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Hyper-V Ubuntu initramfs on reboot

On the virtual machine when I update grub (sudo update-grub) and restart I get the BusyBox initramfs shell on boot. I have a checkpoint on the machine so I can easily go back to just before I ran the ...
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Kernel advice and how to block unwanted downloads

Further to the question/comment “WINE FAILURE today”: The upgrade to kernel 3.13-59 was problematic. Following advice I upgraded my kernel to 3.19-25 which overcame my problem. Shortly afterwards ...
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Upgraded to 14.10 but still 14.04.2

I wanted to upgrade my ubuntu 14.04.2 to ubuntu 15.10. I learnt I first had to upgrade to 14.10 then to 15.04 and then finally to 15.10. In terminal I entered: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade About ...
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How to manage local Ubuntu mirror?

I'm in the process of setting up an on-site mirror of the Ubuntu repositories for 14.04 using apt-mirror. I will start by creating a full current mirror, let's call it Test_Mirror. I want to create a ...
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back box errors while upgrading

I just installed back box and when I was upgrading I got the following error message: Fetching gem metadata from --......... Fetching version metadata from -- Resolving dependencies.... Using rake ...
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Upgrading to the last version of Git from the source repository or PPA

I want to upgrade git using the source repository within Ubuntu. As you note, the last stable version is 2.0.2, but I have 1.9.4. I cloned the git repository, but I'm not sure how to continue. I ...
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On a dual boot computer, will it harm Ubuntu installation if I upgrade Windows 8.1 to 10?

I currently dual boot my laptop with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 15.04. Now I want to give Windows 10 a try, considering the positive reviews it has been garnering. But I don't want to mess my existing ...
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12.04LTS -> 14.04LTS “lost” all my files

I recently got into a problem with a package saying another copy was running even on a fresh boot (in 12.04). I recklessly decided to accept the update manager's recommendation to move to 14.04LTS. ...
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New Ubuntu Upgrade to 14.0.4.2 made some programs not running

about 2 days ago my automatic ubuntu update started to alert that there is problem with updates not being installed. So i changed my server and did it manually but it got failing to download at some ...
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Wifi being weird after upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04 (only works for the first 5 mins)

I'm having problem with my Wifi since I upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04 two days ago. I understand that there are already lots of posts about it and I have dig through many of them, but I believe my ...
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Would there have been the same risk with Gnome 3.16 if it had been included in Ubuntu Gnome 15.04?

I am currently running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, with Gnome 3.14, and I am contemplating upgrading to Gnome 3.16, in the article here I read that: The stable release of GNOME 3.16 arrived in March. ...
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Upgrade default python3 version in Ubuntu 14.04 from 3.4.0 to 3.4.2

Ubuntu has a default python3 version of 3.4.0. How do I upgrade this to 3.4.2? Do I get the tar.gz package from the python website?
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Upgrade 10.04 to 10.10 or latest [on hold]

I'm totally newbie with this OS, my friend suggest me to use this OS but I can't use it. I have installed version 10.04 and want to upgrade this OS to 10.10 or above but I always found trouble to ...
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Upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 with the iso on USB flash drive

How do I do an upgrade to 12.10 using the iso downloaded from the ubuntu web site? I do not want to do a clean install as I do not want to loose my settings. I am afraid that clicking "UPGRADE TO ...
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installing the newest LittleCMS library in 14.04

I use the rawtherapee package and the latest release requires the latest version LCMS2.7 . I found the code here. Shall I use it (if yes how?) or is there any other way?
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After upgrading ubuntu suddenly my laptop lost power and after that after logging in my pc stop proceeding to desktop what to do

I cant enter my terminal how im gonna fix it when its not proceeding to my desktop is there is a way to recover it
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How I do uninstall the apps old version after upgrading to a new version in Ubuntu Touch

I am running Ubuntu Touch in my Nexus 4 with Ubuntu 14.10 (r19). I updated several applications. Now, I have double applications: the old and the new versions in my storage. By example: System ...
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Stuck in login screen after 15.04 upgrade

I have upgraded from 14.10 to 15.04 and when I boot I get to the usual login screen but it is displayed in low resolution. When I login it briefly displays a console message then returns to the login ...
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how to upgrade from ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10? [duplicate]

i was upgrading to 15.10 with these two commands that i found on ubuntu forums: sudo sed -i 's/vivid/wily/g' /etc/apt/sources.list sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade but at ...
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Grub Rescue after upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04

Current status: Cannot boot from HD at all (dualboot with win7) Cannot boot from USB either (12.04 and win7), goes to boot: prompt, do not know what to do here, wants a kernel name, same for both ...
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No wifi networks detected after Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade [duplicate]

Since I clean installed Ubuntu 14.04 my laptop is now no longer able to detect wifi networks. I can use a wired connection, however. It's a Realtek wifi device. I've seen lots on Broadcom issues but ...
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10.04 upgrade (to 12…) never works [duplicate]

When I attempt to upgrade from 10.04 to 12..., I get the following message(s) at the point of 'setting up files': (YadYada = www.): W:Failed to fetch YadaYada ...
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dpkg error while installing fail2ban on ubuntu 15.04

I'm trying to reinstall fail2ban after upgrading from 14.10 to 15.04. I was getting these errors so I did apt-get remove fail2ban and then apt-get install fail2ban, however I still get these error ...
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How to upgrade from rEFIt to rEFInd

I have recently installed Ubuntu Server (12.04.3) on a MacMini1.1... The MacMini already had OSX (Leopard) on it and I wanted to keep it, so after much research, I used the gpart and fdisk within an ...
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Failed to get D-BUS connection (systemctl, pulse) after upgrade to 15.04

