Ubuntu Installation :: 10.04 Upgrade Stops At Desktop Removal / Is On Removal Black List

May 25, 2010

I started an upgrade from Ubuntu 8.04 to 10.04 and it stopped with the message: Ubuntu desktop is listed to be removed but is on the removal blacklist. Then it restored back to 8.04. I don't know how to resolve this - it would be alright to remove the old Ubuntu desktop.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrade / Removal Of Software To Fail In 10.04

May 27, 2010

I need to determine which package is causing every upgrade installation or removal of software to fail in Ubuntu 10.04 I have had a problem since allowing some non-supported upgrades (not certain what they were for) in 9.10 (FAIL!) I hoped that upgrade to 10.04 would resolve the issue (I know FAIL again!). I am guessing I can;

a) Remove the offending package
b) Repair the missing/damaged 10.04 files
c) replace the 10.04 OS

I am running a dual boot one drive system with XP and Ubuntu each in their own partition and a 3rd partition where data resides

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Jul 21, 2011

I was working on my flash drive install of Ubuntu, when I squashfsed my /usr. Long story short, I some how ended up with a working /usr, but with a few packages marked as installed, but not having its components installed (emacs). When I try to remove emacs (emacs23-nox), it gives me numerous errors about files (all relating to emacs) not existing (all in /usr). Thus my questions are as follows:

1) Is there a way to force the removal without it caring about missing packages?


2) Is there a way to reload which packages are installed by checking which files exist, etc?


3) Should I just nuke and re-install?

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Sep 1, 2010

I use my desktop (VM) for online transactions only (it has no other purpose) & have removed most software. In adidtion want to remove Archive Manager, Calculator, Multimedia systems selector, Printing, sound recorder, Terminal (gnome-terminal), terminal server client, Ubuntu One. When I attempt to remove the listed software, I receive a waring message "no future desktop updates will include if you remove this". I want to know if this will impact the updates for Firefox as this is the only app I need. Can you please advise on any other consequences if I proceed with the above?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Cant Upgrade 2.6.35-25 Kernel / Error Post-removal Script Returned Error Exit Status 1?

Mar 14, 2011

I dont know how to put this that somobody would understand my problem but here we go. I have problem like said in title.I am unable to upgrade my kernel. Sunaptics says that I have 2.6.35-28 installed. I tried to reinstall 2.6.35-28 via synaptics but it gives me error.

Thats what uname -a says:

pekka@pekka-laptop:~$ uname -a
Linux pekka-laptop 2.6.35-25-generic #44-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 21 17:40:48 UTC 2011 i686 GNU/Linux

Tried to install 2.6.35-27 via terminal thats what I get:

pekka@pekka-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install linux-image-2.6.35-27
[sudo] password for pekka:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree

dpkg: error processing linux-image-2.6.35-25-generic (--remove):
subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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Ubuntu :: Upgrade To 10.4 Fails Package 'hostname' Is Marked For Removal?

Jul 18, 2010

When I try to upgrade from 9.10 to 10.4 the upgrade fails. I am not sure whats going on. I looked at the logs /var/log/dist-upgrade and grepped for hostname and found this:

apt.log:Investigating hostname apt.logackage hostname has broken PreDepends on upstart-job apt.log: Considering upstart 12956 as a solution to hostname 5103 apt.log: Removing hostname rather than change upstart-job main.log:2010-07-18 22:49:07,574 DEBUG The package 'hostname' is marked for removal but it's a ESSENTIAL package main.log:2010-07-18 22:53:01,415 ERROR Dist-upgrade failed: 'The essential package 'hostname' is marked for removal.'

Why is hostname being marked for removal?

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Ubuntu :: Any Installation/removal Gets Stuck At 90%?

Aug 31, 2010

I just installed ubuntu 10.04 on my spare computer.Everytime I try to install or remove something (through the ubuntu software center) I get to 90% and I get an errormessage. The software seems to be installed, so I'm not sure what the deal is.The programs I tried to install:- chromium- skype- thunderbird- ubuntu restricted extrasThe programs I tried to uninstall:- evolution

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General :: Removal Of Windows Without Re-installation?

Oct 26, 2010

So I am a relatively inexperienced user of Linux. I have some experience and have dabbled in linux mint on several occasions, I get what linux is I suppose.

I was running windows XP before, it caught a virus and I rigged up a usb drive to install another copy of XP over that because my disk drive is broken.

I decided yesterday to make a switch to linux, I was fed up with windows and I can do anything windows can do with linux if I actually immerse myself in it with a little work and a little learning.

So I downloaded a copy of Ubuntu 10.10. I tried to make a bootable USB stick install of it and I was successful, booted from it, but it kind of just lingered at a black screen with credits and never began installing, there was no terminal or anything and it wasn't starting on its own.

I chose the next best thing, installing it inside of windows from that wubi.exe thing included in the iso image of ubuntu 10.10. I installed it over that, wired it and got my always problematic (with linux at least) b43 broadcom drivers.

