Re: Unable to upgrade lubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 or 14.04
I'm not sure how to help with that one, the only things I can advise are this:
1. Hopefully you have a backup because there is a way to upgrade without destroying your data - as long as the data isn't in any system folders like /var /bin /etc and so on.
2. If your data is in /home that's good, if it was on a separate partition, better.
When you install Ubuntu, Xubuntu, etc. you can choose - something else, and manually setup your partitions to where it doesn't format the drive, but keeps the same filesystem (e.g. ext4) and you set the mount point to /
So you find the partition you want to install, double click, choose the same partition type like ext4, set mount point to / - DO NOT CHOOSE FORMAT, and it will go through and install over top.
Now for the caveats:
If you installed your software through the Software center, it may delete it, where you'll have to reinstall.
If it uses any SQL databases, those may be deleted which means if its setup through a database via plex, that info will be gone and have to be repopulated.
If you compiled, you may have to recompile and reinstall plex as Plex will most likely be removed from the system.
Data still there
Apps gone, settings potentially gone, databases gone, etc.
Be careful about how you approach and see if you can do backups on anything you currently have that may be small like DBs, configuration settings, etc.
Where's [slooksterpsv] been? - I had Catastrophic partition alignment failure. I lost 90%+ of my data, and just now got it back fixed and working.