Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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How do I keep my alternate CD upgrade from using the network?

I'm running an upgrade from Maverick to Natty from a mounted 'alternate' ISO, but it's current status is "Fetching file 1444 of 1703 at 55.1 kB/s". I'm pretty sure it's trying to use the network for ...
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Upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04 failed

Today Ubuntu asked me to upgrade to 11.04. The installation went completely fine until right at the end when the following packages failed: install-info ubuntu-standard The installer hung so I had ...
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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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initramfs problem when out of disk space

I just upgraded from 10.10 to 11.04. During the upgrade process, it said there was a problem setting up initramfs-tools and I needed to do sudo dpkg --configure -a So once I got 11.04 started for the ...
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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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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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Unity available from live-cd but not after upgrade from 10.10. How to fix? [closed]

Unity works perfectly fine on my Dell E6400 (Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07) == Intel GMA 4500MHD?) when run from Live-CD. However it doesn't work on ...
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Startup splash screen flashes then black screen [closed]

I just tried upgrading from 10.10 to 11.04. Everything went smoothly until the very end when it gave a message saying that there was a problem with the installation, but it still completed and told ...
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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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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 ...
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What are the new features of Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal)?

Ubuntu 11.04 has been released. Is it worth to upgrade? My main usage is server side application development, are there interesting features for me in this release?
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Does it make a sense to install final release instead of beta 2?

I'm not sure if it is better to install final release after it officially ready (or week later when most problems fixed) or it is OK to have patched beta? I think that new is better than patched old, ...
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Upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10 lost MBR

I think I've lost my MBR upgrading from ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10. During the upgrade it gave me a message saying which partitions did I want the grub details to go on, saying if I was unsure to select ...
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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's the best way to Natty Narwhal 11.04 upgrade?

format and install from zero or upgrade my current 10.10 Ubuntu installation? if I upgrade my current Ubuntu, Is it possible that I will not have the same look and feel of a fresh installation?
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All 10.10 apps will work after going to 11.04?

As many of you, i use my ubuntu machine for work, in my case, development. As i am very anxious to go 11.04 as soon as it goes live, will my previous 10.10 applications work on 11.04?
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How do I upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10 in one command by using the terminal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upgrading from the command line? Hi, I dont want to use the update manager I just want to type one command in a terminal do you understand? I am at 10.04 and want to ...
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Will everything (downloaded fonts, files, apps etc) remains the same when I upgrade from one release to the next? [duplicate]

I'm planning to upgrade from Maverick to Natty, and to try out Unity, but I don't want to lose any settings, customizations and downloads in Maverick. I just want to know, if upgrading alter anything ...
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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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Combining old settings files with new ones

I used to have a netbook which has since been upgraded. I was good at backups and have various types (Duplicity/.home dir/single config files saved as exports) I have setup and been using Ubuntu on ...
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Can I upgrade a wubi 10.04 install using a 11.04 install image

I want to eventually update 10.04 to 11.04 on several computers using a USB. I would like to try it first on a non-essential computer, but the most likely candidate is a test box I run a wubi install ...
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No Wireless with Dell Inspiron 1501

I have a Dell 1501 Inspiron laptop and I just upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04. However, now my wireless card doesn't work whereas it worked just fine in 10.10 and 10.04. Any ideas? It works fine when I ...
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Ubuntu tells me I have packages to upgrade when I don't

I have a server machine that I never log into the X display on, only via ssh. Recently I logged in and it told me I had 12 packages can be updated. 6 updates are security updates. I actually ...
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What is saved when you upgrade and should you upgrade or wipe clean the disk?

I have used 10.10 as long as i have used ubuntu and I have not upgraded yet. I have tons of files and applications on this computer and I really don't want to have to reinstall them and copy them. ...
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Why can't I run update-manager-d to upgrade?

I'm semi-new and not an idiot with computers. I can't get update-manager-d to run and it says that their is no such thing. Can anyone help me?
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kruft: why do i gain 1GB each time i do a distribution upgrade [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I clean up my harddrive? Every 5 months I start running out of space on my root partition... I scramble to erase documentation, remove log files, and keep only a ...
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How do I upgrade from Ubuntu 10.10 to Ubuntu 11.04?

the update manager isn't picking up 11.04
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Will removed default apps come back after an upgrade to a new release?

