So I work at a small non-profit, online-only newspaper. I installed Ubuntu 8.10 a while back on some of our editors computer's. I picked 8.10 because it was the last version that I found to be able to support generic Intel graphics cards (which our crappy old machines have). I'm having a problem where none of these machines can install new packages.
- I am unable to download many if not all packages from repositories
- I am unable to install some .deb packages downloaded from the Web
- I am unable to update programs
- I am unable to upgrade to 9.04
This is happening on all of our Ubuntu 8.10 machines. It only started happening in the last week or so.
See the image below to witness the horrible mess that occurs when I try to upgrade.
I'm not an expert, but it seems to me that because 8.10 is no longer supported, Canonical decided to pull the repositories. If this is so, what can I do to make these machines operational again? Is there an unofficial place I can point my software sources lists to? Should I just give up and wipe out these machines with clean installs of 10.10?
I'd like to keep using 8.10 if at all possible.