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Old 08-15-2019, 09:25 PM   #1
Supporter1984
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Stuck with Ubuntu 15.04


So i had my laptop (Windows 7) broken for a couple of months and when i finally put it working again i couldnt remember my Windows login anymore (Thats me!). So i had a pen disk with Ubuntu on it and thought about using chntpw to crack or reset my Windows login password.

But im stuck, either in live mode or installed, im not able to do anything because nothing really works, cant update due to failure fetching the repositores wich arent supported anymore.

When i try to update through the Software Updater i get this:

Quote:
W:Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.26 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.26 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/di...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.26 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/di...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.26 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/di...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.26 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/di...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.26 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/...source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.15 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.15 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
, E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
After, Downloaded the ISO from the most recent ubuntu version to bypass all this trouble but cant create a bootable usb with Ubuntu's Startup Disk Creator do to an error while erasing pen disk.

org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.

And of course i cant install any tools like UNetbootin. Dont have access to another computer for the moment.

Thanks

Last edited by Supporter1984; 08-15-2019 at 09:36 PM.
 
Old 08-15-2019, 09:32 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Supporter1984 View Post
So i had my laptop (Windows 7) broken for a couple of months and when i finally put it working again i couldnt remember my Windows login anymore (Thats me!). So i had a pen disk with Ubuntu on it and thought about using chntpw to crack or reset my Windows login password.

But im stuck, either in live mode or installed, im not able to do anything because nothing really works, cant update due to failure fetching the repositores wich arent supported anymore.

Downloaded the ISO from the most recent ubuntu version to bypass all this trouble but cant create a bootable usb with Ubuntu's Startup Disk Creator do to an error while erasing pen disk.

org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.

And of course i cant install any tools like UNetbootin. Dont have access to another computer for the moment.

Thanks
Did you try wiping the usb with fdisk via the command line and writing the iso with dd?
 
Old 08-15-2019, 09:46 PM   #3
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If you have internet access and have 15.04 installed (not entirely clear if you do or not), have you tried to do a
Code:
sudo do-release-upgrade
to see if it'll update to 16.04 LTS which is still supported?
 
Old 08-15-2019, 09:46 PM   #4
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I did. No success
 
Old 08-15-2019, 09:49 PM   #5
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If you have internet access and have 15.04 installed (not entirely clear if you do or not), have you tried to do a
Code:
sudo do-release-upgrade
to see if it'll update to 16.04 LTS which is still supported?
I tried. It fails.
Quote:

404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.23 80]
, W:Failed to fetch
http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/di...-i386/Packages
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.23 80]
, W:Failed to fetch
http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/di...-i386/Packages
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.23 80]
, E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or
old ones used instead.


Restoring original system state

Aborting
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Building data structures... Done
 
Old 08-15-2019, 09:53 PM   #6
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Well, if worst comes to worst, you can try a manual upgrade.

In Ubuntu, this is not supported, but IMO worth a shot for you since you don't seem to have too many other options:

(all as root/sudo)
1. If you have anything in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ move it to a temporary location
2. In /etc/apt/sources.list, change any "vivid" to "xenial"
3. apt update
4. apt upgrade
5. reboot (just to be sure things are still working so far)
6. apt full-upgrade
7. reboot
8. If everything comes back up with no errors, you should be running 16.04.x LTS

This is the more "debian" way of upgrading to a new release. Never done it on Ubuntu (edit: actually, yes I have. Had an old 12.04 install a few years ago that I had to manually upgrade to 14.04 due to do-release-upgrade failing), should in theory work, although may run into issues that need manual solving.

Last edited by Timothy Miller; 08-15-2019 at 10:14 PM.
 
Old 08-15-2019, 10:12 PM   #7
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Ubuntu 15.04 reached end of life in 2016. That's why you are unable to update it.

If you access to another computer, I think that your best bet is flash the USB with a more recent releasem or, alternatively, burn a Live CD, then continue your plan to boot in to live mode and reset you Windows password. If you don't have another computer, but a friend will let you use his or hers to burn a Live CD.

This article may help: https://www.ubuntupit.com/how-to-res...linux-live-cd/
 
Old 08-16-2019, 01:44 AM   #8
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Recently (May?) I upgraded a 32 bit 15.10 to 16.04 successfully using Timothy Miller's comment #6 method. /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ was empty here, and I may have skipped his step 5.
 
  


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