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20.10 do-release-upgrade not finding 21.04

t looks like 21.04 is not available to me through upgrade from 20.10. This is happening on two machines and on another I had to use the -d switch. do-release-upgrade is returning "No new release ...
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Can't boot after upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04

After upgrading from 16.04 to 18.04, my computer freezed and I had to restart. After starting the computer boots as Ubuntu 18.04 but blocks in the graphical interface https://postimg.cc/9zQn4g3Z I ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS upgrade problem

I want do_release_upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04 LTS but I receive update errors: Error during update A problem occurred during the update. This is usually some sort of network problem, please check your ...
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Why is there “no new release found” during do-release-upgrade when using an intermediary TLS termination proxy?

The question best matching my situation is described here: do-release-upgrade failing on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS - says: No new release found ... and questions linked therein; I'd have replied to one of ...
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21.04 okay if boot from bios?

On my System76 ratel pro (bought in 2015) the command: dmesg | grep "EFI v" produces no output (whereas on my galago pro laptop the same query gives me v2.60). I read that this means the ...
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Cannot update to Ubuntu 21.04

I had Kubuntu 20.10. But I have long uninstalled KDE and installed GNOME. Now the update to 210.4 doesn't show up. I have selected the option to notify me of updates for every new version (not just ...
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Can I upgrade release without installing all package updates?

I want to upgrade Ubuntu from 20.10 to 21.04. When I type do-release-upgrade -d, I get a message "Please install all available updates for your release before upgrading." I have one package ...
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How to upgrade Kubuntu 20.10 to 21.04? [duplicate]

$ cat /etc/os-release NAME="Ubuntu" VERSION="20.10 (Groovy Gorilla)" ID=ubuntu ID_LIKE=debian PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 20.10" VERSION_ID="20.10" HOME_URL="...
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Upgrade from 20.10 to 21.04: No new release found [duplicate]

I would like to upgrade from 20.10 to 21.04. But do-release-upgrade returns "no new release found". /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades: Prompt=normal $cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=...
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PAM unable to dlopen(pam_systemd.so) after upgrade to 18.04

I had an old web server that needed an upgrade from 14.04 to 18.04. I upgraded from 14.04 to 16.04, then from 16.04 to 18.04 one after the other. It is behind a proxy, and on that proxy, I see connect(...
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do-release-upgrade from 20.10 to 21.04 on Raspi not working? [duplicate]

I get a message that no new versions are available. Any idea, why this happens?
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After upgrade from 20.04 to 21.04 many applications won't start

I updated from 20.04 to 21.04. The installation completed successfully and rebooting works. But if I start Firefox or Writer or Chromium, the hours glass appears, but no window ever opens. I've tried ...
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Stopped release upgrade in Ubuntu 18.04

I was upgrading to ubuntu 20.04 from 18.04, after fetching some details, It said that needs to get around ~4Gb of archives. It asked to press y/n to continue upgrade. I pressed N but now when I run ...
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“New release '18.04.5 LTS' available.” message remain after upgrade to 18.04.5

I just upgrade ubuntu 16.xx(16.04 or 16.10) to 18.04 by the command sudo do-release-upgrade. The welcome message shows that I upgraded to 18.04.5, but the "New release available" message ...
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Can't upgrade Ubuntu 16.04 because “reboot required” error never goes away (even after a reboot)

I can't upgrade Ubuntu 16.04 because it complains that a reboot is needed. But after rebooting, the same error message is displayed again. $ cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=16....
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Release upgrading 18.04 LTS to 20.04 LTS breaks mysql-server 5.7?

L.s. I work for a managed hosting company and because of Ubuntu 16.04 has gone EOL we are pushing our clients to dist-upgrade their servers. Most clients preffer the least amount of downtime and want ...
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Should I stop services when performing release upgrade?

