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Problem upgrading from 14.04 to 16.04 [closed]

I'm attempting to upgrade Ubuntu in a VMware console. From 14.04.6 LTS to 16.04.7 LTS do-release-upgrade The upgrade process goes to archive.ubuntu.com and appears to download the necessary files ...
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How to expand /boot whitout messing everything

i'm trying to update from Ubuntu 21.10 to 22.04, but I don't have free space available in /boot My partitioning So what I want is a way to expand /boot, or another way I can get free space in /boot (...
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What settings does the Ubuntu upgrade tool change during the upgrade from 21.10 to 22.04?

I am talking about this upgrade tool: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/jammy/main/dist-upgrader-all/current/jammy.tar.gz which I am sure the do-release-upgrade uses to upgrade to 22.04 from 21....
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How to fix a partially upgraded Ubuntu?

When I upgrade Ubuntu from 21.10 to 22.04, I encounter the following error: # apt dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done Reading state information... Done You ...
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Unable to upgrade to 22.04 from 21.10 due to missing i386 packages

When trying to upgrade from 21.10 to 22.04, I'm getting error that some i386 packages are not found: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/o/ocl-icd/ocl-icd-libopencl1_2.2.14-...
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Upgrade from 21.10 to 22.04 failed: E:Could not open file /tmp/ubuntu-release-upgrader-rt319ihr/Ubuntu.info - open (2: No such file or directory)

I've been using ubuntu and messing about with it for about a year now, and I've always used 21.10. Now I'm trying to upgrade, it's getting angry with me. It says: Traceback (most recent call last): ...
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Issue upgrading from 20.10(groovy, no longer suported) to 22.04 LTS [duplicate]

so against common sense I've been putting off upgrading my system for a while, some things started to not work as intended recently(I assume because repos are no longer updated, or officially ...
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How to do a release upgrade using private deb repositories?

We have Ubuntu servers (20.04 LTS) without Internet connection. In order to get new apt packages, we have a JFrog Artifactory server with Internet access and connection to our Ubuntu servers mirroring ...
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how upgrade ubuntu 16.04 to 20.04 without Internet access [duplicate]

How can I upgrade Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS without Internet access?
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When does `meta-release` get updated? [duplicate]

While trying to use do-release-upgrade, I noticed that http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/meta-release has not yet been updated with Jammy. I know that LTS tracks usually don't post updates until the point ...
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Trouble with updgrading distributions due to dependency issue (libdrm-amdgpu1 won't upgrade))

I've tried to follow the guidance I get on this forum but am a little lost. I tried running sudo do-release-upgrade and got Checking for a new Ubuntu release Please install all available updates for ...
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New OS release not found - unable to upgrade [duplicate]

I have attempted to upgrade to 22.04 LTS using the update manager, but also from the commandline using sudo do-release-upgrade but nothing happens in either case. My system is set to look for 'any ...
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Why am i not seeing version 22.04 while trying to upgrade distro? [duplicate]

Please i'm trying to upgrade to the latest 22.04 but it's tell me now available version for LTS Please what am i not doing right?
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After Ubuntu 22.04 upgrade NTFS is read only problem?

I have a NTFS partition. Before upgrading to Ubuntu 22.04, it was working perfectly and I could read/write/delete files with no problem. However, after upgrading I can only read the disk and it says ...
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Upgrade Kubuntu 21.10 to Kubuntu 22.04 LTS

I have Kubuntu 21.10 installed and want to upgrade to Kubuntu 22.04. Is it already out for upgrades? What tool should I use? I installed the ubuntu-update-manager, and it seemed to have recognized the ...
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Can upgrading my system from Ubuntu 20.04LTS to 22.04LTS delete my other partiion's data?