I upgraded to 15.04 and I seem to have issue with permissions talking to D-BUS. Pulseaudio is completely broken (no sound, no volume controls), and systemctl (and also sudo systemctl) reports: $ ...
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Boot failure after upgrade /dev/mapper/isw…Volume01 does not exist

I upgraded to 12.04 and now my system won't boot. It complains about /dev/mapper/isw...Volume01 does not exist and drops me to busybox. cat /proc/cmdline tells me it is indeed trying Volume01. ...
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How to fix apt-get upgrade (error processing package util-linux)

I get the following error when running sudo apt-get upgrade. I have tried the commonly recommended fixes for upgrade errors (sudo dpkg --configure -a and sudo apt-get install -f) to no avail. Here is ...
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Imagemagick won't run after upgrade to 15.04

Imagemagick file conversion program won't run since upgrading to 15.04. I removed and reinstalled the program, but it still won't run.
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Unable to upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10

I am new to Ubuntu and I am loving it! I am using Ubuntu 13.04, and I want to upgrade to the latest Ubuntu 13.10, but I can't. Here is what I am doing: Open Software Updater. It checks for the list ...
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My /www websites don't open after apt-get dist-upgrade

I did a huge mistake (it seems so) and did apt-get dist-upgrade in order to upgrade PHP version from 5.3.10 to 5.5... I am on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Under /var/www, I have multiple websites hosted ...
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E:The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/gpgv could not be found

Anytime I go to update and/or upgrade, apt-get returns the error below: Failed to download repository information E:The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/gpgv could not be found. Running: 12.04 ...
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How to upgrade bitcoind (Bitcoin Core) in Ubuntu?

I would like to know all the options that exist to upgrade bitcoind (PPA or manually). I am running a full Bitcoin node and it's important to kept the last available version.
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W: Failed to fetch http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/dists/precise/steam/source/Sources Hash Sum mismatch [duplicate]

I am having trouble updating and upgrading my repository. I receive the following messages when I update and upgrade: W: Failed to fetch ...
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Why my system is not showing me the updated amount of RAM?

Before my laptop was running with 2GB RAM; I've installed new 2GB RAM. But system is still showing RAM an amount of 2GB instead of 4GB.
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Apt-get is not installing jdk properly

Any time I try use apt-get install (I'm logged into the root account) It doesnt work properly this is what it comes up with (This is after trying to use it to install java jdk) Reading package ...
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How to recover from a partial system upgrade?

When I was given the option to Upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10 I did try to Upgrade, but while it was upgrading the internet connection was lost and the system went through a partial upgrade. Now when I try ...
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typing, audio, and video - problems after upgrading to 15.04

When I attempt to type using any application - gedit or chromium for example - typing is incredibly difficult. There are noticeable lags in the typing - sometimes letters appear normally but every few ...
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unable to upgrade to lts (or any supported distro) I am new no dvd

I bought a cheap laptop off gumtree. Unfortunately it does not come with dvd so I cannot install 15.1 or 14.04 on it. I do have old linux 11.2 I think but there is no way that I can see to upgrade it ...
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Cannot upgrade Ubuntu 14.04.02 due to kernel package problem

I am experiencing a problem with 3.13.0.57 kernel. After the upgrade the system was not able to boot anymore. I booted it with the previous kernel image and tried to remove the broken kernel packages, ...
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btrfs - Need help understanding it correctly

After spending hours and hours i cannot manage to understand btrfs enough to use it the way i want. In the end my goal is simple: Having a clean fail-proof solution for os upgrades. So i've exactly 3 ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu after Upgrade to 15.04 from 14.04

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04. At boot up I am getting a prompt initramfs _ error opening USB device 'descriptors' file which repeats without end. I can use Ctrl+D and kill the ...
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Unable to locate package dist-upgrade

Running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. sudo apt-get update succeeds. Sources file is unmodified. But: sudo apt-get install dist-upgrade [sudo] password for wade: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Running 15.04 but being asked to upgrade [closed]

Im running ubuntu 15.04 but i am being asked to 'upgrade' to 14.10 which makes no sense. Does anybody have any ideas? update: $ cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Deepin DISTRIB_RELEASE=2014.3 ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 LTS from 15.04 [duplicate]

On the next iteration of the 14.04 LTS (14.04.3), Will I be able to upgrade to it from 15.04 or am I stuck on the monthly track? Specifically, Can I get off the rolling release track?
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Some keyboard keys not working since upgrade to 11.10

II.04 was working perfectly on my Acer Aspire 3050 laptop, until I upgraded a couple of days ago. Yesterday, I was unable to type in my password as only about half the keys on kb are working. I ...
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Boot in failed. Shows Fontconfig error

After an unsuccessful upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04, I am not allowed to login as it shows a black screen with message beginning with Fontconfig error:"etc/fonts/conf.d/65-khmer.conf", line 14: out ...
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Boot failure after attempting to upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04, what to do next?

My system was stable running 14.10 but every time I booted up I was prompted to upgrade to 15.04. I finally gave in and attempted the upgrade. It gave several errors during the process, reported at ...
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I hit control-c in a do-release-upgrade subprocess. How do I recover?

In the process of upgrading from Utopic Unicorn to Vivid Vervet, do-release-upgrade asked me which version of a configuration file to keep. I chose the option to run a (root) shell, noticed there were ...
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Getting error on trying to upgrade 12.10 [closed]

I have a complicate setup here as I have a Lenovo laptop that I had to clone the HDD into a new SSD to keep the original windows. Because it was hard to have it cloned and dual booted I kept 12.10 for ...
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Screen resolution stuck at 640x480 after upgrade

I just installed the updates (sudo aptitude upgrade, not dist-upgrade!) on a computer that is usually not connected to the internet. It uses Xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (trusty) with an ATI Radeon HD 6550D ...