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    Post Repository of older versions of Ubuntu Server do not work

    HI

    I installed Ubuntu Server 8.10, 9.04, 10.04, until I discovered that the packages of these versions to upgrade and install graphics settings are not available, then install the current version is 11.04 and there I found that repositories responded and set me right.

    Then the repositories of previous versions are not available?
    When I install the current version on all packages that I need to back packs and save it for if I need it later.

    How do I get the packages and put together a repository itself if others were dashed this is still operating, and maintenance would be needed?

    Hear their input, thank you very much.

    Ruben

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    Re: Repository of older versions of Ubuntu Server do not work

    8.10 and 9.04 are unsupported, so best is forgetting about them.

    For 10.04, there should definitely be a repository available. If you install, don't you get the option of installing updates?
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts.
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

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    Re: Repository of older versions of Ubuntu Server do not work

    I have a (desktop) machine running 9.04, and "update manager" has switched
    from offering 9.10 to offering 10.04.2

    I didn't think this was a legitimate upgrade path.

    Has something changed, or is it that with 9.04 and 9.10
    both being unsupported, this machine can no longer be upgraded
    at all, and update manager offering me 10.04.2 is a mistake?

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    Re: Repository of older versions of Ubuntu Server do not work

    Quote Originally Posted by ghira View Post
    I have a (desktop) machine running 9.04, and "update manager" has switched
    from offering 9.10 to offering 10.04.2

    I didn't think this was a legitimate upgrade path.

    Has something changed, or is it that with 9.04 and 9.10
    both being unsupported, this machine can no longer be upgraded
    at all, and update manager offering me 10.04.2 is a mistake?
    9.10 also reached end of life this year in April. Seems you will be better with install 10.04 (recommended) or 11.04 fresh.

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    Re: Repository of older versions of Ubuntu Server do not work

    Quote Originally Posted by ivanovnegro View Post
    9.10 also reached end of life this year in April. Seems you will be better with install 10.04 (recommended) or 11.04 fresh.
    "fresh" applying to both of them?

    The release notes for 9.10 were phrased in terms of "delay until
    this is fixed" for stuff that apparently never was, so I kept
    putting it off. Hmm.

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    Re: Repository of older versions of Ubuntu Server do not work

    Quote Originally Posted by ghira View Post
    "fresh" applying to both of them?

    The release notes for 9.10 were phrased in terms of "delay until
    this is fixed" for stuff that apparently never was, so I kept
    putting it off. Hmm.
    Yes, I mean both of them. Normally you cannot upgrade without to pass one release if it is not an LTS. So, in your case I am not sure if you can upgrade right now without problems to 10.04, maybe its still possible, but really it would save you time to install from scratch, the new Ubuntus improved drastically and the install is under 30 minutes.

    I would recommend you to backup all your files, you should to do this anyway and then try the 10.04 Live CD, if everything is running alright, if you just upgrade you could encounter maybe problems with the newer versions, so to try a Live CD is always a good idea.

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    Re: Repository of older versions of Ubuntu Server do not work

    Quote Originally Posted by ivanovnegro View Post
    Yes, I mean both of them. Normally you cannot upgrade without to pass one release if it is not an LTS. So, in your case I am not sure if you can upgrade right now without problems to 10.04, maybe its still possible, but really it would save you time to install from scratch, the new Ubuntus improved drastically and the install is under 30 minutes.

    I would recommend you to backup all your files, you should to do this anyway and then try the 10.04 Live CD, if everything is running alright, if you just upgrade you could encounter maybe problems with the newer versions, so to try a Live CD is always a good idea.
    OK thanks for the info. I have to admit that the new grub, filesystem,
    booting etc. have sounded appealing for some time. Backup and clean
    install it is, then. (Actually I've been happy with 9.04
    and if the package repositories were still there but never updated
    I might have stuck with it indefinitely given that this machine
    is 4 years old: I'll probably get a new machine soon enough anyway)
    But if even package installation is no longer possible I think an upgrade
    has become unavooidable. I'd been planning on doing 9.10 and 10.04
    in the next few days but I don't think I'd have got some of the better stuff
    that way.

    Thank you again.

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    Re: Repository of older versions of Ubuntu Server do not work

    While the repositories for 10.04 are well and alive, there are also repositories for old unsupported releases. If, for whatever reason, you need to use one of those, edit the sources.list as follows:
    ## EOL upgrade sources.list
    # Required
    deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ CODENAME main restricted universe multiverse
    deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ CODENAME-updates main restricted universe multiverse
    deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ CODENAME-security main restricted universe multiverse

    # Optional
    #deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ CODENAME-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    Note: CODENAME = the name of the release, for example, jaunty.

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    Re: Repository of older versions of Ubuntu Server do not work

    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhatever View Post
    While the repositories for 10.04 are well and alive, there are also repositories for old unsupported releases. If, for whatever reason, you need to use one of those, edit the sources.list as follows:


    Note: CODENAME = the name of the release, for example, jaunty.

    Oh! Thank you. In the short term, I shall do this.

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    Re: Repository of older versions of Ubuntu Server do not work

    Quote Originally Posted by ghira View Post
    ...given that this machine
    is 4 years old: I'll probably get a new machine soon enough anyway
    A four years old computer is great for Ubuntu. None of mine are that new
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts.
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