An old Long Term Support (LTS) release of Ubuntu. Codenamed "Hardy Heron". Released on 24th April 2008. Reached full End of Life (EOL) on 9th May, 2013.

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Why is dhclient saying: “SIOCSIFADDR: Permission denied”?

I have encountered a very weird error on ubuntu-server (8.04), I have no idea why dhclient is not allowed to set the network settings! I'm not the one who installed the server in the first place, so i ...
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Upgrade experiences from 8.04 LTS to 10.04 LTS?

I am running 8.04 desktop as a server and hosting my own web server, has anyone experienced any issues with upgrade from 8.04 to 10.04?
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Which Ubuntu version to use for my Python web app?

I'm building a security-intensive (stores credit card numbers, etc) using Python and Django with UWSGI (written in C), NGINX, and PIL (Python Imaging Library). I'm trying to work my way up in the ...
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Can I log to a non-default shell?

I love fish. I have a nice Ubuntu 8.04 Server running some services. So I edited the /etc/passwd file, as I did in the past, to change my default shell from bash to fish. And ,yes, I made I typo (BTW: ...
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Starting a service from /etc/event.d works, but not from /etc/init

I'm trying to launch an upstart service on Ubuntu 8.04 from /etc/init/, but I always get start: Unknown job: job. When I try to launch this script from /etc/event.d/ it works fine. Why would this be ...
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ddebs missing for hardy?

I'm trying to debug some crashes on a 8.04 LTS server, but the ddebs repository at http://ddebs.ubuntu.com/dists/ no longer has a directory for hardy... Any ideas where the debug symbols for hardy ...
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Using up arrow to run previous command

What setup do I need to use up-arrow to run previous command? With Mac, I can use up-arrow to rerun the command that I just run, but it doesn't seem to work with my bash shell. I use 8.04 (I can't ...
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Automatic kernel reload after Update

I have been managing a Ubuntu Server 8.04 for quite some time now. On top of it I am running a VMWare Server Edition, which needs to recompile it's modules whenever a new kernel is installed. For that ...
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How to configure domain name on school network [closed]

I'm trying to set up my server (running Ubuntu server 8.04) on my university network so that I can access it from anywhere on campus. Last year I had it plugged into my router and set my router's ...
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Upgrade Subversion to 1.7 on 8.04

It comes with version 1.5 and I'd like to update it to 1.7. Is it possible? It seems that I don't have apt-add-repository on this system.
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Upgrading to 10.04 broke my TrueMobile 1150 wireless

My laptop was running 8.04 LTS (hardy), using network manager I believe, and the wireless worked fine. I do not believe I was using ndiswrapper, as the original version of Ubuntu I installed (edgy) ...
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Why don't 8.04 panel launchers work on 10.04

I copied my panel launchers verbatim from 8.04 to 10.04, residing in both systems in the same path: $HOME/.gnome2/panel2.d/default/launchers However, for some reason, they are not visible on ...
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Where are panel launchers located?

I am moving from Ubuntu 8.04 to 10.4 (yeah... :)) and I would like to copy quite a few useful launchers I created over the years. Where are they located in 8.04?
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How do I stop the installer putting invalid entries in my /etc/hosts file?

I have a number of Hardy hosts that seem to get an invalid hostname placed in their /etc/hosts during the installation process. There's a line in /etc/hosts on a freshly built, unmodified host that ...
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How can I turn my desktop Ubuntu 8.04 into a command line only install?

The question says it all really. I had a problem with the 8.04 alternative install .iso (which after some research is a well known bug) so I had to install the full desktop version. I know I can ...
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Upgrading a live 8.04 LTS server to More uptodate version

Running Apache, MySQL, PHP with Moodle 1.9.9 running as a school based CMS. All possible updates for 8.04 have been applied. Moodle 2.x from Versions 2.1 onwards needs Php version 5.3.2 which is ...
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Problem opening SFX archive file(.exe) using the archive manager [closed]

I have installed both rar and unrar using apt-install but I am still not able to use archive manager for opening the archive file.. I have also tried installing p7zip(p7zip-full and p7zip) but no ...
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How do I upgrade from 8.04 to 8.10?

