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My desktop PC does not like later versions of Ubuntu, particularly Hardy Heron and above. The Gutsy Gibbon works fine but the screen resolution looks so ridiculous (everything looks small…you basically need a magnifying glass to read the words). I do have an nVidia card which works well with Gutsy, Hardy, and Intrepid (and I’m sure it would work with Jaunty). However, my nVidia card puts such a strain on my desktop that it freezes up. Now after I can afford one, I’m going to replace this desktop with a new desktop, hopefully an all-in-one system like the HP TouchSmart. So for now, my desktop is sans-nVidia. As for the OS situation, I decided to fall back on Ubuntu 7.04, the Feisty Fawn release. However, Feisty’s “end-of-life” was back in October 2008, so the repositories were no longer where they used to be. Well, if you’re using an “abandoned” version of Ubuntu as I am doing right now, please pay attention.

To change the repositories from the old location to the new location, do the following:

  1. Hit Alt+F2 and type in gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list. (Enter your password if asked to do so.)
  2. In gedit (remember you are running gedit as root), hit Ctrl+A to highlight everything, and then hit Backspace. This will delete everything.
  3. Copy the new repositories listed below, and paste them into gedit.
  4. In gedit, click on File, click on Save, and then close gedit.
  5. Open a terminal and type in sudo apt-get update. Enter your password if asked to do so. Your repositories will be updated. (NOTE: You must have an active internet connection to do this part.)

I am using Feisty as an example, so if you are using Feisty as well, then just paste the below repositories and save and exit. However, if you are using Warty, Hoary, Breeze, Edgy, or Gutsy, then you will need to edit a few things.

  • If using Warty, replace feisty with warty.
  • If using Hoary, replace feisty with hoary.
  • If using Breezy, replace feisty with breezy.
  • If using Edgy, replace feisty with edgy.
  • If using Gutsy, replace feisty with gutsy.

Here are the new repositories for Feisty.

deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty main restricted
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty main restricted
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty universe
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty universe
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-updates restricted main multiverse universe
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-updates restricted main multiverse universe
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-proposed restricted main multiverse universe
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-proposed restricted main multiverse universe
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-backports restricted main multiverse universe
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-backports restricted main multiverse universe

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One Comment

  1. Nice. Thanks man 🙂


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