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  1. #1
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    Unable to install updates from a new install

    new install of 8.10 i386 on my sony, i have downloaded all the updates and have tried to install them many times. each time i get this error message:

    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/perl-modules_5.10.0-11.1ubuntu2.2_all.deb: short read in buffer_copy (backend dpkg-deb during `./usr/share/perl/5.10.0/Pod/Perldoc.pm')
    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/libc6_2.8~20080505-0ubuntu9_i386.deb: short read in buffer_copy (backend dpkg-deb during `./usr/share/doc/libc6/log-test-i486-linux-gnu-libc.gz')

    im trying to teach myself as i go but i have no idea how to fix this problem.

    it seems like it wont install libc6, thats when errors occur.

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    Re: Unable to install updates from a new install

    When i boot up the system im getting this message now before xubuntu starts:

    SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 0: TOSHIBA MK6021GAS-(PM) Warning: Immediately back-up your data an replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent. Press F1 to continue

    is the hard drive damaged and its stopping the updates to install. im on the computer typing this and it seems to be running fine except for about 184 updates that wont install.

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    Re: Unable to install updates from a new install

    SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 0: TOSHIBA MK6021GAS-(PM) Warning: Immediately back-up your data an replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent. Press F1 to continue
    This is a warning that your hard drive is on its way out.

    For the update problem open a terminal (Applications>Accessories>Terminal) and try
    Code:
    sudo apt-get clean
    sudo apt-get -f install
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    In that order.
    Last edited by Partyboi2; April 2nd, 2009 at 11:46 PM.
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    Re: Unable to install updates from a new install

    thanks for the help but im getting this message:
    186 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
    E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock the download directory

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    Re: Unable to install updates from a new install

    Make sure you only have one package manager running at a time eg synaptic, update manager, apt-get. So for example if update manager is open close that before typing or pasting those commands.
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    Re: Unable to install updates from a new install

    it seems like the clean command isnt working even though im rooted.

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    Re: Unable to install updates from a new install

    yep u were right i had update open. its currently downloading everything in terminal i hope it works this time thanks for the help

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