I want to upgrade Ubuntu from 20.04LTS to 22.04LTS. My Ubuntu is installed on a different partition. If something goes wrong, is it possible that I lose my other partition data? I appreciate any help ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 upgrade stuck

Ubuntu beginner here. I tried upgrading last night from 20.04 to 22.04. But since the mirror is so slow, the download would take 1 day 15 hours so I left my laptop on overnight. Now, it's stuck on the ...
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22.04 LTS "sudo do-release-upgrade" does not work [duplicate]

sudo do-release-upgrade -cd returns Checking for a new Ubuntu release New release '22.04' available. Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it. Then sudo do-release-upgrade returns Checking for a ...
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Is upgrading (vs. reinstalling clean) more reliable if you don't skip LTS versions? [duplicate]

I've been running LTS versions of Ubuntu (Kubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu MATE 16.04, and now back to Kubuntu 20.04) for several years, and I've never had a successful "upgrade" vs. installing ...
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Cant upgrade from 20.04 to 22.04

Hi i have a vm with Ubuntu 20.04 updated till today ( 12/04/2022), but following the instruction to upgrade it doesnt work. I followed this tutorial: https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/04/how-to-upgrade-...
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do-release-upgrade balks on broken python installation?

I'm trying to upgrade from 18.04 to 20.04, but the upgrade fails each time. It appears to be a problem with python, but I don't have a clue how to fix it. Here's the apt.log file. Log time: 2022-04-...
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When is mandatory use the '-d' parameter for the 'do-release-upgrade' command? And When not?

For the do-release-upgrade command is possible use the -d option. According with the documentation it is: -d, --devel-release If using the latest supported release, upgrade to the development ...
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How does the 'do-release-upgrade' command work with the -c parameter/option?

About Ubuntu upgrade. After to read some tutorials Through Virtual Box for Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS with the lsb_release -a command appears No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu ...
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Kernel panic during do-release-upgrade - system in half-upgraded state

I just upgraded an Ubuntu 18.04 server system to 20.04 via do-release-upgrade. Unfortunately, a kernel panic happened during the upgrade. I rebooted and "resumed" the upgrade via apt upgrade....
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Not enough space when upgrading ; automatic solution to uninstall packages then reinstall?

I can't upgrade from 18.04 to 20.04 because I don't have enough free space. Is there a tool that could : list all packages currently installed check if they exist for 20.04, if so uninstall them, ...
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Ubuntu Upgrade from 20.10 to 21.04 or 21.10 not possible [duplicate]

I currently have the problem that I cannot update from Ubuntu 20.10 to 21.04 or 21.10. My Ubuntu Version: Distributor ID:Ubuntu Description:Ubuntu 20.10 Release:20.10 Codename:groovy I would like ...
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Failed: Service for snap application thegloaming.alarumd

Two days ago upgraded via command line my Ubuntu 20.04 to 21.10 It's an old 2015 laptop. First two restarts were fine. But now fails with message: Failed to start Service for snap application ...
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How to upgrade from 18.04 to 20.04? [duplicate]

Is this the best way to get 18.04.6 upgraded to 20.04? https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/04/how-to-upgrade-to-ubuntu-20-04 I get these messages when I attempt to upgrade: $ sudo do-release-upgrade -c ...
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Ubuntu Software updater dies on upgrade

I am currently running 21.04. I would like to upgrade to 21.10, but when I try to start the upgrade by clicking on the button (see image) the window simply closes and that's it. Nothing is written ...
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My ubuntu says I should upgrade but then doesn't let me

I seem to have run into a workflow bug, with end of lifecycle with Ubuntu. I am getting the screenshot below. So I hit Upgrade... to upgrade it and then nothing happens. So then I hit Upgrade... and ...
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upgrade from 21.04 to 21.10 [duplicate]

I run the update manager from the terminal and I click the "Upgrade" button in its popup window, this is what happens in the terminal update-manager -c Checking for a new Ubuntu release Your ...
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What's the difference between `#include` and `@include` in `/etc/sudoers`

I'm updating to Ubuntu 21.04 and apt wants to swap out my sudoers file with one where #include is replaced by @include. Is the old syntax deprecated? It's not something I seem to be able to google.
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Upgrade from 21.04 to 21.10 is stuck at "setting up redis-server"

I am trying to upgrade from Ubuntu 21.04 to 21.10. The upgrade has been stuck for more than 2 hours at "Setting up redis-server". I am worried about cancelling the upgrade because it might ...
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How to install Ubuntu 18.04 over top of a broken 16.04 to 18.04 upgrade?

While in the middle of an upgrade from a 16.04 server to 18.04, I inadvertently control-c'd the do-release-upgrade. This then seemed to cascade into oblivion as I attempted to apt-get dist-upgrade to ...
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Can there be any issue if I edit sources.list and jump between Ubuntu releases?

