Linux Mint / Ubuntu Shell Script To Fix Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists”

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To avoid typing in the same set of commands, shell scripts can be great. Here is a simple shell script that will run the commands that are used to fix the mergelist errors in Ubuntu / Linux Mint which prevents any updates from running. Check out the related post here. [Note : If you have already fixed the errors, don’t run this script as it will start from scratch and re-run the update...

How To Install Paint.net Clone In Ubuntu 11.04

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Here’s how to install and use Pinta, a Paint.net clone in Ubuntu 11.04: 1. Issue the following command at the terminal – sudo apt-get install pinta 2. After the installation is complete, click on ‘Applications>Graphics>Pinta Image Editor’ to launch the application. 3. Enjoy image editing in Ubuntu 11.04 with this excellent clone of Paint.net.

How To Use System Testing In Ubuntu 11.04

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Ubuntu 11.04 comes with an in-built comprehensive testing application which will run all kinds of tests on your system to check if it is working properly. From the search box in Unity interface, type system and select System Testing from the options displayed.(Or through Applications > System > System Testing). This will bring up a wizard which will allow you to select various kinds of tests...

How To Convert Various Disk Image Formats To ISO In Linux Mint / Ubuntu

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Here’s how to convert from various disk image formats to *.iso format in Linux Mint / Ubuntu: 1. Issue the following command at the terminal – sudo apt-get install b5i2iso cdd2iso cdi2iso mdf2iso nrg2iso pdi2iso daa2iso uif2iso 2. After the installation is complete, use the following commands to convert disk images from various formats to *.iso format – a) To convert a *b5i or *.bwi...

How To Get ‘Open in Terminal’ Option In Ubuntu Linux

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Here’s how to get ‘Open in Terminal’ option in Ubuntu Linux: 1. Issue the following command at the terminal – sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal 2. Reboot your system and you’ll have the option of ‘Open in Terminal’ in the right-click context menu while browsing files in Nautilus file manager. Note that this tip also works with Ubuntu 11.04 ‘Natty...

How To Fix “Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists” Error In Ubuntu 11.04

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While using the package manager or trying to install applications through Terminal, it is possible to get a nasty error which is something like this : E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists /us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened. This  will prevent from ...