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February 27th, 2009, 02:39 PM

I've got an elderly laptop PIII/500, running Xubuntu 8.10. Update manager keeps telling me I have updates. When I try to install them, I am finding that it starts downloading the updates, gets to about 45%, and doesn't finish downloading. When I upgraded to 8.10, it took about 30 hours on a 1meg broadband connection to do this. Does anyone have any ideas why this is, and what I can do about it?

February 27th, 2009, 03:36 PM
Open the details menu to see where the update stop. It can be a download from a location you can't reach or doesnt' exist (if you have lot of unoffical repo for example).
Try to disable all unofficial repo and download only from archive.ubuntu.com and security.ubuntu.com.

February 27th, 2009, 05:41 PM
Hi beetwaste.

The updates for a fresh install tend to be rather large.

To find a faster mirror, click
system> administration> software sources[/CODE

Enter your password.

Click[CODE] ubuntu software.

Go to
download from.

Click it to get the drop down list.


Click on
best server.

It will choose the fastest server to update from.