Ubuntu Installation :: Attempted To Upgrade To 10.04 Through Update Manager - Computer Crashed

May 8, 2010

So I attempted to Upgrade 2 days ago from 9.10 to 10.04. I started the upgrade and left my computer alone as it said it would take several hours. When I returned to check on it, It told me the the installation had failed and it was attempting to roll back to the previous installation. Afterward I couldn't access anything on my computer. I'd click a icon and it wouldn't do anything. I manually restarted it and was greeted with a message that it couldn't boot because there was no mount specified.

Since I had backed up all my files I tried to just reinstall ubuntu. However even after I reinstalled I'm greeted with the same message.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Computer Crashed During 10.10 Upgrade

Nov 9, 2010

I was upgrading from 10.04 to 10.10 when my laptop crashed due to a HW issue not related to upgrade. But now when I start:

1) The laptop, it boots up till the point GDM log in screen is displayed without any log-in option. The system does not respond to any keyboard or mouse actions.
2) when I try to recover (recovery mode), the boot process comes til a point where it says "Console: switching to color frame buffer device 180x56"

And the prompt just stays there. It does not not drop to terminal. When I choose an older option in the grub, I do get dropped to initramfs prompt. How to restore my machine. re-instillation is not an option as I have some data I need in the home directory.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Computer Crashed During 11.04 Update

May 1, 2011

I was updating Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04 and my computer crashed/shutoff because of overheating(my laptop doesn't ever do this when running Windows 7 but seems to really need to be as cool as possible when running Ubuntu). the update was at about 12-18 minutes left(also i am using wubi to have it run alongside windows). After getting pissed off that i forgot to backup Ubuntu i restarted it to see if it would finish updating.

To my dismay it the loading screen looked a bit unusual and when it go to the login screen the word "Ubuntu" was flashing uncontrollably and the time in the bottom right corner was acting the same. i feel that i have totally ruined it and i also don't know how i can remove Ubuntu from my computer so that i could reinstall it as Ubuntu 11.04 instead of upgrading from 10.10. i still have Wubi.exe for Ubuntu 10.10 but i'm not sure if that just searches for the most recent version of Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Computer Crashed Off Mid Upgrade 10.04 To 10.10 Now Won't Boot

Oct 14, 2010

I was upgrading from 10.04 to 10.10 and the computer completely froze and I restarted it thinking I would be able to restart the update where I left off (I'm new to ubuntu). However when I restart I can't get anywhere, if I boot normally the ubuntu screen comes up and then it stops with the computer name in the middle of the screen and thats it (can't do anything i can't get into shell via ctrl-alt-f1 etc..) if i use the recovery from the grub menu it loads a bunch of things then stops i can't type anything but I can switch using ctrl-alt-f1 and ctrl-alt-f7 but I don't see anything except:

under ctrl-alt-f1 the last line reads:

[2.711773] composite sync not supported
under ctrl-alt-f7: the last lines read
fsck from util-linux-ng 2.17.2
init: udevtrigger main process (421) terminated with status 1


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Ubuntu Installation :: During Upgrade To 10.10 Window Manager Crashed

Oct 10, 2010

I started the upgrade to 10.10 and now the upgrade process is trying to get some input in the orange window. Problem is I can't bring that window to the front because metacity crashed. When I try to start metacity from a console it dumps core. How do I continue the upgrade?

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Debian Installation :: Update Crashed - Computer Will Not Boot

Dec 29, 2010

When I updated Linux it crashed in the middle of the update. I think there was not enough disk space. I had a windows dual boot and tried to make the Linux partition larger but in doing that a crashed grub and can't use Linux or Windows. I tried super grub but it didn't work so I tried to fix the partitions with gparted live cd. It my disk just showed up as empty. I formatted it and re installed debian but it didn't work. I can see partitions but my computer won't boot.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can Not Update Computer Via Update Manager

Mar 31, 2010

i have a healthy and fully operational mobile broadband connection yet i cannot update my Ubuntu 9.10 computer. every time i try to update i receive an error message with the title: "could not download all repository indexes", the information the dialog box contains is as follows

GPG error: http://flomertens.keo.in edgy Release: The following signatures were invalid: NODATA 1 NODATA 2GPG error: http://ntfs-3g.sitesweetsite.info edgy Release: The following signatures were invalid: NODATA 1 NODATA 2Failed to fetch http://flomertens.keo.in/ubuntu/dist...6/Packages.bz2 Sub-process /bin/bzip2 returned an error code (2)


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Ubuntu :: Update Manager Has Crashed?

