Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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Can't upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04

I keep trying to upgrade to 14.04 from 13.10, but it comes up with the same error no matter what I disable. I spoke to a friend who is quite handy with Ubuntu and he said it might be an issue with the ...
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i need help solving upgrade problem, “fetching upgrade failed,” 12.04 to 12.10

I am using xfce4 on an Acer c70 Chromebook. I managed to successfully update my system to 14.04 about a month ago using update manager, but was left with many unresolved bugs that I could not work ...
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upgrade to 14.04 broken: python error: NameError: name 'MAGIC' is not defined

my release upgrade is broken, shows following error related to python: http://www.pasteall.org/53013 My all python versions are: python python2.7 python3.3 python3m python2 python3 ...
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Upgrade problem- insufficient room

I'm attempting to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04. Upgrade aborts with message "not enough room on /boot. Empty trash and 'sudo apt-get clean'. I have done so, and still get the same message, and same ...
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Failed to download repository information check your internet connection

I can't install anything through a SoftwareCenter and terminal since couple of days. I use Ubuntu 12.10. This is what I get when I try to install something: Failed to download repository ...
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Upgrading from 10.04 Server to 14.04

I have an Ubuntu dedicated server hosted at GoDaddy. I wish to make an upgrade from 10.04 to 14.04, however each time I login over SSH, I get the notice to be careful if I upgrade because I have ...
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Can't upgrade Ubuntu 13.04 because of broken python [duplicate]

Because of broken python I can't do anything. apt-get got broken. When I run "do-release-upgrade" I get: root@virtman:/home# sudo do-release-upgrade Could not find platform independent libraries ...
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When can I suspend do-release-upgrade? What's the risk?

I had to suspend a running do-release-upgrade, after it was already going on an hour or so. Doing Ctrl+z was easy, the program did stop. Understanding what that means, technically, seems to be ...
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Window manager won't start after upgrade to Trusty

I recently upgraded my desktop from 13.04 to 14.04. I see the normal graphical login screen, and I'm able to enter my username and password. However, after entering my login information, nothing seems ...
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Upgrade from 12.10 to 14.04 directly from ubuntu or clean Install?

I am currently using ubuntu 12.10 i386. I was disappointed as it was unable to install any software , get update or upgrade. In a question in askubuntu, I was told to install ubuntu 14.04.And i am ...
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Upgraded server from 12.04 to 14.04 - server now rejects all connections except ping and FTP

I remotely upgraded my server from 12.04 to 14.04. After rebooting it, it responds to pings and I can ftp to it, but everything else gets rejected. Does anyone have any ideas as to what's happened? ...
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Neverwinter Nights does not run in 13.04

I installed Neverwinter Nights on this very machine while running 12.10, following the instructions here. Since upgrading to 13.04, nwn hangs when I run it. This is a strace log file generated by my ...
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Can't upgrade ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 (Package dependencies cannot be resolved) [duplicate]

This is what I get each time I try to upgrade: "The following packages have unmet dependencies: libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-trusty: Depends: libglapi-mesa-lts-trusty (= 10.1.3-0ubuntu0.1~precise1) but ...
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Why use apt-get upgrade instead of apt-get dist-upgrade?

I usually use apt-get update && apt-get upgrade to run my updates and upgrades instead of the GUI because it seems to run more quickly. However, I've noticed lately that I often get a ...
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Black screen with text after upgrading ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 LTS

I thought that I could ask this since I haven't seen anything related to my problem. I tried to upgrade ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 using this method [ ...
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Can't upgrade due to low disk space on /boot

I try to do do-release-upgrade but then I get: Not enough free disk space The upgrade has aborted. The upgrade needs a total of 25.7 M free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an ...
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Samsung 500C Chromebook with Ubuntu 12.04 - cannot upgrade or install release 14

I have a Samsung 500C chromebook. I was able to get Ubuntu 12.04 running and it looks great. I am trying to install 14.04, but I am unable to boot from USB. Successive upgrades stopped working after ...
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How to fully convert Ubuntu to Ubuntu Gnome (not just installing Gnome)?

I've been using Ubuntu since 7.10 on a number of different computers. I'm currently using 13.10 on my home computer and 13.04 on my work computer. I prefer the Gnome 3 desktop experience and it's ...
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Upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

I am having troubles while trying to upgrade from ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Using "Update Manager -> New Ubuntu 12.10 can be installed. Upgrade" gives me error (translated into English myself) Download ...
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Upgrading to the last version of Git from the source repositoty

I want to upgrade git using the source repository within Ubuntu. As you note, the last stable version is the 2.0.2, but I have the 1.9.4. I cloned the git repo, but I'm not sure how to continue. I ...
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Error while upgrading Ubuntu 12.10 quantul [duplicate]

i followed the instruction in link:How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? . previous error has cleared.but now it shows another error,it is like below: E: GPG error: ...
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Unable to install new hardware support from update manager

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. For couple of week I noticed in Update manager that it is showing "New Hardware support is Available". After clicking it showed following message, "Your current Hardware ...
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do-release-upgrade crashed on UnicodeDecodeError in decode() while updateing to 13.10 from 13.04

I have just tried to upgrade to 13.10 from 13.04 and I have received the following error in console Checking for a new Ubuntu release authenticate 'saucy.tar.gz' against 'saucy.tar.gz.gpg' ...
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How can I hold back some packages when upgrading releases?

