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SurferJoe46
21-09-2017, 03:12 PM
I ask the Synaptic Package Manager to get all the updates I need via: RELOAD.

It starts our OK, gets to #64 and barfs and then I get a page that says:


Could not download all repository indexes :badpc:

The repository may no longer be available or could not be contacted because of network problems. If available an older version of the failed index will be used. Otherwise the repository will be ignored. Check your network connection and ensure the repository address in the preferences is correct.

I definitely have network connections (or how did I get here?) and I've got Ubuntu running here - I even rebooted to make sure.

Now I get this:



= This release of Ubuntu is no longer supported = :badpc:

You are about to upgrade to a version of Ubuntu that is no longer
supported.

This release of Ubuntu is '''no longer supported''' by Canonical. The
support timeframe is between 9 months and 5 years after the initial
release. You will not receive security updates or critical
bug fixes. See http://www.ubuntu.com/releaseendoflife for details.

It is still possible to upgrade to this version and eventually you
will upgrade to a supported release of Ubuntu.

Alternatively you may want to consider to reinstall the machine to the
latest version, for more information on this, visit:
http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu.

And then this:

. W:Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic-security/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.26 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic-security/restricted/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.26 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic-security/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.26 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic-security/restricted/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.26 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic-security/universe/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.26 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic-security/universe/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.26 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic-security/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.26 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic-security/multiverse/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.26 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.162 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic/restricted/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.162 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.162 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic/restricted/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.162 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic/universe/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.162 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic/universe/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.162 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.162 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic/multiverse/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.162 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic-updates/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.162 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic-updates/restricted/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.162 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic-updates/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.162 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic-updates/restricted/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.162 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic-updates/universe/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.162 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic-updates/universe/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.162 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic-updates/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.162 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic-updates/multiverse/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.162 80]
, E:Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

KarameaDave
21-09-2017, 03:48 PM
OK so your system is old, and you need to configure software sources as the repository is not working.
From synaptic you click on settings then repositories, a new window should appear that has the present ones in it.(screenshot from Linux Mint but it should be similar)
If you click on one it will start to test the mirrors near you to find the fastest, do that for both main and base then close that window and click reload
on the main synaptic window.

SurferJoe46
21-09-2017, 05:17 PM
Printing out your answer and doing it now.

SurferJoe46
21-09-2017, 05:23 PM
It gets to 77 of 102 and freezes and then tells me everything that failed.

KarameaDave
21-09-2017, 05:29 PM
Well, I can't help any further, perhaps you could download the latest version of Ubuntu or Mint and install that.

Kame
21-09-2017, 06:01 PM
The version you would be using would definitely be out of its life cycle so getting updates could be a problem. Very few i386 versions exist in Ubuntu's line which means others based on Ubuntu would have the same problem.

I am wondering if you would be able to get your system specs, but I am not sure if you have the utilities for it.

Maybe try in terminal:

inxi -Fxxx | pastebin

and then post the link here if it does work.

Else you maybe better off with a distro more suited for that computer. I went away from Ubuntu when it felt bloaty and the interface just had too much going on.

SurferJoe46
22-09-2017, 05:00 AM
Yeah. I'm seriously looking at Cinnamon or Studio.

Now I need a disc wiper and a fresh distro installation.

KarameaDave
22-09-2017, 10:18 AM
Ubuntu Studio would be handy for your music-making I suppose.

SurferJoe46
22-09-2017, 10:23 AM
My thoughts exactly.

At hospital with wife. She's getting a new stent in her heart today.

I'l

SurferJoe46
22-09-2017, 10:26 AM
Continued......

I'll likely be home later today. Tablet battery at 18%.

KarameaDave
22-09-2017, 11:32 AM
Best wishes for your wife's recovery.

SurferJoe46
22-09-2017, 11:41 AM
Thank you very much.

This is a simple yet very technical proceedure. I'm amazed at the depth and breadth of medicine. In my lifetime, the advances in technology and especially the healing sciences amazes me.

Again, thank you. You are kind, to which I will fervently attest.

SurferJoe46
22-09-2017, 12:32 PM
Report: all is well. New stent. 90% occlusion of previous stent. All fixed. She's eating and alert.

KarameaDave
22-09-2017, 03:24 PM
Marvelous, a relief for you both I'm sure.

SurferJoe46
22-09-2017, 05:48 PM
Home now, 22:55 or so, very tired, shower and bed.

Linux will wait for the new day.

SurferJoe46
22-09-2017, 06:08 PM
..... also...... I found the version (distro) for Linux by letting the digital clock screensaver run. It reports:

Linux 2.6.28-11 generic........... whatever that means!

KarameaDave
22-09-2017, 06:15 PM
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/jaunty/i386/linux-image-2.6.28-11-generic

That is a bit old alright....April 2009
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_version_history

SurferJoe46
22-09-2017, 08:54 PM
My, my! The days surely pass rapidly, don't they? Seems like only yesterday that I got that distro.

So, do I dump it....... or learn Linux line code the hard way by bringing it up to date? I opt for burning it down, format the hdd and start fresh.

I have terrible bad experiences with burning an .iso.

There are lots of friends to whom I've gifted with their own 24 place settings of beautiful chrome coasters. These coasters also are well received at funerals, brises, AA meetings, graduation from kindergarten or targets for indoor pistol ranges.

In the spring I also give away " Magic Chrome Bird Chaser Discs" (aka: MCB/CDs) - in my neighborhood) they can hang from their fruit trees to protect their crops.

And yet I have a large supply of them that are return-gifted to me for all sorts of holidays of which I am not privy: 'National Dessert Fork Day' (which I believe to be a British high holy day of obligation) - or the annual 'Be Kind To Your Pet Skinks' day - and not-to-be-forgotten, the: 'What Did Billie-Joe McAllister Really Throw Off The Tallahatchie Bridge?` Debating Society & Fan Club meeting for unmarried shut-ins.
.

KarameaDave
22-09-2017, 09:03 PM
I opt for burning it down, format the hdd and start fresh.

I have terrible bad experiences with the burning of an .iso.
If you get yourself a USB flash drive you could use either Unetbootin or Rufus
to make a bootable USB installer, assuming your machine can boot to USB devices.

zqwerty
22-09-2017, 11:59 PM
Get this and you won't have any trouble burning .iso's

http://www.imgburn.com/

SurferJoe46
23-09-2017, 01:43 PM
If you get yourself a USB flash drive you could use either Unetbootin or Rufus
to make a bootable USB installer, assuming your machine can boot to USB devices.

I'm going there ASAP. I'd like to have a bootable thumb for that very reason - I believe that I had Puppy on a stick too and it worked on this same 'puter very well. Youse guys chuckled at my using Puppy - but I was getting along quite well in it even though it couldn't handle my sound card(s) at all!


Get this and you won't have any trouble burning .iso's

http://www.imgburn.com/

I've done that before - can't remember if it was successful or not - but I'll try that too.

SurferJoe46
24-09-2017, 04:52 PM
OK - I admit defeat. I'm going to try to get a dual-boot with another NEWER distro of Mint/Cinnamon.