Sep 30, 2010

i tried to load update manager, but a red circle with a line through it appeared next to my wireless signal bit, with the following code'E:Encountered a section with no Package:header, Eroblem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/ppa.launchpad.net_teamxbmc_ppa_ubuntu_dists_maverick_main_binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.' then a grey shap appears next to it, saying report it to ubuntu, but when i press ok, it says it cant find the error to report. i upgraded to ubuntu 10.10 the other day just for the record

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Ubuntu Installation :: Ran Update Manager In 10.04 Now Computer Not Booting

Dec 22, 2010

I ran update manager in 10.04 and after downloading/installing a few updates my computer will no longer boot. All I get when starting up is
error: no such device: 5bf7115d-b1e0-4c0e-aebe-6ffefdc7f3d0
grub rescue>
Where do I go from here?

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Ubuntu :: Computer Crashed During Update - DPKG Interrupted

Nov 28, 2010

The computer crashed during an update and "An error occurred". The following details are provided:
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report."

"michael@freegeek:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
[sudo] password for michael:
dpkg: parse error, in file '/var/lib/dpkg/updates/0117' near line 0:
field name '

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Ubuntu Installation :: Computer Freezes When Hit 'upgrade' On Package Manager

Feb 23, 2010

I seem to have a small problem. Since september, i hooked up an old Acer laptop (with just 560 RAM and a 16 mib graphical card) to a computer screen, a keyboard and a mouse, so that i had an extra 'computer' for my mother to use. Old people prefer bigger screens to ponder upon.

But anyways, each time i want to update or upgrade the 9.04 Ubuntu distribution, it freezes. This is quite annoying since i really want it to upgrade to 9.10, for possible faster results.

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Ubuntu :: Update Manager Crashed - Root Filesystem Check Failed

Apr 8, 2011

This is a Natty system. I ran update manager to update to the latest releases for Natty, and it crashed. I ran it again and it told me it could only do a partial upgrade, and that I should do apt-get install -f. I did that, but apt-get told me the system was locked by another program. Not to worry I thought, I'll just reboot. So I did that, and I think Update-Manager got a lot further through the process than I thought, because my system is borked. It'll boot into Gnome, but when booting up the Boot Screen no longer shows the pretty Ubuntu Logo, but rather a line of text that says "Ubuntu 11.04".

When it gets into Gnome the keyboard and mouse more or less don't work (although the keyboard based Fn+9 and Fn+10 brightness control still works) and there is no desktop background. After about 30 seconds something crashes but I can't click on it to find out what. Going into the recovery console doesn't help either. The latest Kernel (2.6.38-7) stops moving forwards after "Begin:Running /scripts/init-bottom...done". has occurred for the second time. Luckily I still have the previous kernel, which gets to the same spot and then tells me:
"init: udevtrigger main process (390) terminated with status 1" and then "init: udevtrigger post-stop process (394) terminated with status 1".

I then get the message
"The disc drive for / is not ready yet or not present. Continue to wait; or Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery". S goes back to "Begin:Running /scripts/init-bottom...done" a second time, M brings up the message:
"Root filesystem check failed. A maintenance shell will now be started"
and then it asks for the root password and gives me a terminal. Everything seems to be there, but apt-get and dpkg both can't do anything as the filesystem is read only.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Update To 32 / 64 Bit With Upgrade Manager?

Jan 9, 2010

Update Manager wants me to update to Firefox 3.5.7. I'm currently running 64-bit Firefox 3.5.6. I'd like to update, but Update Manager says nothing about this 3.5.7 being the 64-bit version. If I upgrade from the UM, I don't know if I'll be getting 32-bit or 64-bit FF. How can I tell beforehand which one I'll get?

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Ubuntu Installation :: 10.10 Does Not Appear On Update Manager For Upgrade?

