Hi! I'm new to UBUNTU!

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Subject: Re: Hi! I'm new to UBUNTU!

On Jun 1, 2010, at 3:35 PM, Maurice McCarthy <manselton at gmail.com>

> Sorry Jorge, I've not been paying attention.
> You are getting these bzip2 error 2's on
> aptitude update
> So bzip2 is not corrupted. The update command downloads zipped package
> lists and compares a newly generated list of latest versions with
> /var/cache/apt/pkgcache.bin Apt then knows what is to be upgraded and
> what stays the same. You need someone more experienced than I to sort
> this out.
> Formerly there was a command to do a low level check on a cd
> readcd -c2scan dev=/dev/cdrom
> This command was part of cdrecord which has now developed into wodim
> but now it does not seem to be available. Presumably it is taken care
> of elsewhere but I cannot find anything. ...
> ... Some time later. Wodim is installed with Brasero the cd burner
> so ...
> Applications - Sound & Video - brasero - tools - check integrity
> Sorry but I am unable to help further. If the cd is good then I do not
> think the problems lies with Ubuntu.
> Best Wishes
> Maurice
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> So, bzip2 itself is not corrupted?  Actually, that would be 
> as I could just "aptitude remove bzip2" and then download a *.deb for
> bzip2 from http://packages.debian.org, right?

OK, so its a corrupted file that was downloaded by aptitude?  So, doing 
a cd-test won't help I guess.

I tend to doubt its a cd burn error as I installed two Linux boxes with 
two separate CDs burnt on two different burners from the same *.iso 
that passed the md5sum check and both Linux boxes have the same 

Can it be that the 64bit version of Ubuntu 10.04 has buggy drivers for 
my ethernet card?  Maybe the files are corrupted during download due to 
an ethernet error.  Should I try the 32bit Ubuntu liveCD?  That would 
be a shame as part of what I'm trying to do is get a nice 64bit base to 
build an MPI cluster on....

Please help this old professor, I'd really like to get the Ubuntu 
desktop working for my students!

A. Jorge Garcia
Applied Math & CS

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