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    update/upgrade failed

    My laptop is running very slow and i ran the sudo apt-get update and then sudo apt-get upgrade. After everything loaded up in preconfigured the packages and started running. got this error message:
    pkg: failed in buffer_read(fd): copy info file `/var/lib/dpkg/available': Input/output error
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

    Not sure what happened here. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: update/upgrade failed

    First we need to know what your running. 12.04, 13.04? And what cpu and how much ram do you have.

    Just a shot in the dark, but try these commands.

    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    Code:
    sudo apt-get -f install
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Us...ing_a_Terminal


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    Re: update/upgrade failed

    I am running 10.04. CPU is intel pentium 1.6, GHz, and RAM is 2.0 gig with 29.9 gig of hard disk available. This is a Dell Latitude D610

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    Re: update/upgrade failed

    dpkg: failed in buffer_read(fd): copy info file `/var/lib/dpkg/available': Input/output error (dpkg configure error)

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    Re: update/upgrade failed

    Quote Originally Posted by lewjayjr View Post
    dpkg: failed in buffer_read(fd): copy info file `/var/lib/dpkg/available': Input/output error (dpkg configure error)
    An input/output error, and slow operation, could mean you have a dying hard drive.
    Is your system properly backed up?

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    Re: update/upgrade failed

    Google First your issue , if no solution then ask.

    రాజ శేఖర్ రెడ్డి

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    Re: update/upgrade failed

    Seems to be working much better now. Speed picked up and the graying out has stopped. Thanks for the help.

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