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Alex_Carpenter
May 17th, 2014, 12:03 AM
I tried to upgrade my Ubuntu 10.10 to the newest version, 11.04, but when I go through the upgrading process either through the update manager or the terminal, it tells me I have a network problem when my internet is running fine. I can't find a troubleshoot for this problem anywhere, can someone help?

QIII
May 17th, 2014, 12:13 AM
Do you mean 14.04, which is the most recent version?

Are you being told you have an internet problem, or that some URLs cannot be reached?

monkeybrain20122
May 17th, 2014, 03:13 AM
Just do a clean install. I doubt that you can upgrade all the way to 14.04 without seriously messing up your system even if there is an upgrade path. Too much has changed.

Alex_Carpenter
May 19th, 2014, 06:58 PM
I am being told I have a network connection problem. And it only will allow me to update to 11.04. I have found no way around it so far.

Alex_Carpenter
May 19th, 2014, 07:00 PM
It specifically says "Fetching upgrade failed, there may be a network problem."

Frogs Hair
May 19th, 2014, 07:14 PM
11.04 reached end of life and the repositories are closed and that is why the error is occurring. Please try a fresh installation of a supported version such as 12.04 or 14.04.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

Alex_Carpenter
May 20th, 2014, 07:33 PM
How do I do that? The update manager is only allowing me to update to 11.04. Do I have to do it in steps or just find somewhere to directly download a supported version?

Bashing-om
May 20th, 2014, 07:57 PM
Alex_Carpenter; Hello.

If I may offer:

Upgrading from 10.10 is a L O N G process and fraught with perils in such a successive procedure.
But, If that is what you intend to attempt:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EOLUpgrades
For the instructions to do so.

With the above in mind, you will in all likely hood be better served to - Back Up Your personal files - and do a clean install of a current release.
12.04 is supported until April of 2017
13.10 is almost End-Of-Life
14.04 is supported until April 2019 - nicely polished and with many enhancements over 12.04.

Consider the hardware you are installing onto. Now-a-days it do take the horse power to run the flagship edition of ubuntu, might just might require a lighter edition for "older" hardware.




just what I think

Alex_Carpenter
May 21st, 2014, 08:35 PM
All of those versions on the guide are lower than mine. Maybe I just don't get it, but I don't see how that guide can tell me how to upgrade from 10.10 to a supported version

mrgs
May 21st, 2014, 08:48 PM
Don't upgrade. Ever.

People in the thread are recommending a clean install: Create a bootable CD / USB stick with 14.04 and install from that as if the computer had no operative system.