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comment Can't install Updates by Software Updater
@Rhz This is possible because I have been trying 'stunts' by installing all kinds of stuff over several months. My impatience might have broken something in the last installation of a tool called ‘Folder Color’. its been 3 releases that I have been upgrading online (not fresh install), so its high time I do a fresh install. Thanks for all the help tho. :)
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comment Can't install Updates by Software Updater
@RhZ I am unable to remove this stray lock with all the different commands I got on the net. The Software Updater repeatedly stops at "Running post-installation trigger dpkg-exec" & the last line of the report is "(Reading Database..."
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comment Can't install Updates by Software Updater
@Aditya As soon as I rebooted I typed this command in the terminal, without starting any other program. Its output was: sp@sp:~$ ps -ef | grep apt sp 2419 2370 0 18:58 pts/0 00:00:00 grep --color=auto apt Please could you give me the exact command because i am not an expert with the Terminal. Thanks.
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comment Can't install Updates by Software Updater
Can someone please give me the specific command after identifying the offending apt?: sp@sp:~$ ps -ef | grep apt root 2206 1 0 17:56 ? 00:00:05 /usr/bin/python3 /usr/sbin/aptd root 2347 2206 2 17:56 pts/12 00:00:16 /usr/bin/python3 /usr/sbin/aptd root 2583 2347 0 17:57 pts/22 00:00:00 /usr/bin/dpkg --status-fd 52 --unpack --auto-deconfigure /var/cache/apt/archives/dpkg_1.17.5ubuntu5.1_i386.deb sp 2948 2899 0 18:06 pts/24 00:00:00 grep --color=auto apt
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comment Can't install Updates by Software Updater
@Aditya Tried various commands on the webpage whose link you have included above. Still get this message: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
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comment Can't install Updates by Software Updater
Tried Restart many times & also tried several commands I got off the net to forcefully remove the lock. No luck so far.
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answered Can I dowload Ubuntu and quickly change back to Windows 8?
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accepted Ubuntu 13.04 Boot stuck at the changing Orange & White Dots. How can I get it to work?
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answered Ubuntu 13.04 Boot stuck at the changing Orange & White Dots. How can I get it to work?
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comment Ubuntu 13.04 Boot stuck at the changing Orange & White Dots. How can I get it to work?
Thank you Steve for your response. I got a solution to this problem thanks to Hamish. The details are here: answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/228830/+index
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asked Ubuntu 13.04 Boot stuck at the changing Orange & White Dots. How can I get it to work?
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answered Machine restarts abruptly
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answered How I can report Ubuntu about issues in new Ubuntu version 13.04-64
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comment How can I get Ubuntu 13.04 to work like it did before the Kernel update to Linux Image 3.8.0.19.30?
The problem is solved & the question may be marked as answered. Thanks.