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Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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Blacklisting packages from installing

I'm currently running 10.10 with a package removed. I'm concerned that when it comes time to upgrade, synaptic may well install that package again. Is there way to blacklist a package that works ...
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Distribution upgrade freezes

When upgrading from Ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10 the distribution upgrade program freezes after it notifies me of a change in /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.mysqld and asks me to keep the old file or accept the new ...
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How to recover GRUB after upgrade from 9.10 to 10.04?

After I have done an upgrade from Ubuntu 9.10 to Ubuntu server 10.04, the server stops with a GRUB rescue message, how can I recover my GRUB without reinstalling?
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Five years old Ubuntu system - dist-upgrades always went fine, however some tasks remain

I have a PC with a current Ubuntu distribution installed. I've upgraded many times since 5.10. It always went well, however some tools or features were kind of left behind in a unsatisfactory state: ...
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Do I need to install a bootloader while upgrading a virtual machine?

I have a virtualization server which is having a few virtual machines running at top of it. All this was done using Ubuntu server edition with KVM and using virt-manager on SSH connection. These VMs ...
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Doesn't start up properly after upgrade

I cannot enter my desktop after an update last night. I realize that they was add another release version(lines) in the GRUB. How can I fix the problem? should I run update again using recovery mode? ...
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What problems I may face during upgrade due to removal of following packages?

I have remove Ubuntuone, empathy, evolution and gwibber completely from my system ? In synaptic, these are shown as recommended, so I am worried if I will be having any problem to upgrade to Natty due ...
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Are personal settings overwritten during distribution upgrades?

For example, in moving from Maverick to Natty, Banshee replaces Rhythmbox as the media player. But if I had installed a player different from either one of these, and uninstalled Rhythmbox, how would ...
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How to upgrade from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04? [duplicate]

I want to upgrade from ubuntu 10.10 to ubuntu 11.04.
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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 "Start/...
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Probability of trouble-free upgrade?

One of the problems with recommending Ubuntu to potential future users, especially those not particularly given to technical endeavours, is that there is a chance that upgrades will break their ...
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Upgraded to Maverick; can't change theme [closed]

I just upgraded to Maverick, and now I can't change my theme except for the cursor and window border/decoration. I've just reinstalled the themes I want to use (Dust + Dust extra) successfully, and ...
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How to upgrade all 50 Desktops in a network?

How can i upgrade all the 50 desktops to Maverick Meerkat. Is there any netinstall method ?
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Unable to resolve hostnames while using APT, what could be the problem?

Until two days before today my Ubuntu 10.10 Server updated fine. The output of sudo aptitude update → http://codepad.org/tkvXq66j The output of sudo aptitude update after replacing the Ubuntu ...
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How to upgrade to the development version of Ubuntu 11.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I upgrade to the development release (aka. Ubuntu+1)? How do I upgrade Ubuntu 10.10 to the latest development version of Ubuntu 11.04?
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Upgrading Ubuntu 7.10 Server (Gutsy) [closed]

I have an Ubuntu 7.10 Server running and finally there is time to upgrade it... ;-) The updating mechanism does not work anymore. Is it actually possible to upgrade, or should I rather install a ...
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How can I load Ubuntu when all I have is Grub?

So I have upgraded Ubuntu with the latest Kernel. But after the upgrade and after I rebooted Ubuntu, all I get is GRUB. How do I load Ubuntu again when all I have is GRUB? I installed Ubuntu using ...
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Difference in Ubuntu One sync-speed between Natty and other versions?

I was wondering if anyone had had the chance to compare performance between Ubuntu One upload speeds on Natty Narwhal and any other version of Ubuntu? Also, any difference on how well it connects? [...
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Upgrade Ubuntu 10.04 to Ubuntu 10.10

I'm new to these forums so I'll be quick. When I try to upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10 from 10.04 I get this error, I have tried upgrading from Terminal and Update Manager as well. Could not determine ...
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Does upgrading alter partitions?

I was wondering if it's safe to upgrade Maverick Meerkat to Natty (I believe I'm fully aware of the bugginess of Natty at the moment). The only thing that's of concern is altering of other partitions ...
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Moving to New Machine… also upgrade to 64bit. What steps?

I am about to move to a new Lenovo X201 from current X61. Current setup has separate \home, separate swap file, also separate \Data partition. Am currently running 10.04 32 bit. Am considering running ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu using the Live CD?

I installed Ubuntu 9.04 on my desktop, an year ago. Can I upgrade from Ubuntu 9.04 to Ubuntu 9.10 using the Ubuntu 9.10 Live CD?
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Change of default applications during upgrade

LibreOffice and Banshee are set to replace OpenOffice and Rhythmbox as we move from 10.10 to 11.04. Doing a fresh install obviously makes these new applications the default ones. However, if I choose ...
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How to get the 10.10 Ambiance theme on 10.04

The new theme looks better and polished than the on on 10.04. Is it possible?
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Will “apt-get upgrade” also upgrade my PHP version?

Will sudo apt-get upgrade also upgrade PHP from 5.2 to 5.3 on my Ubuntu 9.04?
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Questions asked during update or upgrade

What questions are asked during the update or upgrade process? It would be good to know beforehand in case we choose the wrong option when asked and there is no turning back.
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How to upgrade VirtualBox to the latest version?

