Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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RAID Controller Hardware compatability?

I might be out of my element here, I am new to Ubuntu Server, and I am a intermediate Linux/Unix user, but zero experience with admin of such. I am trying to build a server to play with for media ...
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Auto update in ubuntu 13.10 desktop

My question is very basic and foolish one.I installed ubuntu 13.10 desktop 32 bit. Now I want auto updates of security. I visited this Ubuntu help page. But I waited whole day to see whether my ...
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gnome crashes while updating ubuntu

tried to update Ubuntu and its seems some package's has been block by the isp provider. my problem now a lot of things had crashed one of them is window toolbar and minimize and maximize icons and ...
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After partitioning space to my ubuntu partition, nothing updates

Right now, I have Ubuntu 13.04, and using sudo-apt-get dist-upgrade does not get me the 13.10 update. Whenever I sudo-apt-update or upgrade lately, I get: 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove ...
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Upgrade or Re-install on External Hard drive? [duplicate]

I have ubuntu version (12 something I forgot) installed in my external hard disk long ago and I did not use it for quite some time. Recently I wish to use it and it says that an upgrade is needed. So ...
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Every time I try to upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, it fails [duplicate]

How do I add space to my /boot directory? Every time I try to upgrade I am told that I need 20MB more space (for a total of about 80MB), and I have already run commands to free up all unused kernels ...
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How to do-release-upgrade with automatic yes to all continue and disable reboot after upgrade completion

How do I disable reboot after do-release-upgrade? Is that even possible? How do I automatically answer y to all continue during do-release-upgrade`?
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How to serve .deb files compiled for amd64 without receiving errors that i386 .deb files are not available?

I have a repository on a ubuntu 12.04 server that is serving .deb files for only 64 bit architectures. When I run apt-get update I get the following W: Failed to fetch ...
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Getting git error on juju charm-upgrade [closed]

I'm playing with the upgrade-charm command to better understand how it works and what happens during it. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. According to the log JUJU tries to use the git client for a charm ...
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How to fix upgrade, install failure loop due to disk space issue

I'm running into an upgrade / install failure loop due to disk space, but I don't see which drive is full. I've tried clean, autoclean and autoremove, but to no avail. This is Ubuntu on AWS. There are ...
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After upgrade I cannot type in any windows

I run Ubuntu 13.10 on a 64 bits machine. Last Friday I had an automatic update. After that I cannot type in any window, terminal, Gedit, Firefox... but I can navigate my files in File Explorer using ...
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USB/Keyboard/Mouse not recognized after update to 13.10 from 12.10

I just updated to 13.10 from 12.10. On restarting, I was completely unable to use my keyboard or mouse through USB. I have no PS/2 devices to use. Also, it said that I had been disconnected from my ...
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Apt-get update throws 404s on natty-backports but it isn't in my sources.list

I'm trying to upgrade my 13.04 to 13.10 in anticipation to 14.04. However, the dist-upgrade fails as there is a 404 on a repository. That repository is the "natty-backports". It's normal, as it's very ...
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How to upgrade from Ubuntu amd 64bit to intel 64bit?

I've been using Ubuntu 12.10 for about a year and half now on my laptop with an intel processor. When I installed it I was dumb enough to commit the mistake of downloading a amd 64bit version of the ...
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“error: cannot read `/dev/sda': Input/output error.” repeatedly during upgrade

I'm currently running a distribution upgrade and my terminal output looks like this: ... Generating grub.cfg ... error: cannot read `/dev/sda': Input/output error. error: cannot ...
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Failed to Install Grub During Upgrade to 13.10

I have upgraded our Ubuntu 12.10 remote server to 13.10. During the upgrade process, I was asked which partition to install Grub2 to. I didn't know which drive was the boot drive, thus I checked all ...
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Troubles with modules after upgrade to kernel 3.2.0-60

