View Full Version : [ubuntu] Update problems please help !

October 21st, 2012, 09:26 PM
i keep getting this error

Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ferramroberto/filezilla/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ferramroberto/filezilla/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ferramroberto/filezilla/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

October 21st, 2012, 09:27 PM
Those are PPA's for 12o4 and if I understand, you are running 12.10. So just uncheck or remove them.

The Cog
October 21st, 2012, 09:37 PM
Duplicates merged.

October 21st, 2012, 10:13 PM
I am also unable to upgrade 12.04 to 12.10 64 bit version. I clicked upgrade as per ubuntu updates, downloading went fine, then as it was installing, an error message appeared stating that it could not find lib and that I should report this as a bug. I clicked to continue, and the process hung on the restart phase for about half an hour when I decided to manually power down and up again the process.
When this restarted after powering down, a message appeared stating could not locate disk and I pressed manual recovery, it has now opened to a screen with my original background without any icons, does not fit my 19" LCD monitor and had to use the old ctrl, alt, del so that I could get out.
I am now writing from my windows 7. I had installed the original 12.04 inside windows, as this computer's hard drive was partitioned into 3 by Compaq, hence it was too difficult a process for a newbie like me to set it up as a side by side install.
Help is urgently appreciated as I cannot no longer get to any of the ubuntu programs

October 21st, 2012, 10:37 PM
I don't know if it will work, but for interrupted upgrade process you can try this:
1. Boot the recovery mode option from the grub2 boot menu. If the menu doesn't show (you have only ubuntu), hold Shift during boot so that it shows.
2. When the recovery menu shows up, select Drop to root shell.
3. When the shell opens, remount root as read/write with:

mount -o rw,remount /

4. After root is remounted as read/write, try running this:

apt-get install -f
dpkg --configure -a

After that finsihes reboot and see if it helped.