Upgrade Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 while keeping my gmail address

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Tue Jun 7 19:34:16 UTC 2016

On Tue, 7 Jun 2016 15:15:52 -0400, Mark Haney wrote:
>On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 3:08 PM, Donald Parsons wrote:
>> Previously when I upgraded Ubuntu I lost my gmail address because on
>> trying to sign up for the new  gmail afterwards, it said "that name
>> is already taken."
>> Is there a way around this?
>Those two things are mutually exclusive.  You shouldn't need to create
>a new gmail account every time you upgrade.

Donald, please describe what you are doing.
Actually you could log in or get access to servers with your old
user name/email address and password. You don't need to and you can't
"register" again, if you are already registered, but you still could
"log in". Your gmail account has absolutely nothing to do with your
Ubuntu install. However, describe exactly what you did before you
upgraded Ubuntu and what you try now.


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