Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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What are benefits of upgrading filesystem from ext2?

I have ext2 filesystem installed on my work machine. I talk with my friend who knows linux a lot better and he said its very old and its very weird that I use so old filesystem. I'm now trying to get ...
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How can I get “delta” packages to optimize apt-get upgrade downloads?

I have recently installed Fedora in VirtualBox and noticed that they use Delta-RPM packages, which help dramatically reduce downloading sizes. Also I heard that Gentoo uses some delta packages. Would ...
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Disable Ubuntu Update Manager's new version warning

How to disallow Ubuntu to upgrade from like 11.10 to 12.04? I know that its your wish if you want to upgrade, but I don't want the message in update manager that says a new release is available to ...
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Dell Upgrade to 13.04 & 13.10 No wifi, graphic card driver and bluetooth Problem?

(Dell inspiron m5040 Upgrade to 12.04 LTS from 11.10 wifi wont work and has two bluetooth icons?) Old title of post! No Wifi/Bluetooth Problem. "Both Fixed", see below comments for bluetooth fix and ...
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After upgrade: what's this envelope systray icon, and how do I get rid of it?

I've just upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and everything seems to be running fine. I have a couple new icons in my systray, though, and one of them -- the envelope icon -- is a mystery to me: It looks ...
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Why is the google PPA reenabled after an upgrade to a new release?

PPA's are normally disabled when you upgrade, and must be re-enabled manually. I upgraded to 12.04 about a month ago and I just noticed that while my other PPAs had all been disabled, the Google PPAs ...
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Grub does not autoboot the default option after upgrade to 12.10

I recently upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10 and since that time, the system does not automatically boot. It always opens the boot menu, and I have to press Enter to make it boot Ubuntu. It seems ...
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How can I perform an offline upgrade using Ubiquity on the installation disc?

I'm trying to upgrade an Ubuntu 12.10 installation to Ubuntu 13.04 without an Internet connection. Now that the alternate and desktop CDs have been merged, I'm trying to use the 13.04 Desktop CD in ...
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Updating Ubuntu server from 8.10 to 10.04

I have a VPS that has Ubuntu 8.10 Server Edition installed on it and I would like to upgrade it to 10.04. What would be the correct way of doing this? I only have ssh access to it and a ...
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Ubuntu shows 'Kubuntu' on boot

I recently updated my Ubuntu 12.10 setup to 13.04 using sudo do-release-upgrade. After going through the process and rebooting, I was a little confused by the GRUB menu showing a "Kubuntu" option ...
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Need to repair or reinstall Ubuntu 12.04 without losing programs or data

I was trying to change the ownership on an external drive, and mistakenly used sudo chown -RL myuser:myuser /media/"New Volume" Unfortunately, it changed the ownership on the entire drive to ...
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Why do I need to re-load kernel modules for virtualbox after a kernel update?

After the last kernel upgrade in Ubuntu 12.10 I had to manually re-load two kernel modules for Virtualbox. modprobe vboxdrv and modprobe vboxnetflt I don't know enough about the system to say if ...
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Unable to mount/access phone after upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04

A Nokia Lumia 920 will not mount in 14.04. When I was running 13.10 this wasn't an issue. What should I try? Or will I have to revert to 13.10? What mtp-detect shows: kjhg@kjhg-LIFEBOOK-AH530-HD6:~$ ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.10? [duplicate]

My Ubuntu has a problem with the Ubuntu Software Center and I can't solve it, but I'd like to try the new version of Ubuntu, 13.10. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, can I upgrade to 13.10 how can I do that? ...
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How does the Ubuntu upgrade process work?

How does Ubuntu upgrade seamlessly to a newer distribution, while the operating system is still running? I'm upgrading from 10.10 to 11.04, and I've upgraded several times before, and it's as simple ...
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Mistaken dist-upgrade, is this bad?

I was looking for Update Manager on Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition and couldn't find it, so in Terminal I did: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade I got a message saying some packages were "held ...
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Upgrade vs Clean install without formatting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is a clean install better than upgrading? I am currently using Ubuntu 11.10 . In a few weeks I plan to upgrade to 12.04 . However, I have heard that upgrade can result ...
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How to request a package upgrade in the next Ubuntu release

I'm looking to move our company from Fedora 13 to the upcoming 12.04. We've built custom HDF5 1.8.7 RPMs that are newer than the 1.8.4 version in 12.04. If we go to 12.04 I'd like it to have the ...
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How can I upgrade kernel to 3.1?

The Ubuntu kernel PPA doesn't have kernel 3.1. Is there any other guaranteed way to upgrade because I don't want to reinstall Ubuntu again.
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How to list available backport upgrades

I have just followed Ubuntu Backports to activate manual backports and I have a couple of questions. How can I, in the command line (e.g. apt-cacher or aptitude): list installed packages that have ...
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Resuming an upgrade to 12.04 which got stuck on reconfiguring dropbox

I was upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04 and the process got stuck when reconfiguring/downloading dropbox. I had to break the upgrade at 87% and don't think my system will boot now. Is there any way to ...
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What applications are removed when I upgrade to 12.04?

What all will be removed whenever I upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04? I've heard rumors that Banshee and Tomboy are going to be removed. What else will be removed? Also, are there any major applications ...
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Is there a tool to update my PPA sources.list entries after upgrading?

When I upgrade from one version of Ubuntu to the next, the upgrade tool rightly disables all my PPAs, so that software compiled for or otherwise tied to the old version of Ubuntu does not interfere ...
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How can I get something like Nautilus's “spatial” behaviour in 11.10 and later?