Everything worked fine until kernel 3.2.0-58. Then the update manager proposed an update to 3.2.0-59, I did it but the update didn't finished successfully (I was able to boot but windows with error ...
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Help with upgrade to 12.10 from 12.04 lts

Okay so on my computer (samsung rv510) I was running ubuntu 12.04 lts with no problem. I wanted to Upgrade to 12.10. The upgrade was easy and everything went okay. I restarted my computer, got grub, ...
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unable to stat `./mnt' (which I was about to install): Transport endpoint is not connected

When running: apt-get update && apt-get upgrade on 12.04.3 LTS, kernel 3.2.0-35-virtual I get: Preparing to replace base-files 6.5ubuntu6.6 (using .../base-files_6.5ubuntu6.7_amd64.deb) ...
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Cannot upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 using GUI nor command line

I want to upgrade my Ubuntu 13.04 to the latest Ubuntu 13.10, but it seems it doesn´t want to do it so. This is what I´ve tried (after a backup): 1. Using the GUI first: Clicked on "Software ...
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Xfreerdp Upgrade to version 1.1 to support Multi Monitor

i was trying to use freerdp with support for multiple monitor using ubuntu 13.10 x64 i get error : root@rdp-client:~# xfreerdp /multimon /f /u:a /p:1 /v:192.168.0.140:3389 transport_connect: ...
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Can't update because of “untrusted” packages? [duplicate]

So I'm trying to apply a boatload of updates and upgrades via Ubuntu's built-in update system... But it tells me the updates/upgrades can't be completed because it requires the installation of ...
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My screen has pulsing blurriness after attempting UI Scale

Did an upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04. Everything was going fine until I did a UI Scale. Now there's a pulsing blurriness on my screen. Any way I can reset that? I've uninstalled/reinstalled xorg ...
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Problem after upgrade and update: one of my OS and corresponding partition disappeared!??!!!!?? :(

My field work computer's HD has 3 partitions: First: Ubuntu 12.04 lst (~80 Gb) Second: Windows XP (~50 Gb) Third: Debian (~30 Gb) Normally during booting process I can choose between the 3 OS ...
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upgrading ubuntu via mounted iso [duplicate]

I want ot upgrade from 12.04 (32BIT) to latest (64BIT). I have mounted the iso because I dont have cdrom, but I cant find the runable to open the dialog. I have followed this answer and downloaded ...
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Unattended upgrade shuts down the host instead of rebooting it

I have set the flag for automatic reboot of the host when required after an upgrade. Unfortunately the host is apparently shut down and not restarted. I didn't check the scripts yet, but I checked ...
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How to upgrade sausy (13.10) to trusty (14.04) beta? [duplicate]

How to upgrade sausy (13.10) to trusty (14.04) beta? I need to upgrade my Ubuntu 13.10 to Ubuntu 14.04 beta without any format or new installation! Like upgrade that perform on Update Manager.
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS issue with sysv / udev: after upgrade no init script works

I am sort of refining my server's issues I have found some time ago and still persisting after more than half a year. Here are some of my previous "installments" about this issue: After last ...
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Can I manage dpkg-installed package with apt-get?

At the very beginning after I set up my Ubuntu 12.04, I installed Webmin (dpkg -s webmin reports the version to be 1.610) by first downloading the .deb file with wget and then running dpkg --install ...
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Stuck in Ubuntu 10.10 [duplicate]

I Opened my old laptop for the first time in years , and it's still on Ubuntu 10.10. Can't seem to figure out how to get it to upgrade to the most recent version. Any help would be appreciated ?
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ubuntu 13 linux-image won't upgrade

I just did software updates that included linux-headers for which there are no image files in /boot. The only image and related files in /boot are for version 3.8 /boot/abi-3.8.0-30-generic ...
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Black Screen on Resume After Upgrade to 13.10 on Dell D620

Dell d620,Intel 945GM graphics, using b43 proprietary wlan driver, all else standard. After wake from suspend a black screen is displayed with a selection cursor (white arrow). 13.04 was working fine ...
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How to opt out of Ubuntu Development Branch [duplicate]

For reasons unknown to me, my server running Ubuntu 13.10 suddenly updated to the beta version of Ubuntu 14.04. I need my server running Ubuntu 13.10. How can I downgrade back to Ubuntu 13.10 without ...
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Can't upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10

I do sudo do-release-upgrade, and I got an error message like this one. An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade. This can be caused by: Upgrading to a ...
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Ubuntu distribution upgrades: move all user interaction to the end?

