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#1 2013-01-08 00:50:37

Estuchedepeluche
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new and undereducated

Hello, fellow #! users.

I have an asus eeePC from the ice age and a good friend had the great sense of erasing the factory old linux and install #! about 2 years ago. I thought I was going to retire that computer but the change worked perfectly, then online programs and applications started to get more complicated for the system to handle them. I can't update Firefox or install Crome, the system is too old and tired for them.

I need an update on the OS, but I am completely computer illiterate, I don't know if I should completely wipe the old stuff and start new, or do something else. I am not sure how to do any of those things either. I don't write code and I don't know much about computers in general, except that I used them a lot.

Can anyone offer advise?  Thanks.

-C.

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#2 2013-01-08 04:44:40

blitzchriz
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Re: new and undereducated

To update it do:

Sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Then...

sudo apt-get update

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#3 2013-01-08 06:55:39

pvsage
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Registered: 2009-10-18
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Re: new and undereducated

^ Reverse the order of those two & it'll take care of your updates.  ("Update" updates the local DPKG database; "dist-upgrade" upgrades all currently-installed packages to the most recent version for that particular release of your distro.)

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#4 2013-01-08 20:55:25

Estuchedepeluche
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Re: new and undereducated

It seemed as if it was going to work, but I get an error message saying "unable to lock the list directory", so I am stalled. I would appreciate further help with this.
P.S. I tried changing the owner to my user name on this computer, but I don't have the permission to do that.

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#5 2013-01-09 01:07:59

otak
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Re: new and undereducated

sudo apt-get update

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#6 2013-01-09 03:18:28

Estuchedepeluche
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Re: new and undereducated

Thanks a lot, the name

I tried both orders, each command resulted on

E: Could not open lock file /car/lib/apt/list/lock - open (13 Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the list directory

The version I have is: Ubuntu 9.04
The machine has 1.9G of which 86M are available.
I have a few devices hooked for saving files: a SD card and USB memory.
The model is one of the early ones, the 2g surf, which does not take any memory extension so I am thinking that I might have to wipe it and reinstall the OS.
I only use a web browser, a PDF reader and Abiword to take notes, those are the only programs I really need on this little thing.
I would really appreciate if you could direct me to a tutorial or some other fix.

Again, thanks a lot.

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#7 2013-01-09 09:38:37

fatmac
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Registered: 2012-11-14
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Re: new and undereducated

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#8 2013-01-09 09:59:42

pvsage
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Re: new and undereducated

Not so sure that Statler, when uncompressed, would be small enough to fit on his netbook's 1.9GB SSD...

@Estuchedepeluche: As much as I consider CrunchBang the best Linux out there, I'd suggest you trysomething with a smaller HD footprint like LinuxBBQ Proof or Puppy Linux; despite its reputation as a "lightweight" distro, CrunchBang is no bantamweight.

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#9 2013-01-09 10:53:20

fatmac
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Registered: 2012-11-14
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Re: new and undereducated

In that case, AntiX is a good Debian based alternative; & there is also Slitaz, very small installation, not Debian based, but has a nice community behind it.

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#10 2013-01-09 14:43:42

snowpine
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Registered: 2008-11-24
Posts: 2,984

Re: new and undereducated

SliTaz runs nicely on the EEE and only needs a few mb's of disk space.

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#11 2013-01-09 20:36:19

Estuchedepeluche
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Registered: 2013-01-08
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Re: new and undereducated

Thanks a lot to all you's fer ze help.
Quick question about list on sources, should I write the list in separate documents? one for cruchbang, one for debian and another for debian security? or all the text goes on one crunchbang list? (Sorry if I sound totally clueless, it is probably because I am.) Anyway, the sources list has 2 documents(.list) one for crunchbang and another for medibuntu

Thanks again.
C.

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#12 2013-01-14 20:35:34

KrunchTime
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Registered: 2012-03-02
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Re: new and undereducated

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#13 2013-01-20 18:02:28

KrunchTime
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Registered: 2012-03-02
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Re: new and undereducated

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