Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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Lost power during upgrade, how do I recover?

I was attempting to update my 11.10 install to 12.04beta. During the install step, I accidentally lost power to my laptop (the power cable came unplugged) and it shut down. Whenever I go to boot now, ...
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Does installing packages manually with dpkg prevent a future upgrade path?

I manage a private network which has no internet connectivity due to the security policy of the customer. This network has a single Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server installation (soon to be several more) and I'...
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How to only apt-get upgrade Certain Applications?

I only have a traffic-limited mobile broadband connection at my disposal. sudo apt-get dist-upgrade wants to get ~500MB of data which is not feasible for me right now. Hence, is it possible to only ...
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I've inherited a dangerously out of date server. How do I plan to safely upgrade it?

Apticron runs nightly on the box and is telling me that I have about 150 updates that need to be made. The server is running quite a few important services with no true backup so I'm scared to just ...
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Enabling unattended-upgrades from a shell script

I have a shell script to automatically configure new Ubuntu virtual machines for my purposes. I would like this script to install and enable unattended-upgrades, but I cannot figure out how to do so ...
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Will there be data loss for upgrade?

I am planning to upgrade from 8.10 to 10.04. But I am wondering if there will be data loss during the upgrade? For example: Will the application that I have installed on 8.10 still be there after ...
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Why will upgrading Ubuntu cause problems?

This is a general question about the changes that occurs in the development of Ubuntu. I want to know if Ubuntu, let's say 12.04, is working fine on my laptop. Why when I upgrade it to a newer version ...
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Reboot during update, glibc error: libc.so.6: version 'GLIBC_2.14' not found

While upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04 the upgrade stalled because it said xscreensaver needed to be uninstalled. I tried to open a terminal but the system wouldn't respond. So I did a hard boot and now ...
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I can't boot into a usable system after updates. What should I do?

Due to updates, my machine can no longer boot properly. I am no Ubuntu guru. I do not have a week to spare diagnosing the issue. I just want to retrieve important data from this machine's hard drive ...
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Is there a way to make Software Updater use apt-fast as a backend?

I've been using apt-fast in the command line for some time now and have enjoyed how it speeds upgrades by downloading packages in parallel. It would be great if Software Updater could also gain the ...
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How do you recover from a failed upgrade ('apt-get -f install' and 'dpkg --configure -a' fail)?

During an upgrade from lucid (10.04) to precise (12.04), the X session froze, and I have been trying to recover the upgrade to get a stable system. I have performed the following steps: Used ssh to ...
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I broke Sudo after an upgrade from 9 to 12.04.1

Currently sudo will prompt for a password, but absolutely nothing happens after that. No errors of any kind. I've checked the sudoers file, it passed the visudo syntax check, here's the setup: # # ...
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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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How do I upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10? [duplicate]

I am ready to try Ubuntu 11.10, how do I upgrade to it from 11.04?
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Problems downloading playlist using youtube-dl

I got message that the youtube-dl have to be updated when I try to download a playlist from youtube when I try to update I have this error message: elshahen@elshahen-LAB:~$ youtube-dl -cit https://...
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Will 12.04 default into Unity the way 11.10 did?

When I upgraded to 11.10 from 11.04, on first boot I was put into the Unity shell. However, since then, I have opted to use Gnome-Classic. My question is, when Ubuntu 12.04 comes out next April, will ...
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Can the kernel update itself via the update manager?

I noticed that the date of the currenlty installed Linux kernel Revision/Version is later than the System's install date. 2.6.32-24-generic # /var/log/installer/syslog 2.6.32-25-generic # uname -...
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Can't install/remove/upgrade any package

So I've been trying to upgrade Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit few days back and received an error: dpkg: ../../src/archives.c:978: tarobject: Assertion `r == stab.st_size' failed. So I followed this Ubuntu ...
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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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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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Cannot update system - Error during signature verification [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the easiest way to resolve apt-get BADSIG GPG errors? Okay, usually I run an apt-get update and upgrade about once a day. Now suddenly it's telling me this: ...
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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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Can I look at the upgrade log after a distribution upgrade?

I've upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and did it offline using the alternative CD. I didn't look at the "packages to remove" section before clicking next - I've done Ubuntu upgrades many times and assumed it ...
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Did 12.04 just add multi-touch gesture support mid-release?

I was reviewing the updates I was about to download today and I noticed that a lot of them had to do with gesture support, noticed that many of these were new installs rather than upgrades. Has ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu 10.04 to Ubuntu 10.10

I'm new to these forums so I'll be quick. When I try to upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10 from 10.04 I get this error, I have tried upgrading from Terminal and Update Manager as well. Could not determine ...
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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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Is there a compelling reason to upgrade from Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)?

Both my desktop and server installation are okay. Am I missing something important that would make an upgrade worth the hassle?
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How to make update manager stop nagging about a new release?

I don't want to upgrade to the new release, and I don't want to have the notification icon about the upgrade (red triangle with exclamation mark in it) sit on the tray constantly.
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Is it possible to upgrade ubuntu 12.04 to 12.04.1?

I want to upgrade to 12.04.1 from 12.04 LTS. Is it possible? If possible then How?
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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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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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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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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 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 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 ...
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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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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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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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Problem installing packages

I can't install any package, as I get this error: installArchives() failed: E: Cannot get debconf version. Is debconf installed? debconf: apt-extracttemplates failed: No such file or directory E: ...
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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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PHP rendered as text after Ubuntu 16.04 upgrade

Apache is rendering PHP files as text after Ubuntu 16.04 upgrade. Apache is installed and running. PHP7 is running. When I execute the following command I get the correct output: php -r 'echo "\n\...
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Upgrade Desktop form 14.04 LTS “No new release found” [duplicate]

I've verified that "Notify me of new Ubuntu version" is set to "For long-term support versions" in Software & Updates. Yet when I run do-release-upgrade I get "No new release found." Please help.
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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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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 terminal)...
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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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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 "Start/...
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After Upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04 login screen runs in a loop while console login works

I am on a DELL Precision 5510 Ubuntu Edition with Ubuntu 14.04 as default installation. Today I upgraded from 14.04. to 16.04 as shown here The upgrade went without any error messages. However, after ...
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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 ...