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    Unable to upgrade lubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 or 14.04

    OK, I have been working with Linux for 20+ years, do it for a living, should be able to fix this myself . . . but can't. So I am crowd-sourcing my problem.

    System: Dell Optiplex 320 (Don't laugh)
    CPU: Single physical core, 2 logical core Pentium 4 3.2GHz
    GPU: NVidia GT520, 2 monitors attached
    OS: Lubuntu 13.04 x86_64
    Kernel: 3.8.0.30-generic
    RAM: 4gb, 2 2GB sticks, 4GB Swap

    I cannot upgrade this. I know, I could just reinstall, but I am running my Plex media server on this box, with terabytes of storage full of shows and movies, and want to preserve data. Could I put it all on separate file systems, and reinstall anyway? Yes, if I had space to swap it all around, but I don't. So I would really like to upgrade instead of reinstalling. Here's what I get:


    rfelty@REZ:~$ sudo do-release-upgrade -dChecking for a new Ubuntu release
    Your Ubuntu release is not supported anymore.
    For upgrade information, please visit:
    http://www.ubuntu.com/releaseendoflife

    <goes through sources.list, updates everything>

    Fetched 1,424 kB in 6s (237 kB/s)
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Building data structures... Done


    Updating repository information

    <more updates>

    Checking package manager
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Building data structures... Done


    Calculating the changes


    Calculating the changes


    Could not calculate the upgrade


    An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade.


    This can be caused by:
    * Upgrading to a pre-release version of Ubuntu
    * Running the current pre-release version of Ubuntu
    * Unofficial software packages not provided by Ubuntu




    If none of this applies, then please report this bug using the
    command 'ubuntu-bug ubuntu-release-upgrader-core' in a terminal.




    Restoring original system state


    Aborting
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Building data structures... Done
    rfelty@REZ:~$

    I've tried this 4 or 5 times over the last 6 months or so, always with the same result, and run sudo ubuntu-bug ubuntu-release-upgrader-core multiple times, which I assume sends some info to someone somewhere at Ubuntu, but never heard anything back. Googled the problem all over the place, found no solution. So now I am asking the Ubuntu community for help, does anyone have any idea how to work around this, or do you need any more info to help diagnose what's wrong? I am not running a pre-release version, or upgrading to a pre-release version. I do have a modified sources.list, but I have added so many ppas over time for this package or that package that I have no idea what an unmodified sources.list would look like. I probably should have done a cp sources.list sources.orig before I made the first change, but I didn't. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

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    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.

    So good:
    Data still there
    Bad:
    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.

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    Re: Unable to upgrade lubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 or 14.04

    The output of the following will help us see where your system files and other data is, then perhaps you can follow 'slooksterpsv's suggestion.
    However, if you have your data separate say in /home partition then re-installing is quite simple without much risk of data loss.
    Code:
    sudo parted -l
    sudo fdisk -l
    "Evolution is Nature's way of issuing upgrades."


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    Re: Unable to upgrade lubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 or 14.04

    As slooksterpsv has said, the only problem you really have, provided that all your media is in the /home directory is that you will lose your database, so perhaps do a mysql dump first.
    I am in a similar position with a debian based mythtv-backend machine I have, in that the system hard drive has crashed. But I don't have a mysql dump.

    Your dist-upgrade problem seems to be that the distribution specific upgrade packages are no longer on the repos, you may have some luck if you can locate an archive repo for your distribution.

    cheers

    Robert

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    Re: Unable to upgrade lubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 or 14.04

    You might manage to do this by pointing your sources at http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/

    13.04 is EOL.

    I'd disable all the PPAs though.

    PPAs should be in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/

    If you're not about your source list then give people your /etc/apt/sources.list to look at.

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    Re: Unable to upgrade lubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 or 14.04

    parted -l:

    Model: ATA WDC WD10EZEX-00R (scsi)Disk /dev/sda: 1000GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
    Partition Table: msdos


    Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
    1 1049kB 996GB 996GB primary ext4 boot
    2 996GB 1000GB 3999MB extended
    5 996GB 1000GB 3997MB logical linux-swap(v1)




    Model: ATA Hitachi HDS72101 (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sdb: 1000GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: msdos


    Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
    1 1049kB 1000GB 1000GB primary ntfs boot




    Model: WD Ext HDD 1021 (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sdc: 1500GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: msdos


    Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
    1 1049kB 1500GB 1500GB primary ntfs boot




    Model: Seagate GoFlex Desk (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sdd: 1000GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: msdos


    Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
    1 32.3kB 1000GB 1000GB primary ext4

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    Re: Unable to upgrade lubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 or 14.04

    fdisk -l
    Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00008d26


    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 2048 1945712639 972855296 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 1945714688 1953525167 3905240 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 1945716736 1953523711 3903488 82 Linux swap / Solaris


    Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x87c02c20


    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 * 2048 1953521663 976759808 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT


    Disk /dev/sdd: 1000.2 GB, 1000204885504 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525167 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0006f1bd


    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdd1 63 1953525166 976762552 83 Linux


    Disk /dev/sdc: 1500.3 GB, 1500299395072 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 182401 cylinders, total 2930272256 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0003a97d


    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdc1 * 2048 2930272255 1465135104 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT


    Disk /dev/sde: 8166 MB, 8166703104 bytes
    256 heads, 63 sectors/track, 989 cylinders, total 15950592 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xc3072e18


    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sde1 * 56 15950591 7975268 c W95 FAT32 (LBA

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    Re: Unable to upgrade lubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 or 14.04

    Tried the old releases thing:

    sed -i -e 's/archive.ubuntu.com\|security.ubuntu.com/old-releases.ubuntu.com/g' /etc/apt/sources.list

    I get connection err on most of them:

    WTH?!? Just tried again, and they all worked, maybe there was a weird network thing going on yesterday, will try do-release-upgrade again!

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    Re: Unable to upgrade lubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 or 14.04

    Odd, it doesn't err out on a sudo apt-get update, but it does on a do-release-upgrade:
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    Re: Unable to upgrade lubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 or 14.04

    parted -l:

    Model: ATA WDC WD10EZEX-00R (scsi)Disk /dev/sda: 1000GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
    Partition Table: msdos


    Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
    1 1049kB 996GB 996GB primary ext4 boot
    2 996GB 1000GB 3999MB extended
    5 996GB 1000GB 3997MB logical linux-swap(v1)
    You don't have your data separate from root files... Backup your DATA and follow slooksterpsv's suggestion.
    lf that doesn't help either then install a clean copy of 14.04.
    "Evolution is Nature's way of issuing upgrades."


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