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  1. #21
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    Re: Repository fails to update with 404 Error.

    You may need to boot into recovery mode to add your user to the sudo group
    Code:
    adduser paul sudo

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    Re: Repository fails to update with 404 Error.

    Hi I'm having some difficulty booting into recovery mode, I press escape when after the BIOS loads but the machine continues on to the main login page. Do you have another suggestion?

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    Re: Repository fails to update with 404 Error.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Lynch View Post
    Hi I'm having some difficulty booting into recovery mode, I press escape when after the BIOS loads but the machine continues on to the main login page. Do you have another suggestion?
    Hold down the left Shift key.

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    Re: Repository fails to update with 404 Error.

    OK so that was progress, I booted into recovery mode added the sudo group to my profile and ran apt get update as follows

    paul@paul-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get update
    [sudo] password for paul:
    Sorry, try again.
    [sudo] password for paul:
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid Release.gpg
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/multiverse Translation-en_IE
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_IE
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/universe Translation-en_IE
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/restricted Translation-en_IE
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid Release
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/multiverse Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/main Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/universe Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/restricted Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/main Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/universe Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/restricted Sources
    Reading package lists... Done
    paul@paul-desktop:~$

    I am still faced with the original problem when I run the update manager I get:

    Could not initialize the package information

    An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information.

    Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message:

    'E:Opening /etc/apt/sources.list - ifstream::ifstream (13: Permission denied), E:The list of sources could not be read.'


    Any suggestions welcome...

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    Re: Repository fails to update with 404 Error.

    Hmm. Maybe try the suggestion given here
    I don't know what more to suggest.

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    Re: Repository fails to update with 404 Error.

    Like oldos2er said, or just rename and update:

    sudo mv sources.list sources.list.old

    and update

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    Re: Repository fails to update with 404 Error.

    Well that seems to work a treat, I removed the Sources list file and am currently updating. I guess I manually added some updates into the repo with errors. Anyhow once these updates are complete I plan on updating the system to the new LTR... fingers crossed

    Appreciate all the help and effort

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    Re: Repository fails to update with 404 Error.

    I have the same message basically and yes my internet is working fine and I have two other computers which are updating just fine. The big difference in my laptop is I went from Ubuntu 11.10 to Ubuntu 12.04. Would that make a difference? I was considering overwriting with a copy I have of Ubuntu 12.04. Please help. My laptop says my package hasn't been updated in 19 days now

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