I found that sources.list in /etc/apt is the key file for all the repositories. I also found that every system and ubuntu release has its own sources.list, So here is where I was a little bit in an ...
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MDADM raid won't assemble after update from 16.04 LTS (32 bit) to 18.04 LTS

I just upgraded my oldish Thecus 7 bay RAID storage from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (server) to 18.04. Everything is fine (it boots from a separate DOM) except that the RAID won't assemble and I am a bit at a ...
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ubuntu 16.04 do-relrase-update error

I am trying to update my ubuntu 16.04 server using 'do-release-update` and get an error: # do-release-upgrade Checking for a new Ubuntu release Get:1 Upgrade tool signature [819 B] Get:2 Upgrade tool [...
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problem with ubuntu 21.10 and nodejs [duplicate]

I just upgrade my Ubuntu from 21.04 to 21.10. I did the upgrade by the do-release-upgrade command so, the upgrade is finished and my problems begin: I use GO and nodejs packages, after upgrading the ...
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How to correct bad package states after failed do-release-upgrade?

I've just tried to upgrade Hirsute to Impish (21.04 to 21.10) using do-release-upgrade, but it seems to have failed. At the end of the first attempt, a reboot was requested. But nothing seemed to have ...
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ESM 401 Unauthorized error on Ubuntu 16.04

I want to upgrade my Ubuntu 16.04 server to Ubuntu 18.04 and I'm running the following commands to do so; apt update -y apt upgrade -y do-release-upgrade apt update command runs fine with the ...
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Upgrade from 21.04 to 21.10 interrupted and cannot get to recovery mode

When I choose the recovery mode option in grub, I get a blinking screen with the below message: /lib/recovery-mode/recovery-menu: line 120: /lib/recovery-mode/options/whiptail:: No such file or ...
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`pass` is missing `wl-copy` after upgrade to 21.10

After upgrading from Ubuntu 21.04 to 21.10 the password manager pass will try to use wl-copy and wl-paste instead of xclip if provided the -c option. $ pass -c my/password /usr/bin/pass: line 180: wl-...
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Network interface logical name changed on upgrade from 18.04 to 20.04 on multiple servers

I am seeing network interface names change on multiple servers after an 18.04 -> 20.04 upgrade done via do-release-upgrade. Before the upgrade, I had not done any customization of NIC logical names,...
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Unable to do-release-upgrade because which python point to env/bin/python

I would like to upgrade my Ubuntu to 20.04.3 LTS from 18.04.6 LTS but I have an error when running do-release-upgrade : Cannot upgrade Your python3 install is corrupted. Please fix the '/usr/bin/...
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Cannot connect to server after release upgrade

I was in the process of upgrading an old 16.04 LTS, and seemingly locked myself out with no way back in. Help. I followed the basic steps: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade -y sudo apt-get dist-...
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Kubuntu not grabbing extra RAM after upgrade to 21.04

I have: Operating System: Ubuntu 21.04 KDE Plasma Version: 5.21.4 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.80.0 Qt Version: 5.15.2 Kernel Version: 5.11.0-37-generic OS Type: 64-bit Graphics Platform: X11 Processors:...
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/dev/sdX changing every reboot | Ubuntu 18.04

I upgraded the Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04 After upgrading the OS all the mount point changing every reboot. "/" actual mounted on "/dev/sda1" but If I reboot the system device ...
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Nothing happens when trying to update from 16.4 to 18.4 with software updater [duplicate]

There are many similar questions on this site, still it is not clear to me which answer to these questions applies to my situation, so please forgive me for asking again. After updating my software ...
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Can't upgrade Ubuntu 16.04 to newer release

I have a HP EliteBook 2540p. I want to upgrade my Ubuntu 16.04 to a newer release. I found that I need to upgrade to 18.04 before going to 20.04. I tried the recommended procedure by updating the ...
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Upgrading from Ubuntu 18.10 to 20.04 LTS from command line [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 18.10 and want to update to 20.04 LTS but after this standard procedure: sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade sudo apt dist-upgrade sudo apt autoremove sudo do-release-upgrade But when I ...
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