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Hi guys, Any help woul be appreciated with following issue: when upgrading ubuntu to 12.04, I get the message 'the disk drive for / is not ready or not present'. ...
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    Ubuntu 12.04 update disk drive for / is not ready or not present


    Hi guys,

    Any help woul be appreciated with following issue:

    when upgrading ubuntu to 12.04, I get the message 'the disk drive for / is not ready or not present'.

    I tried mount -n -o remount,rw / and dpkg --configure -a which gives me error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 11274 package 'xmind' blank line in value of field 'Description'

    I also tried sudo apt-get install -f but this gives me Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages E: unable to correct dependencies

    Thanks

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    Hi and Welcome !

    Which version are you using right now? Post the output of sudo fdisk -l command too.
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    Hi and thanks for your reply!

    The answer I get is

    Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders, total 234441648 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000799f2

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 2048 231518207 115758080 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 231520254 234440703 1460225 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 231520256 234440703 1460224 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Disk /dev/sdb: 7864 MB, 7864320000 bytes
    30 heads, 33 sectors/track, 15515 cylinders, total 15360000 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000000

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 736 15359999 7679632 b W95 FAT32

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    There is nothing wrong with partition structure. Which version of Ubuntu are you using now?
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    Right now I'm running 11.10 from external disc. Sorry, I'm a complete ignorant, if you're asking about the Ubuntu version I had before the attempted upgrade, I cannot be sure, had it for a short time is there any way of finding out? Thanks

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    I'm guessing here but

    Quote Originally Posted by nat1 View Post
    Hi guys,

    Any help woul be appreciated with following issue:

    when upgrading ubuntu to 12.04, I get the message 'the disk drive for / is not ready or not present'.

    I tried mount -n -o remount,rw / and dpkg --configure -a which gives me error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 11274 package 'xmind' blank line in value of field 'Description'

    I also tried sudo apt-get install -f but this gives me Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages E: unable to correct dependencies

    Thanks
    this sounds similar to when you install fresh and forget to make a mount point. You are upgrading, through Update Manager, and this is happening, or are you installing new from the cd?

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    I tried to update via the update manager

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