Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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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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How do I upgrade to a newer version of Ubuntu?

What are the different ways I can use to upgrade Ubuntu from one release to another?
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I installed an alpha or beta, am I up to date with the final release if I keep upgrading?

I installed an Ubuntu alpha or beta and have been keeping it up to date. So, Should I presume that my system has automatically updated to the next alpha or beta, and will be running the official ...
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No facility exists in Update Manager to upgrade to a new version, why?

I am trying to upgrade to a new Ubuntu version but the update manager does not recognize an update. Why not?
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How do I upgrade to the development release (aka. Ubuntu+1)?

How do I upgrade to the unreleased version of Ubuntu for testing?
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Is it possible to “upgrade” from a 32bit to a 64bit installation?

As per title, I wish to know if I can, after a successful 32bit setup and consequent software installations, update to a 64bit version. I know how to partition (actually one of the solutions is to ...
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I can't boot into a usable system after updates. What should I do?

Due to updates, my machine can no longer boot properly. I am no Ubuntu guru. I do not have a week to spare diagnosing the issue. I just want to retrieve important data from this machine's hard drive ...
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How to safely upgrade from an older Ubuntu version to a newer one? [duplicate]

How can I safely upgrade an Ubuntu installation from one release to another? What should I do before upgrading to ensure it goes smoothly, and is there any clean-up I need to do afterwards? In ...
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Update manager doesn't offer an upgrade to the new release

So I have Ubuntu installed on my pc, and I want to upgrade to the new Ubuntu which was just released. When I check for any new updates it doesn't show any upgrades to the new release. How can I fix ...
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What is “dist-upgrade” and why does it upgrade more than “upgrade”?

I was wondering why upgrade sometimes doesn't want to upgrade certain parts of the system, while dist-upgrade does. Here's an example after running update: apt-get upgrade: ...
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How to update kernel to the latest mainline version without any Distro-upgrade?

Currently I'm running Linux-3.0 and I want to update it to Linux-3.3.1 the latest stable kernel release as mentioned at http://www.kernel.org. Can I update to 3.3.1 in Ubuntu without any risk of ...
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Is a clean install better than upgrading?

Is it better to install Ubuntu completely new or is the upgrade process just as good? In other words, will my computer run just as problem-free and efficiently when I upgrade as opposed to a fresh ...
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0answers
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How do I upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.10. Please outline the different ways I can upgrade to 13.04.
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could not calculate the upgrade, what happened?

I am running sudo update-manager -d and start the upgrade process. I select upgrade option and when then manager enters Setting new software channels it throws an error. Could not calculate the ...
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Am I using beta or stable?

I have been doing so many sudo apt-get update/(dist-)upgrade since yesterday and something happend - so that I am confused now whether I am using still beta or the stable version. How do I figure ...
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My /boot partition hit 100% and now I can't upgrade. Can't remove old kernels to make room

My first issue was when i tried to apt-get update/upgrade. On upgrade I get the following error: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet ...
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1answer
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Should I upgrade to the “mainline” kernels?

Newer "mainline" versions of the kernel are available from the Ubuntu kernel team, e.g. 3.4 and 3.5, while Ubuntu 12.04 is on 3.2. What are the mainline kernels? Are they better than my existing ...
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1answer
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Lost power during upgrade, how do I recover?

I was attempting to update my 11.10 install to 12.04beta. During the install step, I accidentally lost power to my laptop (the power cable came unplugged) and it shut down. Whenever I go to boot now, ...
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How do I upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10? [duplicate]

I am ready to try Ubuntu 11.10, how do I upgrade to it from 11.04?
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1answer
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Upgrading from 12.10 WUBI install to 13.04

Ubuntu has discontinued wubi.exe and i know that when you install the ubuntu 13.04 developer version with wubi you can only login as a guest. I have previously installed ubuntu 12.10 with wubi.exe if ...
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Root filesystem check fails after power failure during installation

During the "install" phase of the upgrade there was a power failure. After when starting up again the following errors are reported: init: udevtrigger main process (420) terminated with status 1 ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu from an ISO image

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 now and want to Upgrade to Ubuntu 11.04. The problem is my net connection is very slow and I can not do a network upgrade from the "Updates Manager". So, is there a way that I ...
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Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

After upgrading from 10.04 to 12.04 I am trying to install different packages. For instance ia32-libs and skype (4.0). When trying to install these, I am getting the 'Unable to correct problems, you ...
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“An upgrade from 'precise' to 'oneiric' is not unsupported with this tool” error while upgrading

A brief electrical outage interrupted my 12.04 upgrade. After many tries, which included trying to upgrade from a command line, I was able to access Ubuntu screens again. I find that the 12.04 ...
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Skipping intermediate Ubuntu OS upgrade to latest one,How do I upgrade from 9.04 to 10.04.2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I skip over releases? Is it possible to skip releases during an upgrade? I'm currently runing Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty. I want to upgrade to 10.04.02, but whenever I use ...
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Why did my Canon or Epson printer stop working after a recent update on 12.04?

