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Old 07-21-2008, 11:39 PM   #1
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Angry I have an EEE pc with linux that just won't update.

My little laptop won't update. I don't know anything about Linux, mainly because I am a Windows user. I tried "apt-get update" and after a minute or two, it ends up saying it "couldn't find stat source package" and a bunch of other stuff. I don't know what that means. I know I'm connected to the internet. I tried to force install, from what I read googling this matter, but nothing. What do/should I do?
Old 07-22-2008, 03:30 AM   #2
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Which Linux flavor did you use ?
Old 07-22-2008, 07:07 AM   #3
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It sounds to me like your sources list is not set up correctly. From the command line, type the following:

cat /etc/apt/sources.list

and post the reply here.
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Rep: Reputation: 128Reputation: 128 - that's a great resource for the EeePC. I have one and have added all the extra software repositories allowing me to install extra software.

Links pertaining to your problem are:

Make sure you read the advice and warnings, and take your time
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... And if you search the eeeuser wiki or forums for gfoot's backup system, you'll be able to take a snapshot of your system, and restore from it in case you foul-up somewhere. Very useful.
Old 07-22-2008, 06:04 PM   #6
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A reply to "Tons of Fun's" request.
After putting in cat /etc/apt/sources.list...

deb p700 main
deb p700 main

How might I know if my list is set up correctly?


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