Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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How can I install Ubuntu 10.10 from HDD/ CD while running Ubuntu 9.10?

I am running Ubuntu 9.10 and have downloaded the iso for Ubuntu 10.10. I wish to install Ubuntu 10.10 My Question: 1. Can I install Ubuntu 10.10 as an upgrade over 9.10, so as not to worry about ...
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How to fix GPG error/BADSIG while running apt-get update? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the easiest way to resolve apt-get BADSIG GPG errors? Of late, I've been getting this long list of errors every time I run apt-get update from the terminal. ...
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Should I reorder partitions regarding performance

I have in principal 3 big partitions on my Netbook. One Windows, one for shared files, one for Ubuntu. I recently find out (using hdparm) the the hardisk seems to have much better perfomance on the ...
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How to recover GRUB after upgrade from 9.10 to 10.04?

After I have done an upgrade from Ubuntu 9.10 to Ubuntu server 10.04, the server stops with a GRUB rescue message, how can I recover my GRUB without reinstalling?
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Five years old Ubuntu system - dist-upgrades always went fine, however some tasks remain

I have a PC with a current Ubuntu distribution installed. I've upgraded many times since 5.10. It always went well, however some tools or features were kind of left behind in a unsatisfactory state: ...
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Clean install from Ubuntu 10.04 to LUbuntu 10.10 without losing data?

I have the same situation with this one. http://askubuntu.com/questions/4119/upgrade-from-kubuntu-9-10-to-ubuntu-10-04. But I am planning to install LUbuntu 10.10 via USB on my netbook after the ...
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What problems I may face during upgrade due to removal of following packages?

I have remove Ubuntuone, empathy, evolution and gwibber completely from my system ? In synaptic, these are shown as recommended, so I am worried if I will be having any problem to upgrade to Natty due ...
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list of apt-get packages for upgrade

I have a 9.10 machine used for development by one of my colleagues. A new team member has joined us, and he wants to have the same development environment on his 10.04 machine as the one used on the ...
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Mistaken dist-upgrade, is this bad?

I was looking for Update Manager on Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition and couldn't find it, so in Terminal I did: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade I got a message saying some packages were "held ...
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Install Ubuntu or Kubuntu?

I want to upgrade my Ubuntu Lucid to Kubuntu Maverick (with a fresh install of course). I want to try KDE, but I have heard there are slight issues with the native Qt applications compared to the GTK ...
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Probability of trouble-free upgrade?

One of the problems with recommending Ubuntu to potential future users, especially those not particularly given to technical endeavours, is that there is a chance that upgrades will break their ...
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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 to the development version of Ubuntu 11.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I upgrade to the development release (aka. Ubuntu+1)? How do I upgrade Ubuntu 10.10 to the latest development version of Ubuntu 11.04?
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Upgrading Ubuntu 7.10 Server (Gutsy) [closed]

I have an Ubuntu 7.10 Server running and finally there is time to upgrade it... ;-) The updating mechanism does not work anymore. Is it actually possible to upgrade, or should I rather install a ...
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after upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10, no keyboard, cannot login

just did upgrade from kubuntu 10.04 to 10.10.. after all done and reboot, when the login box shows up, my keyboard and laptop pad ( mouse ) dosn't work, (plugged in the usb mouse, it works sometimes) ...
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Difference in Ubuntu One sync-speed between Natty and other versions?

I was wondering if anyone had had the chance to compare performance between Ubuntu One upload speeds on Natty Narwhal and any other version of Ubuntu? Also, any difference on how well it connects? ...
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Does upgrading alter partitions?

I was wondering if it's safe to upgrade Maverick Meerkat to Natty (I believe I'm fully aware of the bugginess of Natty at the moment). The only thing that's of concern is altering of other partitions ...
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Moving to New Machine… also upgrade to 64bit. What steps?

I am about to move to a new Lenovo X201 from current X61. Current setup has separate \home, separate swap file, also separate \Data partition. Am currently running 10.04 32 bit. Am considering running ...
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How to get the 10.10 Ambiance theme on 10.04

The new theme looks better and polished than the on on 10.04. Is it possible?
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Upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10 on netbook: now or later?

I began with installing 9.04 in a netbook (Asus EeePC 1000H), upgraded to 9.10 and have now Lucid Lynx 10.04 (LTS). Most things tested run pretty good, with the most notable exception being wireless ...
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How to upgrade subversion to v1.6.13?

What is the best way to upgrade subversion to 1.6.13 on ubuntu 10.04 LTS? Ubuntu 10.04 ships subversion 1.6.6 and important bug fix has been done for 1.6.13.
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Distribution upgrade: what is likely to break?

I'd like to upgrade my distribution (10.04 to 10.10) and since I have customized Ubuntu quite a bit, I was wondering what is likely to "break". If that can help, here is a sample list of things that ...
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Faulty upgrade from 10.4 to 10.10 Can I redo the upgrade without erasing all the existing mess?

I happily used 10.4 for abouit six months. When I upgraded to 10.10 my Update Manager stopped working and at last count there were about 250 updates lined up and waiting. Also my sound ...
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Can't view videos in Flash now I've upgraded to 10.04 [closed]

I've just upgraded to the LTS and now I can't watch any videos on Your Tube via Flash in either Firefox or Chrome. I had the issue with Chrome before I upgraded, but I could still see them in Firefox ...
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Screen Savers not working after Maverick Upgrade

After doing an in-place upgrade from Lucid to Maverick, my screen savers no longer work. I get a background that the panel/title-bar image, but no screen saver. I see no messages in dmesg, and don't ...
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Can the kernel update itself via the update manager?

