Ubuntu Installation :: 11.04 Partial Install, Error Messages Not For Novice

Apr 29, 2011

Could not calculate the upgrade An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade:

E:Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.

This can be caused by:

* Upgrading to a pre-release version of Ubuntu

* Running the current pre-release version of Ubuntu

* Unofficial software packages not provided by Ubuntu

If none of this applies, then please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the files in /var/log/dist-upgrade/ in the bug report. I wanted to attach the log files; YOUR FORUM RULES WOULD NOT ALLOW ME TO AS IT SAID FILES TOO LONG!

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Ubuntu Installation :: Partial Upgrade Leads To Kernel Panic Error Message / Fix It?

Jan 29, 2010

I got a notification that there was an upgrade available today in ubuntu 9.10 64, after the update i restarted my system and while booting i encountered this error message:

Kernel panic - not syncing : VFS : Unable to mount root fs on unknown - block (8,17)

does this have something to do with the OS looking at the wrong hd?
theres no command prompt to actually do anything and i tried booting in safe mode and had the same problem. Let me know what i can do!

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General :: Complete Novice Needs Help With Pidgin Installation

Sep 28, 2010

I am a windows user personally, but my daughter has got a Elonex Onet+ machine, which I understand uses Linux. I have tried googling this information but I am really struggling.Apparently it is either debian or mipsel (2 different webpages say two different things) and as I am not familiar with Linux at all I don't know how to find out from the machine itself.The problem I am having is needing to update pidgin, the pre installed version will not connect to MSN, something regarding protocol, so I downloaded the most recent version of pidgin (2.7.3) from the site but cannot figure out how to install it (I am only used to windows machines)

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Ubuntu Installation :: Freeze After Partial Install?

Dec 15, 2010

Today I tried to upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10. It got through probably 50% of the install and then everything froze. I had to hard restart the computer, but when I try to boot to ubuntu, it just gives me a prompt and acts as if everything is wrong. I have tried a few things (sudo dpkg -configure -a; sudo dpkg -reconfigure; etc..) but it all seems to lead back to the prompt with no success. Is there anyway to recover my upgrade? Do I have to resort to a reinstall of ubuntu and lose all my data?

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Do Partial Clean Install Rather Than Upgrade

Apr 14, 2010

I have a compaq nx7010. It started out with 8.04 or perhaps 8.10. I upgraded it through to 9.04 when that became available. I have not upgraded to 9.10 year, because I recall it took me a fair amount of time to get my system working correctly after the 9.04 upgrade. At a guess, audio went down, wifi broke, and that sort of thing. I am now finding that apps I use are not releasing new versions compatible with 9.04. And I see 10.04 is on its way, and I understand it is best to go from one upgrade to the next rather than jump a release.

Here's my question:
I get the impression it is cleaner and more stable to do a clean install as opposed to an upgrade. I've also seen many people expressing that view. I've always just gone with upgrading because I didn't like the thought of having to set my whole computer up the way I like it, again. Is there a way to do a clean install that will keep my system the way I like it? For instance, to not have to reconfigure every application?

I have my partitions set up like this:
ext3 /home
ext3 /

Just how much config related stuff is stored in the /home folder? Or is this purely user files? What is the consensus? Is it better to upgrade or to do a clean install? My intention is to have a stable system that does not require hours of my time to get sound and wifi working, with the latest release on it (so that I can run the latest apps).

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Install Any Software After Partial Upgrade

Jun 24, 2010

I did partial upgrade lately and now I can't install any software.

the message I got is

software index is broken it is impossible to install or remove any software. please use the package manager "synaptic or run sudo apt-get install -f

if I follow the messages i receive from the system i will end up with the system hanging when trying to replace mysql-server-5.1

reconfiguring packages ...
(reading databse ... 199488 files and directories currently installed.)
preparing to replace mysql-server-5.1 5.1.41-3ubuntu12.1 (using .../mysql-server-5.1_5.1.41-3ubuntu12.3_i386.deb) ...

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Oct 1, 2010

I am using ubuntu 9.10.While running a partial update through System->adminstration->update-manager. I am facing error as 'Error Authenticating some packages". Please find the attached, screenshot of the error and sources.list file output.

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May 12, 2011

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Mar 13, 2011

Yesterday, after I reinstall suse linux enterprise 11 in my note book. I got some error messages. They are :
From Suse linux installing processedacroread-9.3.2-0.1.1.i586.rpm
After installed suse linux.
error messages for all options in yast2.

The story is when I started installing suse linux, I checked first the live cd and I got message that live cd is okay. But, when the installation process was running, I got 2 messages error. But, the messages were informing me to verified from software management module.

So, my questions are :What are acroread-9.3.2-0.1.1.i586.rpm and yast2-pkg-bindings-2.17.45-0.2.10.i586.rpm and what are they fungtions? If my guess is not wrong, acroread means acrobat reader. Is it true? Where is others place I can download them (no.1,2,3) beside the live cd? Or, if the easyest way is live cd. As yast2 got error, is there an other way I can installed them (no.1,2,3)?

