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Sup, so, I'm not familiar with linux at all so help is much appreciated. I've been trying to boot my pc up from a live CD unsuccessfully. I get to the stage at which there are the options to test without installing or install or so on where I select 'Install Ubuntu.' Here it relays through some fast DOS commands until it reaches 'end trace' and then, eventually, 'Killed.'

I have already got a functional 11.10 version installed, could this be a problem? The reason I am attempting a reinstall is because the package system is damaged inside 11.10, a problem I can't seem to solve. If I try to install any new software from within the software centre it tells me that two banshee extensions must be removed. I try to remove these from inside the terminal, using apt-get remove, which results in:**

You might want to run apt-get -f install to correct these:

The following packages have unmet dependencies.
 banshee-extension-ubuntuonemusicstore : Depends: banshee (>= 2.2.1) but 2.2.0-1ubuntu2 is to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).

The software centre suggests that I disable all third party repositories and run apt-get install -f I have done so but the package system remains damaged and apt-get install -fattempts to install banshee 2.2.1 but returns:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
banshee
Suggested packages:
banshee-dbg
The following packages will be upgraded:
banshee
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 23 not upgraded.
2 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/2,082 kB of archives.
After this operation, 20.5 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 158653 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace banshee 2.2.0-1ubuntu2 (using .../banshee_2.2.1-1ubuntu3_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement banshee ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/banshee_2.2.1-1ubuntu3_i386.deb (--unpack):
corrupted filesystem tarfile - corrupted package archive
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme ...
Processing triggers for shared-mime-info ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
/var/cache/apt/archives/banshee_2.2.1-1ubuntu3_i386.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I have also tried apt-get update (runs fine) and apt-get upgrade. The upgrade command apt-get upgrade results in:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run ‘apt-get -f install’ to correct these.
The following packages have unmet dependencies.
 banshee-extension-soundmenu : Depends: banshee (>= 2.2.1) but 2.2.0-1ubuntu2 is installed
 banshee-extension-ubuntuonemusicstore : Depends: banshee (>= 2.2.1) but 2.2.0-1ubuntu2 is installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try using -f.

I seem to be going round and round in circles here! If only I could reinstall successfully.

Only proposed updates (oneiric proposed) is not enabled.

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Can you add a bit more of the log before the "errors were encountered while processing" line? It looks like the package it's downloading is messed up. –  Jorge Castro Apr 15 '12 at 17:55

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Try to remove banshee and any package that is related to it with sudo apt-get purge banshee-*

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Awesome, worked a treat. Thanks man! –  user54974 Apr 15 '12 at 20:49
    
do a sudo apt-get clean which clears the archives, and then you can reinstall banshee. Please accept the answer. –  gajdipajti Apr 15 '12 at 21:03

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