ubuntu apt-get update "404 Not Found"

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root@xzhu70:~# apt-get update
Ign utopic InRelease
Ign utopic-updates InRelease
Ign utopic-security InRelease
Ign utopic-backports InRelease
Ign utopic Release.gpg
Ign utopic-security Release.gpg
Ign utopic-updates Release.gpg
Ign utopic-backports Release.gpg
Ign utopic-security Release
Ign utopic Release
Ign utopic-updates Release
Ign utopic-backports Release
Err utopic-security/main Sources
  404  Not Found [IP: 80]
Err utopic-security/restricted Sources
  404  Not Found [IP: 80]
Err utopic-security/universe Sources
  404  Not Found [IP: 80]
Err utopic-security/multiverse Sources
  404  Not Found [IP: 80]

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rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/
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Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) reached “End of Life” on July 23, 2015 and is no longer supported. Ubuntu has recently remove it from their official mirrors. If you still require the Apt repositories for it, you’ll need to edit your /etc/apt/source.list to point to:

We’ve also set up a mirror for it at:

Though you are strongly encouraged to upgrade to a more recent release. Security updates are no longer provided for any packages in 14.10. We are providing that repository as a convenience and temporary work around for those who haven’t upgraded to a supported release yet.