cannot remove partially downloaded packages
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 20, 2010
Hi. I have downloaded the package Sauerbraten (game) partially through Software centre(Ubuntu 10.04). Now I don't want to install it. Can anybody tell how to delete that partially downloaded package? It is wasting too much space....It is located in /var/cache/apt/archives/partial/
I tried to delete them manually but it didnt work...
File copy error from USB hard drive
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 27, 2008
I'm running Ubuntu and wiped my machine to do a fresh install of Hardy Heron. I've got everything up and running, except there is one file I cannot copy back onto my hard drive from my external USB drive. It's a VirtualBox hard drive image (.vdi) file that is about 16GB.
When I click on file properties it shows its correct size (and I know the original copy completed because I sat through it). But when I try to copy it back in the Nautilus file browser, it always comes up with this error at 2.0GB into the transfer:
Error while copying "Windows Vista.vdi"
There was an error copying the file into /home/username/.VirtualBox/VDI/WindowsVista.VDI
When I click show more details, it says
Error reading from file: Input/output error
I tried being clever and creating an archive file to transfer it over, but it would never complete creating the archive. I also tried creating an ISO file with KISO, but that showed that the vdi file was only 3.6 GB.
"Cannot open display" error with su
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 13, 2009
Something I found after searching for a while, and figured it would be useful to someone in future.
If you are trying to switch your current user from the terminal using su -, you may encounter errors like:
"E233: cannot open display" "No protocol specified" "Cannot open display: (Gtk::InitError)" "Error: no display specified"
and others, when you try to use any X application from the new user's session (like gvim, vimmate, firefox, etc.). The solution is simple. Instead of using su, use sux.
Explanation for why can be found here. The relevant section:
With the default X authentication mechanism, an X client needs to have access to a valid X session cookie (which is, essentially, a shared secret between the X server and its clients).
When a user switches to a different user using the su command, X session cookies are not transferred and thus the user cannot start X applications under the user id to which he or s
cannot find autorun program error message
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 12, 2011
Trying to load ubuntu 11.04 and error message comes up cannot find autorun program. how do i get the program on my computer so i can download the upgraded version of ubuntu I have tried rebooting and many many other things. it loaded just fine on my desktop right over my pc linux os. can ayone help me get autorun working?
Cannot boot, busybox (initramfs) error on boot
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 18, 2011
When I try to boot I get a busybox error with (initramfs), booted to live CD to try and reinstall grub like mentioned in some other posts that said fixed the issue and I cannot mount my hard drive, it hangs. Just sits there doing nothing, not mounting, not giving an error, just sits there like it's processing.
Tried to check the disk and it tells me the hard drive is busy?
Also note I ran gparted and it said the hard drive was unmounted and even tried doing a check inside there and it said it was busy. Any ideas, the OS seems to think it's still active when it isn't
USB File transfer error File too big
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 12, 2009
I'm trying to move an 8GB video file from my desktop machine to my external hard drive via USB.
The file is 8 GB
My external HD has over 60GB of free space
My external HD is formatted as FAT 32
My external HD is connected via USB
I can copy 2 GB files to my external hard drive
The file transfer actually starts normally. When it gets to the 4 GB mark I get a pop up error stating "this file is too big"
How do I troubleshoot this?
cannot get past "error: no such partition grub rescue"
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 20, 2012
Hi i am very much a linux mint12 n00b and this is my first post, i have tried to use "Click here to find Similar Threads" but it does not seem to work!
Although i am sure this has been covered before,so please bear with me
I have managed to delete the partition for Linux mint 12 hoping to re-install as the first installation did not install properly! now i cannot get past the black screen with "error: no such partition> grub rescue>_"
I don't have a WinXP disk as pc came with it already installed, i have recovery disks i made when i first got the computer and the Linux 12 live disk, and i cannot get "safe mode" as none of these can work past the above mentioned page
I presume i need to type a command on this page, to maybe get the partition back, or is that to simple?
I hope the answer is not too complicated as i have said i am very much a n00b
Cannot access /dev/video* Error initializing camera
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 6, 2009
I'm unsuccessfully trying to use my Kodak EasyShare C653 camera as a webcam.
$ ls /dev/video*
ls: cannot access /dev/video*: No such file or directory
I get that both before and after plugging the camera in. The Community webcam documentation at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/We...20installation implies that the command should work either way.
When I plug in the camera, I get a popup "Unable to mount Kodak Co. Digital Camera" and "Error initializing camera: -60: Could not lock the device."
Nautilus shows me the still images on the camera, even though the camera is set on video. Skype doesn't detect any video device.
$ dmesg | grep video gives no results.
$ lsusb includes Bus 003 Device 012: ID 040a:05af Kodak Co. Digital Camera
What should I try next?
[SOLVED] Cannot mount remote filesystem. Error "Unable to find suitable address"
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 7, 2012
I have a Linux box, running Fedora 16 and am trying to mount the C: drive from my Win XP box. I seem to have done everything by the book, but have obviously missed something. I have run out of ideas.
My Linux and XP boxes are connected to my home router, and can ping each other OK.
I have made my C: drive sharable.
I used the following command (and variations on it):
# mount -t cifs -o user=root,password=<mypassword>,rw //192.168.2.1/C /mnt/Windows-C
and the error I get is: "Unable to find suitable address."
I have this entry in my /etc/fstab:
//192.168.2.1/C /mnt/Windows-C cifs -o rw,guest,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8,codepage=unicode,unicode 0 0
What services should I be checking for? What else can I try?
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Read Only File System Error Ubuntu 11.10
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 28, 2012
This is a solved issue, and this thread is just to record how it was ..
I think it was after an update. I tried to compile a C program, and I had this error. Everything I did, basically triggered this error.
I've looked different fora, I searched a lot.. and each solution proposed involved changing something that would trigger this error. (Goes the same for changing permissions, etc)
, would trigger this error.
sudo command would trigger it, etc...
So, I tried to boot in recovery mode and chose "drop root" and I basically got the same error.
Then, from the grub menu .. I tried "Previous Linux versions" and chose the oldest release in recovery mode .. Then drop root.. Then :
The rest is basically just hitting "Y" to let it "repair" the file system.
Then rebooting and voilą
The rest is just updating and upgrading:
sudo apt-get update
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