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emma00
May 8th, 2011, 10:25 AM
While upgrading ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04 from update manager i am getting always this error:

Could not initialize the package information
An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information.
Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message:

'E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, Eroblem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/pk.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_universe_ binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'

mrgs
May 8th, 2011, 09:56 PM
How does the machine behave if you boot it and run


sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

?

emma00
May 24th, 2011, 05:10 PM
1. sudo apt-get clean
Than it request for password and nothing came on terminal than
2.sudo apt-get update
Media change: please insert the disc labeled
'Ubuntu 11.04 _Natty Narwhal_ - Beta 1 i386 (20110329.1)'
in the drive '/cdrom/' and press enter

Get:1 http://extras.ubuntu.com natty Release.gpg [72B]
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/main Translation-en
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/main Translation-en_US
Get:2 http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg [197B]
Media change: please insert the disc labeled
'Ubuntu 11.04 _Natty Narwhal_ - Beta 1 i386 (20110329.1)'
in the drive '/cdrom/' and press enter

Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com natty Release
Get:3 http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security Release.gpg [198B]
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-security/main Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/deb/ stable/main Translation-en
Media change: please insert the disc labeled
'Ubuntu 11.04 _Natty Narwhal_ - Beta 1 i386 (20110329.1)'
in the drive '/cdrom/' and press enter

Hit http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com natty Release.gpg
Ign http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/main Translation-en
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main Sources
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-security/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-security/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-security/universe Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-security/universe Translation-en_US
Get:4 http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security Release [23.2kB]
Ign http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/deb/ stable/main Translation-en_US
Get:5 http://dl.google.com stable Release [1,347B]
Get:6 http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages [764B]
Ign http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main i386 Packages
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main Sources
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 11.04 _Natty Narwhal_ - Beta 1 i386 (20110329.1)/ natty/main Translation-en
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 11.04 _Natty Narwhal_ - Beta 1 i386 (20110329.1)/ natty/main Translation-en_US
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 11.04 _Natty Narwhal_ - Beta 1 i386 (20110329.1)/ natty/restricted Translation-en
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 11.04 _Natty Narwhal_ - Beta 1 i386 (20110329.1)/ natty/restricted Translation-en_US
Get:7 http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted Sources [14B]
Get:8 http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe Sources [2,692B]
Get:9 http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse Sources [647B]
Get:10 http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main i386 Packages [21.4kB]
Get:11 http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted i386 Packages [14B]
Get:12 http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe i386 Packages [10.2kB]
Get:13 http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse i386 Packages [2,071B]
Ign http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main Sources
Get:14 http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main Sources [6,333B]
Ign http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/universe Translation-en
Ign http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/universe Translation-en_US
Get:15 http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates Release.gpg [198B]
Ign http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-updates/main Translation-en
Ign http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-updates/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-updates/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-updates/universe Translation-en
Ign http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Hit http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com natty Release
Get:16 http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates Release [27.2kB]
Hit http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main Sources
Hit http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted Sources
Hit http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe Sources
Hit http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse Sources
Hit http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main i386 Packages
Hit http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse i386 Packages
Get:17 http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main Sources [29.2kB]
Get:18 http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted Sources [14B]
Get:19 http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe Sources [7,344B]
Get:20 http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse Sources [1,362B]
Get:21 http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main i386 Packages [103kB]
Get:22 http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted i386 Packages [14B]
Get:23 http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe i386 Packages [38.9kB]
Get:24 http://pk.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse i386 Packages [3,754B]
Fetched 280kB in 4min 19s (1,079B/s)
Reading package lists... Error!
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/pk.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_universe_ binary-i386_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

3.sudo apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Error!
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/pk.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_universe_ binary-i386_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

mrgs
May 24th, 2011, 05:47 PM
What about


sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf

followed by the three apt-commands?

emma00
May 26th, 2011, 02:50 PM
Hi, i have done what you have suggested thanks for that but after this the upgrading starts but after restarting the computer ubuntu freezes on splash screen and i have tried other grub options but same happens.... :)

mrgs
May 26th, 2011, 06:41 PM
I guess you have hit one of the display driver bugs in 11.04. This thread might help:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1743535

Another option is staying with 10.10 as long as it is supported (which I have decided to do).

emma00
May 27th, 2011, 07:15 AM
Thanks but my previous grub options are also not working and i can not log into ubuntu 10.10 my important files are there its first time i have got error during upgrading/installation ;P

shahverdy
May 27th, 2011, 07:43 AM
well, I think you'd better change the repositories, to do so first run this:


sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf

then run :


sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

and paste the bellow into it:




## these repositories work for me fine :)

deb http://www.linuxmint.com/repository/ daryna main upstream import
deb http://ir.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://ir.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ natty partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ natty partner
deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty main
deb-src http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty main
deb http://liveusb.info/multisystem/depot/ all main
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty main universe restricted multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty universe main multiverse restricted



if you can not log into your ubuntu use a live CD to get access to your imortant files, and then run these commands using live CD.
notice that if you are using a live CD, first goto places and mount your linux root partition, then commands will be like this :


sudo rm /media/path-to-your-partition/var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
and

sudo gedit /media/path-to-your-partition/etc/apt/sources.list

after all, run update manager again and update your display driver easily : )

emma00
May 29th, 2011, 08:39 AM
I have done using commands and live cd but nothing has changed and my files are not showing up in documents folder using live cd....:(

shahverdy
May 29th, 2011, 08:45 AM
I have done using commands and live cd but nothing has changed and my files are not showing up in documents folder using live cd....:(

by documents folder you mean what?
when you are using live CD, the path to your documents folder is somthing else. do you consider that ?

emma00
May 30th, 2011, 04:51 PM
the default document folder which is pre built in ubuntu 10.10 and other likes music,videos etc nah i did not know that there path are changed can u tell me how to access them thanks.

shahverdy
May 30th, 2011, 04:54 PM
well, you must go to "places" and then "your linux partition" witch your system has been installed on, then there you can see a folder named "home" : ) there you can find what ever you want : )