Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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What does it mean root directory of a usb stick?

I know that a root directory is the top directory , but a Chinese machine needed to be updated , the company told me to add the files of the update to usb under the path : /udisk/ . How to add the ...
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how to really fix ubuntu after a botched upgrade

I have done a distribution upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04. Although it finished and things are running I have some issues: system does not recover from suspend mode, I have to restart the multiscreen ...
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My ubuntu is not booting after upgrading to 14.04 lts and installing cairodock?

I have upgraded my OS from 12.04 to 14.04 and installed Cairo dock.. After that when I click shutdown, the system hangs. So I shut down it by the press and holding power key. After that Ubuntu is not ...
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IDL desktop GUI (idlde) not working after upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu trusty 14.04 from 12.04 I have IDL software package that i use for my research. After the upgrade i am not able to open the IDL desktop GUI version (idlde). But I can ...
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How to upgrade old 11.04 to lastest version [duplicate]

I was gifted with an IBM ThinkPad which is running Ubuntu 11.04. The device does not have a DVD portal... so how do I upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS?
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After upgrade to ub 14.04

I want to free disk space. So I want to remove the files associated with ub 12.04 LTS and the many upgrades over the last 2 years. I have upgraded to ub 14.04 and it works extremely well. Many GBs ...
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“The system is running in low-graphics mode” & CTRL ALT Fn doesn't work

After an upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS, problems didn't stop. I won't list them here. It's not the subject. Anyway. After, apt-get remove gnome* and installation of xubuntu-desktop, every time ...
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Problems after upgrading my ubuntu to Ubuntu 14.04 lts

I have problems after upgrading my older Ubuntu version to Ubuntu 14.04 lts. I was offered this installation and after the procss and restarting of the computer there is just a black page with ...
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Ubuntu issues when upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04

I've upgraded from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. There were display driver issues and I could only work in a terminal. I have installed the nvidia drivers from here. During the installation there seemed to ...
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computer freezes on password prompt after upgrading to 14.04

First, I should say that I am a total beginner. When answering, please do not take for granted that I understand even the most basic step. Yesterday, I was given the option to update to ubuntu 14.04. ...
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System went to sleep while running do-release-upgrade

I am trying to upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 on a laptop. I have run sudo do-release-upgrade During the upgrade process the laptop went into sleep/locked screen mode. I have rebooted and ...
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14.04 LTS login window is hidden until mouse pointer is moved to the right

I've upgraded from dual-booting Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / Windows 7 to dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / Windows 7. Before the upgrade, when booting Ubuntu, the login window would appear as expected, waiting ...
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Recovering from apt-get upgrade gone wrong due to a full disk

I was performing an apt-get upgrade on an Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS box that hadn't been updated in a little while and the upgrade failed due to 'No space left on device'. After a little while I worked out ...
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Terminal closing itself after 14.04 upgrade

All was fine in 12.04, in this case I'm using virtualbox in Windows. The upgrading process ran ok, no errors, no warnings. After rebooting the errors started to happen. Just after booting up there ...
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Can't upgrade my Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on PC. When I'm trying to upgrade it using Software Upgrader I click "upgrade" and its "Unable to load page Problem occurred while loading the URL ...
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gnome-elf-thumbnailer error while upgrading

I was attempting an "apt-get upgrade" through terminal. It came back with this error message: "Errors were encountered while processing: gnome-elf-thumbnailer" Now with looking at the line of ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 wireless (wifi) not working, can not upgrade to 12.10, touchpad gestures not working. What to do?

I installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS 3 days ago and since then wireless feature and touchpad gestures are not working. Tried everything on internet but still unsuccessful. I cant upgrade to ubuntu 12.10. ...
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Can not upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 with update manager

I installed 13.10 a while ago. I have been trying to install 14.04 from the update manager. I have checked and double checked the settings and no luck. It does not see the new version. Is there a ...
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Problems with 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS upgrade

I decided to upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. I used do-release-upgrade. Everything worked. When I run lsb_release -a I get : Description : Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Release : 14.04 Codename : ...
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Why do I get these .vimrc errors in Ubuntu 14 after upgrade from Ubuntu 13?

I get errors for all these commands when I try to use vim (though vim then works): autocmd BufWritePre *.rb :%s/\s\+$//e set filetype off filetype plugin on filetype indent on syntax on " Turn on ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 disable release notification of 14.04 in Update Manager

Both my parents are still using Ubuntu 12.04 and we don't intent to upgrade to 14.04 in the near future. Is it possible to disable the upgrade notification in Update Manager? This because it's just ...
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Should I upgrade to “Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr'” from “Ubuntu 12.04 LTS” and what care do I need to take if I upgrade? [duplicate]

I'm basically a Web Developer(PHP Developer) by profession. I mainly work on PHP, jQuery, AJAX, Smarty, HTML and CSS, Bootstrap front-end web development framework. I've also installed and using ...
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upgrade xubuntu 6.04 to more recent OS on ppc [duplicate]

I cant figure out how to upgrade my xubuntu installation on my imac g3 please help
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How to keep my data during upgrading?

