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I can upgrade to a later version. The upgrade process stops before starts to get the packagings. Says 'network error' however the network works fine on the machine!?


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marked as duplicate by vasa1, Eliah Kagan, hhlp, Chris Wilson, Seth Mar 25 '13 at 13:54

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

New questions about end-of-life Ubuntu releases are considered off-topic as per the FAQ. These old releases are unsupported and their use is not recommended. They don't even get updates for newly discovered security vulnerabilities, which makes using them risky. If you install or upgrade to a supported release and this question still applies, please flag and/or comment to request it be reopened. – user25656 Mar 25 '13 at 11:49
@EliahKagan, I remember you said something similar before. So we should answer (if we can) how to go from one EOL version to another EOL version, to ultimately get to a supported version. Should the FAQ be modified to make this clear? – user25656 Mar 25 '13 at 13:02
@vasa1 If necessary, maybe. But the FAQ doesn't imply this is off-topic. We don't support Windows but we do support installing Ubuntu starting with Windows, even in Windows-specific ways. We also support Ubuntu services (see the FAQ) accessed in officially supported ways from other OSes, like Ubuntu One. So in addition to being a way of installing Ubuntu, upgrading an EoL release uses the old-releases server which is an Ubuntu-related service provided by Canonical. (I don't maintain that EoL upgrade questions that would not help someone get to a supported release are on-topic.) – Eliah Kagan Mar 25 '13 at 13:09
  1. Launch Synaptic (it is the default package manager in 10.04) and check in Menu/Settings/Repositories that you are using the main server, and not a local server. Some mirrors keep only LTS and current Minor release, so 11.04 may not be available. Try this and let me know. If it doesn't work or if you want to install 12.04 directly, got to step 2 and 3.

  2. Go to the "Updates" section of the windows, and check that "Notify me a new Ubuntu version" is set to "For long term support versions"

  3. Close Synaptic, start the Update manager, click on check. Instead of suggesting an update to 11.04, it should suggest to upgrade to 12.04. Try this and again, let me know.

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