So now when I start my computer there are the two windows xp installations and ubuntu.

Is there any way to, from my ubuntu from the install method stated (installed from inside of windows using wubi.exe), remove both instances of windows XP and make linux the only operating system on my computer WITHOUT having to reinstall linux.

I say again my disk drive is broken and the USB stick method didn't work for me, there is no way I can legitimately install linux and format my hard disk / delete partitions.

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Ubuntu :: Installation Or Removal Of A Software Package Failed?

Jul 27, 2011

I am new to Ubuntu. I am using Ubuntu 10.10 I tried to install software (Gmail Notifier) through 'Ubuntu Software Center' I don't know why I am getting following error message :

(Reading database. 95%dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: failed to read on buffer copy for files list for package `libtaglib2.0-cil': Input/output error Even if I tried to remove any software I am getting this error. Also when I want to change 'Visual Effects' to 'Normal' or 'Extra' through 'Appearance Preferences'.first it shows 'searching for available drivers' and then the message :

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Ubuntu Installation :: Cannot Update - Error 'installation Or Removal Of A Software Package Failed'

Dec 2, 2010

I i cannot install updates (181). I'm using 10.10, Heres is the error i get: The installation or removal of a software package failed.


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Jul 28, 2010

I need to prevent that the latest kernel update removes the only kernel that still works in my computer. how can i do this? Currently I have 3 linux kernels versions:


Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, kernel 2.6.32-23-generic
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, kernel 2.6.32-23-generic (recovery mode)
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, kernel 2.6.32-22-generic


But only the oldest works. With the new update there is a new kernel version (2.6.32-24) that possibly will not boot (like previous 2.6.32-* kernels) and also I expect that, as in previous updates, the oldest kernel will become inaccessible, thus rendering my ubuntu unbootable.

PS: unsolved threads on the underlaying problem: Can't boot default kernel after upgrading from 9.xx to 10.04 lucid Upgrade to 10.04 freezes on the Ubuntu screen

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Mar 8, 2011

I'm using ubuntu 10.10 maverick, a package named lmodern is not required by the system, but it can't be remove or purged as follow:

yurippe@Neptune:~$ sudo apt-get autoremove
Reading package lists... Done


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Ubuntu Installation :: Installation Or Removal Of A Software Package Failed?

Mar 9, 2011

i get this error whenever i update or install/uninstall a package Package operation failed
The installation or removal of a software package failed.

installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
LANGUAGE = (unset),
LC_ALL = (unset),
LANG = "en_IN.ISO8859-1"
are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").
locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory
perl: warning: Setting locale failed.


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May 3, 2010

This is the error I get when using apt-get upgrade or package manager dpkg: error processing flashplugin-nonfree (--remove): reinstall it before attempting a removal.

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Jul 10, 2010

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Oct 26, 2010

I have installed the newest version of Peppermint Ice (Ubuntu derivative) on my Eee PC 701's internal HD and would like to get some more space on the drive (2GB total) by removeing packages like hunspell-en-ca, but synaptic warns me that language-support-writing-en will be removed. How can I force removal of this and similar packages like myspell-en-au, without uninstalling English language support?

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Ubuntu :: Complete Removal Of The Program?

Jan 12, 2011

I've been having problems with AWN's shiny switcher (the desktop switcher app for AWN). On startup it often, but not always, appears as two identical switchers side by side. After changing any of the preferences of the switcher it returns to normal. After restarting the problem continues. I have tried complete removal of the program, deleting any files or folders that look like they have anything to do with AWN settings, and restarting. But after reinstalling it seems that all the settings stay the same. Where exactly are AWN settings saved, specifically the settings for applets? I will try to post a screen-shot of how the applet appears when I restart later.

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Jan 14, 2011

I have recently installed what I thought was going to be Ubuntu client on to my laptop but it turned out to be server 10.04. I kept meaning to uninstall it and install the client version but have left it so long that I have forgotten the username and password. Is there any way around this and how do I go about uninstalling the server edition to install the client?

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Ubuntu :: Complete Removal Of Vista?

Aug 14, 2011

I have a Toshiba Satellite L300 with 160GB HD dual booting 11.04 and Vista. I have now got VB working to run the two programmes I only need windows for. So my HD has 90GB for Vista and the rest is for 11.04, what is the best way to remove Vista and leave the HD free for Ubuntu only? Do I just back everything up to an external HD and reinstall?? (But I have a few problems get some things to work) So not sure if this is the right option for me or is there another way?

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General :: Partition Removal Of Old Ubuntu?

Mar 31, 2010

I now run 9.10 but I used to run 9.04. Accidentally made my 9.10 pretty small, and I was basically being lazy and leaving it, but I now want to free up the 80 GB I left on 9.04. Is there any way to just delete the partition, I have all I need from it.

