View Full Version : [SOLVED] Ubuntu 10.10 suddenly running super slow and programs crashing

March 2nd, 2011, 04:41 AM
I get this error when I try to run the update manager or the Software Center

E: Read error - read (5: Input/output error)
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

The only thing I could think of to do is trying a different kernel, or recovery mode from the GRUB boot loader, but it has disappeared. I tried to get it back using the terminal to update the loader, but no luck. Any ideas?

March 2nd, 2011, 07:07 AM
My boot loader is also missing and I cannot get it to reappear. I tried updating it through the terminal but no luck :/

March 3rd, 2011, 04:42 AM
I DBANed my system and reinstalled for a fix. However, it'd still be nice to know what the error means and a fix for if/when it happens again