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Old 05-06-2018, 04:12 PM
 
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Anyone know why? I updated on both & then it totally crashed on both. I only have an old cd disc from May '15 & it is Ubuntu 15.04. I can't update anywhere from it as of now. I'm running 15.04 then, w/ no updates available, obviously, as it is not supported. ANyone try going back to a 14. version? I know one is supported til '19. Ok, TY all.
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:52 AM
 
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Well since Saturday been running, on both pcs, Ubuntu 15.04, w/out of course any abiilty to do updates. So, my question really is; can I run it this way & if any probs occur then just reinstall it again?

Until I can find a way to upgrade back to 18.04 (or even to any lesser version than 18.04, that still can update), then I'm stuck w/ this way. I am limited in some videos, etc. type things but am ok on youtube at least.

Ok, just asking if this is ok til further notice? Thanks.
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Old 05-07-2018, 03:33 PM
 
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The last LTS was Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus). Most Ubuntu LTS releases are supported for 5 years. (Sometimes less).

There's also a bunch of other Linux distros just as easy to use as Ubuntu.

If you're set on Ubuntu, since you have Ubuntu 15.04 running, you can download Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (32-bit or 64-bit, desktop or server, Mate, Studio), create a live disk, and boot from it, without installing. If you like it, then just replace 15.04 with 16.04 LTS.

Not enough information to take a guess on the crashes you had. (i.e. 32-bit, 64 bit, desktop, server, etc...)

As with most software, it is usually wise to wait a few months before installing it. Wait for most of the bugs to get worked out. Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) was released just a few weeks ago. I'm sure they're still working out some bugs.
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Old 05-08-2018, 05:22 PM
 
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I upgraded to 15.10 last nite. Failed at 16.04 -- as dependency missing. Can't load it yet. I thought I was 32 bit on this Lenovo B570 made in Nov. '11 but I think I'm (i686) or whatever (i?) the 64 bit is. You see I've no clue re this, lol.

I'm stuck w/ prompts to upgrade to 16.04 but dependency is not there -- so no idea how to get it? Is there a way to search or load it? TY.
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Old 05-08-2018, 05:40 PM
 
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1.10.2ubuntu2. is the missing dependency holding up 16.04 upgrade? No idea how to get it? But then, It does say AMD 64 architecture not supported or something as that? Hmm, no clue.

Last edited by movintime; 05-08-2018 at 06:03 PM..
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Old 05-08-2018, 10:25 PM
 
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I've been running the Ubuntu 16.04 with zero issues. Until last week, that is. I got a notice of an update for it. It was a real small in size update, seems like it was only 90kb. While Ubuntu runs decent, Firefox is now real slow....and I mean REAL slow. It all but stops on Facebook and vids most commonly won't play anymore. For such a small "update", it sure slowed things up.. I'd reload it and not update it except I have a new PC sitting in the box behind me that won't come online until Thursday. AND I had to register at Ubuntu One website to sign into Ubuntu. I installed it with no password so it's been a headache as it wants a password that I never setup.
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Old 05-08-2018, 10:41 PM
 
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just did a vm install for it and it seems buggy. took lot longer to install then its older version did. Might want to hold off a few weeks after a new release to give dev some time to fix hardware driver issues.
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Old 05-09-2018, 03:36 PM
 
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I upgraded to 15.10 last nite. Failed at 16.04 -- as dependency missing. Can't load it yet. I thought I was 32 bit on this Lenovo B570 made in Nov. '11 but I think I'm (i686) or whatever (i?) the 64 bit is. You see I've no clue re this, lol.

I'm stuck w/ prompts to upgrade to 16.04 but dependency is not there -- so no idea how to get it? Is there a way to search or load it? TY.
I don't think 15.04 & 15.10 were LTS (Long Term Support). Most likely, they're already "end of life" - not supported anymore.

Just to clarify, "update" is not the same as "upgrade". As you've seen, you can "update" from 15.04 to 15.10, but not to 16.04 because the 15's are end of life.

16.04 is the next LTS after 14.xx. You can "upgrade" to 16.04 LTS, by essentially wiping out 15.10 and installing 16.04 LTS fresh. Capisce? I would wait a while before switching over to 18.04 LTS.

You have to determine what your Lenovo B570 is: 32-bit or 64-bit? From 2011?
Is is similar to this one:https://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc...1039872/review

If you just want to get your computers working with Ubuntu again, download the stable 16.04.xx LTS (32-bit or 64 bit), create a Live disk, boot your machine with it to try it out, then if you like it, install it, wiping out the previous Ubuntu version. (Technically, you can install 16.04 and keep 15.04. But why bother.)
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Old 05-09-2018, 03:40 PM
 
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As an aside, one of the Ubuntu versions I really like is Ubuntu Studio - it uses XFCE, so it's pretty quick.

"Ubuntu Studio is a free and open source operative system, and an official flavor of Ubuntu. Ubuntu Studio is the most widely used multimedia orientated GNU/Linux distribution in the world.. It comes preinstalled with a selection of the most common free multimedia applications available, and is configured for best performance for the Ubuntu Studio defined workflows: Audio, Graphics, Video, Photography and Publishing."

https://distrowatch.com/table.php?di...n=ubuntustudio

https://ubuntustudio.org/
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Old 05-09-2018, 03:49 PM
 
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To find out what kind of CPU you have, in ubuntu 15.xx, open up a terminal and type:
lscpu - this will display information about the CPU architecture

A 64-bit processor can also support 32-bit software. Not vice-versa. So technically, if you download 32-bit Ununtu 16.04, it will install fine whether your machine is 32-bit or 64-bit.

If you can determine that you have a 64-bit cpu, then might as well download the 64-bit Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For more memory addressability, if you need it.
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