Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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upgrade freezes, leaves system un-bootable

After the previous upgrades (from 12.10 via 13.04 to 13.10) went without problems, I tried to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04. After downloading it stopped and asked for stopping xscreensaver, I did. ...
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14.04 aborts in the middle of installation, but somehow works fine

Last night I've tried upgrading my system to v14.04. The system aborted the upgrade about three hours in, saying that there were some files unable to be installed, and it said something along the ...
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How do I upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04? [duplicate]

These seem to get marked as duplicate... but there is an easily available piece of information that I had to do quite a bit of perusing to find that I think most users asking would like to see: Per ...
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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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upgrading not finished: How to correct issues or even finish the upgrade?

I upgraded over night my computer. But this morning, not knowing that the life expectancy of my computer without energy cable plugged in is about 20 minutes :p, someone unplugged it and it shut down. ...
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Upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04LTS from 13.10 failed and now have a black screen

I tried to upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04LTS. In between it asked about some configuration files whether to keep or replace them, for all I chose to replace them on each prompt but at the end ...
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“Failed to start session” after interrupted upgrade to 14.04

While upgrading to 14.04 using sudo do-release-upgrade my network connection was interrupted and several packages failed to upgrade. Running do-release-upgrade again reported No new releases found ...
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No window manager after upgrading 13.10 to 14.04

Machine is a single boot Linux. After upgrading from 13.10 to 14.1 today, my son's account starts without a window manager. He has his desktop icons and can click them but no menu and no launcher. I ...
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My IBus pinyin broke with 14.04 release upgrade

I've just upgraded to 14.04 and I've got a problem with IBus pinyin input. While it is very-very nice that now I have a little floating panel on which I can switch between simplified and traditional ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade from 13.10

Hi guys I would like to ask about upgrade of 13.10 to Ubu 14.04. When I type in CL sudo update-manager after finding new version and beginning of an upgrade dialog appears saying: Free translation: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes on splash screen after broken upgrade from 13.10

I'm using VirtualBox to run my ubuntu VM on Mac. I've decided to make a distro upgrade which was apparently a very big mistake... During upgrading my Mac hung up and I had to make hard reset. After ...
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Remote control for distribution upgrade

I've launched distribution upgrade (from 13.10 to 14.04) in Unity. Upgrade is running, but at the moment I don't have physical access to that machine (SSH is active) How can I verify in shell status ...
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No update found in normal release for LTS [closed]

I updated ubuntu, but it updated from 12.04 to 13.10 and not to 14.04 LTS. Now the update manager and also after running update command from terminal, it says 'no new release found'. Now I can't ...
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How do I replace the release in sources.list?

Is there an easy way to replace all instances in /etc/apt/sources.list with the new release? I want to replace all instances of my current release (whatever it is) with the new release for 14.04 ...
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boot time increase after upgrading ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04

Boot time is increased after the upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04. I do not have any issue regarding nvidia driver (nvidia driver re-installed after the upgrade) and works perfect. I am using vmware and I ...
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After upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10, Firefox sometimes crashes the computer

The previous Ubuntu was 12.04 when Firefox worked fine. The computer is an HP Pavilion DV4 laptop and now is upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10, Firefox v28.0,Canonical-1.0. Firefox may run for sometime then ...
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Upgraded to 14.04 from 13.10 and it made my computer slow

For some reason my computer now got extremely slow. My Internet connection is frequently disconnected and sometimes it just won't work after upgrading from 13.10. I had no problems at all with 13.10, ...
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Upgrade to trusty from saucy without full upgrade

I've modified most of my Ubuntu 13.10 by removing Unity etc. Now running do-release-upgrade -d gives a huge list of upgrades that re-adds some of the packages I removed etc. I'd like to just upgrade ...
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Trusty Tahr upgrade problem

I want to upgrade from saucy to Trusty Tahr.I made a bootable DVD of Trusty.But when I boot from the DVD the installation gives me these options A dual boot win7 and ubuntu 13.10 detected. 1.Remove ...
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Upgrade from Kubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 fails at 65%

Upgrade from kubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 abort at 65%. When I restart and try to log in show this: unable to launch "gnome-session --session=cairo-dock" X session --- "gnome-session --session=cairo-dock" ...
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Upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 on macbook problem [closed]

I tried to upgrade to 14.04 yesterday from 13.10 via terminal. The upgrade started out fine so I left my computer after it had downloaded all the packages and started installing them to let it run on ...
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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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When attempting upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 upgrade halted at “aborting samba-libs preinst” [closed]

During the upgrade process the upgrade process halted and I can not restart the updater. It seems to be related to samba. I ran sudo apt-get install -f and got the following result: Reading package ...
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Upgrade available after upgrading normal release to LTS

Just after upgrading my Xubuntu 13.10 to Xubuntu 14.04, I run the command: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and tell me that upgrade are available, and after do it again and again I get the same result after ...
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Upgrade from Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 to Ubuntu 14.04

I'm currently running Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 but I'd like to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity instead of Gnome Shell. How can I go about this?
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14.04 upgrade not appearing on update manager [duplicate]

I have 12.04 lts with all software up to date and "notify me of new long term support versions" selected on settings, but there's no mention of 14.04. "There are no updates to install" is the ...
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Wrong kernel after upgrade — old kernel still installed?

I just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04, but when I do uname -r, it says I have kernel 3.11. I want to have the default 14.04 kernel, (3.13 I believe). How can I get this?
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Why do I not have a Tahr wallpaper

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 yesterday, and was surprised that the new included wallpapers do not contain any with a Tahr in them. I had come to think of the cartoonish animal background as a fun ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 live disk only starts up with acpi=off

I recently tried to run ubuntu 14.04 on a USB drive as I wanted to decide whether it is worth upgrading to(my netbook now has 12.04 on it). However, when I tried to start ubuntu up from the USB ...
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Help with updating to from 13.10 to 14.04 [duplicate]

When I run the following command: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I just get this error: Calculating upgrade... Failed The following packages have unmet dependencies: libcogl15 ...
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Can't upgrade past 11.10 - libc6 dependency errors [closed]

Since upgrading to 11.10 I can't upgrade any further (trying to get my web server to latest version.) I'm aware of How do I resolve unmet dependencies? and have tried up to the point of running this: ...
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KDE Theme broken after 13.10 → 14.04 upgrade

I just did the upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 and the default KDE theme not looks like no theme at all: I usually use KDE with Awesome WM as the window manager, but even without Awesome WM, this looks ...
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Unable to upgrade to 14.04

I am trying to upgrade from Kubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. When I start the distribution upgrade, I get this message after "setting new software channels": An unresolvable problem occurred while ...
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Is upgrading from LTS to LTS as reliable as doing a fresh install?

Having run into many snags and stability issues when upgrading (update-manager -d) from just release to release (For example: 13.04 - 13.10), I soon learned and have been told that it is always more ...
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Why is upgrading from an LTS to LTS more safe than doing upgrades from the Short Term Supports?

How is an LTS to LTS upgrade different than a Standard Release to Standard Release upgrade? Are fresh installs usually preferred to guarantee a stable environment?
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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 [duplicate]

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 beta or stable?

I have been doing so many sudo apt-get update/(dist-)upgrade since yesterday and something happend - so that I am confused now whether I am using still beta or the stable version. How do I figure ...
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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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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 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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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? [duplicate]

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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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 ...