troubles upgrading

I’m trying to upgrade from:

$   lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description:    Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS Release:        16.04 Codename:       xenial 

and tried $ sudo do-release-upgrade but got Please install all available updates for your release before upgrading. So I tried that and executed sudo apt-get -u dist-upgrade, it downloaded a bunch of packages and then showed something like:

2515 upgraded, 852 newly installed, 85 to remove and 1 not upgraded.  Need to get 3,631 kB/1,971 MB of archives. After this operation, 2,626 MB of additional disk space will be used. Get:1 disco/main amd64 nmap-common all 7.70+dfsg1-6 [3,631 kB] Err:1 disco/main i386 nmap-common all 7.70+dfsg1-6   Hash Sum mismatch Get:1 disco/main i386 nmap-common all 7.70+dfsg1-6 [3,631 kB] Err:1 disco/main i386 nmap-common all 7.70+dfsg1-6   Hash Sum mismatch Fetched 20.7 kB in 9s (2,256 B/s) E: Failed to fetch Hash Sum mismatch 

I then tried apt-get update, sudo apt install -f and sudo apt-get -o Debug::pkgProblemResolver=yes dist-upgrade but didn’t get any further… ghow do i best proceed to get my distribution up-to-date?


Upgrading from hdd to ssd

i would like to clone my whole hdd (750gb – only 200gb with any data) contaning ubuntu and all data to ssd (500gb) and replace those drives so it works a bit faster. It there a easy way to do it with some kind of software like GNOME? Cheers, woxxu

Sound does not work in many apps after upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04. I’m also trying to avoid Pulseaudio at all costs

Basically, I’m trying to get everything to use ALSA like I had on my old OS. Now with Ubuntu 18.04, I have some offline apps that sound great with ALSA but others such as firefox or Audacity that have no sound at all. I read from some online forums that you can get Alsa to run as the default sound device but I couldn’t figure out how to edit the config. I was only able to figure out how to disable Pulseaudio by setting the respawn to no and removing the ;. Anything beyond that was too confusing for me to understand but I really don’t want to be stuck without sound forever. Youtube and Audacity are important to me and I need to use them. Please help…

How to fix kernel issue after upgrading from 18.10 to 19.04?

After upgrading to 19.04 from 18.10 – I’ve started seeing an error revolving around linux-image-4.18.0-24-generic and seems to cause me from updates as well updating grub of course… Has anyone experienced this or can anyone guide me as to how to repair this issue ? After running this command “sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade” I then receive this error in the terminal – “**Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y (Reading database … 238003 files and directories currently installed.) Removing linux-image-4.18.0-24-generic (4.18.0-24.25) … /etc/kernel/postrm.d/initramfs-tools: update-initramfs: Deleting /boot/initrd.img-4.18.0-24-generic /etc/kernel/postrm.d/zz-update-grub: Sourcing file /etc/default/grub' Sourcing file/etc/default/grub.d/init-select.cfg’

Generating grub configuration file … using custom appearance settings /etc/grub.d/bin/grubcfg_proxy: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory run-parts: /etc/kernel/postrm.d/zz-update-grub exited with return code 127 dpkg: error processing package linux-image-4.18.0-24-generic (–remove): installed linux-image-4.18.0-24-generic package post-removal script subprocess returned error exit status 1 Errors were encountered while processing: linux-image-4.18.0-24-generic E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Also when attempting to do a partial upgrade it says that kernel isnt installed and fails out

Upgrading old application from SQL Server 2000 to 2017

My company currently has a project assisting an agency with an old application that is still running on SQL Server 2000. Most of my experience is with Oracle, so I’m a little out of my comfort zone with SQL Server, but this agency’s expertise left long ago and they have no knowledgeable database people. I asked why they didn’t upgrade to a more current version of SQL Server and was told “we tried that and there was no way to do it”. I’ve been trying to get the details on what they did, with little success so far, other than “Microsoft changed things in the database and it won’t work”. I have taken a copy of their database and run it through 2005, then 2008, then on to 2012, and the database looks OK, but I haven’t tried to get the application running against it (it’s a VB.Net app, and that is way out of my wheelhouse). In trying to help maintain this system, I’m running into more and more issues with it being in 2000, especially related to interfacing it to Oracle 11g and 12g. How can I get the upgrade conversation going again? With it being so old, are there still resources available that would address the 2000-to-2005/2008 path, as far as configuration/architecture changes required, and then from 2005/2008 to 2017? I realize this is a pretty generic question, but I need to get this under consideration, and with limited knowledge on both sides I need help in framing the conversation.

Thanks, Harry

chrome is mishandling yahoo email after upgrading to ubuntu 18.04.3

Using a Dell OptiPlex-790 running recently upgraded Ubuntu 18.04.3, GNOME 3.28.2. When in Yahoo Mail, trying to delete an email by clicking on the trash can, the delete fails. It seems it simply reloads yahoo mail. The same happens when checking the email box and clicking on delete. Yahoo mail works fine using Firefox.