Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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Can i upgrade ubuntu without losing my apps and files?

I was just wondering since i have the 12.04 lts ubuntu edition if it's possible to upgrade it to 13.04 or even 14.04 after it gets released without losing any of my files and installed apps? That's ...
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After last update, my varnish and all services broke!

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server hosted in a XEN VPS. Strictly being used in terminal mode via PuTTY. uname -a Linux webserver 3.2.0-58-generic #88-Ubuntu SMP Tue Dec 3 17:37:58 UTC 2013 x86_64 ...
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Upgrading from 12.04 to 12.10 not booting [duplicate]

I tried to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 as per the official documentation. When the system is rebooting, it showed as Ubuntu ( logo) and now in the blank black screen from past one hour. I tried to ...
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Restart returned to session indicator menu after upgrading to 13.10

This is the first time I'm having problems during Ubuntu upgrade. I had previously enabled the new Unity logout/shutdown dialogs and the restart option had gone. But now it's back again, though ...
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How can upgrade Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS to Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I Want to upgrade Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS to Ubuntu 13.04 with out formatting existing one. Please guide me.
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How to upgrade Ubuntu 9.10 to 12.10 via terminal?

I am using EEEpc 1000ha. I can't boot from USB drive, it goes directly to the GRUB dual boot interface (with native WinXP), Also I can't install that boot helper in Windows, not enough disk space. It ...
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Error trying to upgrade from 10.04.4 to 12.04

Today i wanted to upgrade to 12.04 and I checked my update manager. But it it not showing the upgrade option. How can i upgrade? im using 10.04.4
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10.04.4 unresponsive

I just updated to Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS. But after the update, my computer is unresponsive. I used to be able to click on my name, then I would be prompted to enter my password. This is no longer ...
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After upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04 I don't have ethernet connection, how to solve it?

I had a wired network connection that worked fine in Ubuntu 11.10. I upgraded to 12.04 and immediately after the upgrade was completed, the OS reported my cable unplugged. It was not unplugged and ...
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Ubuntu hangs on booting up after a update

I've made a clean install yesterday, for the first time restarted, everything went good and then after I updated packages and copied my old home directory to replace the new one, when I restarted it ...
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Interrupted upgrade to 12.04 - “no upgrade possible” - how to fix?

The upgrade to "precise" was interrupted,and if I try to upgrade now,I get the message:"No upgrade possible with this tool"Where do I find the tool required to upgrade?
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MySQL server stopped working after upgrade [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fixing broken myslq-server package after upgrade to 12.04 I upgraded to 12.04 and my MySQL server just stopped working. It throws: ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to ...
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Upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 stalled

I've been trying to upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 using the update manager. Everything went fine at first, and I haven't gotten any errors, but the progress has been stopped at "Preparing to configure ...
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system freezing mid upgrade (to 12.04)

I'm in the process of upgrading to 12.04 (via command line, from 11.10). Everything was downloaded and it was happily unpacking and replacing packages when my system froze. I can move my mouse, ...
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Update 11.04 to 12.04 with LiveCD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I upgrade straight from a very old release to the latest one? I'm trying to update my current Ubuntu 11.04 install to 12.04 while keeping the files, settings and ...
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INtel 3956ABG WPA wireless not working on Thinkpad T60

I recently upgraded my Thinkpad T60 from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10. My wireless worked on 11.04 without a problem. Using 11.10, it detects all the wireless networks available, but will not connect to it. ...
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Is it possible to tell what packages I've installed that aren't in the vanilla install?

I've upgraded Ubuntu on my laptop all the way from 7.04 to 10.04 without ever wiping the disk. I have a sneaking suspicion that means I have a bunch of crufty packages that I don't use and that are ...
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What's the risk of upgrading over SSH?

When I run sudo do-release-upgrade over ssh, I get the following message. This session appears to be running under ssh. It is not recommended to perform a upgrade over ssh currently because in ...
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How can I enable silent automatic updates for Google Chrome?

Installing Google Chrome causes a third-party software source to be added from which Google Chrome upgrades can be retrieved: $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list ### THIS FILE IS ...
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How can I bypass this fontconfig warning to edit grub successfully?