I have Ubuntu 8.04 and I am trying to use "update manager" to upgrade to 8.10. The upgrade fails because of some problem related to network/internet setting. The error I get is discussed and a ...
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How to uninstall java6

I am trying root@vz10931:/var/www/mailer# apt-get remove --purge sun-java6-bin Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run apt-get ...
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Manually installing Python 2.6?

Ubuntu 8.04 comes with Python 2.5 and no 2.6 package support in the apt-get ecosystem. Searching around I found http://www.saltycrane.com/blog/2008/10/installing-python-26-source-ubuntu-hardy/ and all ...
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Connecting with a BSNL Broadband Internet [closed]

I am unable to connect my broadband connection with Ubuntu. The connection works fine when I use Windows 7. However, when I use ubuntu I am not able to access the internet. I followed all the steps ...
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upstart on 8.04

My understanding is that upstart is installed on 8.04, but it's different than 10.04. I'm having trouble finding documentation on how to start/stop/check services from the command line for 8.04. ...
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How can I use cron to schedule a script that implements daylight saving on a non- DST aware application when my server automatically uses DST?

My server (running ubuntu 8.04LTS server) reports the time as 9:38PM BST right now. BST (British Summer Time) is 1 hour ahead of UTC (or Greenwich Mean Time if you really want to confuse matters) The ...
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how to upgrade from Ubuntu 8.04 LTS to the latest more compatible version

I am not very knowledgable on Ubuntu in general but for the past few days I have been getting a bit of knowlege here and there. At first this desktop was only set to turn on and run in ¨Terminal"mode ...
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Reboot failure after upgrade from Ubuntu 8.04 LTS to 10.04 LTS

I bought our computer from Freegeeks with Ubuntu 8.04 installed. I upgraded from Ubuntu 8.04 to 10.04 on Thursday November 10. I have an ASUS P4P800SE with Intel P4@3GHZ. Installation messages were: ...
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How do I install the SSH2 extensions of PHP?

I want to be able to run PHP functions like ssh2_connect. But, those functions are not available on my machine. What do I need to do to install them? I am using Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron.
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while setting upstart in application giving error

wht i have done is sudo emacs /etc/init/app.conf and then i write the code for my upstart # application Server description "applicationServer" author "Rahul Mehta ...
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Why can't I install 10.04 on a system that already has 8.04?

Ubuntu 10.04 is beautiful. I love it. I am dying to install it on my PC, alongside the existing Ubuntu 8.04 (from which I write this message right now). But... it won't let me! When I reach the ...
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Font rendering (antialiasing) settings

The default X11 font rendering settings have changed considerably since Hardy: Karmic and Lucid render fonts very differently -- it seems that more subpixel hinting and antialiasing gets applied. Is ...
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Can I use the 2.6 kernel provided with my embedded system to run 12.04?

In summary I am quite new to Linux, but have the task of writing some software. The software has to run on a particular hardware board and the manufacturers of this board have provided a custom build ...
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Can I use 8.04 Hardy packages or repositories on Precise?

I'm using Precise Pangolin, and I sometimes notice packages I'd like to install exist on http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main but not on http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main. I ...
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Mount partition sdb get message permission denied?

