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kibster
July 9th, 2009, 12:52 AM
this is the error I receive.

Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 (20081030)/dists/intrepid/main/binary-i386/Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 (20081030)/dists/intrepid/restricted/binary-i386/Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

What does it need ...What a noob i am .

earthpigg
July 9th, 2009, 01:10 AM
your computer is trying to pull the updates from an ubuntu cd, not from the ubuntu software repository servers.


system -> administration -> software sources

'download from:' dropdown -> 'other' -> select best server

work?

:D

hansdown
July 9th, 2009, 03:03 AM
Hi kibster.

Click system> administration> software sources> ubuntu software.

Enter password.

Make sure the first four boxes are checked.

Make sure the "install from CD-ROM/DVD" box is unchecked.

If you want the medibuntu repository, click third party software and
check the medibuntu box.

Also as earthpigg said, you can choose where to download from. Mine is set for the server from Canada. Choose which works best for you.

kibster
July 9th, 2009, 04:15 AM
Well I tried and the same thing happened...Says the repository is out of date/

Soul-Sing
July 9th, 2009, 08:31 AM
Then post your sources.list here.

kibster
July 9th, 2009, 02:07 PM
God I feel like an idot... I cant copy the list. it won't let me

kibster
July 9th, 2009, 02:16 PM
earthpigg said

your computer is trying to pull the updates from an ubuntu cd, not from the ubuntu software repository servers.


Yes... It won't let me change the location...

earthpigg
July 10th, 2009, 04:19 AM
please post the output of:


cat /etc/apt/sources.list

kibster
August 24th, 2009, 02:39 AM
I guesss I'm a little slow


# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu-Server 8.04 _Hardy Heron_ - Alpha i386 (20080225)]/ hardy restricted main
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security restricted main multiverse universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security restricted main multiverse universe
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy restricted main multiverse universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy restricted main multiverse universe
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates restricted main multiverse universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates restricted main multiverse universe
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-security multiverse

Partyboi2
August 24th, 2009, 03:23 AM
Well I tried and the same thing happened...Says the repository is out of date/
From the terminal you can update the package list with

sudo apt-get update
But before that you need to remove the Jaunty repo from your sources.list as this will cause breakages. To do this in a terminal type or paste

gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Then when gedit has opened look for this line and remove it

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-security multiverse
Then save the changes and close gedit and back in the terminal

sudo apt-get update

kibster
August 24th, 2009, 04:19 AM
Thanks a lot....that will fix it... New to linux. Didnt know how to write the command line stuff... Which takes a bit of getting use to it.

Windy Peaks
November 8th, 2009, 06:04 AM
Just Used your info and it worked prefectly.

Thanks

Windy






your computer is trying to pull the updates from an ubuntu cd, not from the ubuntu software repository servers.


system -> administration -> software sources

'download from:' dropdown -> 'other' -> select best server

work?

:D