View Full Version : [ubuntu] Upgrade/update issue

December 30th, 2009, 01:18 AM
I recently did a fresh install on an old Dell I had running XP. I figured since my old laptop with a Celeron mobile runs it so well, my P4 desktop should run pretty well too. Anyway, after installing today, I'm unable to upgrade from 9.04 to 9.10 nor install the updates for 9.04. I click install and the administration function pops up and goes away before I can type in my password. The same thing happens when I try to upgrade. Any suggestions out there?

December 30th, 2009, 02:45 AM
Can you run any update from a terminal?

Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
Use the same password that you're logged in and when you type it, the cursor won't move so make sure you type it in right and hit Return.

December 30th, 2009, 03:21 PM
That worked for getting the security updates, however it didn't work for upgrading to Karmic. Another problem I've noticed is: I can't play mp3's; when I try to install the proper plug in, it says it can't be done. I know drive space isn't the issue because this is a fresh install on a 100 gb HD. Thanks for your help on the first issue.