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Old 10-06-2010, 04:25 PM   #1
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new ubuntu install,can't download ANYTHING directorty signature not found


after fresh Install,(ubuntu 10.04),I can't download anything!I get error massage-Archive: /home/scheri/Downloads/va31.exe
[/home/scheri/Downloads/va31.exe]
End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
the last disk(s) of this archive.
zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /home/scheri/Downloads/va31.exe or
/home/scheri/Downloads/va31.exe.zip, and cannot find /home/scheri/Downloads/va31.exe.ZIP, period.
This my 2nd lucid linux hdd install,I didn't have this before.Can't download .zip files or any app. I've tried.Can anyone help?last attempt was trying to get DAP(video accellerator),it goes thru the download, but stops at archive,and get the mentioned error.Thanks for any help

Last edited by hydropass; 10-06-2010 at 06:38 PM. Reason: addition
 
Old 10-06-2010, 08:59 PM   #2
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you cant run .exe on ubuntu...
anyway open a console and enter the following command
Code:
# sudo apt-get purge zipinfo ; sudo apt-get install zipinfo
if it asks for a password just type in your login password
reboot, and see what happens
 
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Old 10-07-2010, 03:52 PM   #3
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mf93,First,thanks for your consideration.I ran command you suggested= scheri@scheri-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get purge zipinfo ; sudo apt-get install zipinfo
[sudo] password for scheri:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package zipinfo
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package zipinfo
scheri@scheri-laptop:~$ # sudo apt-get purge zipinfo ; sudo apt-get install zipinfo
scheri@scheri-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get purge zipinfo ; sudo apt-get install zipinfo
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package zipinfo
Reading packagse lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package zipinfo I had not 1 problem w/ my first install.Anyone have an idea what I,m doing wrong?Meanwhile I'll keep Googling.Thanks!
 
Old 10-07-2010, 05:20 PM   #4
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post the output of
Code:
# apt-cache search zipinfo
 
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:46 PM   #5
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mf, thanks for reply.Nothing much happened scheri@scheri-laptop:~$ sudo apt-cache search zipinfo
[sudo] password for scheri:
scheri@scheri-laptop:~$ apt-cache search zipinfo
scheri@scheri-laptop:~$
 
Old 10-07-2010, 08:56 PM   #6
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It seems to not be fetching anything at all,I may have to reinstall OS,but I wont quit yet! Thanks again!
 
Old 10-10-2010, 11:57 PM   #7
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is this only for zip files? try downloading something else, like an mp3 or something
 
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:24 PM   #8
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mf93, Thanks for checking back on the thread.I ran a download to get repositories,can u see what u think? Could not download all repository indexes.Also,

The repository may no longer be available or could not be contacted because of network problems. If available an older version of the failed index will be used. Otherwise the repository will be ignored. Check your network connection and ensure the repository address in the preferences is correct.GPG error: http://packages.medibuntu.org lucid Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 2EBC26B60C5A2783Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429)/dists/lucid/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429)/dists/lucid/restricted/binary-i386/Packages.gz Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead. I never had any of these notices or problems on my 1st hdd install.Thanks for your thougts.
 
Old 10-11-2010, 10:24 PM   #9
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post the output of
Code:
$ pic /etc/apt/sources.list
also try this
Code:
$ sudo apt-cdrom
$ sudo apt-get update --fix-missing
 
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Old 10-12-2010, 05:12 PM   #10
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mf93, after first command-scheri@scheri-laptop:~$ pic /etc/apt/sources.list
.if !dPS .ds PS
.if !dPE .ds PE
.lf 1 /etc/apt/sources.list
deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429)]/ lucid main restricted
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

deb http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be/pub/ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid main universe multiverse restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be/pub/ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates main restricted universe multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
# deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-backports main restricted universe multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu lucid partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu lucid partner

what does "uncomment"mean? It looks as if there are repositories and/or pkges. to be had.Thanks!
 
Old 10-12-2010, 05:28 PM   #11
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2nd and 3rd commands-scheri@scheri-laptop:~$ sudo apt-cdrom
[sudo] password for scheri:
LSorry, try again.
[sudo] password for scheri:
Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for scheri:
apt 0.7.25.3ubuntu9.3 for i386 compiled on Sep 9 2010 22:22:06
Usage: apt-cdrom [options] command

apt-cdrom is a tool to add CDROM's to APT's source list. The
CDROM mount point and device information is taken from apt.conf
and /etc/fstab.

