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Install Archives() failed: Selecting previously deselected package indicator-multiload.
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(Reading database ... 55%dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting:
 reading files list for package 'linux-headers-3.0.0-15': Input/output error
Error in function: 

I'm new to Ubuntu, and I don't know where to go from here. This is preventing me from downloading anything. I've also had quite a few problems with Ubuntu in the last few days, I've done four installs.

It would seem whenever I update it, and I restart my laptop like prompted, it stays in infinite boot loop. Only solution is to re-install. At least that I've figured out. Thoughts?

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closed as too localized by Jorge Castro, Eric Carvalho, Ringtail, Tom Brossman, Eliah Kagan Jan 6 '13 at 7:58

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This answer might be relevant to you. – jokerdino Feb 14 '12 at 10:24
What are the other problems you refer to? Are they related to other things than updating and downloading? – cipricus Mar 20 '12 at 17:19
@jokerdino Is the problem really the same there? dpkg reports a different reason for failing here than there. Anyway... This question appears to be abandoned and unanswered, if you are experiencing a similar issue please ask a new question with details pertaining to your problem. If you feel this question is not abandoned, please flag the question explaining that. – Eliah Kagan Jan 6 '13 at 7:56

In a terminal, run

sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get clean


sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
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I tried those before, but perhaps not in that order. Still, it did nothing, it also said it updated nothing and such. Ideas..? – Chris Feb 14 '12 at 1:21

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