Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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Upgrading from 10.10 to 11.04 when 10.10 was installed using Wubi

I had installed Ubuntu 10.10 using wubi so I could dual boot with Windows and Ubuntu. Now I am upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04 using the upgrade option provided within Ubuntu itself (using the update ...
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Can I perform a distribution upgrade without rebooting?

I would, ideally, like to run a distribution upgrade that doesn't end in a complete reboot of the machine (owing to an irritation in my hardware that requires a period of disconnection from the power ...
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How do I upgrade a server image inside EC2?

I setup an instance of Ubuntu on Amazon EC2 using an AMI that I had found. When I login to the server through SSH it says A newer build of the Ubuntu lucid server image is available. It is names '...
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Keep an Obsolete Package

I'm finally upgrading. I just reached the "Remove Obsolete Packages" screen and, while glancing through, noticed a few packages that I installed and do not want removed. It lists about 150 so I'd ...
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Upgraded to 11.04, now its not loading the normal way

I upgraded my laptop to the latest release of Ubuntu and now its not loading the normal way from the Grub menu. By normal I mean, picking the "Ubuntu" option from the grub menu. To load Ubuntu, I ...
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Recover from an interrupted 10.04 to 10.10 upgrade?

I was almost through and downloading the packages and then the system froze up. Upon reboot the message was "gnome-power-manager has configuration defaults not installed properly". How do I get my ...
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Update and log-in hazzles [closed]

I am totally new at Ubuntu and have the 11.4 version on my laptop after getting fed up with windows. I cant download updates using Update manager - I get the bug #783594) and see the following ...
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How to install KDE 4.3 on Ubuntu 9.04? (or how can I use konqueror 4.3 on andlinux?)

I added the kubuntu jaunty backport deb in the sources.list file, the GPG key + done apt-get update and dist-upgrade etc… Pick a question: Is there a way to update Konqueror 4.2.4? Where can I ...
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Nvidia 5200 graphic card active but not currently in use [closed]

Nvidia 5200 graphic card active but not currently in use on Ubuntu 11.04 how to do that?
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How can I upgrade to Python 2.7

I am on Ubuntu 11.04 and have Python 2.6 installed. I would like to upgrade to Python 2.7. How should I go about doing this?
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How do I upgrade from 8.04 to 8.10?

I have Ubuntu 8.04 and I am trying to use "update manager" to upgrade to 8.10. The upgrade fails because of some problem related to network/internet setting. The error I get is discussed and a ...
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dump dpkg package list for fresh installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best way to backup all settings, list of installed packages, tweaks, etc? I've heard that I can dump the dpkg package list of currently installed applications, then after I ...
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liboobs size mismatch when upgrading to 11.04

I get this error when trying to upgrade to 11.04: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/libo/liboobs/liboobs-1-5_2.32.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb Size mismatch I already did a bunch ...
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Unity is disturbed after a partial upgrade

I had upgraded my workstation from Maverick to Natty. I switched to unity after this upgrade and was quite happy. In the last week of May, 2011 update manager proposed a partial upgrade. After the ...
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Why does my computer say that there is an 11.10 upgrade?

I always use update-manager -d just so I remember that there is a space bar between manager and -d. I ran it today and it showed the bellow image. Why does it do this or is there really an 11.10 ...
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How to resume the upgrade of package downloads (10.04 -> 10.10)

I was trying to upgrade my 10.04 machine to 10.10 via the Update Manager. It was downloading the packages (was not installing it). Since I had to leave my place, I cancelled it in order to be able to ...
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/home partition not recognized

I upgraded to 11.04 with a CDROM. After the installation my home is empty and my installed apps are lost. Everything in /usr/bin etc. has been reset back to the initial state. My /home is on a ...
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Upgrade from 10.10 to 11.04 broke Ubuntu

I upgraded from 10.10 to 11.04 (kernel 2.6.38-9) and now Ubuntu won't fully boot. I get this message: Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check ...
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What to check before I allow upgrade from my system?

I am using Ubuntu 10.10 from last two months, I faced many problems while installing and stabilizing the OS [first tried to normal dual boot, but had to install through wubi]. It cost me three re-...
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Linux Installation Copy & Version Upgrading

I had installed an ubuntu 10.04 to a pen drive of mine. Now, I want to move it to a pen drive with bigger storage. But, how/what software should I use to do that? Is is possible to upgrade from 10.04 ...
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Using Maverick how to upgrade certain packages to newer versions?

I tried Natty and was just terrible, even Gnome Classic was buggy. So I switched back to 10.10 and all is well. However, I miss the newer versions of Rhythmbox, Empathy, Gwibber, etc that are in ...
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How does updating running application binaries during an upgrade work?

I just upgraded my ubuntu lucid to natty , during the upgrade it replaced most of the running applications with a newer version. How does this work? (Won't the applications crash?) What will ...
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don't see Unity anywhere after upgrading from Kubuntu 10.10 — what am I missing?

I had Kubuntu 10.10 and had all the updates done there before allowing the upgrade to 11.04. Everything went well insofar as the upgrade. Final reboot and voila! Ummmmm....wait a minute....it looks ...
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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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Will files and data be deleted when I update from 10.10 to 11.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will there be data loss for upgrade? I am thinking to update from 10.10 to 11.04. Will any files or data be deleted? Thanks in advance.
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Is it possible to schedule the downloads required to upgrade?

