Installing flashplayer on ubuntu 8 Hardy

Asked by Philip Marks on 2012-04-08

I have a toshiba netbook 100 loaded with ubuntu 8.04 Hardy , with mozilla firefox 2 ?? and what I think is adobe Flashplayer plug -in installer 9.01 ???? whatever any of that means to anyone who understands these things. Every time I try to install new flashplayer update from youtube and MSN it just fails to install I have been trying for 6 months. Also my update manager suggests installing new release 10.04.3 LTS which it consistently 'fails to get'. Anybody any ideas that don't involve a 4 pound hammer? Philip

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2012-04-08
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Hardy is not supported on the desktop, it is only supported on the server.

I suggest you download the Precise ISO, MD5 test it and install it clean (remove Hardy). You will then have the latest packages and have full support for 5 years.

Best Belenos (belenos) said : #2

Hey, Philip.

I suggest you to download the most recently Ubuntu version at ubuntu.com and install it, after format your hard drive.

After that, install Flash-Aid plugin on Firefox and follow the steps to install the Flash Player correctly. This plugin will provide the most recommended version of Flash to your computer.

Philip Marks (marxph) said : #3

Thankyou guys for your suggestions. However I still have no idea how to access and install the latest Ubuntu (is this the 10.4 edition? )

Belenos (belenos) said : #4

No, the latest is 11.10. Download page: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download