I noticed that the date of the currenlty installed Linux kernel Revision/Version is later than the System's install date. 2.6.32-24-generic # /var/log/installer/syslog 2.6.32-25-generic # uname ...
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Problem with permissions after upgrading

A month or so ago I updated from 10.04 to 10.10, the problem is that after the update process programs that I had full control of no longer respond to me as a regular user, and work normally only when ...
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Upgrading kernel and drivers in a BackTrack ISO

I'm using the latest BackTrack ISO release for security analysis. BackTrack is basically a configured Ubuntu distro. However, I'm missing my wireless card driver (Broadcom 4313). There are several ...
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Can upgrading packages during an in-progress backup render the backup unusable?

I am running BackupPC, which backs up my laptop via rsync to another computer daily. Suppose that I upgrade one or more packages during the backup process. Is it possible that the package will be ...
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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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Upgrade from Intrepid to Lucid, using CDROM

I want to upgrade a PC from Intrepd to Lucid, but I can only go as far as 9.10, even though I have "Show only LTS" enabled in Sources. I have a 10.04 CD, is it possible to upgrade to Lucid, after I ...
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What went wrong with my upgrade to Maverick 10.10?

Since I have upgraded my working Lucid PC to Maverick I am unable to log in as a normal user. I can only login as root. If I log in as a normal user the log in screen disappears and reappears with the ...
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Upgraded to 10.04 LTS and cannot startup

I've been running 9.10 on an old Toshiba Satellite laptop for a few months and recently went to upgrade it to 10.04 LTS, using the Update Manager. After the update, the computer will not boot. There ...
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Upgraded to 10.10 but desktop shell did not change

I upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 but my desktop shell did not change to Unity. How can I change it myself to check it out (and change back if I decide to)?
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Dell T3500 Precision Workstation will not boot after an update from 10.04 to 10.10

I'm having trouble booting ubuntu after upgrading to 10.10. After the unexpected exit with status 0x0009 message, it said: Gave up waiting for root device: common problems: - Boot args (cat ...
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Shutdown fails after upgrading from lucid to maverick? [closed]

It didn't happen in my computer, but in my girlfriend's pc. She upgraded to maverick and now it doesn't shutdown properly, the screen just freezes and she has to shutdown pressing and holding the ...
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Problem updating 8.10 Intrepid to 9.04 Jaunty using do-release-upgrade? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? Wondering if anyone has run into this. I'm trying to do a "do-release-upgrade" and what I receive is: ...
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How do you I find a list of softwares which are outdated and needs upgrade?

How do I find a list of packages that are outdated and need to be upgraded using aptitude? I am using Ubuntu 10.04.
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Why do dist upgrades still have to freeze and ask questions?

I left my dist upgrade (from Netbook Edition 10.04 to 10.10) running overnight and I wake up to see it frozen at some ridiculous question about replacing a config file. Why can't they still get this ...
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Can I upgrade to maverick and keep my kernel?

I have been using Ubuntu since 9.04 without many (serious) problems, I installed the 10.10 CD and put it on a flash drive (after a while or looking through the web to realize that the startup disk ...
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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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Will Ubuntu and Kubuntu both be upgraded?

I have both KDE and Gnome installed on my desktop. If I upgrade to 10.10 will both desktops, KDE and Gnome, be upgraded too?
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Patch for new 64bit kernel vulnerability?

I read about the 64 bit kernel vulnerability in the linux kernel today (9/20) Link to article I have an ubuntu server 10.04 and 8.04 in my organization. My question is could I just use the apt-get ...
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Upgrade while keeping home partition

My home directory is on a separate partition. I am on 10.10 from 10.04 via upgrade. How can I perform a clean install of 10.10 while keeping this partition? Will it perform as well as a clean install? ...
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Can I update directly from Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.10?

I was using Ubuntu 9.10 version and today I want to upgrade to 10.10. I updated my ubuntu 9.10 with this commands: sudo aptitude install ubuntu-desktop sudo aptitude update && sudo ...
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10.04 > 10.10 upgrade and the splash screen hangs

I have a computer that once I upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 the splash screen hangs. I had this issue on another machine that I simply boot into recovery mode and reinstalled the nvidia drivers (both ...
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When I do a release upgrade on a system with two derivatives, do both get updated?

Let's say I installed regular Ubuntu Desktop edition using the liveCD. The I installed both Kubuntu and UNR on the same partition as Ubuntu desktop, by doing: sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop ...
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What is BLCR and why does it fail to update?

Evert time the kernel is updated by apt-get upgrade, I can see the following among the output: run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/header_postinst.d/dkms 2.6.35-22-generic ...
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Should I upgrade to 10.10 now or wait a while longer? [closed]

I use netbook edition of Ubuntu and I am quite happy. Should I migrate now?
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How to upgrade an old package in say Ubuntu 6.10 to what's available for 10.04? (i.e. openssh)

I would like to learn how to upgrade packages in older Ubuntu versions to what's available in current versions. I assume there is always a manual way to do it, but is there something more automated ...