Until recently, Nautilus had an optional "spatial" mode as an alternative to its usual browser mode. Users could enable it by opening Nautilus's preferences and selecting "Open each folder in its own ...
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Upgrading to python 2.7.5 on Ubuntu 12.04

Ubuntu 12.04 comes with python v 2.7.3 by default. I want to upgrade it to v 2.7.5. I tried the instructions given in this question, sudo apt-get install build-essential sudo apt-get install ...
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Sane path to distribution upgrades

I'm using Hardy (server) on quite a few machines and I'd like to upgrade to the latest LTS. Is it safe to edit my sources.list file to just point to the new LTS, or should I do a succession of dist ...
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How to upgrade pulseaudio

I got some issues with sound, sometimes it freezes and get out of sync with picture. VLC is giving me error, and there is said that I should update to pulseaudio 3.0. I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 and ...
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Upgrade vs Clean Install

I've been trying for months to upgrade my Ubuntu 8.10 to 10.04 and have been told that I cannot because of my ATI Radeon Xpress M200 card. I finally got tired of not being able to get things from the ...
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Message on each startup of Java after upgrade to 15.04

I just upgraded to 15.04 and noticed that on any Java program launched, the message Picked up JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS: -javaagent:/usr/share/java/jayatanaag.jar is printed to the console (which did not ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, my shortcuts keys and media keys no longer work

I just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 (GNOME interface) and none of the shortcut key combinations or Fn+F(#) controls seem to be working any more (not even the default ones, like Ctrl+Alt+T for ...
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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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Unattended grub configuration after kernel upgrade

Today I have been working on automatic deployment of an ubuntu server. I got stuck on automatic updating of the server using apt-get upgrade trying to upgrade to a new kernel. The log looks like this: ...
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“The upgrade has aborted” error, how to proceed?

I decided to update to Oneiric using the update manager. At some point, I got this message: The upgrade has aborted. Your system could be in an unusable state. A recovery will run now (dpkg ...
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Now that 11.04 is out will 10.04 still upgrade to 10.10?

I have been running 10.10 on my laptop and like it. I would like to upgrade my 10.04 LTS box at home by just enabling normal releases in update manager. Should this work, or have I caused a ...
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Where should I be looking/learning about the changes between Ubuntu (server) editions?

I maintain a few Ubuntu servers and it works great... but, I now have notifications on a few that state there is a new release available and I should run do-release-upgrade. Since these servers were ...
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Why does do-release-upgrade on 12.04 system not find 14.04.1 upgrade? [duplicate]

I saw an article that 14.04.1 was released today so I went to update an LTS machine but it didn't find an update. $ sudo do-release-upgrade Checking for a new Ubuntu release No new release found $ ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 fail to upgrade to kernel 3.4

Last night i intended to upgrade my kernel from 3.2 0-24 to 3.4... I followed the instruction on this Can I install Linux kernel 3.4 in Ubuntu and Kubuntu 12.04?. First i downloaded the kernel deb ...
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no dash or menu after upgrading from ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04

When I boot I get to the login screen fine, and then after login I get a screen with my wallpaper and mouse cursor, but no menu, no dash, ctr + alt + T does nothing, clicking the mouse does nothing. ...
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Gnome-terminal in Ubuntu Unity shrinks to minimum size

When I open a terminal in Ubuntu 15.04, it shrinks to 1 character by 1 character. I can use the corner resizer to make the window bigger, but it immediately shrinks to 1x1. There are a few x,y ...
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Installation only recognizes 3 GB of memory after RAM upgrade [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does Ubuntu only show 3GB of RAM? I recently upgraded my system from 2 to 4 GB of memory. When I booted into Ubuntu, it's only recognizing 3 GB. I followed some ...
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 and *everything* lags

Yesterday, I upgraded my Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2013) from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 14.10. Since then, everything lags, from applications when opened (or 'drawn back in the background' for an ...
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How to upgrade from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04? [duplicate]

I want to upgrade from ubuntu 10.10 to ubuntu 11.04.
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Upgrade experiences from 8.04 LTS to 10.04 LTS?

I am running 8.04 desktop as a server and hosting my own web server, has anyone experienced any issues with upgrade from 8.04 to 10.04?
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Google Chrome PPA upgrade invalid signature

When running: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I got this output: Ign http://security.ubuntu.com utopic-security InRelease Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com utopic InRelease ...
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How do I upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS [duplicate]

I want upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS. Is there a basic update? How do I do it?
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Screensaver/blanking problem

I have upgraded to 12.10 and then downgraded again to 12.04 LTS because of the screensaver or screen blanking problem. After 10-12 minutes the screen goes black/blank when i dont do anything (idle). I ...
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Can i update from “ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso” file?

update speed is so slow, and i have download the new iso file:ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso, can i update directly from the iso file ? my version is 11.10, Any help is appreciated.
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Missing Icons in 11.10 upgrade

After upgrading to 11.10 from 11.04 (I think), some of the icons such as the folder icons in Nautalus are replaced with the generic file icon... This makes it hard to navigate. Is there any easy way ...
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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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How can I load Ubuntu when all I have is Grub?

So I have upgraded Ubuntu with the latest Kernel. But after the upgrade and after I rebooted Ubuntu, all I get is GRUB. How do I load Ubuntu again when all I have is GRUB? I installed Ubuntu using ...