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Old 11-16-2011, 02:06 PM   #1
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Can't Download Packages Please HELP!!!

I have persistent ubuntu created with Unetbootin. I try to download packages through synaptic or terminal it doesnt find the packages. lets say i want to download chrome, i search it on synaptic it doesnt work. i try to download it from terminal i get

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install chromium
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package chromium


Please help because the reason i try to make it Persistent so I could download some packages and keep em.
Old 11-16-2011, 02:16 PM   #2
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Seems pretty clear that chromium doesn't exist as a package in any of the repos you have configured. As you can see here ( ) there's a package called chromium-browser in the universe repository.

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Old 11-16-2011, 02:44 PM   #3
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yes there is a package in the universe repository but ubuntu doesnt find them. could it be the configurations of the repositories???
Old 11-16-2011, 02:56 PM   #4
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never mind got it... sorry to bother you guys, i missed some config settings. SOLVED... thank you
Old 11-16-2011, 02:57 PM   #5
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Go to system->Administration->Synaptic package manager. My system is not in english so it might be a little bit different.

Once you have the package manager open, go to configuration repositories. Select one that suits you and update sources. After that, try to search the package. If it still doesn't appear, you might need to add repositories manually to your /etc/apt/sources.list.

If you manually update sources.list you will have to apt-get update first, and then apt-install.


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