View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Update Failture

June 25th, 2008, 10:30 PM
I have installed Ubuntu for the 3rd time just recently because of Instability with my Windows XP OS.
I have never had this problem before, I have ran Ubuntu on this same computer twice before, the only difference is I have a second Hard Drive, that is not being used.

When I try to install updates, it promts me for my password, I put in the password, and the updater just closes, every time I try again, it doesn't prompt me for a password, it just does nothing.
Sometimes, the updater closes by itself before I even have a chance to do anything.

Also Ubuntu is a lot less stable this time around, I believe its because of the lack of updates or a new hardware error I may have.

I would very much appreciate it if anybody could assist me.

More on other errors here,

June 25th, 2008, 10:44 PM
Try it from a terminal. Here are the commands to run:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Post any errors that you get.

June 25th, 2008, 11:05 PM
I used sudo apt-get update and it worked,
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade is still running but seems to be working, Although I had Gaim messenger running, and it closed for no reason.
I hope these updates help.

June 26th, 2008, 03:04 PM
I tried the update and it froze after about a 10 minutes.

June 26th, 2008, 03:38 PM
I just realized I am running Ubuntu 7.04
I am currently trying upgrade to 7.10 then 8.04 LTS

Sorry about the double posts

Thank you for the Help jimv The Terminal Commands helped a lot.

I now have updates that work, and I am upgrading to a more recent distribution.

I'm still having a bit of trouble with some things, But the Updates are their, so I am marking this as solved.