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Old 01-08-2017, 01:21 PM   #1
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Question Not able to update anything

Hello people,I am a new user of Linux Mint 18 Sarah.Have been using without any major issues for the past 3 months.
But from a month around,whenever I used to install updates,I would get an error window saying you have broken packages,which is:

You have 958 broken packages on your system!

Use the "Broken" filter to locate them.

I tried fixing the broken packages in the Synaptic Package Manager,reading various solutions listed in the forums,but there would be an error again.Today,I tried to update using terminal using the command: sudo apt-get update.This is what I got:

Ign:1 stable InRelease
Hit:2 xenial InRelease
Hit:3 xenial InRelease
Get:4 xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]
Ign:5 sarah InRelease
Hit:6 xenial InRelease
Hit:7 stable Release
Get:9 xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]
Hit:10 xenial InRelease
Get:11 sarah Release [24.1 kB]
Hit:12 xenial InRelease
Hit:14 xenial InRelease
Get:15 xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB]
Fetched 331 kB in 37s (8,736 B/s)
Reading package lists... Error!
E: Read error - read (5: Input/output error)
W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
E: The package cache file is corrupted

Help me solve this problem.I have tried solutions listed in many forums,but it's not working.
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