There are a number of questions that address holding back packages with apt or dpkg to prevent upgrades when doing a normal 'apt-get upgrade'. Will any of these methods work across a release upgrade? ...
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Endless loop upgrading 13.10 to 14.04, disk now full, USB DVD drives not working

Is there any way I can copy my data somewhere else? Properties says "499,743 items, totalling 48.3 GB 0 bytes free". Says "unable to mount drive E" with 7 lines of text. Unable to access UUI. DVD ...
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Not all updates can be installed: partial upgrade

I'm trying to update my vmware player Ubuntu vm to Saucy Salamander via the Software Updater app. Sadly while it was installing packages vmware player gave this really weird error I've never seen ...
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battery icon / power indicator not shown in menu bar after upgrade to 12.04

Since the upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 the battery icon / power indicator is not shown any more in the menu bar. I went to 'system settings'-->'power' and tried to set 'show battery status in menu ...
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14.04 did not install correctly, VMware player

I'm running Ubuntu 64-bit as a virtual machine using VMware player. I was prompted to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04. The installation process was taking a while and I put my laptop to sleep. When I ...
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What type of RAM to upgrade with? [on hold]

I have an old HP Compaq PC with 256 MB RAM and I am not sure what type of RAM to buy to give it more memory. There is a sticker on the RAM saying: Samsung KR H 0434 PC3200U-30331-Z ...
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net is connected still updater gives error net is not connected

I want to upgrade Ubuntu 13.04. net is also connected but still software updater gives error "failed to download your repository information. check your Internet connection." why??
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Remove optional ubuntu packages for speeding up release-upgrade [duplicate]

I have to update ubuntu 13 to ubuntu 14. When I issued release-upgrade it is showing that about 700 MB data is to be downloaded from internet. I have slow internet connection now. So it will take ...
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Upgrade to ubuntu 12.04 failures [duplicate]

I upgraded my ubuntu to 12.04 through software center and it did not go well. The problem is I'm using this machine after a long time that I don't remember the previous version no (definitely greater ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 update and upgrade issues [duplicate]

I am having a terrible time upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10, which I need to do in order to upgrade to Saucy. I cannot do a software update on 13.04, which is required before upgrading to 13.10. I get ...
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14.04 won't run, ubuntu, lubuntu, kubuntu all tried

So originally when asked to upgrade I accepted and 14.04 installer ran fine but when finished and I needed to restart, it would not boot. I tried fresh install of 14.04 with lubuntu, ubuntu and ...
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do-release-upgrade - Could not determine the upgrade [duplicate]

Edit: Answer at bottom, I'm leaving the question untouch to keep all elements that might match someone else's search. So, I've read about the issue (here, here, here and here) but could not find the ...
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Not enough free disk space

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm getting an error in software updater. When I try and do my daily updates, it says: The upgrade needs a total of 25.3 M free space on disk /boot. Please free at least an ...
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Interfaces not created after upgrade 13.04 to 14.04

I just upgraded my server used for KVM from 13.04 to 14.04 (with 13.10 in between). Afterwards, the various sub interfaces and bridge interfaces are missing. The configuration is still present in ...
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hwe-support-status does not tell me how to upgrade to 12.04.5

According to 1204_HWE-EOL, there should be an option to upgrade to 12.04.5 HWE, however, I do not receive any such instructions from hwe-support-status. # uname -r 3.11.0-24-generic # ...
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How to upgrade from xserver-xorg-lts-saucy to xserver-xorg-lts-trusty

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), and have upgraded xorg by installing xserver-xorg-lts-saucy. I'd like to upgrade now to xserver-xorg-lts-trusty, but when I try apt-get install ...
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Ubuntu hardware requirements nd best version

PC Processor Intel Celeron D Ram 780 mb Had disk 500gb updated sata Lg cd/DVD writer I don't know software programming can install a cd, so make it simple. Please do help I don't want to put ...
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Boot and/or screen problems after each upgrade

After each upgrade my system does not come back. After today's upgrade I face the same problem again. Some cmos battery message and when it goes to the point that it should start loading the os it ...
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13.10 to 14.04 upgrade “Failed to fetch…”

When i tried to upgrade, the following msg appears and the upgradation stopes. Please help. // Failed to fetch ...
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How do I upgrade to Lubuntu SaucySalamder? [duplicate]

I am using Lubuntu on a virtual machine and have many files on here. Months ago, I kept getting pop-ups which asked me to update to Lubuntu 13.10 (I believe it was 13.10) Saucy Salamander but I kept ...
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do-release-upgrade results in no release found [duplicate]

I am trying to get my 12.04.4 server up to 14.04 to be up to date but I can't get it to work. I have tried do-release-upgrade as well as do-release-upgrade -d and all I get is no release found. What ...
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Can minor points be added to the instructions for upgrading? [closed]

Could someone please add the information about waiting for the first point release to the instructions for upgrading from one LTS to the next LTS? I am neither entitled nor competent to do this ...
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Is there a problem to upgrade a system if you get “System restart required” upon logging in?

I know there's a lot of questions similar to this one but I need clarifications (and since I don't have 50 reputation to comment, let's ask another question!) I have this system someone upgraded not ...
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upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 from Ubuntu 13.04

I have been using Ubuntu 13.04 and want to upgrade to 13.10. Last time when I did many of my applications stopped working like Evance and I had to format my hard drive. Can anybody help me to ...
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Blank desktop after upgrade to 14.04 [duplicate]

Last night a window popped up on my version 13.10 desktop asking if I want to upgrade to 14.04. I said yes, since you should keep software up to date and such. The install went smoothly, but now it ...
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How do I upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10?

How do I upgrade Ubuntu from 13.04 to 13.10 if there is no upgrade button on my update manager panel?
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Upgrade lost all added word to spell checker dictionary all applications

Upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS on two computer running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. One is a System 76 the other is an Apple min mac. Problem: In all application that have spell check turned on, ...