Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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“General error mounting filesystems” after upgrade to 13.04

I just tried updating to 13.04 from 12.10. When I restarted, it went to Grub even though there's no other OS on the computer. I clicked on Ubuntu to finish booting and I got a terminal with the error ...
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Upgrade 9.10 to 10.04

We have Karmic Koala on our workstation. When we tried upgrading using Update Manager, the window froze (turned black and white) and we had to "Force Quit". We used the command-line "sudo ...
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Change of default applications during upgrade

LibreOffice and Banshee are set to replace OpenOffice and Rhythmbox as we move from 10.10 to 11.04. Doing a fresh install obviously makes these new applications the default ones. However, if I choose ...
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CVE-2015-0235 How to update eglibc to 2.15-0ubuntu10.10

I followed these instructions and found that my glibc version was 2.15-0ubuntu10.9. How do I update it to 2.15-0ubuntu10.10? It is also mentioned here that services have to be restarted after the ...
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I don't know how to upgrade 12.10 to 13.04 or 13.10

I try to use upgrade app to upgrade, but the app tell me I can upgrade 13.10 directly. But, if I press upgrade button, then the error message occured like... An upgrade from 'quantal' to 'saucy' is ...
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Why doesn't the command do-release-upgrade doesn't require sudo?

I was wondering why the command do-release-upgrade doesn't require sudo? I mean, it does significantly change your system, so I would have guessed it requires sudo. This is from ubuntu self, but it ...
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Upgrade from 10.10 to 11.04 to 11.10. X starts, Unity desktop not there

I upgraded my Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 system to 11.04 and then 11.10. Now, when I start Ubuntu, the Unity desktop doesn't start correctly. Here's what I do: Start computer I log in via the GUI login ...
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Upgrade from Caixa Mágica 22LTS (based on Ubuntu 14.04) to Ubuntu 14.04 or 15.04?

I have Caixa Mágica 22LTS (based on Ubuntu 14.04) installed on my laptop. I want to know if is possible to convert it to Ubuntu 14.04 or 15.04 (in Portuguese). If yes, then I need to install the HP ...
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Is it necessary to upgrade to 14.04 LTS or can I stand in 12.04 LTS forever with no problem?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and although I would like to upgrade to 14.04 LTS, I don't want to have any troubles after upgrading. For example, I don't know if I can no longer use some of my software ...
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Upgraded to 14.04 reboot fail

I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04, and when I restarted the computer and selected Ubuntu, the black screen said: mount: mounting/dev/loop0 on/root failed: Invalid Argument mount: mounting/dev ...
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ubuntu 12.04 kernel upgrade to 3.10

After reviewing many guides about kernel upgrades - and even following a tip from: http://syntaxionist.rogerhub.com/ubuntu-on-the-lenovo-thinkpad-x230.html to upgrade the kernel of Ubuntu 12.04 to ...
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bad downloaded packages? linux-image-3.2.0-32-generic-pae' is missing final newline

I'm having some trouble updating my software. It seems like the new packages have been downloaded but one package is giving me some trouble This is the output I get when I try to upgrade my software ...
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Authentication error when trying to upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04

I wrote : ~$ do-release-upgrade and the system says: Checking for a new ubuntu release Get:1 Upgrade tool signature [198 B] Get:2 ...
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packages been kept back

I tried both aptitude -y safe-upgrade and apt-get upgrade -f but in both cases, I get: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following ...
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How to restore the default repositories in 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I restore the default repositories? My repositories are screwed. I need a fresh copy because my old one has a lot of problems. I've already tried ...
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Why is “no new release” found after I'm told its available?

