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  1. #1
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    Disk read problem?

    My first serious system-related problem. It happens in Synaptic Package Manager and Ubuntu software center also crashes.
    Using 10.04
    The directory exists.

    E: Read error - read (21: Is a directory)
    E: Problem opening /var/lib/apt/lists/Ubuntu%2010.04%20LTS%20%5fLucid%20Lynx%5f%20-%20Release%20i386%20(20100429)_dists_lucid_restric ted_binary-i386_Packages
    E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
    E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

    Thanks

    T

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    Re: Disk read problem?

    open a terminal

    type

    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    then type

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
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    Re: Disk read problem?

    Thanks, tried it and got similar output:

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
    dpkg: status database area is locked by another process
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
    Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429)/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
    Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429)/ lucid/restricted Translation-en_US
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com lucid Release.gpg
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid Release.gpg
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ lucid/partner Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
    Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security Release.gpg [198B]
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/universe Translation-en_US
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates Release.gpg
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/universe Translation-en_US
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/universe Translation-en_US
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com lucid Release
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid Release
    Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security Release [38.5kB]
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates Release
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com lucid/partner Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/main Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/multiverse Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/universe Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/main Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/restricted Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/main Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/restricted Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/multiverse Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/universe Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/main Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/restricted Sources
    Get:3 http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/main Packages [93.7kB]
    Get:4 http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/restricted Packages [14B]
    Get:5 http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/multiverse Packages [1,994B]
    Get:6 http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/universe Packages [45.1kB]
    Get:7 http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/main Sources [33.4kB]
    Get:8 http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/restricted Sources [14B]
    Fetched 213kB in 2s (87.2kB/s)
    Reading package lists... Error!
    E: Read error - read (21: Is a directory)
    E: Problem opening /var/lib/apt/lists/Ubuntu%2010.04%20LTS%20%5fLucid%20Lynx%5f%20-%20Release%20i386%20(20100429)_dists_lucid_restric ted_binary-i386_Packages
    E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$

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    Re: Disk read problem?

    it looks like there is a problem with the restricted extras package, can you try to reinstall it? if not try to remove it then go to a terminal and type sudo restart gdm and it will ask for password then it will restart the gdm then reinstall ubuntu restricted extras.

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    Re: Disk read problem?

    did you try this :

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install -f
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    Re: Disk read problem?

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