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A day ago I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 13.04 using a DVD installation disc. I was asked during the start whether i wanted to upgrade from my 12.04 to 13.04 and by doing so keep the stuff that i ah in 12.04. I agreed to this option and on second thought maybe this was not the right choice?
After the upgrade my PC attempted to get some updates but got this message 'failed to download repository information" Did some searching then opened the terminal with "apt-get update", at the end of it all i got this:
W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 13.04 _Raring Ringtail_ - Release i386 (20130424)/dists/raring/main/binary-i386/Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 13.04 _Raring Ringtail_ - Release i386 (20130424)/dists/raring/restricted/binary-i386/Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
I would appreciate any help in rectifying this problem? should i reinstall the DVD installation disc again this time not upgrading from the previous 12.04 but instead a total new installation removing my stuff from 12.04?
I am prepared for that eventuality, using a flashdrive I downloaded onto it 'my stuff'
It appears you are trying to do the same thing two different ways: upgrade from the web and install fresh. There might be a way to untangle what has been done already, but in my experience it is probably going to be cleaner, easier, and certainly faster to do a full install of 13.04 and put "your stuff" on it.
[FONT="Arial"][SIZE="2"]Okay, I know I am late in getting back to all those who have offered their suggestion on my problem on the update/upgrade issue.
My mistake going back to he upgrade scenario was to use the option of 'upgrade from previous Ubuntu (12.04) with all files an stuff'. Okay not the exact wording but I am sure you know which option it was? I reinstalled the DVD disc an this time I used the option where I would be installing Raring Ringtail and eliminating the options files and other stuff from Precise Pangolin ? In other words a clean install, I think those are the other words. The installation went through this time without a hitch. one point here that before I made my first attempt of installing 13.04 I used a flash drive to copy the files i wanted to transfer to my Raring Ringtail. so after the successful installation of Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail. I used the flash drive and installed the files from it onto my r&r.
So, that issue has been resolved but I have an older issue which I will ask about in another post.