I installed Ubuntu 6.10 (edgy) recently from a DVD that came with a magazine.
That worked OK and then I wanted to install Firestarter.
So I followed the advice in http://www.fs-security.com/docs/installation.php: "Ubuntu users can install Firestarter by enabling the "universe" repository in the /etc/apt/sources.list file or in synaptic under Settings->Repositories. Having enabled the repository, the procedure is the same as in Debian."
Unfortunately that gives me various error messages of the form:
http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...6/Packages.gz: 404 Not Found [IP: 22.214.171.124 80]
which I imagine is because edgy is no longer supported and is no longer available under http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/.
No problem I thought. I will upgrade 6.10 to 7.04 using the Update Manager.
So I followed the advice in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FeistyUpgrades
"The latest version of Update Manager (0.45.2) must be installed before you upgrade. Otherwise, you will receive an Authentication failed error." As I only had 0.45.0 I did
"If you only want to update the update-manager package, open System/Administration/Synaptic Package Manager and click on "Search", then type "update-manager". Verify in the "Latest Version" column that 0.45.2 is available and install it. If it is not available click on "Reload". If it is still not available after a reload, open Settings/Repositories and make sure that the "Internet Updates/Recommended updates" checkbox is checked. After a reload the update package will be available."
But that gives me the same problem that I had above!
Can anyone suggest a way round this? Can I download 0.45.2 from somewhere else?
By the way, due to problems I will describe in another post, the computer will not boot from any CD except the DVD I got edgy from. So I can't do a clean install of Ubuntu 8.04 (hardy) from the CD I have in the normal way. But I can read the CD. Is there anyway of running Ubuntu from my hard disk and then installing hardy from the CD onto the hard disk?
Thanks in advance.