install 14.04 32-bit from inside the ...
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Will I loose data or software when upgrading the kernel and/or OS version?

I have a doubt. I'm using Ubuntu 13.10. If I change my kernel version, will any data be lost? I've installed some software packages, will those still be present after updating my kernel? And the same ...
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Can I upgrade from a 10.xx version of ubuntu up to 14.04 LTS without making a CD or a USB installation?

Can I upgrade from a 10.xx version of Ubuntu up to 14.04 LTS without making a CD or a USB installation?! Because I have no USB that I want to format right now. And I have no disk big enough to ...
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Update-Manager stuck while installing package to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04

Update-Manager appears to be stuck. last package installed appears to be an apache module, but I didn't realize I had installed apache (possible a prerequisite for another package installed?). I ...
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error occur when sudo apt-get update

Below error was occur after upgrading Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.01: (gedit:15234): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/jez/.config/ibus/bus is not root! jez@JEZZONEFLY:~$ sudo apt-get update 忽略 ...
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12.10 error upon bootup and upgrade

I upgraded to 12.10 in my quest to get to 14.04, but my computer (HP Pavilion dv 6c47cl) doesn't seem to like 12.10. It won't load to the gui, and so I am forced to go to the command line if I want to ...
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Upgrade 13.10 to 14.04 broke grub - now boots straight to Windows 8

Upgraded from a functioning dual-boot Window 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. Before today at startup I option to choose Ubuntu or Windows8.1. The default was Ubuntu, and if I waited a few seconds ...
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Ubuntu dist-upgrade failure from 13.10 to 14.04 LTS

I have tried to upgrade Ubuntu in graphical mode from 13.10 to 14.04 but I've got this error: "Could not calculate the upgrade" What should I do next?
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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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Networking doesn't start after upgrade with new upstart system

I have upgraded to the stable version of ubuntu server and my network doesn't start. There should be some problem with the new upstart service, because the network seems to try to load a dhcp, but i ...
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What upgrade options for non-PAE machine?

The last time I upgraded this machine it failed because I have a non-PAE processor. I was forced to reinstall the last, old version of Xubuntu. Now I fear I'm stuck with a discontinued distribution. ...
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Unable to upgrade through sudo apt-get upgrade or through Software Center

I have tried upgrading the software through Software Center however the software center keeps on crashing. When i tried through the terminal I got the following message:- sudo apt-get upgrade Reading ...
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How to reduce Internet usage for Updating Ubuntu?

For better performance Ubuntu needs updating. But it consumes Internet usage too much. A solution is needed for this. It will be helpful to those who are unaware of the Changes/Description given in ...
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“WARNING:root:file 'saucy.tar.gz.gpg' missing” on distribution upgrade

I'm trying to upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10 following this guide: http://www.unixmen.com/upgrade-ubuntu-13-04-raring-ubuntu-13-10-saucy-salamander/ user@computer:~ update-manager Fontconfig warning: ...
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Retaining packages while upgrading

How can I retain installed package from a previous version of Ubuntu after upgrading that only the packages are retained and I don't have to download and install them again? or can I make a installer ...
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Numpad behaves like arrow keys since upgrading to 13.10

On my Samsung NP305E5A-A05US laptop, the numpad, except for the 5 key, has started acting like the arrow keys(6 moves the cursor right, 8 moves the cursor up, etc). However, holding the Fn key makes ...
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Upgrade 10.04 - 12.04 - How do I upgrade in one step

Unfortunately I have only 1G/mth & have used a lot downloading 12.04. onto a friends W7 - cos I can't get the K3772-Z Vodafone 3G modem to connect - Have got the directions how to get it to work ...
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“Third party sources disabled” when upgrading, why?

When I tried to upgrade to 13.10, it was appearing on the screen while preparing to update Third party sources disabled Some third party entries in your sources.list were disabled. You can ...
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nm-applett and sound-indicator in systray gone and sound not working after update 13.10

After upgrading my Xubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 I have some problems: the NetworkManager is not in the taskbar, I think that is the notifications-applet (german: "Nachrichtenanzeige") the ...
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How to recover from bad upgrade to 13.04 (Unity very slow)

Oh boy. I have two computers. On one, I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10, attempting to go to 13.04 with catastrophic results, requiring me basically to install brand new 13.04 onto machine and this ...
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Problem updating to Python 3.3 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I wanted to upgrade the Python version to 3.3, but I am having some problems doing it. Whenever I run this command, sudo apt-get install ...
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Back up a 12.04 system, then upgrade to 13.04 using a liveusb, then restore backup to regain files. Does that work?

i'm getting ready to upgrade my 12.04 install to 13.04, but i have seriously personalized my system with external PPAs, Ubuntu Tweak, and the like. I backed up my system with Deja-Dup, and I was ...
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13.04 upgrade error

Twice I tried to upgrade my 12.10 to 13.04, but both times I got the same error. How can I fix it? Failed to fetch ...
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upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04

I am using Ubuntu 10.04.3, now I want to upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04.2 as some software's which I need for my academic purpose can't be installed in this version. I have a problem upgrading through the ...
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problem with updating kubuntu 12.04

I have problems while trying to install updates, both via the update centre as via the terminal. The update centre gives me the following error: E: Internal Error, No file name for libssl1.0.0 If i ...