Originally Posted by magicdot
..ack. ..I never tried to install it that way.. ..I d/led it from the site and it came w/ an "installer" which attempted to install it itself, but came back w/ errors of tcl not found. So for giggles I just tried running it like you suggested and I get: "Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?". (I did run "apt-get update" & tried again, but got the same error.)
LoL. ..I'm either in love w/ Linux or I'm gonna have to choke it. I'm not sure yet. I do know that the HD isn't grinding and whirling all day long like w/ Windoze -- so I'd hate to give it up.
It sounds like some of the repositories you have listed are either maxed out or down.
Try enabling some other repositories. To do this, you can either
a) sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
b) Use Synaptic (I'm not sure what the method is, I use kpackage and adept) and change the repositories.
If you editted sources.list, run sudo apt-get update to update the cache.
Also, I suggest googling medibuntu and adding those repos as well. They will add propietary media to your repos, like w32codecs, and libdvdcss (which you need to watch DVDs in Ubuntu)
Edit: when running apt-anything, always preface it with sudo. You need root privileges to run apt-get.