I have just bought a dell inspiron 3537 with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS pre-installed.

However, update manager cannot successfully finish the initial update.

Here's part of the log at http://paste.ubuntu.com/7478635/ . Is there any hope????


This could be worth a try and it is probably best to try before allowing the laptop to shutdown/reboot

Start by shutting down the update manager then open a terminal with ctrl-alt-t or searching for it in the dash.

Then run:

sudo killall dpkg

sudo dpkg --configure -a

Then try again with

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

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