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annadaprasad
March 13th, 2012, 09:05 AM
Hi everyone,

I am new to Linux and I just made a switch from Windows xp to Ubuntu 8.10 just 2 days ago. So please go easy on me. Not too much of technical stuffs.

As soon as I installed Ubuntu 8.10, I found out that Ubuntu doesn't natively support mp3, aac, wma, mkv and many other audio/video format because of copyright reasons. (Damn SOPA/PIPA). So I have to download install plugin/codec. I start the installer but it fails to fetch those files. Why? 404 Not found.

I searched the forum and found out that Ubuntu 8.10 reached its EOL or something and something happened and something can be done. So they had advised him (the one who made that thared) get a LTS version or get the latest version.

But I got a problem. I live in a rural area in India and the internet is very slow here. And it is almost impossible to download a 700 MB iso file even via a BitTorrent client. And I pay for every MB of data I use. As ShipIt has closed, so all I've got is a Ubuntu 8.10 Live CD that I got 2 years ago with my Dell laptop.

How can I get the old Ubuntu 8.10 repositories? So please advice me.

howefield
March 13th, 2012, 09:25 AM
Hi,

I think if you change your /etc/apt/sources.list to reflect the below you will be able to download the needed codecs,

## EOL upgrade sources.list
# Required
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-security main restricted universe multiverse

# Optional
#deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-backports main restricted universe multiverse

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EOLUpgrades

PS. If you PM me an address, I'll be happy to send you whatever Ubuntu CD you want.

mrgs
March 13th, 2012, 09:48 AM
If limited bandwidth is a problem, you could also try this:

http://andyduffell.com/techblog/?p=689

Using this approach you will download only the packages you need (unlike a default Ubuntu).

annadaprasad
March 14th, 2012, 06:41 PM
Hi, I think if you change your /etc/apt/sources.list to reflect the below you will be able to download the needed codecs, ## EOL upgrade sources.list# Requireddeb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid main restricted universe multiversedeb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates main restricted universe multiversedeb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-security main restricted universe multiverse # Optional#deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-backports main restricted universe multiverse https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EOLUpgrades PS. If you PM me an address, I'll be happy to send you whatever Ubuntu CD you want. Thanks a ton. Its working like a magic! You're a wonderful guy. Once again, thanks a lot. Hey, can you please send me a UBUNTU long-term-support (which one you think will be the best) CD because I can't download a fresh copy every 6 months. Please give me you're e-mail address so I can PM you.

Zill
March 14th, 2012, 10:36 PM
...But I got a problem. I live in a rural area in India and the internet is very slow here. And it is almost impossible to download a 700 MB iso file even via a BitTorrent client. And I pay for every MB of data I use. As ShipIt has closed, so all I've got is a Ubuntu 8.10 Live CD that I got 2 years ago with my Dell laptop...
You should be able to buy the latest Ubuntu CDs/DVDs in India. For example, I had a quick look on www.google.co.in and found LinuxFlavour (http://linuxflavour.co.in/store/catalog/33) offering Ubuntu v11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Full Install/ Live DVD for Rs. 100.00

howefield
March 15th, 2012, 11:55 AM
Its working like a magic!

Good to know :-)

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