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Since 17.04 is no longer supported I decided to upgrade to 17.10 but faced following errors which I could not resolve:

Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu stable Release                                                                      
  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.161 80]

Here is full log:

[16:44]dvinokurov@dvinokurov-WorkPC[~]$ LANG=en sudo do-release-upgrade 
Checking for a new Ubuntu release
Your Ubuntu release is not supported anymore.
For upgrade information, please visit:
http://www.ubuntu.com/releaseendoflife

Get:1 Upgrade tool signature [819 B]                                                                                     
Get:2 Upgrade tool [1247 kB]                                                                                             
Fetched 1247 kB in 0s (0 B/s)                                                                                            
authenticate 'artful.tar.gz' against 'artful.tar.gz.gpg' 
extracting 'artful.tar.gz'

Reading cache

Checking package manager
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree        
Reading state information... Done
Ign http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease                                                               
Hit http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release                                                                 
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty InRelease                                                                     
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-updates InRelease                                                             
Hit https://repo.skype.com/deb stable InRelease                                                                          
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-backports InRelease                                                           
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-security InRelease                                                            
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty Release                                                                       
  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.161 80]                                                                                  
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-updates Release                                                               
  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.161 80]                                                                                  
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-backports Release                                                             
  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.161 80]                                                                                  
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-security Release                                                              
  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.161 80]                                                                                  
Hit https://packages.gitlab.com/gitlab/gitlab-ce/ubuntu zesty InRelease                                                  
Hit https://packages.gitlab.com/gitlab/gitlab-ee/ubuntu zesty InRelease                                                  
Ign https://packages.gitlab.com/gitlab/gitlab-ee/ubuntu zesty InRelease                                                  
Hit https://packages.gitlab.com/gitlab/gitlab-ee/ubuntu zesty Release                                                    
Fetched 0 B in 0s (0 B/s)                                                                                                
Reading package lists... Done    
Building dependency tree          
Reading state information... Done

Updating repository information

Third party sources disabled 

Some third party entries in your sources.list were disabled. You can 
re-enable them after the upgrade with the 'software-properties' tool 
or your package manager. 

To continue please press [ENTER]

Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu artful InRelease                                                                    
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu artful-updates InRelease                                                            
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu artful-backports InRelease                                                          
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu artful-security InRelease                                                           
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu stable InRelease                                                                    
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu stable Release                                                                      
  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.161 80]                                                                                  
Fetched 0 B in 0s (0 B/s)                                                                                                
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu artful InRelease                                                                    
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu artful-updates InRelease                                                            
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu artful-backports InRelease                                                          
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu artful-security InRelease                                                           
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu stable InRelease                                                                    
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu stable Release                                                                      
  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.161 80]                                                                                  
Fetched 0 B in 0s (0 B/s)                                                                                                
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu artful InRelease                                                                    
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu artful-updates InRelease                                                            
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu artful-backports InRelease                                                          
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu artful-security InRelease                                                           
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu stable InRelease                                                                    
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu stable Release                                                                      
  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.161 80]                                                                                  
Fetched 0 B in 0s (0 B/s)                                                                                                

Error during update 

A problem occurred during the update. This is usually some sort of 
network problem, please check your network connection and retry. 

E:The repository 'http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu stable Release' 
does not have a Release file. 


Restoring original system state

Aborting
Reading package lists... Done    
Building dependency tree          
Reading state information... Done

Could anybody help solving it?

marked as duplicate by Charles Green, Elder Geek, Zanna, karel, Community Jan 25 '18 at 4:47

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  • 17.10 keeps rebooting – Gary Kline May 1 '18 at 16:56
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First we will fix your repositories :

sudo sed -i -re 's/([a-z]{2}\.)?archive.ubuntu.com|security.ubuntu.com/old-releases.ubuntu.com/g' /etc/apt/sources.list

This should adjust your /etc/apt/sources.list to look similar to this :

deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ zesty-updates main

deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ zesty-backports main

deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-security main

deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty main universe restricted multiverse

Then run :

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Finally, run :

sudo do-release-upgrade
  • This doesn't work for me. After editing sources.list, I still get 404 errors on running sudo do-release-upgrade. – Jon Watte Jan 28 '18 at 1:43
  • Remember to do a restart between first and second step – Skywalker Mar 27 '18 at 14:29

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