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  1. #21
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    Re: Software installation problems

    I just wish someone could tell me how to fix the Administration Application so that I don't have to go through the mess of trying to run non-existent commands.

    joseph@joseph-laptop:~$ sudo adept_installer
    sudo: unable to resolve host joseph-laptop
    [sudo] password for joseph:
    sudo: adept_installer: command not found
    joseph@joseph-laptop:~$
    Ubuntu 8.04, Compal HEL80I, Intel Centrino 1862MHz, 1.024.00 MB RAM, NVIDIA Go 7600.

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    Re: Software installation problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Mastrius0713 View Post
    I just wish someone could tell me how to fix the Administration Application so that I don't have to go through the mess of trying to run non-existent commands.
    I don't know anything about that, because it's a GNOME thing.

    I do know that if that command doesn't work, it's probably because the shell path is screwed up for root. Try this instead:

    Code:
    sudo /usr/bin/adept_installer
    If it's not installed, do:

    Code:
    sudo /usr/bin/apt-get install adept_installer

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    Re: Software installation problems

    I've got the same problem. Tried everything just like Mastrius and I still can't get the package manager to come up. I think it's due to a bad release of something a couple of days ago.

    Well the last item above ...
    gave me ths ...
    Couldn't find package adept_installer

    but I see this ...
    sudo: unable to resolve host Virtual01
    Any clue where to go from here?
    Last edited by ironspeeder; June 6th, 2008 at 04:15 AM.

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    Re: Software installation problems

    just use the command line..
    do # apt-get update
    and maybe
    do # apt-get upgrade

    choose the repository that closed with your location for quickly upgrade.

    note: i'm sorry if my english bad

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    Re: Software installation problems

    Quote Originally Posted by ironspeeder View Post
    I've got the same problem. Tried everything just like Mastrius and I still can't get the package manager to come up. I think it's due to a bad release of something a couple of days ago.

    Well the last item above ...
    gave me ths ...
    Couldn't find package adept_installer

    but I see this ...
    sudo: unable to resolve host Virtual01
    Any clue where to go from here?
    Host problem with sudo?

    There are threads about that on these fora. Try this one: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ght=sudo+hosts, or do a search.

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    Re: Software installation problems

    Paste the following in a terminal:

    Code:
    cat /etc/hosts
    you should see something like this:

    Code:
    <------------------cut---------------->
    127.0.0.1	localhost
    127.0.1.1	intrepid
    <-----------------cut---------------->
    In your case intrepid should be replaced with with what you named your computer when you installed Ubuntu.

    If it isn't, open your favorite text editor as root and add it to /etc/hosts.

    Jim

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    Re: Software installation problems

    How does one even log in as root? It tells me it can't do it from the login screen.
    Ubuntu 8.04, Compal HEL80I, Intel Centrino 1862MHz, 1.024.00 MB RAM, NVIDIA Go 7600.

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    Re: Software installation problems

    Great! now the console isn't recognizing any of the commands. There are obviously some very dire issues with this operation system, and untill their fixed, trying to use it will be futile.
    Ubuntu 8.04, Compal HEL80I, Intel Centrino 1862MHz, 1.024.00 MB RAM, NVIDIA Go 7600.

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    Red face Re: Software installation problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Mastrius0713 View Post
    Great! now the console isn't recognizing any of the commands. There are obviously some very dire issues with this operation system, and untill their fixed, trying to use it will be futile.
    No commands? Not even "cat /etc/hosts"? Not even "ls /etc"? In that case, it's probably irreparable. Reinstall from the Live CD.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mastrius0713 View Post
    How does one even log in as root? It tells me it can't do it from the login screen.
    Logging in as root from the log-in screen is disabled in Ubuntu for security reasons. But that's not what you're being asked to do. To run a command as root, just put "sudo" in front of it.

    To edit your hosts file, enter the following:

    Code:
    sudo nano /etc/hosts
    You may replace "nano" with your favourite text editor (vim, emacs, cream, gedit, kwrite, mousepad, etc).

    If it fails (because of the problems with "sudo" that you are trying to fix), then boot from a live cd, find the partition in question, navigate to "etc" and edit "hosts".
    Last edited by ChameleonDave; June 7th, 2008 at 02:26 PM. Reason: plan B

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    Re: Software installation problems

    As a precaution check the hard drive for errors. Also, do you know what type of file system you installed on? I've had hardware and disk format issues that have caused issues with several operating systems. If the hardware has issues it could result in what you are seeing. Linux uses ext2 or ext3. FAT32 is a good working file system. NTFS works well with WIN2000 or XP. My first Ubuntu install was with a NTFS file system and I had nothing but problems. A clean install on a repartitioned and reformatted drive with ext3 fixed some random problems I was having at the time.

    If you do decide to repartition and reformat remember to backup important links, passwords, files, etc... before you do. Good luck.

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