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April 29th, 2013, 10:10 AM
what does this mean? "Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 not Found some index files failed to download. They have been ingnored, or old ones used instead" this keeps on popping up when i try to upgrade my system by useing 1:update manager 2:byobu terminal

April 29th, 2013, 10:18 AM
In this case, it means the repository does not exist, as 11.04 is now end of life so the repositories are moved to old-releases.

I'd recommend upgrading to a currently supported version, is this a possibility ?

April 29th, 2013, 05:46 PM
can't upgrade to a current supported version also i can't do sudo apt-get -f install sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade have had tryed to use the update manager and byobu terminal

Bucky Ball
April 29th, 2013, 05:50 PM
... i can't do sudo apt-get -f install sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade ...

You wouldn't have much luck with any of these. As Howefield mentioned, 11.04 is kaput. Reached end-of-life in October last year. If you want something that is supported long-term (five years) upgrade to 12.04 LTS.

Is there a reason you can't install a supported release?

April 29th, 2013, 07:05 PM
Does this error message stop the upgrade from taking place? I guess that you are using Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick) and are trying to upgrade to 11.04 (Natty) which you have to do if you are to get to a Ubuntu this is still supported (12.04 Precise). I ask if you can just ignore those error messages and keep upgrading from each upgraded Ubuntu.





May 4th, 2013, 04:04 AM
can not update nor upgrade at all nor can i use update manager to upgrade nor i can not install, update.dist-upgrade from using byobu terminal yes i know that 11.04 is kaput yet i still can get on and off the net,,,when i try do the above stuff from both places from using the update manager anf the byobu terminal i keep on getting this message "Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty/main/binar-i386/Packages 404 not Found some index files failed to download.They have been ingnored,or oldones used instead" also i have tried to use auto remove to try and fix the problem and i can not install nothing at all

May 4th, 2013, 04:06 AM
yes the error message stops the upgrade from taking place also i am using Ubuntu 11.04

Bucky Ball
May 4th, 2013, 04:39 AM
11.04 ran out of support in October last year so you will not be able to update/upgrade anyhow. I suggest you upgrade to a supported release if you want to avoid problems (11.04 has not had any updates, including security updates, in over six months). 12.04 LTS is the current long-term support release, supported until April 2017 and rock solid.

I have mentioned this previously so leaving you to it to either battle on with what is a fairly useless quest or upgrade to a supported release. Good luck.