Unable to update Ubuntu 18.1 to 19. 04

I'm trying to update my 18.1 to 19.04, I run the do-release-upgrade
command and it starts to work. then errors out do to the mirror not available. Has anyone else run this? is this a common error?

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It may be that the mirrors you're using aren't available at the moment, or don't have 19.04 available. Could you copy-and-paste the exact error messages you received?

In general, I'd recommend against doing an inline upgrade like this one as there can be compatibility problems with other services. As an alternative, you can create a new disk with Ubuntu 19.04 installed. Then, add the new Ubuntu 19.04 disk as 'sda' in your Linode's configuration profile and set your Linode's original disk to 'sdc'. From there, you can boot up your Linode with the Ubuntu 19.04 disk, mount your original disk, and copy any needed files over.

That is an idea, I could do that I suppose.
here is the error message I get:

After updating your package information, the essential package
'ubuntu-minimal' could not be located. This may be because you have
no official mirrors listed in your software sources, or because of
excessive load on the mirror you are using. See /etc/apt/sources.list
for the current list of configured software sources.
In the case of an overloaded mirror, you may want to try the upgrade
again later.

Restoring original system state



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