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Carl H
June 6th, 2011, 12:51 PM
I'm running 9.04 on an EeePC and I want to connect to an NFS share.

When trying to install nfs-common, apt-get returns a load of 404 errors. I'm guessing this is because the 9.04 repositories are no longer online?

So I tried to do a dist-upgrade with Update Manager, and got a message saying that upgrading from jaunty to lucid was not supported.

Can someone please tell me how I can install nfs-common and anything else I need to connect to an NFS share?

mrgs
June 6th, 2011, 01:53 PM
It is better to do a fresh install of a supported version rather than upgrading one unsupported (9.04) version to another (9.10) and from there to something recent.

A new install will also give you Grub 2 and the option of using Ext4.

Carl H
June 6th, 2011, 03:44 PM
U9.04 runs perfectly well on it, as does my T-Mobile 3G/HSPDA USB modem - which took a bit of messing about to get to work - so I'm a bit wary of doing something that might break it.

A fresh install may well bring new problems, and to me seems like a big solution to a small problem.

All I'm really trying to achieve is to access my NFS mounts from my EeePC. This requires the nfs-common package, which I can no longer obtain. Is it possible to get the correct .deb files from somewhere else?

mrgs
June 6th, 2011, 05:12 PM
The main problem with using 9.04 is not stability, but that there have not been given out security updates for more than half a year.

SeijiSensei
June 6th, 2011, 06:04 PM
Try downloading the 10.04.2 CD (http://releases.ubuntu.com/lucid/) and running from it. Don't install, just use the LiveCD mode? This will let you know if your hardware will work properly after upgrading.

Carl H
June 7th, 2011, 07:45 AM
Try downloading the 10.04.2 CD (http://releases.ubuntu.com/lucid/) and running from it. Don't install, just use the LiveCD mode? This will let you know if your hardware will work properly after upgrading.

Thanks, I'll try that.

Elfy
June 7th, 2011, 07:51 AM
Have a look here - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1133291

You should be able to use the old-releases repos.

Though I would say, bearing in mind the lack of security updates, that you'd be better if possible going to 10.04 which is supported till April 2013.

Carl H
June 10th, 2011, 08:32 AM
That's exactly the sort of answer I was hoping for! Thanks!

I take your point about upgrading - all my other machines are up to date. This is for an EeePC that I only use occasionally, and as 9.04 was, for me, that last problem free version, I'm reluctant on gambling on doing a fresh install when what I've already got works perfectly.