I received this error after trying to download the icedtea plugin. After trying
sudo apt-get upgrade
I got the same exact error:
Preconfiguring packages ... dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: unable to open files list file for package `linux-sound-base': No such device or address E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
I've already tried looking for solutions, but each one seems to be unique to the issue. Any suggestions?