Dec 12, 2010

As stated on the title Ubuntu 10.10 does not appear on the Update Manager in order to do the Upgrade. I really don't want to download it and burn it on a CD in order to Upgrade my Laptop. My current version is 10.04 LTS.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Upgrade To 10.04 Usign Update-manager -d

Apr 13, 2010

Basically, the update manager pops up and... nothing happens. It checks for updates but doesn't indicate upgrade availability.Running other commands like apt-get distribution-upgrade also doesn't do anything.

I think the problem is the fact that I've installed a bunch of software from rep's and ppa's via ubuntu-tweak that are more recent than the ones in Ubuntu's rep, but I can't been sure.Also, I've deactivated all third party rep's and ppa's, but I still have a bunch of software installed via those sources.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Online Upgrade From 8.04 To 10.04 Using The Update Manager

Apr 30, 2010

I'm trying to do an online upgrade from 8.04 to 10.04 using the update manager. Since update manager did not indicate that there was and upgrade, I used the update-manager --devel-release command to initiate the process. The upgrade stops during while looking for channels with the following error message:

A problem occurred during the update. This is usually some sort of network problem, please check your network connection and retry.

W:Failed to fetch
http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...kports/Release Unable
to find expected entry main/debian-installer/binary-i386/Packages in
Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)

E:Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead. I don't believe this to be a network problem because it fails in the same place every time. I don't see the entry for debian-installer in the Release file which I believe is why the error is occuring, however, I'm not sure what to do about it. It seems like something is pointed to the wrong place. I've maintained this system with update-manager for several years and never had a problem.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrade Via The Update Manager Using Karmic 9.10

May 6, 2010

I was so impressed by the screen-shots of 10.04 LTS that i wanted upgrade via the update manager( am using karmic 9.10).Everything went well with downloading the new packages till the point of installation of downloaded packages. Halfway through the installation power went off and when i restarted the system it was stuck at some point with the message

Code: mount: nothing to mount in /dev or something like that. Then i restarted the system in recovery mode and ran "dpkg" to fix broken packages hoping it would fix the issue.It did to some extent that i was type the problem here through the affected system.

The problem is i couldn't send the crash report the first time around and i can't get hold of it now.My system is somewhere between karmic and lucid ("About Ubuntu" shows as karmic and System Monitor shows it as lucid").So i how do i get a clean installation of lucid?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Update Manager Is Asking Me To Upgrade My Kernel ?

Aug 7, 2010

I'm noticing that maybe twice a month the Update Manager is asking me to upgrade my kernel. Currently it's asking me to move to Is this the smart thing to do? Are these primarily securtiy updates to the kernel?

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Ubuntu Installation :: No 10.10 Upgrade Notice On 10.04 Update Manager

Nov 5, 2010

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 desktop edition on one of my machines and its connected to internet via network proxy with username/password authentication enabled.

I've provided proxy details in Synaptic Package Manager and also in System -> Preferences -> Network Proxy. I can see any new updated libraries when I check Update Manager, but somehow I do not see the notice of availability of Ubuntu 10.10 and hence not able to upgrade.

On my home laptop (Dell Inspiron 700m) which connects to internet directly and over there I was able to upgrade to 10.10

So I think there is some problem with respect to update manager where it cant see the new release available behind proxy.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Update Manager Aborted 10.04 Upgrade

Dec 31, 2010

Ubuntu Studio (no idea what version, no idea how to find out) Update Manager has been saying 10.04 is ready for quite some time, but I cannot install the upgrade. The first time, more than a month ago, it had problems with Java and aborted. This time it couldn't find a repository in NZ so it threw up its (virtual) hands and gave up. Should I even try to upgrade? I keep installing maintenance and security updates (except Adobe Flash Player which Adobe cannot identify). It does most of what I want it to do. Does 10.04 (or 10.10) really matter? Assuming I try for US 10.04 LTS again, how do I get it past its problems?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Update Manager Gives No Option To Upgrade To 11.04

Sep 1, 2011

Wanting to update to 11.04. Currently have wubi 10.04 & update manager gives me no option to upgrade to 11.04. Wonder how to update to 11?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Update-manager -d Doesn't Have Upgrade Button

Mar 31, 2010

I'm on a fully updated and upgraded 9.10, and when I do update-manager -d, I don't get the button to do an upgrade to 10.04! What could cause this? I've tried the -d, -c, --check-dist-upgrades, --devel-release, -p, --proposed, and --dist-upgrade. I'm completely up to date on 9.10, but I want to upgrade to 10.04!