Commands:
add - Add a CDROM
ident - Report the identity of a CDROM

Options:
-h This help text
-d CD-ROM mount point
-r Rename a recognized CD-ROM
-m No mounting
-f Fast mode, don't check package files
-a Thorough scan mode
--auto-detect Auto detect drive and mount point
-c=? Read this configuration file
-o=? Set an arbitrary configuration option, eg -o dir::cache=/tmp
See fstab(5)
scheri@scheri-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get update --fix-missing
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429) lucid Release.gpg
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429)/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429)/ lucid/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429) lucid Release
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429) lucid/main Packages
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429) lucid/restricted Packages
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429) lucid/main Packages
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429) lucid/restricted Packages
Err cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429) lucid/main Packages
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Err cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429) lucid/restricted Packages
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Hit http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be lucid Release.gpg
Hit http://archive.canonical.com lucid Release.gpg
Get:1 http://packages.medibuntu.org lucid Release.gpg [197B]
Ign http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ lucid/partner Translation-en_US
Ign http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be/pub/ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org/ lucid/free Translation-en_US
Ign http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be/pub/ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org/ lucid/non-free Translation-en_US
Ign http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be/pub/ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be/pub/ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be lucid-updates Release.gpg
Ign http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be/pub/ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be/pub/ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be/pub/ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be/pub/ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.canonical.com lucid Release
Get:2 http://packages.medibuntu.org lucid Release [6,854B]
Hit http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be lucid-security Release.gpg
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org lucid Release
Hit http://archive.canonical.com lucid/partner Packages
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org lucid/free Packages
Ign http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be/pub/ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be/pub/ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.canonical.com lucid/partner Sources
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org lucid/non-free Packages
Ign http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be/pub/ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be/pub/ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be lucid Release
Hit http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be lucid-updates Release
Hit http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be lucid-security Release
Hit http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be lucid/main Packages
Hit http://archive.getdeb.net lucid-getdeb Release.gpg
Hit http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be lucid/universe Packages
Ign http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/ lucid-getdeb/apps Translation-en_US
Hit http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be lucid/multiverse Packages
Hit http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be lucid/restricted Packages
Hit http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be lucid-updates/main Packages
Hit http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be lucid-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be lucid-updates/universe Packages
Hit http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be lucid-updates/multiverse Packages
Hit http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be lucid-security/main Packages
Hit http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be lucid-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be lucid-security/universe Packages
Hit http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be lucid-security/multiverse Packages
Hit http://archive.getdeb.net lucid-getdeb Release
Hit http://archive.getdeb.net lucid-getdeb/apps Packages
Fetched 198B in 9s (21B/s)
W: GPG error: http://packages.medibuntu.org lucid Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 2EBC26B60C5A2783
W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429)/dists/lucid/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs

W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429)/dists/lucid/restricted/binary-i386/Packages.gz Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs

E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
scheri@scheri-laptop:~$ nize
Again it mentions FAILED to fetch......also apt and apt get are not recognized,Im missing something.
 
Old 10-12-2010, 05:40 PM   #12
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Err cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429) lucid/main Packages
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Err cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429) lucid/restricted Packages
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
this seems to be the problem.
post the output of pic /etc/fstab

Last edited by mf93; 10-12-2010 at 05:42 PM.
 
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:28 PM   #13
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mf93, First let me thank you for checking in to help a Linux newbie.I really like the idea behind Linux.If I can master terminals and command lines,I'd definitely have a better understanding of a P.C. Anyway I ran command,also ran command for apt-cdrom add, like I thought it said in terminal=scheri@scheri-laptop:~$ sudo pic/etc/fstab
[sudo] password for scheri:
sudo: pic/etc/fstab: command not found
scheri@scheri-laptop:~$ pic /etc/fstab
.if !dPS .ds PS
.if !dPE .ds PE
.lf 1 /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=df30945f-4756-49a6-bf42-4887a05aafd6 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=efb1a10f-cce5-416d-a7a9-f4ead5bd0a84 none swap sw 0 0
scheri@scheri-laptop:~$ apt-cdrom
apt 0.7.25.3ubuntu9.3 for i386 compiled on Sep 9 2010 22:22:06
Usage: apt-cdrom [options] command

apt-cdrom is a tool to add CDROM's to APT's source list. The
CDROM mount point and device information is taken from apt.conf
and /etc/fstab.

Commands:
add - Add a CDROM
ident - Report the identity of a CDROM

Options:
-h This help text
-d CD-ROM mount point
-r Rename a recognized CD-ROM
-m No mounting
-f Fast mode, don't check package files
-a Thorough scan mode
--auto-detect Auto detect drive and mount point
-c=? Read this configuration file
-o=? Set an arbitrary configuration option, eg -o dir::cache=/tmp
See fstab(5)
scheri@scheri-laptop:~$ apt-cdrom add
Using CD-ROM mount point /media/apt/
Identifying..
Using CD-ROM mount point /media/apt/
Identifying..
E: Unable to stat the mount point /media/apt/ - stat (2: No such file or directory)
W: Failed to mount '/dev/sr0' to '/media/apt/'
E: Unable to change to /media/apt/ - chdir (2: No such file or directory)
E: Unable to stat the mount point /media/apt/ - stat (2: No such file or directory)
W: Failed to mount '/dev/sr1' to '/media/apt/'
E: Unable to change to /media/apt/ - chdir (2: No such file or directory)
scheri@scheri-laptop:~$
I think we're getting somewhere.Can I download cd-rom that I seem to need? Thanks again1
 
Old 10-14-2010, 04:35 PM   #14
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mf., now that I'm really looking at term. output,it looks like a partition prob. on the installation.
 
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@mf93: I don't know what you are doing to try here. Zipinfo is part of the unzip package, which a simple apt-file search zipinfo had shown to you. No need to fiddle with sources.list or apt-cdrom.

@hydropass: It is like mf93 stated in his first post: You can't run Windows-Software in Ubuntu. Don't bother with his other suggestions, there is no issue with your installation. You just have to put your sources.list in the original state, as it was before mf93's suggestions. Maybe you can copy it from a live-CD running your Ubuntu-Version.
 
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