I'd like to upgrade from 10.10 to 11.04 but my ISP has a data-cap, limiting the amount I can download. Thankfully, traffic between 2am and 8am doesn't count towards this cap, but I'm seldom awake at ...
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Installing Ubuntu upgrade side by side with old version

I'd like to upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 to 11.04, but keep the original Ubuntu 10.04. That is, instead of the new system overwriting the old one, I'd like it to offer Ubuntu 10.04 as a start up choice, ...
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Uninstall NVidia drivers? [duplicate]

I've upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 (in order to be able to upgrade to 11.04). It seems like the current graphics drivers are incompatible with the latest kernel I have. I don't know if I have ...
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Missing of gnome-panel applets after upgrade

After the upgrade to natty I am missing various applets for the gnome-panel. Thy do not appear in the »add to panel« dialog although they are probably installed. These do I miss: netspeed tomboy ...
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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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Upgrading from 10.10 to 11.04, how much space is needed?

Would I have enough space to upgrade to 11.04 from 10.10 on a 4gig Asus EEE? I have an SD card in it giving another 4gig. How can I use that space?
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Desktop not hardware compatible with 3D effects

When I try to install 11.04 on my desktop machine, I get a notification that my system is not hardware compatible for 3D effects and that I should run "Classic Gnome," but even under classic gnome my ...
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Will there be a clean upgrade path from 10.10 to 11.04?

Will there be a straight upgrade path from 10.10 to 11.04 (Gnome to Unity), and will there be measures put in place to ensure that Gnome is properly "cleaned" out on the way?
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No updates from the 11.04 natty repositories since 30th of April?

Since the release of 11.04, I haven't received any updates from the repositories for 11.04.I installed the beta version, and as far as I've understood I'm currently running on the released version. ...
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Unable to install programmes after upgrade

I upgraded to 11.04 today. I had some problems when the system froze with 2 minutes to go; I was forced to do a hard reboot, but the system appeared to work OK. (described here: Distribution upgrade ...
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Dell inspiron M5010 gets slow after upgrade

I have recently updated ubuntu from 10.10 to 11.04 on my Dell inspiron M5010 laptop. The problem is that ubuntu became incredibly slow. For example during installation files were copied in few minutes ...
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no access to encrypted partition after failed distro upgrade [closed]

I had an Ubuntu 10.10 encrypted (dm-crypt) installation on my PC. Today i did the distro upgrade to 11.04, but the upgrade failed. There are no working system on my PC anymore. How can i now access ...
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How to upgrade Unity on 10.10 UNR without upgrading Ubuntu?

I keep on getting errors when trying to Upgrade, but really, I like my current setup so I just want the new Unity interface. How to I upgrade it?
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Just Upgraded to 11.04 form 10.10. It hangs after boot and just new desktop is shown

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 from 10.10 using direct Internet connection and now just new looking desktop (with the Launcher on the left) is shown and system hangs. Mouse cursor is moving but ...
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dist-upgrade to natty set gnome theme to old gtk look [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Desktop forgets theme? On dist-upgrade to natty there was some message about gtk and the gnome look was set to the old gtk style. How to check the cause of that? I am not ...
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Upgrade from 9.10 to 11.04

I have an installation in my machine (my version is 9.10 Karmic) and I got a warning to Upgrade to a version 10.04, to me it is okay, and I would like to upgrade to the 10.04, but here is my question. ...
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Getting 11.04, upgrade or install? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is a clean install better than upgrading? Is using the upgrade (when you already have an older version of Ubuntu running) exactly the same in the end as installing fresh?
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Upgrading to Natty with /home on a separate partition

I am running Ubuntu Maverick and I'm about to upgrade to 11.04. When I installed 10.10, I decided to set up a separate partition for my /home directory. Will Ubuntu automatically detect my separate /...
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I installed Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 1 and updated every day. Should I do a final version fresh install? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I upgraded from a beta - am I now running the official (non development) version? I installed Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 1 (fresh install) and since then, I updated it every day. ...
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Cannot upgrade, “could not download the release notes” error [closed]

here is happening everytime after I click the Upgrade button at Update Manager fyi, my internet connection is ok because my Gwibber is always working and giving me the latest tweet and also i can ...
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Upgraded with some problems. What happened to my panel? The panels just disappeared

my panel is gone in my updated version of ubuntu. What happened? lspci shows: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics ...
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What happens with Windows applications installed via Wine during upgrades?

In this case I specifically want to go from 10.10 to 11.04, but maybe there are some generic descriptions out there as well. What should I expect to encounter with a program which works great under ...
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Tried to upgrade from 10.04 -> 11.04, how to fix broken packages?

I tried to upgrade 10.04 -> 11.04. Long story short, i had to terminate the upgrade process, and now i can't start it again. It says different stuff about broken packages, dependencies, and i have no ...
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Upgrade 10.10 to 11.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to upgrade from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04? I wonder, is it safe upgrade 10.10 to 11.04, probably sometimes upgrade gives problems...
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Now that 11.04 is out will 10.04 still upgrade to 10.10?

I have been running 10.10 on my laptop and like it. I would like to upgrade my 10.04 LTS box at home by just enabling normal releases in update manager. Should this work, or have I caused a ...