New release 'oneiric' available. Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it. 2222222-desktop:~$ do-release-upgrade Checking for a new ubuntu release No new release found why does it say there is an ...
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my /home is not mounted after 12.04 upgrade

I upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 After finishing the upgrade when I rebooted the PC I get unable to mount /home press M or S I tried M then mount -a but it does not work in fstab I have # /etc/fstab: ...
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Fails to boot after upgrade, stuck on winbind package

I started the upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10 last night. Once it got the installing packages part I left the computer unattended the rest of the night. When I checked it this morning the screen was blank ...
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Can't boot Wubi after upgrading to 14.04 from 12.04: “Target filesystem doesn't have requested /sbin/init”

So I decided to upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04 on my Wubi installation, using update-manager -d, but I can no longer boot into Ubuntu. When I try to, I see the message mount:mounting..."etc, then "Target ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10 broke my system, completely.

First, I hope that this is not a duplicate, because I found my question quite strange and unique, and I don't have any idea with it. These days I heard of the new Ubuntu release, version 13.10 and I ...
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Find source of Partial Upgrade dialog in 12.10

I'm running Xubuntu 12.10 and started getting the "Partial Upgrade" dialog from Software Updater a few weeks ago. I did some reading, and from what I understand, this can solve itself within a short ...
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Wubi after upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8

I've seen a lot of questions about Ubuntu and Windows 8 on a new machine with Windows 8 pre-installed and that UEFI stuff, but nothing useful about upgrading from win7 to win8 and Ubuntu. I have a ...
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Please help new install 12.10 black screen

Hey guys new to the forum and new to ubuntu, I installed 12.10 via a USB and all went well anyway since the installation has finished all I keep getting is a black screen I have a old dell laptop , ...
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I cannot upgrade to 12.10 because of graphic-card, Radeon HD 3450

I wonder what has happened. I have Ubuntu 12.04 and Ati Radeon HD 3450 and that has supported 3D, now suddenly it does not accept my graphic-card. I really would like to know what to do? Should I ...
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When trying to upgrade Kerberos development libraries, why do I get an “unmet dependencies” error?

When I'm upgrading, get this error and can't install anything else You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet dependencies: krb5-multidev : ...
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Upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10, getting “W:Failed to fetch gzip…”

Error during update A problem occurred during the update. This is usually some sort of network problem, please check your network connection and retry. W:Failed to fetch ...
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How to upgrade the Linux mainline 3.3.6 kernel?

I want to install the latest stable Linux Kernel 3.3.6. Can someone please help me with a step by step guide? Thanks in advance BTW I'm on a 64bit system and I have downloaded the following ...
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problems in fetching upgrades

presently using ubuntu 10.04 and I would like to upgrade to the latest ubuntu release but while trying to ugrade I have this errors . Can anybody help me how to solve this and proceed..just a beginner ...
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Software Center won't start: “AttributeError: 'gi.repository.Gtk' object has no attribute 'FontSelectionDialog' ”

When I try to run software-center from the terminal it gives me: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/software-center", line 33, in <module> from gi.repository import Gtk ...
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Blank screen on boot after upgrade from 9.04 to 10.04 with a toshiba tecra a2. Fix?

I can boot into recovery via grub and the low graphics mode option works but I don't really know what to do from there to fix it so I can use a proper graphics mode. It is usuable now though some ...
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upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 issue

During the distro-upgrade 14.10 in the unpacking I saw an error in the terminal that said do this to fix: gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders > /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0/loaders.cache ...
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upgrade 14.04 with errors and shows red sign on top

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 but it shows a red symbol on the top and gives error message in function update E:unknown error:<type exceptions.type error> upgrade manager or any other file is not ...
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Can not upgrade from 12.04 using update manager

Is there a special method to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04? When I try to upgrade from 12.04 using update-manager -d I receive the following error message: fetching upgrade failed. There may be a ...
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Problems in Upgrading 12.04 to 14.04 which is 64bit wubi application?

I'm on 12.04 currently I want to upgrade to trusty. I'm using wubi 64bit application and people said that there might be problems for 64 bit regarding grub menu. Is there a chance that I might lose ...
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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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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 to save applications for re-install or upgrade?

I keep experimenting with my Ubuntu so I have to reinstall it sometimes. I just wanted to know whether I can create another partition only for my installed application(from software center) so that I ...
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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. ...