Should I stop services like mysql and postfix before performing release upgrade(from 18.04 to 20.04)? Is there a risk of data loss/corruption if I don't?
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Cannot upgrade from 18.04 to 20.04 - “Unofficial software packages not provided by Ubuntu…”

Running sudo do-release-upgrade stumbles upon an error: An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade. This was likely caused by: * Unofficial software packages not provided by ...
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Unable to update from Ubuntu 20.04 ro 20.10

I am trying to update my system from 20.04 to 20.10 If I try through the Update Manager after installing all available updates I am toldI am up to date but that 20.10 is available. Click on Update ...
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Can't upgrade from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 20.04

Checking for a new Ubuntu release Get:1 Upgrade tool signature [1.554 B] ...
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How do I safely upgrade from server 16.04 to 20.04? [duplicate]

As said in the title. Specifically, I want to loose nothing, neither Systemd services, cron jobs, files in my \home folder, config... If upgrading means risking loosing one of these, then I won't ...
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What do the --frontend and --mode options for do-release-upgrade do? [duplicate]

From the do-release-upgrade manual: -m MODE, --mode=MODE Run in a special upgrade mode. Currently "desktop" for regular upgrades of a desktop system and &...
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Updating Ubuntu 16.04 to 20.04 from ISO file without internet

I have many servers Ubuntu in intranet area without internet-connection. I have to upgrade from Ubuntu 16.04 (LTS) to 20.04 (LTS). Trying to upgrade with command apt-cdrom add. After adding cdrom in /...
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Update Error from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to 20.04 LTS :- Please install all available updates for your release before upgrading

I want to Upgrade From Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS So i ran The Following Command's sudo do-release-upgrade -d -f DistUpgradeViewGtk3 Checking for a new Ubuntu release Please install all ...
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do-release-upgrade command failing

I'm getting an error in upgrading my ubuntu from 14.04 to newer versions, I probably deleted something while clearing up the space for new installation, hence i'm getting the following error: sudo do-...
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do-release-upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04 broke python3 and several of its dependencies

I recently ran do-release-upgrade from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04 on the way to Ubuntu 20.04, and ran into several problems that I've been working through. sudo apt-get -f install returns: Setting ...
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How to reinstall Ubuntu on dual-boot macbook

I have been trying to upgrade from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 and keep getting "could not calculate upgrade" error. I've decided that I'll just do a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 and be done with ...
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`do-release-upgrade` from `desktop` to `server`?

Is it possible to run a do-release-upgrade from a desktop install into -m server? I have an NUC I kind of had to install via the GUI (and installed desktop). It's a server; I don't use the UI. Is it ...
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Broken Dependencies (Symbol Lookup Error for hb_font_funcs_set_variation_glyph_func in libpangoft2-1.0.so.0) from 16.04 to 18.04

I have been upgrading my OS in stages to get to a current LTS version. Yesterday I ran 'do-release-upgrade' after running 'sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade; sudo apt-get dist-upgrade' per ...
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Can't upgrade from 18.04 server to 20.04

sudo do-release-upgrade i get the following error: Checking for a new Ubuntu release In /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades Prompt is set to never so upgrading is not possible. but i want to ...
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How to make do-release-upgrade stop at 18.04 LTS instead of going to 20.04?

we have an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS production server with application software that only supports 18.04 LTS so far, is it possible to update to that using do-release-upgrade instead of going straight to the ...
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upgrading server from 16.04.7 to 18.04 fails after Third party sources disabled

I have checked similar issues and tried them with no avail. I have changed the sources from just archive to different countries. Updating repository information To continue please press [ENTER] ...
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Could not calculate upgrade when upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04. Can't find solution that works

I finally decided to upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 from 18.04 today after waiting to ensure there was compatibility with some programs I use my Ubuntu machine for. While running the upgrade today I got an ...
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What do I do with an upgrade stalled at 15%? And How do I safely recover? [duplicate]

