Java runtime environment JRE was moved to the partner repository in Ubuntu , so now if you want to install it you have to do it from the command line.
Open the terminal and add Lucid partner repository using the command :
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner"
Note : If the command above diden`t work for you, just retype the quotations “” and will work for you.
Refresh the sources list
sudo apt-get update
Now install sun Java packages using command :
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts
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