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How to install software on an old now unsupported Ubuntu version?

I have a Toshiba SS 1610 from 2004-ish. I picked it up for about $300 three years ago and it is still going strong. It's an exceptional piece of hardware. It was a little slow, but about two years ago I swapped out its hard drive with an SSD and now it runs like a dream. The only thing is, it won't run any Ubuntu system past 9.10. And my wireless adapter won't run on 9.04. So if I want to keep wireless (which is a necessity for me), I'm stuck with 9.10.

The only thing is, I did a reinstall of the OS recently, and all of my software sources are now gone. So I can't install much, if anything. I can't even install Gnome Do.

I know 9.10 isn't a long-term support release, but is there any way for me to maintain this machine? Even downloading .deb files (2009 versions, say, of Opera), I'm running into unsatisfiable dependencies and can't install a lot of things that way.

Any advice would be very much appreciated. Thanks!

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marked as duplicate by Takkat, Lekensteyn, jrg Apr 30 '12 at 22:32

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Why don't you try Lubuntu 12.04 (or other a bit older, may be 10.10) instead of Ubuntu. Other way I see hard to get the packages you need for the applications, some of them are still alive but not all you need to run properly.

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I would definitely recommend using Lubuntu 12.04 on an older Laptop. Most times it really surprises me how fast an old computer can get. And try using Synapse instead of Gnome-Do. It is more updated these days... –  dhojgaard Apr 30 '12 at 21:45
    
He cannot run newer releases, so this answer isn't helpful. –  gajdipajti Apr 30 '12 at 22:10
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Edit your /etc/apt/sources.list file to look like this:

## EOL upgrade sources.list
# Required
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates main restricted universe  multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-security main restricted universe multiverse

# Optional
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-backports main restricted universe multiverse

You can install software this way, but your system won't be up to date.

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