Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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How to upgrade all 50 Desktops in a network?

How can i upgrade all the 50 desktops to Maverick Meerkat. Is there any netinstall method ?
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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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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 ...
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Do I lose LTS support if I upgrade to a non-LTS release?

I have been using Ubuntu since 8.04 as my primary OS and every six months I upgrade to the latest distribuition release. I am currently using 12.04 LTS. Thinking ahead, if I upgrade to 12.10 or any ...
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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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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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Should I wait for 13.04?

At the moment I have Mint on my computer, and I want to change back to Ubuntu, but with 13.04 coming so soon, should I install 12.10 and upgrade, or are there any advantages in waiting and doing a ...
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Failed Kernel install results in apt and dpkg failure due to dependencies and configuration issues

I have seen some similar questions but none that I have seen have resolved my issue. An error occured durring a kernel upgrade on Ubuntu 12.04 from linux-image-3.2.0-36-generic to ...
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Upgraded to 12.04 LTS now computer is unusable

I used the "Upgrade" option to install 12.04 LTS on a laptop from 11.10. The installation completed and after rebooting I have these issues: login screen displays but all icons are missing ...
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Can't login after installing 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot login to my user account This computer has had Ubuntu on it for quite some time, and after several upgrades, the OS started getting a little creaky. I decided to ...
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Input methods after upgrade to 13.10

After upgrading to 13.10, ibus (which had its own little icon in the task bar) fails to load. Instead I get a little icon, whose preferences direct me to "Text Entry". When I try open the "Input ...
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Upgrading from ubuntu 12.04 to 13.10 [duplicate]

How do I upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 13.10. I have tried the one I this link I gives option to upgrade to 12.10 not 13.10 I want to directly upgrade to 13.10 from 12.04
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Splash screen stopped appearing

I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04, and the splash screen does not appear anymore. Instead I have a black screen even if the system boots correctly. Does any body knows how to fix this.
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Ubuntu 13.10 Unity doesn't load after upgrade

Just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 only to find that Unity won't load (login freezes, after doing ctrl+alt+F1, logging in and then doing startx, I get a blank desktop and the mouse pointer, and nothing ...
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Graphics problem after upgrade to 13.04

I upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04, and am having graphics bugs. Either the screen is blank with random colored pixels at the top of the screen or I get repeated patterns or colors. I reinstalled (clean) ...
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dist-upgrade of diskless ubuntu

I am currently PXE booting a bunch a machine, via the diskless function in ubuntu. What is the best practice when upgrading the image from 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS? I've currently made a copy of the ...
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How do I generate a package download list?

I want to generate a package download list, which can be used to download those packages from another system. (I have a slow connection). I want to use those downloaded files to create a local ...