Upfrading from Ubuntu 14.03 to Ubuntu 16.0

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Fri Jul 29 05:20:54 UTC 2016

Peter wrote:
> I tried to upfrade one of my machines today.It stuck at the point
> where it was asking for acceptance of licencingterms for Microsoft
> Fonts. I clicked on the appropraite button but nothing happened.
> After 2 hours with no progress I killed the machine. On restarting it
> opens the encrypted file system then if goes to temintal session and
> asks for a user name and password. No matter what I enters it keeps
> asking for the same information and the boot does not progress.
> Can I revert back to my old version with out losing my home directory?

You can use a live system from an install DVD / USB stick and start a 
clean install. However at the partitioning stage be very careful. Select 
manual partitioning. Select your current partition for "/" with the same 
file system type and make sure that the partition will not be formatted. 
Then at least "/home/" and "/usr/local/" are retained. Anyway I would 
suggest to make a backup of your valuable data first. And don't forget 
to include the directories "/etc/" and "/var/".

> If so how do I get the new version to install?

You can log in at the terminal and enter these commands:

sudo configure -a
sudo apt-get -f install

It may be necessary to repeat the commands several times until the 
interrupted install process is finished. At the prompt for the licence 
agreement use the TAB key to select the OK prompt.


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