I long removed Firefox, Evolution, Brasero and other apps that originally came with Maverick. Will the upgrade bring them back? If so is there a way to prevent this? Also, will other 3rd party apps ...
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Update Manager Missing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix this “E:Type '*' is not known on line * in source list …” update error? I went to update to 11.04 and my Update Manager is missing ...
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I upgraded and the old wallpapers gone, how can I get them back?

I upgraded to natty and the old background images are gone. How do I get them back?
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Is there any way to roll back the most recent upgrade?

This has happened to me many times in the last 5 years: an upgrade broke my system. Each time I end up with this situation, I have to reinstall the whole system, which is really annoying. Is there ...
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Will upgrading to 11.04 destroy my current desktop settings?

I've had problems the last few upgrades. Things have been added to Ubuntu that I don't particularly care for. Window buttons have moved, Indicator Applets have sprung up, menu icons have vanished and ...
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Latest kernel installed, but not running

I have a server, the current running kernel is 2.6.32-26-server, but I also have the following versions installed (installed through doing aptitude full-upgrade, but not rebooted): linux-image-2.6.32-...
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What does upgrading modify?

Does upgrading leave all of my applications and personal information untouched?
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How does the Ubuntu upgrade process work?

How does Ubuntu upgrade seamlessly to a newer distribution, while the operating system is still running? I'm upgrading from 10.10 to 11.04, and I've upgraded several times before, and it's as simple ...
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Can I skip over releases when upgrading?

I am currently using Ubuntu 10.04. I know there is a 10.10 release, but can I upgrade directly to 11.04? Could you walk me through the steps please?
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Upgrading from 10.10 to 11.04 (Package Conflicts)

I'm running 10.10 and have stayed within the repositories. When it is time to upgrade to 11.04 are there any "programs" in the 10.10 repository that are a potential conflict with 11.04 and should ...
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How do I upgrade to the development release without graphics? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I upgrade to the development release (aka. Ubuntu+1)? There was a question How do I upgrade to the development release (aka. Ubuntu+1)? The solution is to use ...
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When (in-place) upgrading to 11.04 are existing installs transferred to Unity?

Just wondering what the default is/will be for 10.10 users currently using the standard gnome-panel desktop, who decided to upgrade through Update Manager.
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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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If I install a beta or alpha will I have to reinstall when it is finally released? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I upgraded from a beta - am I now running the official (non development) version? So with beta 1 just around the corner, I was wondering: will I have to reinstall Ubuntu if ...
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After upgrade, get blank purple screen. No gdm and can't switch to tty [duplicate]

I upgraded to 11.04 using update-manager -d. When I try to boot, I just get a purple blank screen, with no ubuntu logo/dots showing. It never gets to the gdm login screen (I left it for 20min) and I ...
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On 10.04, should I upgrade from Python 2.6.5 to 2.6.6?

The default Python version on Ubuntu 10.04 server edition is 2.6.5. The latest version of the Python 2.6 series is 2.6.6. Does Ubuntu support 2.6.6 or should I leave it at the default version. If I ...
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Twinview broken on upgrade to 10.10

I have been on 9.10 for over a year on the grounds that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. However, I had a spare weekend and figured it was probably about time... I performed an upgrade to 10.4, and ...
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Upgrade 10.04LTS to 10.10 problem

Checking for a new ubuntu release Done Upgrade tool signature Done Upgrade tools Done downloading extracting 'maverick.tar.gz' authenticate 'maverick.tar.gz' against 'maverick.tar.gz.gpg' ...
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What's the effect of Ubuntu upgrade on the session configurations?

If I upgrade through update-manager, will my current Gnome 'classic' session be reset to the default panel configuration, or will the system keep the current layout? Is a backup preferable?
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Updating results in an hplip-data package error [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 10.04. I got an error when using update-manager to update.
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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. ...