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????
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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.
sudo killall dpkg
sudo dpkg --configure -a
Then try again with
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade