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Ubuntu 14.04 - E: Read error - read (5: Input/output error)

since last week i'm experiencing the following error: > Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree > Reading state information... Error! > E: Read error - read (5: ...
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Partial distribution upgrade 14.01 to 14.10 lost permissions to do anything

My WiFi went down as I was upgrading. Now, when I try to update software, I get an error message stating that I am not authorized to install or uninstall software. I cannot access synaptic. I searched ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 doesn't boot on Dell XPS 13 2015

I wanted to upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to the new Ubuntu 15.04 on my Dell XPS 14 2015 Developer Edition, because most issues seemed to be fixed in the live version. Therefore I wiped the hole disk ...
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Unable to upgrade Ubuntu [duplicate]

My computer is randomly freezing up. I think it may be related to a kernal issue do to reading other threads where people had the same issue. my version of linux is quite old, but i can not upgrade to ...
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Why should I user an older version of Ubuntu? [closed]

I see so many questions by people with Ubuntu 11,12,13, etc. Why haven't these people upgraded yet? Is there any reason someone would want/need to use an older version of Ubuntu? Is upgrading ...
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How to upgrade GTK 3.10 to GTK 3.14 on Ubuntu 14.04?

How to upgrade GTK 3.10 to 3.14 on ubuntu 14.04? Most of the discussions provide an answer in which they replace the Unity desktop with the GNOME desktop. I want to do this upgrade without adding any ...
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Sick of “Not enough free disk space when upgrading” an automatic solution? [duplicate]

Sick of checking this post page every X days, I really would like to solve my problem with the disk space and the Ubuntu updates. So, there is a way to automatize this process? Not enough free disk ...
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System won't boot / black screen after upgrade to 15.04, macbook pro 11,5

I have a new macbbook pro 11,5 with retina display. I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed alongside OSX Yosemite 10.10.3, using rEFInd as the boot manager. All was fine until I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 today ...
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DKMS: Install Failed

Every time I upgrade the system and there is an update to the kernel I see the following error in the APT logs: run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/dkms 3.13.0-55-generic ...
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Unity fails after upgrade 14.04 -> 15.05 and installing nvidia drivers

So, I was running Ubuntu 14 LTS more or less happily (nvidia drivers were working fine with unity and all). Then the upgrade manager asked if I wanted to upgrade to 14.10. I did the upgrade and ...
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Upgrade to specific distribution with do-release-upgrade? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu precise running on a VPS (server). I am connected with SSH and would like to upgrade to Ubuntu trusty. I do not want the newest release. Changing /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades to ...
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How to hide/disable “packages have been kept back” list

I'm on Ubuntu Server 14.04.2, and when I run sudo apt-get upgrade I get: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The ...
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How do you upgrade a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04?

I just got a Dell XPS 13 (2015) that came with Ubuntu 14.04 installed, I'd like to upgrade to 15.04, but it doesn't work for me.
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Upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 without deleting Mac OS X

I used Universal USB Installer to push 14.04 LTS. I booted into Linux from USB from EFI boot screen, and followed the prompts. I got to the part that asks, "Installation type". Herein it states, ...
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How to upgrade slapd to 2.4.40?

I just found out, that connecting via the LDAP API like this sudo ldapsearch -Q -LLL -Y EXTERNAL -H ldapi:/// -b cn=config dn has a bug on Ubuntu 15.04 vivid/openldap-2.4.31. But fortunately, on ...
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Lightdm won't start after upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04

After upgrading from 14.10 to 15.04, lightdm won't start. Failed to start lightdm.service: Unit lightdm.service failed to load: No such file or directory. I have a HP Spectre x360 with Intel Core ...
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How to stop automatic freshclam execution

I have the latest version of freshclam and clamav installed, and in the past (when I had Ubuntu 14.10) it has only run freshclam automatically a few times a day, but has not been running all the time. ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Japanese sources.list [duplicate]

My source.list file is out of date, but many of the sources have a ja. prefix. The thread below gives the basic source items, but I want to know if there are Japanese specific links I should use. ...
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I'd like to upgrade from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04.2 LTS, Can i do so without losing files?

I am currently running Ubuntu 13.10, I would like to upgrade to 14.04.2, Can i do so without losing all of my files ? I have downloaded the 14.04.2 image using the torrent file on it's website
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Upgrading from 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) to 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)

How long does it take to upgrade from 14.10 LTS to 15.04 ? The procedure of Saving installed packages is going on for last 18 hrs on my system. I have chosen the option of keeping all my personal ...
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Upgrading from Ubuntu 13.10 to 15.04 [duplicate]

I have dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10. I want to upgrade the version of Ubuntu to 15.04. Will that affect my data? And is that possible? If yes, how can I do that?
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Bought HP 455 G2 preinstalled with Ubuntu 12.04 and upgraded and it no longer works

So I bought this system HP 455 G2, and noticed that it came with Ubuntu 12.04, which I thought was strange, so I upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 and the cursor disappeared, I looked everywhere for a solution ...
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Messed up system by uninstalling Python3 - Help!

