Git Push ERROR: Repository not found


I am having a very strange problem with git and github. When I try and push, I am getting:

git push -u origin master
ERROR: Repository not found.
fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly

I added the remote:

git remote add origin [email protected]:account-name/repo-name.git

Any ideas?


Check to see if you have read-write access.

The Git error message is misleading. I had a similar issue. I had been added to an existing project. I cloned it and committed a local change. I went to push and got the ERROR: Repository not found. error message.

The person who added me to the project gave me read-only access to the repository. A change by them and I was able to push.

Create empty branch on GitHub

Force "git push" to overwrite remote files