Okay, I have Ubuntu version 11.10 and I wish to upgrade to 12.04. Whenever I open the Update Manager and click "Check," it has taken literally over an hour to download the cache. I cannot update without checking the cache; attempts in the console (as suggested here) have failed. What do I do in order to update without waiting over three hours to download the entire cache? Or how do I get it to download quicker? EDIT: Saw this page, it provided no help. Just false hope. Oh, and no, my internet works just fine; normally I have a 600kb/s download rate. No dial-up here.

  • Try changing your server. to do that go-to ubuntu software center and edit-software sources, then in the ubuntu software tab, select "download from" to another server or "Other", then it will automatically select the best server for your location – Prasad RD Jul 16 '12 at 3:42
  • I tried that, and it gave me hope! But then it shot me down. D: Thank you though. – tacozmeister Jul 16 '12 at 3:43
  • What just happened? still slow? may be you have thousands (or millions) of repositories installed, isn't it? – Prasad RD Jul 16 '12 at 3:50
  • I literally just installed this Ubuntu today, about 7 hours ago. :P I have absolutely nothing on here but the operating system and stock software. I unchecked everything except "Canonocial Supported" in Software Sources, which I assume would be the OS update. And yes, still slow. – tacozmeister Jul 16 '12 at 3:54
  • Please see askubuntu.com/questions/135818/… to see if this is the problem you are experiencing. – John S Gruber Jul 16 '12 at 4:29

I tried again later and it worked. So it solved itself. I think it was probably just my internet having a hiccup, but only to this computer. Which is weird.

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