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.
To update it do:
Sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get update
^ 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.)
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.
sudo apt-get update
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.
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.
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.
SliTaz runs nicely on the EEE and only needs a few mb's of disk space.
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