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Jul 16, 2011

Using 11.4 I noticed a couple of messages I have not seen before:-

<5>[ 14.485094] thinkpad_acpi: setting the hotkey mask to 0x00ffffff is likely not the best way to go about it
<5>[ 14.485098] thinkpad_acpi: please consider using the driver defaults, and refer to up-to-date thinkpad-acpi documentation

My machine is a TP T42 but should I try and od anything about this message or just ignore it?


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OpenSUSE Install :: Cannot Install 11.2 - Error Messages

Nov 22, 2009

I have an iMac, and i'm trying to setup a triple boot(Mac, Windows, Linux).

I used rEFIt and GParted to boot and create the partitions for the openSUSE.

But when I try to install the openSUSE 11.2, in the installing process, it came up "error messages".

The error messages are like: cannot download xxx files. or file have been edited by someone and is not save to install.

Btw, can i boot openSUSE from a usb linked external hard?

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Apr 29, 2010

I'm trying to install ubuntu 9.10 on a new Dell studio 1535. Since I have 4GB of RAM I went with the 64bit version. I can get to the menu where I select to check disk, install, try without changing etc... However when I tried to check the disc integrity I saw the Ubuntu logo for about ten minutes and then let it sit for another 20 minutes, and all I saw was a blank screen. I then tried making another CD and came up with the same results. I then tried to install and at first it was like before, but then i started getting different error messages the majority had the form: [ 771.744543] Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 337015another looked like:[ 1244.029631] end_request: I/O error, dev sr0 sector 673592a few said something about SQUASHFS.I have tried three different CD's I looked at the hash and they matched up so the file is fine. I downloaded the 32bit version and I'm going to try that just to see if it works.

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Jan 2, 2011

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Sep 2, 2010

Every boot, I see screenfuls of staprun error messages fly by, e.g from /var/log/boot.msg:

<notice -- Aug 31 23:39:53.511288000> service boot.startpreload startstaprun:send_a_relocation:336: ERROR: reloc name too long: .gnu.linkonce.r._ZN6AsicNII18ucode_class_caymanE23NITiling
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Software :: Error Message After Partial Upgrade On Ubuntu 10.04

Jun 17, 2010

When running Synaptic manager I get this message:


As I run the dpkg in the terminal I get this message:


You have 1 broken package on your sytem! Use the "Broken" filter to locate it

Returning back to the Synaptic manager And when I try to upgrade that package it will hang with the following text displayed

preconfiguring packages ...(reading database ... 199488 files and directories currently installed.) preparing to replace mysql-server-5.1 5.1.41-3ubuntu12.1 (using .../mysql-server-5.1_5.1.41 3ubuntu12.3_i386.deb) ...

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Dec 22, 2010

When I tried to upgrade (update) current packages list in my synaptic I got error messages about unresolved gpg keys as following:


How I can get all missed keys for completing update process?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Only Partial Connectivity To Internet After New 11.2 Install?

May 7, 2010

After earlier problems with 11.2-32, I replaced the 8 year old MB with a new Asus and an AMD Athlon II dual core CPU, 4 GB of RAM. New HD. First install of openSuse 11.2-64 completed, but have not been able to update repositories and Firefox won't connect to any WWW server outside of the LAN. Errors are about not being able to download from repos, can't resolve address, yet from a terminal on the 11.2 machine I can ping download.opensuse.org, yahoo.com, and the DNS servers. But the Updater Applet says "repo not available:failed to download..." It appears some programs, including the Updater Applet, can't resolve download.opensuse.org while others can.

I've gone through the configs of Network Settings in 11.2 to make them match a working 11.1 install on another machine. I've looked at the fire wall settings (http is not an option on the pull down list), Checked the router settings, but that shouldn't be the cause since the machine with 11.1 operates normally from the same LAN.Another odd thing: Obviously can boot from the CD drive, but putting a data disk in, Dolphin doesn't show the files. Related?

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Jul 20, 2010

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Jan 29, 2011

I have an older Dell Inspiron e1505. The hard-drive went bad years ago and I look to revive it. I purchased a new hard-drive and proceeded to install Windows XP Pro that I have a partial install of XP professional but do not have the key. Microsoft explained because I cannot find I would have to buy a new one instead of keeping my key within their Microsoft store. So instead of purchasing a new key I would like to install the latest version of Ubuntu and go the Linux route.

I downloaded the latest version(non pc I believe) and have it booting of the Cdrom. I am now stuck because it bypasses the cdrom /disk and starts to load XP home again. Will continue to research as I move forward but would definitely like some pointers on what I can do as far as removing the partial install of Windows XP home.

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Ubuntu Installation :: No Internet After Partial Upgrade?

May 21, 2010

Update Manager gave the following message:

Not all updates can be installed
Run a partial upgrade, to install as many updates as possible.
This can be caused by:
* A previous upgrade which didn't complete
* Problems with some of the installed software
* Unofficial software packages not provided by Ubuntu


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Jun 1, 2011

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Sep 25, 2010

When I do the routine updates, which come every few day, I get the following message.(Please see the attached image.)