I'm currently still on Ubuntu 8.10 and now wish to upgrade the latest version (14.04 at the time of writing). First of all is it safe to update from such an old version? What problems should I expect ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade

Ubuntu 14.04 has destroyed my PC when I upgraded. I now have a no entry sign on the top right of my screen, I am receiving a no talloc stackframe at ../source3/param/loadparm.c:4864, leaking memory ...
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How much time to wait to upgrade to a non LTS release?

For LTS upgrades the recomendation is wait 3 months or first point release to is where the major bugs are fixed and the release is "stable" for production. What is the recommended amount of time to ...
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Flash plugin in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit, my Firefox browser is asking to upgrade flash player 11.2 or greater. Default Firefox plugin installer utility is not being able to search ...
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14.04 upgrade invitation problems

Can anyone make something out of this? After getting the invitation for upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04, I click on the 'Yes, Upgrade Now' button and I get a little window saying 'Authentication ...
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unresolvable broken packages

I have been desperate to resolve this problem as I am not being able to install certain programs. my computer says that I have broken packages: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Does upgrading to new version deletes my current package?

I want to upgrade to ubuntu 14.04 from 12.*. But i dont want to loose my currently installed packages. Does upgrading to new version deletes my current package?
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Problems with dependencies don't allow configuration of postgresql-9.3 [duplicate]

I have a problem with do-release-upgrade: Configurazione di postgresql-client-9.3 (9.3.5-0ubuntu0.14.04.1)... update-alternatives: errore: l'alternativa pg_basebackup.1.gz non può essere slave di ...
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Just upgraded to Ubuntu 14…won't start up

Hi I have a pretty nice computer that I just built and it has been on Ubuntu 13.10 for a while but today when I tried to upgrade it to 14.04, everything went fine until the system rebooted. Now my ...
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How to change preferred release type for a server to LTS?

One of our servers in running 12.04.4 LTS. On login, it states: New release '12.10' available. Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it. I know it's possible to change a setting to only ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS failed to load session [solved] [duplicate]

I just upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. After the reboot I see the same user I had with 12.04 but the previous password does not work. I wonder whether this behaviour is normal and I have to ...
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Can't upgrade to 14.04 due to update-manager-kde being in the removal blacklist [duplicate]

Trying to upgrade to new LTS Get error ... cannot calculate upgrade... and the upgrade stops. In /var/log/dist-upgrade/main.log : 2014-08-22 03:42:25,357 ERROR Dist-upgrade failed: 'The package ...
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Re-joining an Active Directory needs permission?

I was using ubuntu 12.04 and my computer was set up to login to the organization's active directory server (where my home folder was also located). As I upgraded my ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04, my ...
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Problem in Installing Gnome 3.12

I tried to install Gnome 3.12 on my Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 (Gnome shell: 3.10) I did the following steps (from this tutorial): $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 $ sudo add-apt-repository ...
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keyboard up- down-arrowkeys do not respond from browser address bar

If on the address bar, the up and down arrow keys don't respond neither in Firefox nor Chromium This problem started after an upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop on a virtual machine

I have a running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop on a virtual machine. I wanted to upgrade it to 14.04 but I got this warnning: Your graphics hardware may not be fully supported in Ubuntu 14.04 When I ...
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Is .gnupg vital when upgrading 12.04 to 14.04.1

My "/home/owlsglobal/.gnupg" as not been getting 'backed up' for several months. (No idea why it stopped working.) Might an upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04.1 solve this problem, or should I solve this ...
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Can not print after upgrading from 12.x to 14.04

After upgrading from V12.04 to V14.04 I am not able to print. I am using an HP LaserJet 400 M451dn. The printer troubleshooter told me that there is no solution to the problem. This is the output of ...
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No option to upgrade to 14.04 [duplicate]

$ sudo apt-get update #Don't get any errors $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done 0 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS Restarts after Shutdown

I've had this issue after upgrading from 12.04LTS: every time I try to shotdown my laptop (hp probook 4540s, with dualboot win7/ubuntu14.04) it actually shuts down, but after few seconds (2-3 secs) it ...
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How to get password working again after upgrade? [duplicate]

Installed Ubuntu 14.04, but my password doesn't work now. This is on an HP laptop PC that accepted my password before the upgrade.
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Should I do a regular system update before a upgrading to the next distro?

Should I perform distribution upgrade only on a fully up to date system, or should it run fine if I do the distribution upgrade right away? More details: Before I perform an upgrade to the next ...
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Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 8.1 dual boot fails after distribution upgrade - no GRUB menu! [duplicate]

I have been successfully using both Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 on my Toshiba Satellite Pro C50 since May 2014. After performing a "Distribution Upgrade" via the update manager GUI this morning the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 LTS upgraded but crashed soon after restarting the system

In Ubuntu 12.04 the update manager offered me to upgrade it to 14.04, so i kept it for upgrading for whole night and after all the downloading, fetching and removing of packages it asked for restart. ...
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Not able to clean out old kernel files in /boot [duplicate]

I am trying to Update my server navin@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f ...
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Internet not working (local network works) after upgrade to 14.04

I have an internet connection that works through a proxy that requires username & password. After online upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04, I am unable to connect to internet, pinging to popular sites ...
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Can I avoid reinstalling from scratch?

I asked for assistance about a month ago, but haven't received a single response. If I asked incorrectly or broke etiquette rules I am truly sorry. The link to my original query (in case anybody ...