I am currently using VirtualBox 3.2. I would like to upgrade it to latest version without losing any operating systems in it. How can I achieve this?
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Upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10 on netbook: now or later?

I began with installing 9.04 in a netbook (Asus EeePC 1000H), upgraded to 9.10 and have now Lucid Lynx 10.04 (LTS). Most things tested run pretty good, with the most notable exception being wireless ...
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determining the source for a package upgrade

Running aptitude dist-upgrade on my system currently results in an attempt to upgrade a few packages. All of these packages are being flagged as "untrusted packages" which "could compromise your ...
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Uninstall Evince while retaining update and upgrade ability

I tried to uninstall Evince but got a message that doing so would remove ubuntu-desktop which appears to be needed to update or upgrade the system. Can we remove Evince and retain update and upgrade ...
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Upgrading to python 3.2

I want to use new functools that provides with the lrucache, I am currently using python 2.6, which doesn't support this, What is the best way I can upgrade to python 3.2? or is there any other ...
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How to fix GPG error/BADSIG while running apt-get update? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the easiest way to resolve apt-get BADSIG GPG errors? Of late, I've been getting this long list of errors every time I run apt-get update from the terminal. These ...
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Upgrade vs Clean Install

I've been trying for months to upgrade my Ubuntu 8.10 to 10.04 and have been told that I cannot because of my ATI Radeon Xpress M200 card. I finally got tired of not being able to get things from the ...
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Is it possible to use empathy 2.32 on gnome 2.30?

I'm running Ubuntu Lucid which contains the Gnome 2.30. The thing is that, I'm really interested on using empathy 2.32, since it fixes a lot of bugs. However I don't want to upgrade the entire system ...
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Netbook Remix 10.04 to 10.10 upgrade using alternate iso

I'm using Netbook Remix 10.04 now. I'm having the 10.10 alternate iso with me. If I use that iso to upgrade, will I lose my netbook version? I've seen in some forums that the upgrade resulted in a ...
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Unconfigured package error: Package apache2.2-common is not configured yet

While executing apt-get install python-setuptools or apt-get upgrade, there are about a dozen of dependency errors, the top three are: apt-get install python-setuptools Reading package lists... ...
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Distribution upgrade: what is likely to break?

I'd like to upgrade my distribution (10.04 to 10.10) and since I have customized Ubuntu quite a bit, I was wondering what is likely to "break". If that can help, here is a sample list of things that ...
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Upgrading to 10.10 causes mountall error in Parallels [closed]

I just recently upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 using the update manager tool. After the upgrade, I was asked to reboot and it fails with An error occurred while mounting /media/psf Press S to skip ...
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Faulty upgrade from 10.4 to 10.10 Can I redo the upgrade without erasing all the existing mess?

I happily used 10.4 for abouit six months. When I upgraded to 10.10 my Update Manager stopped working and at last count there were about 250 updates lined up and waiting. Also my sound ...
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Can't view videos in Flash now I've upgraded to 10.04 [closed]

I've just upgraded to the LTS and now I can't watch any videos on Your Tube via Flash in either Firefox or Chrome. I had the issue with Chrome before I upgraded, but I could still see them in Firefox ...
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Upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10

I have installed 10.04 in june 2010 and last time while updating I messed up with my graphics driver. I am not able to apply the extra visual effects and also yet I am unable to find out driver for ...
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Mistaken dist-upgrade, is this bad?

I was looking for Update Manager on Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition and couldn't find it, so in Terminal I did: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade I got a message saying some packages were "held ...
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after upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10, no keyboard, cannot login

just did upgrade from kubuntu 10.04 to 10.10.. after all done and reboot, when the login box shows up, my keyboard and laptop pad ( mouse ) dosn't work, (plugged in the usb mouse, it works sometimes) ...
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apt-get upgrade segfault!

I installed ubuntu server 10.04 and booted as normal. Some time later, I booted the server and tried to install a new package/upgrade the existing packages using: sudo apt-get upgrade sudo aptitude ...
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Screen Savers not working after Maverick Upgrade

After doing an in-place upgrade from Lucid to Maverick, my screen savers no longer work. I get a background that the panel/title-bar image, but no screen saver. I see no messages in dmesg, and don't ...
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Computer boots into 'grub rescue' mode, after not having found the 'grub_xputs' symbol [closed]

After having made an upgrade and rebooted as requested, my computer fails to start properly. It indicates: "error: the symbol 'grub_xputs' not found", and underneath I have a "grub rescue" prompt. ...
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list of apt-get packages for upgrade

I have a 9.10 machine used for development by one of my colleagues. A new team member has joined us, and he wants to have the same development environment on his 10.04 machine as the one used on the 9....
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Upgrading 10.04LTS -> 10.10 using custom sources

I'm trying to upgrade to 10.10 from 10.04 LTS using a custom sources.list file that points to an unofficial mirror*. The mirror does have maverick, but I get the following output when upgrading: ...
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Problem with permissions after upgrading

A month or so ago I updated from 10.04 to 10.10, the problem is that after the update process programs that I had full control of no longer respond to me as a regular user, and work normally only when ...
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Can upgrading packages during an in-progress backup render the backup unusable?

I am running BackupPC, which backs up my laptop via rsync to another computer daily. Suppose that I upgrade one or more packages during the backup process. Is it possible that the package will be ...