I have an Ubuntu based distro (ElementaryOS)12.04 and I'm having an issue where I can't update the system nor can install any apps. Basically I can't do anything with it!
Before this I simply got an error at every time an installation finished, but the app installed anyway.
Now I am a newbie so I can't what went wrong that well, but I remember it complained about the kernel image verification "linux-image-3.5.0-18-generic needs to upgrade but failed to install". At a later stage then it wouldn't install any app at all, and every time I tried, it wanted to install this "linux-image-3.5.0-18-generic", even when removing apps, actually everything I needed to do, started downloading that ^ which is about 12.1mb. Than .deb went in var/cache/apt/archives
This "linux-image-3.5.0-18-generic" never installed always gave me error at the end! Also I remember it complained about dependencies in the same error.
Then I thought of removing all the ppa's that I added after I installed eOS. That resulted in the following problem where I can't do anything, it doesn't even download the .deb anymore, and every time I open update manager it gives me this error and closes.
E:The package linux-image-3.5.0-18-generic needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.
I don't understand why I needed to upgrade/install 3.5.0-18 when my kernel is , "Kernel Linux 3.10.7-031007-generic" which is newer and Is the only kernel in my linux!
I added/checked all ppa's back and same error. Can someone help? Sorry If I sound too noobish.Thnx in advance!