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Is a clean install better than upgrading? [closed]

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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Moving entire Linux installation to another drive

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with a lot of packages and work related stuff that I am very happy with it. It is installed on my main SSD drive which is a 120GB one (I had choosen "/" when I installed ubuntu, so ...
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Is it a bad idea to upgrade to 18.04 right now? [duplicate]

I started using Ubuntu about 2 years ago and at that time installed 16.04 LTS. A few days ago 18.04 LTS launched. Is it necessary to upgrade to this new version right away, since LTS distro's are ...
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Why am I not getting the Ubuntu 18.04 upgrade?

I have been trying to upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 but when I try do-release-upgrade -c I get this output Checking for a new Ubuntu release No new release found. I have checked the release date to be ...
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4answers
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Clone internal HDD to new SSD

I recently installed an SSD into my machine. The machine itself is a Lenovo thinkpad W520, and it previously had an internal HDD. I moved the internal HDD into an expansion bay (replacing the CD-ROM), ...
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8answers
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Upgraded to 18.04 and now have many broken packages and unmet dependencies

I made a terrible mistake and upgraded to 18.04 without making a backup in a different partition by doing: sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade sudo apt dist-upgrade sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt ...
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2answers
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17.10 to 18.04 upgrade freezes during boot

I just took a working Gateway P4 desktop computer and upgraded it from 16.04LTS all the way to 17.10 without any problem. As soon as I tried to install 18.04LTS, I had trouble booting. I've ...
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Is 18.04 already somewhat safe for installing? [closed]

So, thing is, I'm running 17.10 and since I'll be very busy in the following year and won't have time for upgrades and installs, I thought about installing 18.04 right away. I'm asking this now, ...
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1answer
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Display grub menu and options without rebooting?

I would like to display the grub menu from the command line. Also to select a grub boot menu option and press Enter to see what pre-kernel drivers are loaded and the boot parameters passed when ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu Development version / How to participate

Questions about the Ubuntu Development version Background AskUbuntu is dedicated to helping users with the current released versions of standard Ubuntu and Ubuntu community flavours (Kubuntu, ...
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Unable to upgrade 16.04 to Bionic Beaver 18.04? [duplicate]

I'm using 16.04. I ran apt update, apt upgrade, apt dist-upgrade, followed by do-release-upgrade. I get this message: Checking for a new Ubuntu release No new release found. I run lsb_release -...
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3answers
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Is it safe to clone the current used disk

I have a hard drive I am using and I need to clone it, but I can not turn the computer off to take the HDD out. I want to know how safe it is to clone a disk that is being used at the moment it is ...
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3answers
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Problem upgrading Kubuntu 17.10 to 18.04

Today I decided to upgrade Kubuntu 17.10 to 18.04 following Kubuntu's official site steps https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BionicUpgrades/Kubuntu. Although I updated the system, the option to upgrade ...
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4answers
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How to securely upgrade Ubuntu from 16.04 to 18.04

Is it possible to upgrade Ubuntu from 16.04 to 18.04? Are there any known issues with upgrading from 16.04 to 18.04 so far? What precautions can I take to minimize the potential for data loss and ...
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Brave browser not starting due to snap mount namespace error

Brave installed from snap was running perfectly fine for months. Since two days it is not starting when clicking Brave icon from launcher. When attempting to run Brave from command line just calling ...

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