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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Screwed up computer after 11.04 to 11.10, be VERY Cautious

    thanks for your input, but from my last post when using the Live Cd , i opted for the intall ubuntu as i saw i had still the ntfs file on sda...... i selected sbd , but something went way wrong...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Screwed up computer after 11.04 to 11.10, be VERY Cautious

    Hi
    my computer history,
    dell with XP3.( C drive/Sda).. tried wubi , hence install of this...used that for a while , (never uninstalled From windows programs).. Is the drive with all the windows...
  3. [all variants] Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    did not work ia ma afriad, now have machine, minus windows on its hard drive c + all lost files and D drive with installed 12.04 , does not work, dont even get the grub screen, just the little...
  4. [ubuntu] Screwed up computer after 11.04 to 11.10, be VERY Cautious

    Have used ubuntu dual boot win xp for past three years.
    c drive and a d drive with ubuntu
    Last weekend , took the online invite to upgrade from a very stable 11.04 to 11.10
    .. 99% through gave...
  5. [all variants] Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    Hi
    had a failed update of 11.04 to 11.1,
    have a win xp primary drive on sda and a separate drive for linux on sbd.

    after failure , did load to a grub screen with access to win xp but clicking...
  6. [SOLVED] Re: failed update manager and synaptics package post 10.10 update

    fixed it by removing a blank line..

    all happily updating again....
    :D
  7. [SOLVED] Re: failed update manager and synaptics package post 10.10 update

    dpkg: parse error, in file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 36097:
    field name `' must be followed by colon
    mark@studypc:~$ gksu gedit /var/lib/dpkg/status
    mark@studypc:~$ gksu gedit...
  8. [SOLVED] Re: failed update manager and synaptics package post 10.10 update

    famous last words about a fix...now have when downloading and attempting an install..

    installArchives() failed: dpkg: parse error, in file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 36097:
    field name `'...
  9. [SOLVED] Re: failed update manager and synaptics package post 10.10 update

    thanks your initial instructions did not work , followed second link

    after finding all items with libedata-cal1.2.6.xxxx renamed all items by placing a in front of file name
    ran the
    gksu gedit...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: failed update manager and synaptics package post 10.10 update

    Still a package that refuses to go
    tried

    gedit /var/lib/dpkg/info/libedata-cal1.2-6.postrm

    get
    gedit has not been able to detect the character encoding.
    Please check that you are not trying...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: failed update manager and synaptics package post 10.10 update

    below = output after running update manager and folowing instructions to remove package
  12. [SOLVED] Re: failed update manager and synaptics package post 10.10 update

    hi
    tried and got
    mark@studypc:~$ sudo apt-get remove --purge libedata-cal1.2-6
    [sudo] password for mark:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state...
  13. [SOLVED] failed update manager and synaptics package post 10.10 update

    having had problems with getting grub2 to work on dual HDD setup...despite the most excellent advice on the forum;) i took the plunge and installed 10.10 from update manager within 10.04..... bingo...
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