install gparted on Ubuntu 8.10

Nils Kassube kassube at
Mon Sep 17 04:46:07 UTC 2012

lazer100 wrote:
> I am unable to install gparted on Ubuntu 8.10,

That's normal because 8.10 is an ancient version which is no longer 

> this is what happens when I try the command
> $ sudo apt-get install gparted

> Err intrepid/main gparted 0.3.8-1ubuntu2
>   404 Not Found [IP: 80]

As your version is no longer supported, the repositories are no longer 
available at the places known to your machine. I would suggest to 
reinstall the current version 12.04. Upgrading would take too much time 
because the supported path would be too many steps: 8.10 -> 9.04 -> 9.10 
-> 10.04 -> 12.04.

However if you can't upgrade / reinstall for some reason, change your 
/etc/apt/sources.list and use the server instead 
of Then the entries should look like this:

deb intrepid main

Don't forget to use the command

sudo apt-get update

before you try again to install gparted.


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