It's much the same as the old XP Repair install where it copied the windows directory over the top of itself to try and resolve system issues without a clean install. It's where you format the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) and start again from scratch.
Your package list is saved and newer versions for 16.04 will be installed into the new system for you.
If you have attempted an upgrade install and a custom/repair install and you're still experiencing issues, you may need to look at performing a clean install instead.
The upgrade may be incomplete or your system may be corrupted if your internet connection is interrupted.
Use Lish or Glish to perform this upgrade in a stable environment that does not rely on an active internet connection to your Linode.
These normal releases are considered to be cutting edge but can have issues because of this.
These builds are usually used by testers and developers.To get the best use out of your system, it's best to have your system up to date. I'll quickly go over the differences and then we have the various how to's in the sections below : This type of install is where you move to a more recent revision of the operating system, whilst keeping all of your programs, settings and data intact.Everything is saved and used during the install so you don't need to redo or reinstall anything.Quick Tips content is self-published by the Dell Support Professionals who resolve issues daily.In order to achieve a speedy publication, Quick Tips may represent only partial solutions or work-arounds that are still in development or pending further proof of successfully resolving an issue.Back to Top If you are looking to perform a repair install or to customise your upgrade install further, you can approach the issue in a different manner.