I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 with no problem. I am trying to edit the grub file, but in the console I get the following message: Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf", line 9: ...
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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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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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What is the problem while updating: “W: Failed to fetch … No Hash entry in Release file …”

This is the output of the command # apt-get update. I cannot update any packages with update manager either. What is the problem? Ign http://mirrors.dotsrc.org precise-getdeb InRelease ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 Serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for / [duplicate]

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from 13.10. I had installed the earlier version using WUBI. I am receiving the following error on booting Ubuntu with the latest kernel 3.14 Serious error ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu 11.04 to 12.04

I didn't see this asked elsewhere here, but how does one go about this? I did sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade on a laptop last night but it did not upgrade up to the latest ...
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Make default `python` command to use Python 3

I can access Python 3 via python3 command. But I want to make the default interpreter to use python command for Python 3. Simple typing python takes me to Python 2. How to upgrade?
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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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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 see more details of an aptitude dist-upgrade? [duplicate]

When I type aptitude dist-upgrade I get for example: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Reading extended state information ...
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Removing broken packages on distro update (13.04 to 13.10)

i'm kinda new to linux. last night i tried upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10 but i got the "could not calculate" error. i read this question and found this error in the main log: Dist-upgrade failed: ...
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Is there an upgrade procedure from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS

I have tried the standard: apt get install update-manager-core do-release-upgrade but this does not seem to get it to 14.04 LTS. Are there other steps that I am missing?
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Checklist for upgrading a very out of date install

Background: My last upgrade was from 9.04 to 9.10, and it did not go well. I lost a lot of my settings and spent way too much time reinstalling packages that I though I already had. Last April, I ...
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How do I tell which was the original version of Ubuntu installed on a machine?

I've got a few machines which I'm upgrading from version to version for a few years. I'm curious to find out what was the original version of Ubuntu installed on the machine. Is there a way to do ...
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Should I update to an LTS release?

This is probably still too early to worry about, but I'm just curious. I am not currently using an LTS Ubuntu on my laptop. Now, when the next LTS comes out, should I upgrade? Or should I skip this ...
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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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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 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 do I recover from this broken upgrade(?)?

I tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10 through the upgrade wizard. I had about 30 minutes left on my install, and had to leave. When I came back, my computer was frozen, so I had to do a hard reset. When ...
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Is it better to upgrade through the Update Manager or re-install from scratch?

I' m running 10.10 and I would like to upgrade to 11.04 as it hits Beta. Would performance be better with an installation through running the upgrade script or with a fresh install after a format?
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Upgrade to Maverick broke the display resolution - Dell Studio

My system used to display the Full HD resolution - the native, very well on the Karmic. I upgraded my system to Maverick and the maximum 16:9 resolution X server supports is 1280x720. As far as I ...
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How do I change my repositories to saucy from raring after upgrade?

During the Saucy update it said that it would disable some packages, and it did. In Software & Updates under Other Software a lot of my repositories are either "disabled on upgrade to saucy" or ...
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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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How to find out where the “grub” is installed [duplicate]

My Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS asking me during "apt-get dist-upgrade" where to install "GRUB" update. So how i can simply found out which partition/disc is the proper answer? I mean how to found out ...
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Is there an easy way to change Ubuntu flavor during upgrade?

I used to run Ubuntu Netbook Edition (UNE) 10.04 on my Asus Eee 901. I recently upgraded to the "regular" Ubuntu desktop 11.10, since UNE was discontinued. Due to the limited hardware, my netbook has ...
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Could not calculate the upgrade on distribution upgrade

I've been trying to update Ubuntu from 11.04 to 11.10 through Update Manager multiple times since the release but have encountered this error every single time: An unresolvable problem occurred ...
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Different Kernel between Ubuntu

I have a pc with Ubuntu Karmic and the kernel that I have is 2.6.31-22 I have another pc with Ubuntu Maverick and the kernel is the last one. That means that Karmic doesnt upgrade the kernel to the ...
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How to activate deactivated repository after upgrade?

I upgraded to Raring from Quantal, and Bitdefender and Dropbox repositories are disabled. Synaptic > other software > disabled on upgrade to raring I try to put check in the box, but it is not ...
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upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 - No upgrade option available in update manager

Update manger do not provide option to upgrade. It displays "Your system is up-to-date" instead. I tried Check button many times but received same message. Please help.
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How to upgrade my HDD and keep my ubuntu 11.10 instalation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to replace my disk without having to rebuild my Ubuntu install? What is the best way to upgrade my 200 gb HDD to a new one of 500 gb but - and this is the tricky ...
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What is the best way to upgrade the kernel in 12.04.3?

I am using 12.04 LTS, which through my Update Manager is now upgraded to 12.04.3. However, my Linux kernel has not been upgraded; it's 3.2.0-52-generic-pae. There is a v.3.8 in the Package Manager but ...