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g0sp3L
December 25th, 2008, 12:14 AM
Hello everyone, I hope this is an appropriate section for me to post this question. Please pardon my inexperience.

I'm trying to upgrade version 7.04 to version 7.10 (in order to then upgrade to the latest). I have updated my sources.list file with the following lines, as instructed by the GutsyUpgrades (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GutsyUpgrades#Fully%20updating%207.04) instruction page:


deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-security main restricted universe multiverse

I'm still receiving 404 errors when attempting to upgrade. I navigated http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ and found the files that I need, but for some reason Update Manager isn't finding them. I thought that perhaps it was because the files are located in ubuntu/dists/ (rather than just /ubuntu/), so I added the /dists/ suffix and it still gave me the list of 404 errors.

Could someone please help me to figure out exactly what is going on? My intuition tells me that there is probably an easy fix for this, I'm just not sure how to go about it. I would greatly appreciate it.

oilchangeguy
December 25th, 2008, 12:17 AM
Hello everyone, I hope this is an appropriate section for me to post this question. Please pardon my inexperience.

I'm trying to upgrade version 7.04 to version 7.10 (in order to then upgrade to the latest). I have updated my sources.list file with the following lines, as instructed by the GutsyUpgrades (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GutsyUpgrades#Fully%20updating%207.04) instruction page:



I'm still receiving 404 errors when attempting to upgrade. I navigated http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ and found the files that I need, but for some reason Update Manager isn't finding them. I thought that perhaps it was because the files are located in ubuntu/dists/ (rather than just /ubuntu/), so I added the /dists/ suffix and it still gave me the list of 404 errors.

Could someone please help me to figure out exactly what is going on? My intuition tells me that there is probably an easy fix for this, I'm just not sure how to go about it. I would greatly appreciate it.

don't think you can upgrade. those versions are no longer supported. why not just back up your data and burn a copy of 8.10 and do a fresh install?

zvacet
December 25th, 2008, 12:37 AM
don't think you can upgrade. those versions are no longer supported.

Gutsy is supported until april 2009.

@ g0sp3L

when you added suggested lines zo your source list did you put # sign in front of

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-security main restricted universe multiverse

and if you added lines correctly save and close file and run


sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

If you have separate home it will be easier to install Hardy as LTS or Intrepid if you want latest version.

oilchangeguy
December 25th, 2008, 12:41 AM
Gutsy is supported until april 2009.

@ g0sp3L

when you added suggested lines zo your source list did you put # sign in front of

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-security main restricted universe multiverse

and if you added lines correctly save and close file and run


sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

If you have separate home it will be easier to install Hardy as LTS or Intrepid if you want latest version.

even if this is correct, the op's best bet is to do a fresh install. not going from 7.04 to 7.10 to 8.04 to 8.10, that makes no sense. and is bound to cause problems.

g0sp3L
December 25th, 2008, 01:56 AM
Hey everyone, thanks a lot for all of the quick responses. I've figured it out. For anyone experiencing the same problem, here's how I got it to update. (This is my first posted "solution" so please correct anything that I may have done incorrectly.)

In terminal, navigate to etc/apt/ and enter


sudo nano sources.list
(Enter your password)

Next, omit the outdated URL lines by adding a # before each one. You will then want to add the following lines to the very end:


deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-security main restricted universe multiverse

Then hit Ctrl+O and save. After that, enter


sudo apt-get update

Exit terminal, open Update Manager, and upgrade.

I'm now upgrading to 8.04 without any malfunction. @oilchangeguy, I will post if I have any issues with the upgrade to 8.10. Why exactly would following this upgrade order cause issues?

Any tips, criticism, or pointers are greatly appreciated. Thanks again!

g0sp3L
December 25th, 2008, 02:03 AM
don't think you can upgrade. those versions are no longer supported. why not just back up your data and burn a copy of 8.10 and do a fresh install?

I have been having issues with burning bootable images. It's a topic for another thread, but long story short, this route was my second choice. My first was to do a fresh install, like you suggested.

albinootje
December 25th, 2008, 02:05 AM
I'm now upgrading to 8.04 without any malfunction. @oilchangeguy, I will post if I have any issues with the upgrade to 8.10. Why exactly would following this upgrade order cause issues?


Theoretically you should not run into issues.

But I can tell you from experience that upgrading can be a long and tiresome experience (because of having to answer a lot more questions at random times) compared to installing from scratch, esp. when you want to upgrade to more than just one new Ubuntu release.