E:Read error - read (5: Input/output error)

Bug #1088000 reported by Bluppie

This bug report was converted into a question: question #216306: E:Read error - read (5: Input/output error).

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Bug Description

E:Read error - read (5: Input/output error), E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

This error is coming back for an few months even after reinstalling Ubuntu 12.04 completely new end clean.
I downloaded an new ISO and updated this distro afterwards and now I have this error again. :-(
Opening or closing drive E is an frequent coming back error.
What is wrong on my ACER Aspire 3680?

This error is affecting also synaptic, update and software center

Revision history for this message
Javier López (javier-lopez) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We understand the difficulties you are facing, but it is better to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. You can also find help posting your problem in the support forum of your local Ubuntu's community http://loco.ubuntu.com/ or asking at http://askubuntu.com. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs.

This specific issue is resolved in the following link https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update-manager/+question/66668

Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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