Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am mainly a Windows user and deal with Ubuntu on the side. I have a 1TB drive with Ubuntu on 100GB and windows taking up the rest. Windows XP won't load (corrupted bootleg copy) I am now using Ubuntu.

I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and when I try to install any new program, it tries to remove linux-image-3.0.0-23-generic first. However, there is always an error concerning that package (or whatever it is called) and won't install the program.

I cannot update or install anything new. I tried all the apt-get commands and other sudo commands I found on Ubuntu and Linux forums, but when I ask specifically about that package, there is no answer.

What is the issue, is it that I just have to scrap it all, lose everything and go for broke and reinstall Ubuntu? Can someone give me an intelligent answer that I can understand and some procedures too?

share|improve this question

put on hold as unclear what you're asking by Seth yesterday

Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it’s hard to tell exactly what you're asking. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Did you try the dpkg command suggested here: askubuntu.com/questions/126322/… –  jmetz Jul 27 '12 at 17:29
can you edit your question to include an example of the output when you try to install something? –  StarNamer Jul 27 '12 at 17:47
What is the exact nature of error you get while it tries to remove? –  Srijan Jul 27 '12 at 19:43
add comment

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.