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Old 01-20-2010, 02:23 AM   #1
Sallie Estes
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Software Index is Broken

I installed Ubuntu Karmic 9.10 on my HP Pavilion DV9000 two days ago. I had used used version 9.04 before, so am somewhat familiar with Linux, although by no means any type of expert, just a user. When I installed it on this system, it won't let me install any software or plugins and keeps giving me this message:

Software Index is Broken
This is a major failure of your software management system. Please check for broken packages with synaptic, check the file permissions and correctness of the file '/etc/apt/sources.list' and reload the software information with: 'sudo apt-get update' and 'sudo apt-get install -f'.

So I do that & this is what I get! I put a space into all of the ubuntu links so that this forum would allow me to paste my terminal results here. It wouldn't let me post links. What do I do??? I run two businesses on this thing and can't do hardly anything with it! Can someone PLEASE HELP???

sallie@Sallie:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for sallie:
Get:1 http: // karmic Release.gpg [189B]
Ign http: // karmic/partner Translation-en_US
Hit http: // karmic Release.gpg
Ign http: // karmic/main Translation-en_US
Get:2 http: // karmic Release [9,347B]
Ign http: // karmic/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http: // karmic/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http: // karmic/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http: // karmic-updates Release.gpg
Ign http: // karmic-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http: // karmic-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http: // karmic-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http: // karmic-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http: // karmic-security Release.gpg
Ign http: // karmic-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign http: // karmic-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http: // karmic-security/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http: // karmic-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Get:3 http: // karmic-proposed Release.gpg [189B]
Ign http: // karmic-proposed/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http: // karmic-proposed/main Translation-en_US
Ign http: // karmic-proposed/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http: // karmic-proposed/universe Translation-en_US
Hit http: // karmic Release
Hit http: // karmic-updates Release
Hit http: // karmic-security Release
Get:4 http: // karmic/partner Packages [2,260B]
Get:5 http: // karmic-proposed Release [44.1kB]
Get:6 http: // karmic/partner Sources [1,385B]
Hit http: // karmic/main Packages
Hit http: // karmic/restricted Packages
Hit http: // karmic/universe Packages
Hit http: // karmic/multiverse Packages
Hit http: // karmic-updates/main Packages
Hit http: // karmic-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http: // karmic-updates/universe Packages
Hit http: // karmic-updates/multiverse Packages
Hit http: // karmic-security/main Packages
Hit http: // karmic-security/restricted Packages
Hit http: // karmic-security/universe Packages
Hit http: // karmic-security/multiverse Packages
Get:7 http: // karmic-proposed/restricted Packages [14B]
Get:8 http: // karmic-proposed/main Packages [27.3kB]
Get:9 http: // karmic-proposed/multiverse Packages [811B]
Get:10 http: // karmic-proposed/universe Packages [21.0kB]
Fetched 106kB in 5s (21.0kB/s)
Reading package lists... Error!
E: Read error - read (5: Input/output error)
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
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