Is there a way to move all user interaction that occurs during a release upgrade to the end of the upgrade process? As it currently stands, the Ubuntu upgrade process will be interrupted whenever ...
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Can I upgrade 12.04 to 14.04 on a Live USB with persistent partition? [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 from a Live USB hard drive with casper-rw partition and thinking of upgrading it to 14.04. I know that I cannot (and should not) upgrade the kernel (I set apt to lock ...
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Grey Screen on upgrading Ubuntu!

You may get this after upgrading to latest version of Ubuntu. If so please logout or force restart your system if nothing works. Then select Ubuntu recovery mode. From there select repair broken ...
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How to uninstall AMD drivers so I can switch video cards?

I'm switching video cards from AMD Radeon to a Nvidia GeForce how do I remove the AMD drivers? Also do I remove drivers then swap out Graphic cards or switch graphic cards first? I'm using 12.04 ...
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I can't upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 or 13.10. My updater does not give me an option to upgrade to 13.04

I keep getting an error message when I try to upgrade to 13.10. I have made sure that 12.10 is up-to-date and when I did all my updates, I was asked if I wanted to Upgrade to 13.10, not 13.04. When I ...
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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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Does this seem to be an error or something else? - Upgrading Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10

I did try the upgrade through Terminal using the below given command: sudo do-release-upgrade Then it started downloading the required files. In between I could see the below lines also (mostly): ...
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Software updates through proxy server? [duplicate]

We are using squid proxy server to access internet when we are opening browser it ask to specify username and password to enter it to it then how can we able to update the system by this proxy ...
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How do I upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to the latest stable release? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I want to upgrade to the latest version of Ubuntu. Is it possible? I read on this forum that I have to do a serial upgrading. If that is the case, will all my software ...
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What upgrade options for non-PAE machine?

The last time I upgraded this machine it failed because I have a non-PAE processor. I was forced to reinstall the last, old version of Xubuntu. Now I fear I'm stuck with a discontinued distribution. ...
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Memory error when attempting upgrade

I get a error when Ubuntu tries to update. The error says I don't have enough memory to update but my harddrive is full of space.
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Ubuntu Update Manager finishes checking for updates but not prompting to do pending updates/upgrade

I'm trying to upgrade Ubuntu from 13.04 to 13.10. Already I've done a partial update for current 13.04 system before upgrading it to Ubuntu 13.10. Then, I tried to upgrade it to 13.10. Meanwhile ...
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Remove xfce4 desktop

My computer is overheating cuz there's many desktop environments, MATE, Cinnamon and xfce4. Now i've to uninstall them, Cinnamon and MATE uninstalled successfully. But xfce4 failed: sudo apt-get ...
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Why cannot Ubuntu resolve the proxy hostname while upgrading to 12.10?

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise). I can not upgrade to 12.10 using the Update manager. Each time I try, it shows that 12.10 is available to upgrade: However, when I click on "Upgrade", I get the ...
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Installing 3.13 kernel on Saucy (13.10) - possible? [duplicate]

I wanted to install 3.13.5 kernel from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.13.5-trusty/ . I know that the folders are called trusty but can I install them on 13.10 ? After tying dpkg -i ...
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Server upgrade fails, boot partition too small

The upgrade from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.10 aborts right after starting, due to the /boot partition having only 54MB size. The server has 2 hard disks with 2 partitions each, being connected via RAID1. ...