And for what it's worth, I am running Ubuntu 12.04
It appears that you have source list issues - it would have been easier to move the System error box
No matter - please make sure software centre or synaptic are closed, open a terminal with Ctrl Alt T then run
It will ask for password - when you type it - it will not appear, this is normal.Code:sudo apt-get update
Once apt-get has run please copy and paste the WHOLE output to a new post
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Did do that correctly? I sincerely apologize, I am somewhat new. (I have ran Linux on several computers) However I have never had these kinds of issues..Code:E: Malformed line 6 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) E: The list of sources could not be read.
Yep that's fine
Lines in sources.list should on ever be deb deb-source or # you've got something wrong at line 6
Runfrom term and paste it all here pleaseCode:cat /etc/apt/sources.list
Code:# /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted universe multiverse deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security main restricted universe multiverse deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted universe multiverse deb http://archive.canonical.com/ partner deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ partner
Go into Software Sources and uncheck the partner repository, then try your update again. If that works, try re-enabling the partner repo and do another update.
This what I got after running: sudo apt-get updateCode:E: Malformed line 6 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) E: The list of sources could not be read.
I also ran Update Manager and ran into the same errors as Synaptic and Ubuntu Software Center.