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Old 12-01-2005, 03:21 AM   #1
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ubuntu 5.10 install hangs like michael jordan, missing packages?

i just got ubuntu 5.10 running on my system as a means of both fixing my very old dialpidated system and getting out of MShell and back into linux. the first time i installed it, the install stopped during phase II at about 79% of configuring the system/packages, i tried it again and same deal but at 44% so i run the recovery mode kernel via grub and get my prompt. after i dont know how much tooling around and not being able to start gnome, i find a message suggesting i try this command "dpkg --configure -a". it installs a bunch of packages and i can run gnome now, but with problems. the initial error in the install program said something along the lines of "could not install packages, may lead to broken packages, manually fix this yourself, or retry with a similar but different set of packages" which would then dump me to a shell prompt. the errors im getting now are semi-critical... the trash can applet and the mixer applet cant be found when loading gnome, and i cant browse any filesystems. error msgs as follows:

"The panel encountered an error while loading OAFIID:GNOME_Panel_TrashApplet"
"The panel encountered an error while loading OAFIID:GNOME_MixrApplet"
"cannot display file:///media/cdrom0/ there is no default action associated with this location"

so im guessing my question is, how do i patch up the swiss cheese install? i might just try reinstalling, but i would prefer not to. thanks yall...

Old 12-02-2005, 10:32 AM   #2
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apt-get --fix-broken

This may help to fix any broken packages andset the system straight.

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Old 12-06-2005, 03:26 PM   #3
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that command wasn't recognized. anyways, i kinda figured out that it is more of a hardware recognition/autoprobing/conflict issue... maybe. i even got the install to run to 77% instead of 44% before hanging, and even 100% but that's a whole 'nother post. thanks though.

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