Re install Ubuntu 16.04 Where & How Do I get OS UpDates

Asked by Rich.b on 2017-11-27

Please advise which Server/Mirror site should I use and how do I set it up.

Thanks for any help and advice.

Richard

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Rich.b (aybi30) said : #1

Here is some of the output from "sudo apt-get update"

Hit:19 http://mirror.sov.uk.goscomb.net/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:20 http://mirror.sov.uk.goscomb.net/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease
Hit:21 http://mirror.sov.uk.goscomb.net/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease
Hit:22 http://mirror.sov.uk.goscomb.net/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease
Reading package lists... Done
W: The repository 'cdrom://Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 (20170215.2) xenial Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Data from such a repository can't be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
E: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 (20170215.2)/dists/xenial/main/binary-amd64/Packages Please use apt-cdrom to allow APT to recognise this CD-ROM. '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.
richard@Richard-Blair:~$

Remove the CD as a source of packages. You can do this using the GUI application or you can run:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

And comment out the lines mentioning the CD using a octothorpe character (a '#')

Save the new file, close gedit and run updates

Rich.b (aybi30) said : #3

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.