Error occured when updating packages

By Elliah
Jul 13, 2008
  1. when i check for upgrades i get this error message

    W: GPG error: etch Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY A3CCB76FA8BCF0C9

    Before that I followed the instructions below to install the python IDLE

    sudo bash
    echo "deb etch main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
    apt-get update
    apt-get install idle-python2.5

    now, when i select the install all upgrades option i get this error message

    E:/var/cache/apt/archives/sysvinit-utils_2.86.ds1-38_i386.deb: trying to overwrite '/usr/share/man/man1/mesg.1.gz', which is also in package sysvutils

    what should i do?
  2. Elliah

    Elliah TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 84

    after that i was unable to shut down my computer, so i powered it off. now i cannot boot up xubuntu at all, after the it says starting up, i get the black screen of booting death.
    i can access recovery mode but it stalls at
    /bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
    (initramfs) [ 8.775041] Clocksource tsc unstable (delta = -740472046 ns)
    [ 8.779054] Time: acpi_pm clocksource has been installed

    is my computer dead?
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