I have a Canon (or Epson) printer and use Ubuntu 12.04. It looks like my printer has partially stopped working after a recent update -- only half of the last page is printed out (sometimes this ...
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1answer
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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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Can I keep using Ubuntu 9.04 if it's outdated? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? I have a very old laptop (6-7 years) with a 1.6 Ghz Intel processor and 512 Mb DDr2 of RAM and I was ...
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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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Upgrading my Wubi 11.04 to 11.10

I want to upgrade my current Wubi installation (Ubuntu 11.04) to Ubuntu 11.10. Is this possible to do inside Wubi? Or do I have delete Wubi from Windows, therefore deleting my current Ubuntu ...
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Can't upgrade ubuntu 9.xx to 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? I can't upgrade old Ubuntu 9.10 to new, if I check for upgrade it says: Could not download all ...
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3answers
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Upgrading from the command line? [duplicate]

I would like to know how to upgrade from my current version of Ubuntu to the next stable from the Command line interface?
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Dell Upgrade to 13.04 & 13.10 No wifi, graphic card driver and bluetooth Problem?

(Dell inspiron m5040 Upgrade to 12.04 LTS from 11.10 wifi wont work and has two bluetooth icons?) Old title of post! No Wifi/Bluetooth Problem. "Both Fixed", see below comments for bluetooth fix and ...
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How can I fix a 404 Error using the Ubuntu archives? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? When running an update I get these errors: :Failed to fetch ...
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MySQL fails to start (After upgrade, installation, etc..)

I'm a newbie on MySQL ground so bear with me. I've just finished upgrading 11.10 to 12.04. Everything seemed to work without any hiccups and all my software and settings are working fine. Apart from ...
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Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

Upon trying to upgrade from 10.10 to 11.04 all seemed to go well until the restart. This error message is what comes up: Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0) ...
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Reboot during update, glibc error

While upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04 the upgrade stalled because it said xscreensaver needed to be uninstalled. I tried to open a terminal but the system wouldn't respond. So I did a hard boot and now ...
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Updating Ubuntu server from 8.10 to 10.04

I have a VPS that has Ubuntu 8.10 Server Edition installed on it and I would like to upgrade it to 10.04. What would be the correct way of doing this? I only have ssh access to it and a ...
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Is it possible to skip releases during an upgrade? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I upgrade straight from a very old release to the latest one? Is it possible to upgrade a 10.04 lucid installation to 11.04 Natty, without upgrading to 10.10 ...
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Upgrade from 12.04 to 13.04? [duplicate]

I have Kubuntu 12.04, and would like to upgrade, but Muon Software Updates tells me that "The software on this computer is up to date". What can I make to make it see new version of the distribution? ...
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Unable to start VMWare Workstation after upgrade to 13.04

After upgrading to 13.04 I am unable to start VMWorkstation. I get the following message: Before you can run VMware, several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel. ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10: Filesystem check or mount failed

I attempted to upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 today, and mid upgrade the system started flaking out, and eventually locked up entirely. I was forced to restart the computer, and am now unable to ...
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Can I do a Silent or Unattended Release Upgrade?

How do I upgrade to a new Ubuntu version without having to react to prompts? I'm on 12.04 now and would like to install 12.10. When I start the update, it usually downloads stuff, then asks a ...
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How to Upgrade Ubuntu 12.04.2, 12.04.3 to 12.04.4, the next Hardware Enablement Stack?

I am currently using Ubuntu 12.04.2 32bit. I installed it using LiveCD. Tomorrow, 23rd August 2013,Ubuntu 12.04.3 is released. I want to upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04.2 to Ubuntu 12.04.3 without using ...
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Nautilus bookmarks are missing since upgrade to 13.04

My bookmarks are not shown anymore after upgrading to 13.04 Raring ringtails and I can't add any new bookmarks. The function is not shown and the shortcut Ctrl+D isn't working either. Is this ...
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Upgrading from 10.04 to 11.04

I want to upgrade Ubuntu 10.04 to 11.04 offline. I have burnt a Ubuntu 11.04 CD. During the installation there's an option; "Upgrade to 11.04". Will choosing this option affect my Windows partition? I ...
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Upgrade to 12.10 from 12.04 not available in update manager

My update manager does not give me the option to upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10. That is, the "New distribution release '12.10' is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions" section is ...
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Can I upgrade from 8.04 to 12.04?

How can I upgrade from Hardy to 12.04 LTS directly? Without doing multiple upgrades i.e to Lucid, Natty Narwhal, Oneiric, next upgrade, etc.
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A fresh install and clean up?

I started with Ubuntu around 3 years ago and have been a dedicated user ever since. During that time I tried out lots of apps, themes, etc. And, I've updated every version as it has come along so now ...
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Why does Ubuntu only support versions for a limited time (and what does it mean)?

Why is it that Ubuntu only support a version for a limited time? Since I have been on this site I have seen many references to particular versions not being supported. What does it actually mean? ...