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Feb 18, 2010

on 9.10 system reported partial upgrade and after I let it do that (which was a BIIIIIG mistake) I can;t install nvidia drivers anymore.tried via Hardware Drivers and via Terminal

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Ubuntu Installation :: Partial Update - Ffmpeg To Be Removed

Aug 10, 2010

Just wondering if anyone else has this partial upgrade being offered to them: ffmpeg, libavdevice52, libpostproc51, libswscale0 are held back (grayed out) in Update Manager.

I only use Update Manager manager to see if there are any updates and then use sudo apt-get update, sudo apt-get-upgrade and sudo apt-get dist-upgrade to actually examine the updates as it shows if anything will be removed without anything to replace it.

And I know to never do a partial upgrade.

Update Manager displays "Partial Upgrade" with the files listed above grayed out.

I did use sudo apt-get-upgrade to install a few packages earlier that were safe to install and now -

sudo apt-get-upgrade currently gives this output:

The following packages have been kept back:
ffmpeg libavdevice52 libpostproc51 libswscale0
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded


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Aug 26, 2010

I have Ubuntu 8.04 (32-bits) installed on /dev/sda and Ubuntu 10.04 (64-bits) installed on /dev/sdc (this is an update from 8.04 64-bits originally installed on /dev/sdc). There is a grub on each of these two disks. Both are the old grub (prior to version 2). Here is the top kernel listing from /dev/sda:

titleUbuntu 10.04 LTS, kernel 2.6.32-24-generic (grub sur unite1)
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Sep 29, 2010

I am using the latest Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid lynx. Sometimes ago while I am updating my operating system to linux-image-2.6.32-25-generic (2.6.32-25.44) with update manager, after downloading all the files it was running the installation. During installation suddenly my pc turned off, may be for some power issue. Then while I again start my pc and tried to restart the update process the update manager show me a message. "Not all updates can be install. Run a partial upgrade, to install as many as updates as possible."

This can be caused by:
* A previous upgrade which didn't complete.
* Problem with some of the installed software.
* Unofficial software packages not provided by Ubuntu.
* Normal changes of a pre-release version of Ubuntu.

Then I tried to open the synaptic package manager. But it didn't open either and show another message which suggest to run the command in the terminal: "sudo dpkg --configure -a". And unluckily it wasn't work. and show the messgae:
"dpkg: parse error, in file '/var/lib/dpkg/updates/0103' near line 0: newline in field name `#padding'".

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Apr 7, 2011

I have a Dell studio running ubuntu for two years now. I had ubuntu 10.04, but a few days ago, the update manager started to bug me that some stuff don't work properly and that I need to to a partial upgrade. I postponed that for a while, and all worked fine, but I finally had sometime and clicked "yes", all began collapsing:

1) the update manager crashed while updating.

2) I rebooted and ran it again. same crash at the same stage.

3) I decided, god knows why, to do a full upgrade to 10.10, which also crasehd.

Now it won't even boot. It always get stuck at a line saying "no IPv6 routers present" or something of that sort. when I switch off manually the wireless switch on the laptop, the boot gets stuck a bit earlier, on a line that says: "laptop login:"

EDIT: I just remembered something which might be important: I had a hibernation problem on the upgrade to 10.04, so I played around a bit with that. now it uses libgcrypt, and I remember I set up something manually then, but I can't remember what.

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Jun 4, 2011

I'm using 10.04.2, and I find that whenever I'm trying update (whether using synaptic, or command-line apt-get), the package download starts off fine, but after downloading a few files (usually only 4 or 5), the next partial (ongoing) downloads become corrupt, all the remaining downloads stay in the partial folder and finally apt-get gives a size mismatch error .I'm forced to watch the update progress the entire time and wait for the downloads to corrupt (at this point the progress bar stops at say, "Downloading file 4 of 70" but the details show subsequent files are being downloaded)the update process and clean the /var/cache/apt/archives/partial folder (NOT the archives folder, or all the packages will have to be downloaded again). Then I restart the update and it picks up after the last successfully downloaded .deb.

Effectively, every such iteration downloads 3-5 .deb files successfully, and corrupts the remaining. Needless to say, if I'm upgrading 50 packages, it gets really frustratingI faced this problem even on new installations on my system as well as a friend's. Lucid, Maverik, Natty all have the same problem. By new installations, I mean on the very first boot, I setup the network (I'm behind a proxy server in a university) and that's it. I tried Linux Mint and it had the same problem.

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Aug 7, 2011

Nothing happens at all and I can't locate the executable file

I use the 64bit edition of 10.10. Tried total removal and re-installation from Ubuntu Software center but no joy.

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Aug 13, 2010

I am trying to get the talked about Unity netbook shell through my Lucid installation. When i add the repository Code: ppa:canonical-dx-team/une i am offered a list of packages for upgrade which system says is also a partial upgrade. I know i should not be accepting a partial upgrade since it runs the risk of breaking my Lucid install itself - so i have not. How do i not reject these partial upgrades due to the repo addition & still install Unity?

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