I have limited Ubuntu experience and seem to have messed up my system pretty good. I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I wanted to upgrade Python3 to the latest version - 3.4.0 was installed and I wanted to ...
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“Preparing gcc-4.8-base” freezes for 14.04 update

I'm trying to update to the 14.04 update, but every time I try to do so, during the "Installing the upgrades" phase, it freezes almost immediately. Under the load bar, it states, "Preparing ...
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change flavours from Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) to MATE 15.04

Is there a way to change flavours from Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) to MATE 15.04 without downgrading back to 14.10 first?
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Broken links after kernel upgrade

After running: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade And upgrading my kernel as well as some other stuff and then running this twice with a reboot after each running: sudo ...
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Ubuntu Won't Boot After Upgrade From 14.04 To 14.10; Not Even in Safe Mode

I've tried endlessly to find a solution to my problem, but nothing works. I guess my situation is a bit different. When I boot, it gives me the normal Ubuntu startup screen with the different boot ...
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How can I delete Ubuntu temp files which are created during software installation or upgrade?

I make a very big mistake with my Ubuntu. I was try to install Ubuntu touch but disk disk has no space. My mistake is I not read/ neg-late need of primary requirement of space for installation of ...
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Upgrade dual boot windows [closed]

I currently have a dual boot of Windows 7 32 bit and Ubuntu 14.04 I'd like to upgrade windows to 64 bit. Is there any simple way to do that? Should I remove Windows completely from my computer and ...
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How long do HWE kernels maintain/support in Ubuntu?

I tried 3.19.x.x.lts-vivid kernel and it doesn't seem to work with my hardware as I cannot build a module for my Nvidia graphic card and there are also similar bug reports submitted and confirmed to ...
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Can't Connect to Internet After Upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04

I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04, and unfortunately afterwards I couldn't connect to the internet, either via ethernet or wifi. It could detect the cable and wifi networks, but it just couldn't ...
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Abiword opens a blank template on startup after upgrade

A quick and annoying problem has come my way. After I upgraded my Ubuntu from 14.10 to 15.04 I get a blank Abiword template/Abi document opened on login. This open Abiword doc also applies to my ...
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ubuntu touch dual boot, cannot upgrade android

My nexus 4, android/ ubuntu-touch dual boot, is running normally. An update via OTA notification appeared. I followed steps to have upgrades as the How can I do an Android upgrade with dual boot ...
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LyX disables all menus after upgrade to 15.04

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04, I have a bug that drives my furious. LyX - the document processor - disables all menu items in the top panel. I already removed the .lyx directory in ~ and ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 upgrade not working

I upgraded my ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 today. Upgrade process worked perfectly. But on restarting it won't show the login screen. Instead a black screen with a blinking cursor. I have Intel graphics ...
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I got a problem upgrading packages on Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS

root@ubuntu:~# su root@ubuntu:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages have ...
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Stuck in GRUB after upgrading to 15.04

I upgraded a PC from 14.10 to 15.04 today with no errors, and rebooted. Now I'm stuck at GRUB. If I select 'Ubuntu' to boot, it reboots the machine. If I go to 'Advanced options for Ubuntu' and then ...
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Upgrade to clam tk 5.14

I upgraded today to clam tk 5.14. Now when I click on my clam tk from the classic menu it does not come on at all.
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Xorg Server refusing to start after Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid upgrade

Hellu. Yesterday evening I decided to upgrade my laptop (14.04) to the latest release, aka 15.04. I ran "do-release-upgrade" as root, said yes to everything and went to bed. This did not go as smooth ...
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Anyone else have problems with Dual Boot after upgrading to Windows 8.1? Help would be appreciated

I detest Windows, so when I bought a new Toshiba Satellite laptop, the first thing I did was dual boot it with Ubuntu 14.04. Everything worked fine until I inadvertently upgraded Windows last week ...
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upgrading from ubuntu 14.04 to ubuntu 14.10

i am thinking of upgrading my os from ubuntu 14.04 to ubuntu 14.10.Will it affect my additional installed programs and applications?Do i need to re install them when i upgrade my os?For example ,i ...
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I want to upgrade VirtualBox 4.3.10 to the latest version 4.3.28 so i can install the extention pack to enable USB 2 support

Do I need to first remove Vbox 4.3.10 and then purge and then get the latest 4.3.28 deb from Oracle? I am running 14.04
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Error on apt-get upgrade and install runit package

I'm trying to install the git-daemon-run package, which has a dependency on the runit package. But the runit package doesn't upgrade properly. When I run apt-get upgrade to upgrade the runit ...
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A Problem occurred when checking for updates: Ubuntu 15.04

I have used the command sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
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I can't update Ubuntu 12.04

I have been trying for the past couple of days to update and it keeps telling me that: Could not calculate the upgrade An unresolved problem occurred while calculating the upgrade This can be caused ...
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Upgraded from 14.04 to 15.04 cannot load desktop

I'm running as a Parallels VM. I recently upgraded from 14.04 -to- 14.10 -to- 15.04. Once the upgrade was complete I enter my password, I appear to authenticate, but nothing loads. No launcher bar, ...
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Sudden problem when upgrading

I am running XUbuntu 14.04 and today I issued sudo apt-get upgrade on my system and the output was Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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I tried to do an upgrade for some reason it stopped

Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ... update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-83-generic-pae Warning: No support for locale: en_US.utf8 These are the lines that are showing an ...
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Declutter Other Software sources

I recently upgraded from 14.04 to 15.04 (with a brief stop in 14.10) and need some help understanding how to manage software sources in Ubuntu. When I look at the 'Other Software' tab in Software and ...
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Will Biosdevname stay disabled when I update my system?

I wanted my server, 14.04.2, to use the old style of network interface naming, e.g. eth0. I used the Biosdevname part of the answer found here, editing /etc/default/grub but not purging the ...