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I would love to have help for this. I have been trying to upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 14.04 but have been having the messages below.

W:Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy/universe/source/Sources  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.15 80]

W:Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy-updates/universe/source/Sources  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.15 80]

E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.`>

Here is the content of

# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release amd64 (20140204)]/ dists/precise/main/binary-i386/

# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release amd64 (20140204)]/ dists/precise/restricted/binary-i386/
# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release amd64 (20140204)]/ precise main restricted
deb-src http://mirrors.gigenet.com/ubuntuarchive/ precise main restricted #Added by software-properties

# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://mirrors.gigenet.com/ubuntuarchive/ precise main restricted
deb-src http://mirrors.gigenet.com/ubuntuarchive/ precise multiverse universe #Added by software-properties

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://mirrors.gigenet.com/ubuntuarchive/ precise universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu 
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to 
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in 
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://mirrors.gigenet.com/ubuntuarchive/ precise multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.

deb http://mirrors.gigenet.com/ubuntuarchive/ precise-security main restricted
deb-src http://mirrors.gigenet.com/ubuntuarchive/ precise-security restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties
deb http://mirrors.gigenet.com/ubuntuarchive/ precise-security universe
deb http://mirrors.gigenet.com/ubuntuarchive/ precise-security multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner

## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by third-party
## developers who want to ship their latest software.
deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main
deb-src http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ precise partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ precise partner
deb http://hu.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe
deb-src http://hu.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe
deb http://hu.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates universe
deb-src http://hu.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates universe
deb http://mirrors.gigenet.com/ubuntuarchive/ precise-updates restricted main multiverse universe
deb-src http://mirrors.gigenet.com/ubuntuarchive/ precise-updates restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties
deb http://mirrors.gigenet.com/ubuntuarchive/ precise-proposed restricted main multiverse universe
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    You have software sources configured for Ubuntu 8.04! If you're actually running 8.04, see How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release?. If not, but you know why you have these software sources configured, please edit your question to explain. Otherwise, please provide the contents of the file /etc/apt/sources.list (you can paste it into your question and format it as code by selecting it and pressing Ctrl+K; one way to bring up the contents of that file is to run cat /etc/apt/sources.list in a terminal). – Eliah Kagan Aug 15 '14 at 5:52
  • That is a MESS. – Kaz Wolfe Aug 15 '14 at 6:59
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Copy and paste this into your " /etc/apt/sources.list " file and then run

This will no-longer include software from hardy but it will get the job done.

# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release amd64 (20140204)]/ dists/precise/main/binary-i386/

# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release amd64 (20140204)]/ dists/precise/restricted/binary-i386/
# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release amd64 (20140204)]/ precise main restricted
deb-src http://mirrors.gigenet.com/ubuntuarchive/ precise main restricted #Added by software-properties

# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://mirrors.gigenet.com/ubuntuarchive/ precise main restricted
deb-src http://mirrors.gigenet.com/ubuntuarchive/ precise multiverse universe #Added by software-properties

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://mirrors.gigenet.com/ubuntuarchive/ precise universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu 
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to 
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in 
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://mirrors.gigenet.com/ubuntuarchive/ precise multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.

deb http://mirrors.gigenet.com/ubuntuarchive/ precise-security main restricted
deb-src http://mirrors.gigenet.com/ubuntuarchive/ precise-security restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties
deb http://mirrors.gigenet.com/ubuntuarchive/ precise-security universe
deb http://mirrors.gigenet.com/ubuntuarchive/ precise-security multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner

## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by third-party
## developers who want to ship their latest software.
deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main
deb-src http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ precise partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ precise partner
#deb http://hu.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe
#deb-src http://hu.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe
#deb http://hu.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates universe
#deb-src http://hu.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates universe
deb http://mirrors.gigenet.com/ubuntuarchive/ precise-updates restricted main multiverse universe
deb-src http://mirrors.gigenet.com/ubuntuarchive/ precise-updates restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties
deb http://mirrors.gigenet.com/ubuntuarchive/ precise-proposed restricted main multiverse universe

Then run

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade && sudo do-release-upgrade 
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  • I've had similar issues - Oddly I had no problems on machines I upgraded early (before the .1 release) and I have no hardy sources in sources.list... I'll attempt this. – Elder Geek Feb 8 '15 at 20:26

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