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Ubuntu Installation :: 9.10 Not Showing Upgrade Option In Update Manager

Apr 30, 2010

I am using Ubuntu 9.10, as i want to upgrade to 10.04. I followed the Ubuntu steps mention in Ubuntu.com but my update manager is not showing upgrade option..i tried below command that too did not show any output about the available updates..#do-release-upgrade.Checking for a new Ubuntu release.No new release found.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Update Manager Segfaults When Trying To Upgrade To Lucid

Jun 12, 2010

I'm trying to upgrade Karmic to Lucid. I open the update manager, click the "upgrade" button, and then again the "upgrade" button in the window that pops up. Then it just closes down. When running the update manager from a terminal, the only output is "Segmentaion fault".

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Ubuntu Installation :: No Upgrade Button Is Appearing On Update Manager

Nov 4, 2010

I am currently using 10.04 and I want to upgrade to 10.10 but no upgrade button is appearing on the update manager. I had already installed all updates and the settings was already changed to show normal distribution releases.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Update Manager Does Not Find Meerkat Upgrade

Nov 6, 2010

I want to upgrade to Meerkat from Lucid but am unable to find the upgrade in my Package Manager.I have been receiving and installing regular updates recently so I don't think there is any problem with receiving notice of updates other than the Meerkat update.Did notice that my packages have not been updated in 46 days.how to update the packages if it is.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Unable To Showing Up On The Update Manager To Upgrade?

Apr 28, 2011

Finally I have been waiting for 11.04 to be released, but It is not showing up on the update manager to upgrade. The LTS release only is checked in the settings. Do I have to manually upgrade or do I have to install 10.10 then 11.04? or is it that the servers are quite busy?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrade 8.10 Intrepid To 9.04 Jaunty With Update Manager Fails

Feb 11, 2010

I had an old machine running Feisty.I followed the EOL guides and upgraded from 7.04 => 7.10 => 8.04 => 8.10 (intrepid).Now that I'm at intrepid, I want to use the update manager to upgrade to 9.04 (Jaunty). Whenever I launch update manager (System->Administration->Update Manager) everything looks fine until I choose "New distribution release '9.04' is available" and click the Upgrade button.

At this point, Update Manager complains and says "Could not find the release notes" "The server may be overloaded". I'm assuming this could be a faulty URL somewhere, but I wouldn't know where. My sources.list seems to work fine for regular intrepid updates, so not sure there would be anything there that could be the fault. Once I get this error, I can only click "close".

Extracting the upgrade failed. There may be a problem with the network or with the server. Obviously, my general networking is fine (or I wouldn't be able to post this message)..and again, standard updates work fine.Any insight into what is causing this (or maybe how Update Manager works so that I might try a bit of debugging myself?

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Mar 30, 2010

I'm now using Ubuntu 9.04 and I think of upgrading it to version 10.04 (when it shall be "stable").I'd like to know if I am supposed to modify /etc/apt/sources.list with the name of the new version even though I upgrade by "update-manager-core" with the command sudo do-release-upgrade

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Ubuntu Installation :: Update Manager No Longer Works Post Upgrade To Lucid

May 28, 2010

When I run update manager, it gives me an error message saying:


This can be caused by:
* A previous update which didn't complete
* Problems with some of the installed software
* Unofficial software packages not provided by Ubuntu
* Normal changes of a pre-release version of Ubuntu
if I click partial upgrade, it looks like it did during the upgrade, then says:


There are no upgrades available for your system. The upgrade will now be canceled.
if I click close from the first "not all updates can be installed" dialog, it says:


It is impossible to install or remove any software. Please use the package manager "Synaptic" or run "sudo apt-get install -f" in a terminal to fix this issue at first.
running the suggested line gives the following output:


In Synaptic, fixing broken packages does nothing. Mark All Updates > Apply seems to work, but I'd still like to figure out why Update Manager does not?

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