install gparted on Ubuntu 8.10
lazer100 at talktalk.net
Mon Sep 17 09:26:46 UTC 2012
all your suggestions in the 2 emails worked and have resolved
all the problems mentioned!
further specifics follow,
On 17-Sep-12 09:46:07 Nils Kassube 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 http://archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main gparted 0.3.8-1ubuntu2
>> 404 Not Found [IP: 188.8.131.52 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,
I will probably upgrade in addition, for various things I want to use
8.10 as I like the configuration, and I know my way around the system.
I can install 2 versions of Linux to this PC,
>/etc/apt/sources.list and use the server old-releases.ubuntu.com instead
>of archive.ubuntu.com. Then the entries should look like this:
>deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid main
>Don't forget to use the command
>sudo apt-get update
>before you try again to install gparted.
this has worked! I can now run gparted.
I replaced all instances of the URL by the new URL and then did the above
and then successfully installed and ran gparted.
I noticed that the above command line also has "restricted" as a further
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