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Old 04-28-2015, 10:03 AM   #1
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Upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 freezes mid-install


Hi.

I've just bought this spanking new Dell with Ubuntu Linux on it, but when I'm trying to upgrade from 12.02 to 14.04, it just freezes during installation when it's unpacking adium ubuntu theme.

What should I do?

Should I restore factory settings and try again? or should I just leave it at 12.02?

I've searched online already, but it's been fruitless.

EDIT: Of course, I've updated everything else before I did the switch.

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Old 04-28-2015, 10:48 AM   #2
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malkorion,

Generally speaking, it is not a good idea to do an “in-situ” upgrade from one version to another.

It is far safer to backup any existing personal data and then install a fresh version of the Linux distro you require.

Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS is available from:

http://releases.ubuntu.com/14.04/

Use the 64 bit image, burn it to a DVD and then boot your machine with that.
 
Old 04-28-2015, 11:11 AM   #3
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I have all my media and whatever I need on an external drive.

Yeah, I did just that. Reinstalled it from a DVD with Ubuntu 14.04.
 
Old 04-28-2015, 12:30 PM   #4
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Yeah, I did just that. Reinstalled it from a DVD with Ubuntu 14.04.
Hi...

How does it work?

Regards...
 
Old 04-28-2015, 05:03 PM   #5
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Hi...

How does it work?

Regards...
Download Ubuntu 14.04 from the link above, burn it, and boot it / install it. Works like a charm. But updating all your software in 12.02, and then attempting to upgrade to 14.04 will simply freeze.
 
Old 04-28-2015, 09:03 PM   #6
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Download Ubuntu 14.04 from the link above, burn it, and boot it / install it. Works like a charm. But updating all your software in 12.02, and then attempting to upgrade to 14.04 will simply freeze.
Hi...

It would have been interesting to know what caused the problem.

But if installing from scratch has resolved this, please mark this thread as "SOLVED."

Thanks!
 
Old 04-29-2015, 04:34 AM   #7
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@ardvark71:
Honestly, I have no idea what causes the installation to freeze. (But I've described above HOW it happened)

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Old 04-29-2015, 09:42 PM   #8
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As has been stated upgrading from one "version"(unless it is a 'sub-version') to another is not recomended, but look at the numbering system to start with: 12.02 does not equate with 14.04, have you upgraded everything?
ubuntu also has a confusingly long 'sources.list', if ppa's, etc have been added they need to be removed (or # out) before upgrading to a new distro.
If you go from 12.04 to 14.04, it tries to do all this automatically but it is a big ask.
windows just consigns your old system to a folder if you upgrade, not sure how you access that.
Fred.
 
Old 04-29-2015, 10:20 PM   #9
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As has been stated upgrading from one "version"(unless it is a 'sub-version') to another is not recomended, but look at the numbering system to start with: 12.02 does not equate with 14.04, have you upgraded everything?
ubuntu also has a confusingly long 'sources.list', if ppa's, etc have been added they need to be removed (or # out) before upgrading to a new distro.
If you go from 12.04 to 14.04, it tries to do all this automatically but it is a big ask.
windows just consigns your old system to a folder if you upgrade, not sure how you access that.
Fred.
Good point. Thanks, Fred.

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