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May 6th, 2009, 08:13 AM
I just upgraded to 9.04 jaunty and now when i try to run the update i get this error...
'E:Type 'good' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list, E:The list of sources could not be read.'
I already tried to change source server and no luck...
I am a real big newbie, but i am loving this linux stuff so... Help please...
May 6th, 2009, 08:21 AM
I have seen a lot of issues with people simply "upgrading" to 9.04.
It might help to download a proper distribution and do a clean install. Meaning, wipe the hard-drive and install Jaunty clean.
Check your download with this:
Then either burn to a CD/DVD or create a USB Startup Disk with Ubuntu's USB Startup Disk Creator and install from there.
May 6th, 2009, 08:41 AM
Open /etc/apt/sources.list as administrator:
gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Find the word good on the 1st line of the file which opens.Delete the word good. Save and Exit.
sudo aptitude update again.It should work.
May 6th, 2009, 09:13 AM
Perfect fixed!! I find a fresh reload kinda overkill for alot of situations but its often what i have been suggested... But the deletion of the word "good" worked!!
May 6th, 2009, 09:23 AM
Did you use gksudo gedit?
May 7th, 2009, 08:08 AM
Yeah i used sudo gedit!
May 7th, 2009, 02:56 PM
gksudo geditThere's a reason why gk is prepended to sudo.
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