Finally had a second to look into why I haven't been able to download software from the software centre before I even got to trying to solve that problem I found I have not been updating.
I ran update manager and got the following:
Could not initialize the package information
An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information.
Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message:
'E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, Eroblem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_bina ry-amd64_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'
A little help on how I get update manager back online would be most appreciated.
64-bit, lemur laptop