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Old 07-15-2017, 01:36 PM   #1
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Fresh Lubuntu install returning errors


Hello all.

I download Lubuntu 14.04(??)(with the idea of updating to current version on first boot). I did this because my USB stick wouldn't boot so I had to burn it to a CD. I had to download a version under 700MB.

Every time I try to install or update anything, I get an error.

Package Operation Failed
The installation or removal of a software package failed.

I've tried to upgrade to current Lubuntu, install Chrome browser, and I also tried to "Update Software." I got this error each time.

Any ideas?

Thanks.
 
Old 07-15-2017, 03:51 PM   #2
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First off I hate upgrades.

How were you trying to dist upgrade exactly? Did you use command lines or web page or some program?

This would be current and fit on cd. http://cdimages.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/r...rnate-i386.iso

Seems there should be a netinstall but I don't see it.
 
Old 07-15-2017, 04:21 PM   #3
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When I booted the system for the first time it said there was an update available... so I clicked install.

Also, the link you provided is 900+MB which will not fit on a CD
 
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Sorry... I was looking at the wrong file.... it's under 700MB
 
Old 07-15-2017, 04:24 PM   #5
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Iḿ going to reinstall with the file you provided.
 
Old 07-15-2017, 04:46 PM   #6
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Lubuntu, unlike some of the other major Ubuntu distributions has three years support so that ended in April, 2017.
 
Old 07-15-2017, 05:07 PM   #7
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Your best bet is to download the current version of Lubuntu 17.04 and perform a fresh installation.

http://lubuntu.me/downloads/
 
Old 07-15-2017, 05:11 PM   #8
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I'm going to try 17.04 netinstall because the fill image wont burn correctly for me....it errored during install so now i'm reinstalling the old version. Hopefully the mini.iso will burn correctly.
 
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I'm going to try 17.04 netinstall because the fill image wont burn correctly for me....it errored during install so now i'm reinstalling the old version. Hopefully the mini.iso will burn correctly.
If it doesn't burn correctly you could try to use Unetbootin:- That is if you have a flash drive handy.

https://unetbootin.github.io/

If that doesn't work use a Windows machine and Rufus.
https://rufus.akeo.ie/
 
Old 07-15-2017, 05:36 PM   #10
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My computer wasn't booting from the USB drive for some reason, So I picked up some CD-R's at Wallgreen's.
 
Old 07-15-2017, 06:19 PM   #11
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My computer wasn't booting from the USB drive for some reason, So I picked up some CD-R's at Wallgreen's.
Most likely booting to usb isn't set in the BIOS to boot to a usb device. It's probably set to boot to the CDROM.

To change that you would go into your BIOS and change the boot order and reboot.
 
Old 07-15-2017, 06:25 PM   #12
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I tried that....It would just "hang" and basically freeze on the boot process.
 
Old 07-15-2017, 06:26 PM   #13
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I'm in the process of net install now. Seems to be going ok....But with my luck....there will be an error before it finishes lol
 
Old 07-15-2017, 06:30 PM   #14
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I'm in the process of net install now. Seems to be going ok....But with my luck....there will be an error before it finishes lol
The netinstall should go fine.

Let us know when your fresh install is up and running.
 
Old 07-15-2017, 07:22 PM   #15
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Ok...I'm back in action and have everything working how I want it! The only problem I'm having now is logging into CUPS web interface....my root password doesn't seem to be working! Always something haha!

Sorry for wasting everyones time!
 
  


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