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    Unhappy Could not download all repository indexes>> Can Anyone help me?

    hi,

    I'm a newbie ubuntu user and I'm starting to like it's environment and stuff. And then a problem emerges, when I open the update manger there's an option there that if I want to upgrade my system to 10.10 (mine is 10.04) when I clicked it some loading and updating happens and then an ERROR..

    Could not download all repository indexes

    and in the box it says..

    The repository may no longer be available or could not be contacted because of network problems. If available an older version of the failed index will be used. Otherwise the repository will be ignored. Check your network connection and ensure the repository address in the preferences is correct.

    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...86/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...rce/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...rce/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...rce/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...rce/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...86/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...86/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...86/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...86/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...86/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...86/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...rce/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...rce/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...rce/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...rce/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...86/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...86/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...86/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...86/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...rce/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...rce/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...rce/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...rce/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

    I really do need help with this.. Can anyone lend me a hand??

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    Re: Could not download all repository indexes>> Can Anyone help me?

    You can only upgrade 10.04, which is an LTS(long-term support) version, to the next LTS version, which is Ubuntu 12.04. You can change the settings in update-manager to reflect upgrading
    to the next LTS release(12.04) by: System--->Administration--->Update Manager, click on "Settings" in lower left corner, then select the "Updates" tab at top, at the bottom under "Release Upgrade", select
    "Long term support releases only". Then Update Manager should show the option to upgrade to 12.04LTS. Ubuntu 10.10 is no longer supported, which is why you're seeing repository errors.

    Before you attempt an upgrade to 12.04, I'd recommend burning a live cd of 12.04.2, boot your computer with the live cd to see the major differences between 10.04 and 12.04, which has Unity.
    You can upgrade to 12.04, but I'd recommend backing up your configuration files, etc in your home directory and doing a fresh install of 12.04. You can install Classic Gnome in 12.04, which looks
    very similar to 10.04:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1966370

    This should give you some idea of what to expect, you may want to wait on someone else who can give you more detailed instructions on what to do.

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    Re: Could not download all repository indexes>> Can Anyone help me?

    hi again.. what do u mean on back up my files in my home directory... I thought if I install a fresh OS all of my files will be deleted.. I mean all like windows, isn't?

    Well I do still have a problem on your instructions, I'm using a computer which is not mine (its company's) and its an IBM 6790-G16, an old PC and which I ran BIOS and has no USB boot and it doesn't have a cd/dvd rom (how sad!)... Can you help me with my situation.? It will be a great help if you do..

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    Re: Could not download all repository indexes>> Can Anyone help me?

    Quote Originally Posted by confused57 View Post
    You can only upgrade 10.04, which is an LTS(long-term support) version, to the next LTS version, which is Ubuntu 12.04. You can change the settings in update-manager to reflect upgrading
    to the next LTS release(12.04) by: System--->Administration--->Update Manager, click on "Settings" in lower left corner, then select the "Updates" tab at top, at the bottom under "Release Upgrade", select
    "Long term support releases only". Then Update Manager should show the option to upgrade to 12.04LTS. Ubuntu 10.10 is no longer supported, which is why you're seeing repository errors.

    .
    As it is addressed above, you have to change the settings in update manager in order to upgrade to the long term support release 12.04 instead 10.10 which reached its end of life, for this reason the update manager cannot find the 10.10 repositories.

    As you don't have cd/dvd rom you cannot try the 12.04 live release in your computer as it is advised ( to see if it works well in your system or not) neither a usb live iso as you say. As far as I know the only option for you is to blindly upgrade to 12.04.

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    Re: Could not download all repository indexes>> Can Anyone help me?

    I do have an ISO format of 12.04, what i mean was I don't have an option of booting on USB ("the pc model is old"). What do u mean of blindly upgrade?

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    Re: Could not download all repository indexes>> Can Anyone help me?

    Quote Originally Posted by gerence13 View Post
    I do have an ISO format of 12.04, what i mean was I don't have an option of booting on USB ("the pc model is old"). What do u mean of blindly upgrade?
    claracc means upgrade to 12.10 without looking at it or trying it first. As to backing up your home folder, does the machine have a floppy disc drive? You could put your home folder on a floppy.

    Do you have a terminal app? You can upgrade usintg the terminal.

    You may want to stay with the system you have now. You can get some information at https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/server...upgrading.html.
    Escaping is easy; staying free is hard.

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