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My understanding is you have an existing install of Ubuntu and you are trying to upgrade from a lower version to 16.04, is that correct?
Can you give me any more information so I can give you a better answer? How are you starting the upgrade and what error do you get?
I did find this information that could solve your issue, please do let me know your technical level of expertise so I don't skip steps or give you information you already know.
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I have linux mint cinnamon. My T520 Lenovo thinkpad