Newbie to Linux- help needed please!

  1. kyle7042

    kyle7042 Member Bronze Member

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    Ok so i have recently installed linux mint and am still trying to find my way around having been a windows user for years! I am trying to install some software the installation instructions are here: http://www.oscarmanual.org/oscar_emr_12/developers/installation/deb I have no idea where to begin. If someone could spare a few mins to guide me through the installation process i would be extremely gratefull, will even give you a mention on our official website http://www.here2hear.bravehost.com/ as a way of saying thanks.
    Kyle!
     
  2. Kedar

    Kedar Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Member

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    You just need to fire up the Terminal and type out all those commands. Its given as simple as possible there.
     
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    ok but i get alot of failed error messages when i do that does the terminal need "updating" perhaps?
     
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    Can you copy paste those error messages here?
     
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    When i copy and paste those commands in the terminal, i am asked for my password i then get the following back:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
    ca-certificates-java icedtea-6-jre-cacao icedtea-6-jre-jamvm icedtea-netx
    libaccess-bridge-java libaccess-bridge-java-jni libnss3-1d libxt-dev
    openjdk-6-jre openjdk-6-jre-headless openjdk-6-jre-lib tzdata tzdata-java
    Suggested packages:
    openjdk-6-demo openjdk-6-source visualvm icedtea-plugin sun-java6-fonts
    ttf-baekmuk ttf-unfonts ttf-unfonts-core ttf-sazanami-gothic
    ttf-kochi-gothic ttf-sazanami-mincho ttf-kochi-mincho ttf-telugu-fonts
    ttf-oriya-fonts ttf-kannada-fonts ttf-bengali-fonts
    The following NEW packages will be installed
    ca-certificates-java icedtea-6-jre-cacao icedtea-6-jre-jamvm icedtea-netx
    libaccess-bridge-java libaccess-bridge-java-jni libnss3-1d libxt-dev
    openjdk-6-jdk openjdk-6-jre openjdk-6-jre-headless openjdk-6-jre-lib
    tzdata-java
    The following packages will be upgraded:
    tzdata
    1 upgraded, 13 newly installed, 0 to remove and 214 not upgraded.
    Need to get 46.2 MB/47.6 MB of archives.
    After this operation, 133 MB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric-updates/main tzdata i386 2011n-0ubuntu0.11.10
    404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.182 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric-updates/main openjdk-6-jre-lib all 6b23~pre11-0ubuntu1.11.10
    404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.182 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric-updates/main tzdata-java i386 2011n-0ubuntu0.11.10
    404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.182 80]
    Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric-security/main openjdk-6-jre-lib all 6b23~pre11-0ubuntu1.11.10
    404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.166 80]
    Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric-security/main openjdk-6-jre-headless i386 6b23~pre11-0ubuntu1.11.10
    404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.166 80]
    Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric-security/main openjdk-6-jre i386 6b23~pre11-0ubuntu1.11.10
    404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.166 80]
    Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric-security/main openjdk-6-jdk i386 6b23~pre11-0ubuntu1.11.10
    404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.166 80]
    Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric-security/main icedtea-6-jre-cacao i386 6b23~pre11-0ubuntu1.11.10
    404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.166 80]
    Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric-security/main icedtea-6-jre-jamvm i386 6b23~pre11-0ubuntu1.11.10
    404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.166 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/tzdata/tzdata_2011n-0ubuntu0.11.10_all.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.182 80]
    Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/p...k-6-jre-lib_6b23~pre11-0ubuntu1.11.10_all.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.166 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/tzdata/tzdata-java_2011n-0ubuntu0.11.10_all.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.182 80]
    Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/p...e-headless_6b23~pre11-0ubuntu1.11.10_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.166 80]
    Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/p...njdk-6-jre_6b23~pre11-0ubuntu1.11.10_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.166 80]
    Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/p...njdk-6-jdk_6b23~pre11-0ubuntu1.11.10_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.166 80]
    Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/p...-jre-cacao_6b23~pre11-0ubuntu1.11.10_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.166 80]
    Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/p...-jre-jamvm_6b23~pre11-0ubuntu1.11.10_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.166 80]
    E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?
     
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    Let's update your installation and the sources list.

    Run these commands:

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    apt-get update
    apt-get upgrade -y
    apt-get dist-upgrade -y
    It will take some time depending on your Internet connection and how recent your installation is.
     
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    Its quite a new installation installed mint last night. Do i copy and paste these commands seperately or all together please?
     
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    Ok i have tried running the first line of commands you gave and i get the following back, it does not ask me for my password:
    E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13: Permission denied)
    E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/
    E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root
     
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    try
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade -y
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y
     
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    Ok tried running the first of these commands (i assume i have to run them seperatly) and got the following back:
    sudo apt-get update
    [sudo] password for kyle:
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com oneiric InRelease
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric InRelease
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates InRelease
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security InRelease
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com oneiric Release.gpg
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric Release.gpg
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security Release.gpg
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com oneiric Release
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates Release.gpg
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security Release
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric Release
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com oneiric/partner i386 Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/main i386 Packages
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com oneiric/partner TranslationIndex
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates Release
    Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com lisa InRelease
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/restricted i386 Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/multiverse i386 Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/restricted i386 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/multiverse i386 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/restricted TranslationIndex
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/universe TranslationIndex
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/restricted TranslationIndex
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/universe TranslationIndex
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/restricted i386 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/multiverse i386 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/main Translation-en
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/restricted TranslationIndex
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/universe TranslationIndex
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/main Translation-en_GB
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/main Translation-en
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/multiverse Translation-en_GB
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/multiverse Translation-en
    Get:1 http://packages.linuxmint.com lisa Release.gpg [197 B]
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/multiverse Translation-en
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/restricted Translation-en
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/restricted Translation-en_GB
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/restricted Translation-en
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/universe Translation-en_GB
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/universe Translation-en
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/universe Translation-en
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/main Translation-en
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/multiverse Translation-en
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/restricted Translation-en
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/universe Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com oneiric/partner Translation-en_GB
    Get:2 http://packages.linuxmint.com lisa Release [17.7 kB]
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com oneiric/partner Translation-en
    Get:3 http://packages.linuxmint.com lisa/main i386 Packages [15.0 kB]
    Get:4 http://packages.linuxmint.com lisa/upstream i386 Packages [28.4 kB]
    Get:5 http://packages.linuxmint.com lisa/import i386 Packages [22.0 kB]
    Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com lisa/import TranslationIndex
    Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com lisa/main TranslationIndex
    Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com lisa/upstream TranslationIndex
    Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com lisa/import Translation-en_GB
    Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com lisa/import Translation-en
    Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com lisa/main Translation-en_GB
    Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com lisa/main Translation-en
    Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com lisa/upstream Translation-en_GB
    Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com lisa/upstream Translation-en
    Err http://packages.medibuntu.org oneiric InRelease

    Err http://packages.medibuntu.org oneiric Release.gpg
    Unable to connect to packages.medibuntu.org:http:
    Fetched 83.4 kB in 2min 0s (693 B/s)
    Reading package lists... Done
    W: Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/oneiric/InRelease

    W: Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/oneiric/Release.gpg Unable to connect to packages.medibuntu.org:http:

    W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
     
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