The path from what I can tell for it is /dev/sda1

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Hardware :: Removal Of WD SmartWare?

Jun 18, 2010

So tonight I bought a WD "My Passport" portable HD.Plug it in and KDE says there are two devices...One is the "My Passport" drive, the other one is a CD-ROM called "WD SmartWare" ... WTF?A bit of Googling led me to a Windows/Mac downloads page for a tool which hides, but doesn't remove this unwanted feature.Anyone had any experience with this? want to remove it. It has to go. I've no need for it, and it's taking up half a gig. What a joke.Edit: Some specifics:The virtual CD-ROM is showing up as /dev/sr2, while the main partition shows up as /dev/sdc1.I've tried mounting sr2 with the 'rw' option, but mount reports that this can't be done. fdisk tells me that there are no spare sectors on sdc, and that there are no partitions at all on sr2. What's going on? How do I fix this? In case you can't tell, this is p___ing me off.

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Ubuntu Installation :: No Boot After Dual Boot Removal?

Nov 15, 2010

I removed windows vista from my machine via Gparted. Then used the command sudo update-grub. I noticed the portion of the hard drive that had windows was now unallocated. I rebooted my machine to see what impact that would have and got the following:

Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082) Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation For Realtek RTL8101E/8102E PCI-E Ethernet Controller v1.05 (071227) CLIENT MAC ADDRF: 00 26 6C 33 96 CE GUID: FCBA3670-D104-11DE-BBA9-00266c3396ce PXE-E53: No boot filename received PEX-MOF: Exiting PXE ROM. It seems that during the boot process my computer cannot find the ethernet controller, or is this an indication that something else is wrong?

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Ubuntu :: WINE Still Showing In 'Applications' After Removal?

Mar 24, 2010

i removed WINE from my system as i dont use it often, but its still showing when i click on 'applications'

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Apr 30, 2010

I was in Startup Application Preferences and I was managing the list of startup programs when I accidentally clicked Remove. Now it's gone and I don't know what it was. The very top one, above Certificate and Key Storage.

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Ubuntu :: Removal From Dual Boot With Windows 7?

Dec 10, 2010

i was using windows 7 and started to get sick of windows completely, so i installed ubuntu and was dual booting between the two.. somewhere down the line i had made a mistake (can't remember exactly what) and instead of properly fixing the issue i decided to re-install ubuntu, but in doing so i now have created another partition and another install of ubuntu, so i have 2 ubuntu's an a windows 7. i would like to remove the 2 ubuntus and remove the partitioning to return to just having windows 7 installed and then i intend to install ubuntu studio. i have done some searching on this issue and i am still not entirely sure what needs done and how to do it without messing anything up.

i have read that i need to run fdisk /mbr from a windows command prompt and that this will fix the master boot record and return it to only having the option to boot into windows, but i also read that this can cause problems if the disk has more than 4 partitions (which it does, courtesy of 3 OS's and a couple of storage partitions).

so in summary: remove both ubuntu installations and return the disk to the partitions that were there before i installed ubuntu the first time.

would like to get this sorted out and eventually just get rid of windows altogether. there are a few windows programs that i will miss, but ubuntu studio seems to have most of them covered so after a bit of learning and adapting there will hopefully be no need for the unstable, expensive, non-secure heap of crap that is microsoft windows.

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Apr 2, 2011

In my previous thread I found out that liquorix kernel wasn't booting properly, so I decided to uninstall it. But then my pc froze and when I restarted it, I had the grub prompt again, only this time the kernel set to boot is 2.6.35-25-generic.

Output of bootscript:


Boot Info Summary:

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May 15, 2011

I was using a line device to record compact cassettes to digital (Linear PCM) then I transferred these files to the computer.Due to cassette print-through, there is audible, albeit weak, pre-echo. This is not caused by the recorder since I can hear them playing the cassettes on a deck.So. Does Audacity have a pre-echo removal function, or can a similar result be obtained by applying different effects? Or any 3rd-party plug-ins?

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May 23, 2011

Can I remove the workspaces button from unity-2d? The workspace switcher is super slow in unity-2d, and I don't want to use it (instead, using the ALT+CTRL+Arrows) but I don't want to accidentally click it.

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Jun 17, 2011

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My concern is if I boot with gparted and delete my Ubuntu partitions and reboot I will still see options for an Ubuntu start or windows start even though I no longer would have Ubuntu installed. For example, with Mint installed, on boot an option appears and asks if you wish to boot into Mint or Windows. This occurs if Ubuntu is not installed. My question is basically how do I insure when I boot up my computer I don't have a situation in which I have to first make a decision between Ubuntu and Windows XP and if I select Windows I then have to make another decision as to whether I want to boot LinuxMint or Windows?

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Mar 24, 2011

I did a d-u today, all went well. Then tried to install dkms, and apt came back with a list of programs it says were automatically installed by no longer required, including several libqt4 packages. I'd like to know what programs would be affected by removing each one.

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