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Can't install Linux Lite


I have been using Lite for a few months with no problems, but recently my motherboard died and after I replaced it I could not get the PC to boot up (black screen). I tried the Installation DVD to get live mode and that only works in safe mode. I tried to install from safe mode and it seemed to install ok but after the re-start it hung up with a black screen. Is there anything I can check when in safe mode to find this fault? Please keep any advice simple as I am not very good with Linux.

I got Lite to install finally by removing the Graphics and wi-fi cards. I then replaced the wi-fi card to get updates, but I get an error. Here is the error log it gave me:

Install Updates Error log
Install Updates could not fetch the package cache information lists.
Go to and paste the log below into a new or existing thread for assistance.

============ Log ===========

Reading package lists...
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock. It is held by process 2774 (apt-get)
E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/

I have no idea what that means - can anyone help?

I think there was another update or process running and locked the files.
If you see another Terminal opened or an update/driver update/app update window opened, close those.
Worst case, wait maybe 30 minutes (that should already be passed looking at the time ;) ), reboot your computer, try again when everything has loaded.

Maybe my post is useless but at least I tried ;)

Thanks Dead, I don't what I did but I got update to work. The motherboard video seems to o/p hi res so I may not need to fit the graphics card now.


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