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Thread: Force Ubuntu to Upgrade (without CD/USB)

  1. #1
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    Force Ubuntu to Upgrade (without CD/USB)

    Hi,

    Ubuntu version = pretty old....Got a new PC which I am hoping to use, it doesn't have USB/CD and when I issue the following commands it fails to update:

    Code:
    uname -a
    Linux NP 2.6.31-14-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 16 14:04:26 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux
    Code:
    cat /etc/lsb-release
    DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=9.10
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=karmic
    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 9.10"
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic-security/universe/source/Sources.gz  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80]
    W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic-security/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages.gz  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80]
    W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic-security/multiverse/source/Sources.gz  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80]
    Code:
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    I have also tried running the apt-get commands as root without success.

    Is there anyway I can force it to look in the right place for upgrades, where ever that is?

    Edit - what are the correct repositories for downloading updates (and where do I add them in this version of Ubuntu?)?

  2. #2
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    Re: Force Ubuntu to Upgrade (without CD/USB)

    Quick Reply - found the answer I was looking for in the Ubuntu Community...Apologies for posting this a bit prematurely:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...es/CommandLine

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    Re: Force Ubuntu to Upgrade (without CD/USB)

    9.10 reached end of life in April 2011 and as such hasn't received any bug fixes or security updates for the last 2 years.
    This also means that the repositories have been taken off-line.

    You can install software and update your system to the point where it reached end-of-life by pointing your sources.list to the archived repositories at http://old-releases.ubuntu.com but I would highly recommended a clean installation of a version of Ubuntu that is still being supported.
    Cheesemill

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