I finally upgraded my laptop from 18.04 LTS to 20.04 LTS and it seems to have stalled at Progress: 15%. I was doing other things and periodically checking in on it, but the first few times my laptop ...
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Issue upgrading ubuntu 16.04 LTS to 18.04 LTS server

I have been trying to upgrading my Ubuntu server from the following : Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 16.04.7 LTS Release: 16.04 Codename: xenial to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I ...
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How to install gnuplot 5.4 at ubuntu20.04

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04, I work with Gnuplot 5.2.8, but only some features are at the version most recent. My question-specific question is. How to upgrade Gnuplot 5.4.0 at ubuntu 20.04?. Thanks ...
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What does `--frontend` do in `do-release-upgrade` and where can I find the list of possible values?

While checking the manual for do-release-upgrade, I found out that it has a --frontend argument that can be passed to the command along with a value. However, the manpage doesn't explain what the ...
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Trouble with terminal updating getting an error [duplicate]

Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock. It is held by process 1453 (packagekitd). can any one tell what this and how to fix plz and thank you.
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Kernel 5.8 crash on ubuntu 20.04 and ubuntu 20.10

I have had problems with the system after installing ubuntu 20.04 and 20.10, both freeze and do not let me operate, desktop, mouse ... frozen completely. I have downgraded both systems to kernel 5.4 ...
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OS upgrade forced in steps

Is it by design that Ubuntu 18.04 will not upgrade to 20.10 immediately? I set my os update setting to ‘normal’ which means it will match any OS upgrade, not just lts. Yet, the OS update for 18.04 ...
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Is it safe to use `dist-upgrade` if `do-release-upgrade` broke my EC2 instance?

I help run a server which is on (or: was on, and is now being restored from snapshots back to…) Ubuntu 18.04. It cheerily told me that I should do-release-upgrade to 20.04.1 LTS but after I did so the ...
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Upgrading 18.04.5 to 20.04 LTS also upgrades postgresql?

I'm doing do-release-upgrade now, and it seems it downloaded postgresql-12 package '__') was it automatically done? because I saw there's a tutorial to upgrade manually postgresql-10 to postgresql-12 ...
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Upgrade 18.04 to 20.04 fails in both update manager and terminal commands

When I try to update from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 in the software updater it gets to "Fetching is complete," freezes, then after a couple of minutes closes. In terminal mode it does basically ...
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Error upgrading Xubuntu 16.04 to 20.04

Following the procedure: Upgrade all installed packages of Ubuntu version 18.04 by running sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade command. Reboot the Ubuntu Linux system by tying the sudo reboot ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Internet Gateway not working after upgrade from 18.04

I've recently upgraded from 18.04 to 20.04 (on a server, no GUI), and since then the server is not able to connect to the internet, pinging the router and other devices in the lan still works.After ...
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do_release_upgrade: GUI doesn't start [duplicate]

I did a do_release_upgrade on my Ubuntu 16.04 (there were errors, in particular some were related to X11 or Xorg) and now I have this at boot: Help ! EDIT I reinstalled grub from a live Ubuntu and ...
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Trying do-release-upgrade on 18.04: “system is unable to reach snap store”

I tried to upgrade 18.04.? to 20.04.1 with sudo do-release-upgrade. I got the error screen with system is unable to reach snap store. I aborted and it says the upgrade has completed but there were ...
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do-release-upgrade with held packages

When trying to do-release-upgrade I get the "Please install all available updates for your release before upgrading". The thing is that I deliberately held some packages (with apt-mark hold ....
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Upgrade to Ubuntu 20.10 without btrfs snapshot

Currently on Ubuntu 20.04. I want to upgrade to Ubuntu 20.10 without Ubuntu making a btrfs snapshot as part of the process. How can I do this?
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Cannot Install JDK 11

This command ran, and it did a lot of things, but in the end I received this error. This happens frequently when I try to do anything in the terminal. sudo apt-get install openjdk-11-jdk Errors were ...

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