Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I upgraded my ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 through update manager, but with 30 minutes to go (out of 6 hours) I got 3 error messages telling me that it could not install these packages:

  • firmware-b43-installer
  • flashplugin-downloader: i386
  • flashplugin-nstaller

(fyi: it's a x64 laptop).

So now I have a system which is not running very well (read: slow). When trying to update again, I see a message that it can do a partially distro upgrade due to an unfinished previous one. I try it but immediately it tells me that the system is updated without doing anything. So now I cannot get updates nether.

Is there a way to manually do the rest of the distro update, or should i burn an iso and do a fresh install?

share|improve this question

Do a fresh install, it isn't worth the work you would have by trying to finish ugrading, and your system would probably get REALLY bugged...

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.