I have 2 server with different ubuntu version,first server use ubuntu 8.04 and second server use ubuntu 12.04, now i want to use 2 HDD in first server ubuntu ver 8.04, so second server not function ...
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How do I install and use python 2.6? [closed]

I use ubuntu 8.04 as I have to use gcc 4.2. I tried to download python 2.6 using apt-get, but the package is not available. Is there any way to use python 2.6 in ubuntu 8.04?
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Web is very slow after upgrading to Ubuntu 10.04

I have a DELL inspiron 1525 with was shipped with Ubuntu 8.04. It was working ok. I've decided to move to Ubuntu 10.04 last week. The install process was ok. Unfortunately, after the upgrade, my web ...
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Ubuntu 8.04 won't start the setup

I am trying to run ubuntu 8.04 iso on a Virutal PC. It comes up with the Ubuntu install screen and when i click the Install Link, it says loading linux kernel, then it just shuts down my virtual pc. I ...
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There isn't a sofware package called “dbmail” in your current software sources

where is dbmail? [Binary packages] Most major distros already have packages for dbmail. Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora en Gentoo are known to do so. So check your package manager. From the ...
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Cannot boot 11.10 after 8.04 installation

I recently installed Ubuntu 8.04, before that I had 11.10. My intend was to use both of them. After installation of 8.04, an item for 11.10 didn't appear in grub. What can I do to get it back? PS: ...
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Why is my wireless driver not detected?

When typing iwconfig I only get "no wireless extensions" How do I get the Ubuntu wireless driver to be detected? lspci: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory ...
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New Software on Ubuntu Hardy Heron(8.04)

I am using ubuntu 8.04 because of my hardware restrictions. I followed the steps to install latest firefox as i can use but i get firefox 3.6 could not found response: For Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) ...
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How to Install Ubuntu 12.04 on an HP netbook with Ubuntu-based MI operating system

I am attempting to install 12.04 on my HP Mini netbook which runs their MI (mobile internet) operating system, based on Ubuntu 8.04. I've downloaded 12.04, inserted a USB stick, and am looking for ...
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Restoring the Ubuntu desktop and access to files

I recently got in way over my head playing with Ubuntu 8.04 on a Dell Mini 910. I think I deleted far more things than I should have trying to "make space". I started finding the applications I ...
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How can I upgrade sqlite3 to at least 3.4.2 (or newer)?

When I try to run sudo apt-cache showpkg sqlite3, I only get the version 3.4.2. I need later than that to compile the sqlite3-ruby gem, and I can't make from source files (even with a ./configure ...
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usb device name

I would like to know if the usb device name is randomly allotted at every reboot in an eeepc netbook with Ubuntu(hardy heron). What bugs me is that while I transmit some serial data over say ttyUSB0, ...
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How do I fix a corrupted /var/lib/dpkg/status? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I rebuild a corrupt dpkg status file? I just discovered that /var/lib/dpkg/status is corrupted (details): $ sudo dpkg --audit dpkg: parse error, in file ...
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Updating from libnet-z3950-perl to libnet-z3950-zoom-perl

I have a server running 8.04 with the libnet-z3950-perl package I got some issues with encoding and while trying to debug them on my local 10.10 installation I got the following error: # apt-get ...
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Is there a version of the Chromium browser that will run on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy)

Looking for a version of the Chromium-browser that will run on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy). There must be one since I'm using Google Chrome 12.0.742.60 beta on that machine now but I've been unable to locate ...
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Installing g++ on 8.04

I am running Ubuntu 8.04 (currently I do not have the option to upgrade due to hardware problems). I need to get g++ onto my installation but as this is no longer supported I am unable to use the ...
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Distribution upgrade from 8.04 not working

I got a small, arm-based device. I edited /etc/apt/sources.list to have it pointing on old-releases.ubuntu.com instead of archive.ubuntu.com . At this point everything's fine, the repositories are ...
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How to Install PostgreSQL 8.4 on 8.04?

How can I install Postgresql 8.4 for Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 ? sudo apt-get install postgresql will install postgreSQL 8.3 I tried installing individual packages from ...
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GRUB2 panic: “No such partition”

I managed to install 10.04 on a system that already has 8.04 (separate partitions, of course). It also installed GRUB2 onto the MBR. After discovering that there is no menu.lst anymore, I edited ...