Installing flashplayer on ubuntu 8 Hardy

Asked by Philip Marks

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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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

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.

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Best Belenos (belenos) said :

Hey, Philip.

I suggest you to download the most recently Ubuntu version at 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.

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Philip Marks (marxph) said :

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? )

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Belenos (belenos) said :

No, the latest is 11.10. Download page: