Changinnng to default BIOS settings has created problems.
tuxebi at gmx.de
Tue Apr 21 06:28:46 UTC 2009
stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net wrote:
> While waiting for a reply, I tried to install nano. I cd to steven at Yesua:~$
> then: steven at Yesua:~$ sudo apt-get install nano
> and got this: W: Not ussing locking for read only lock file
> E: Unable to write to /var/cache/apt/
> E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
> Hope I am not bugging you too much. I am trying to stay ahead of the
> work as much as possible. It must be very frustrating helping me.
no worries. It is a pleasure to help. Just I am living in Germany within
a different time zone and we Germans tend to need the occasional nap now
and then. ;-))
The problems renaming the files and installing nano are caused by the
fact that your file system is mounted "read only". This means what it says:
You cannot write to it! So installing a new application (nano) or
renaming/modifying files are not within reach. You also cannot remove
your nvidia 180 files
The question remains what we can do now.
As I see it, you can try to start your Linux normally, i.e. not in
rescue mode. When you are at the black screen, seeing "nothing", you
might press "CTRL-Alt-Del" and then, hopefully you will be back at a
commandline with a writable file system. Chances are you might need to
press Alt-F2 after this to get to a "real" login.
However this is just a wild guess since I can/do not know what happens
on your machine.
Furthermore you did a "halfway new" repair install, as far as I recall.
This also might be causing trouble, here.
So if anything else fails, my final suggestion is to download the latest
Release Candidate of Jaunty and install this.
Surely a Linux genius on the list will have a better idea...
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