[SWLUG] Ubuntu 7.1 install problems

ilyan ac.thomas at ntlworld.com
Fri Nov 9 00:17:57 UTC 2007

Thanks Neil,

It accepted the downloads,  there were other confusing panels that came 
up.  I think I ignored them.  

Wondering whether to reinstall the Firefox to see if that stops it 
crashing, or reinstall 7.10, or perhaps change my BIOS to do a slower 
boot and check the memory.   I will try the memory check first.


Neil Greenwood wrote:
> On 08/11/2007, ilyan <ac.thomas at ntlworld.com> wrote:
>> Wondering if with two similar systems installed on the one machine
>> Philip might have a cross over interference of some sort.
>> I installed an upgrade to Ubuntu 7.10 and it works, but Firefox
>> frequently crashes.
>> I have a list of updates waiting. but whenever I try to get them done
>> this appears:
>>> E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a'
>>> to correct the problem.
>>> E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
>> Try doing that and it seems I do not have the authority. Cannot see
>> where or how to send a report.
> I can answer this problem, although not Phillip's.
> You need to type 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' into a terminal. When
> prompted, enter your user's password, not root's. In Gutsy (Ubuntu
> 7.10), the prompt has changed to make it clearer which password sudo
> needs.
> Hwyl,
> Neil.

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