View Full Version : [xubuntu] Can't update on my laptop.

October 7th, 2010, 12:06 AM
I downloaded the 6.06 version of xubuntu because i have a laptop that doesnt support high graphics mode, and i wasnt able to figure out how to get it to run in low graphics mode. i figured that i would get a version from a while back, and then update it up to the current version. now, to the problem.

I was able to upgrade 6.10, but now it says Ubuntu version 8.04 available, so i tried to update it. it gets most of the way through the part where it says calculating or something like that, and then it says:
"Can't install 'xubuntu-desktop'
It was impossible to install a required package. Please report this as a bug."
with an option that says close at the bottom. when i click close another window pops up that says:

Could not calculate the upgrade

A unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade.

This can be caused by:
* Upgrading to a pre-release version of Ubuntu
* Running the current pre-release version of Ubuntu
* Unofficial software packages not provided by Ubuntu

If none of this applies, then please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the files in /var/log/dist-upgrade/ in the bugreport.

Then the window just closes... anything that i could do to get rid of this problem?

EDIT: Is there any way to update directly from an .iso file on the desktop?

October 7th, 2010, 09:27 AM
6.06 and 6.10 are obsolete and a security risk. If you want something light on the machine, best is to go for Lubuntu 10.04.

What are the specifications (RAM in particular)?