How to Manually Recover Ubuntu 16.04 Broken System Easy Guide

March 8, 2016 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

Manually Recover Ubuntu 16.04 Broken System

You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Manually Recover Ubuntu 16.04 Broken System.

And this Reparation Workflow is Working also in Case of an Ubuntu 16.04 Apt-get/Dpkg “input/output”, “fatal error” and error (2) Issues!

Finally, this an Ultimate Procedure to try to get Recovered your Ubuntu system from a severe Issue.

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  1. First, Try Recover Ubuntu Broken System

    Fixing Ubuntu Broken System

    The Linked Guide shows you How to Check Up Your System Before this Manual Reparation!

  2. Open Shell session
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
    Ctrl+Alt+t on desktop

    How to Manually Recover Ubuntu 16.04 Broken System - Open Terminal

    Hit Tab to Auto-Complete the Shell Commands…

  3. Login as SuperUser
    Just to Make Shorter the Commands..

    sudo su

    In this Case, Triple Check the Commands Before Execution!
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

  4. Collect a List of the Broken Packages.

    apt-get -f install

    Find inside the Output and Take Note of All the Packages that are Misbehaving.

  5. Make a Copy of the Packages status File
    Just in case you’ll be forced to Restore them…

    cp /var/lib/dpkg/status /var/lib/dpkg/status.bak
  6. Edit the dpkg “status” File.

    gedit /var/lib/dpkg/status


    nano /var/lib/dpkg/status

    Remove All Blocks Beginning with Package: [myPackageName] and Ended with a Blank Line

    Package: libakonadi-kde4
    Status: install ok installed
    Priority: optional
    Section: libs
    Installed-Size: 3047
    Maintainer: Kubuntu Developers 
    Architecture: amd64
    Source: kdepimlibs
    Version: 4:4.13.3-0ubuntu0.1
    Replaces: kdepimlibs-data, kdepimlibs5 (< 4:4.4.0)
    Depends: libakonadiprotocolinternals1 (>= 1.11.80), libc6 (>= 2.14), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1), libkdecore5 (>= 4:4.13.3), libkdeui5 (>= 4:4.13.3), libkio5 (>= 4:4.13.3), libqjson0 (>= 0.7.1), libqt4-dbus (>= 4:4.6.1), libqt4-network (>= 4:4.5.3), libqt4-sql (>= 4:4.5.3), libqtcore4 (>= 4:4.8.0), libqtgui4 (>= 4:4.8.0), libsolid4 (>= 4:4.13.3), libstdc++6 (>= 4.6)
    Breaks: kdepimlibs-data, kdepimlibs5 (< 4:4.4.0)
    Description: library for using the Akonadi PIM data server
    This is the client access library for using the Akonadi PIM data server.
    This package is part of the KDE Development Platform PIM libraries module.
    Original-Maintainer: Debian Qt/KDE Maintainers <>

    Save the File.

  7. Try Again to Repairing System.

    apt-get -f install

    If Still New Broken Packages are Showing Up then Repeat the Former Step.
    With a More or Less large dose of Patience Your Ubuntu Should be Successfully and Happily Recovered :)

  8. Only in Case of No Solution then Recover the old "status" File!.

    cp /var/lib/dpkg/status.bak /var/lib/dpkg/status
  9. Last to Exit the SuperUser Session:

  10. How to Repair Disk on Ubuntu GNU/Linux

    Ubuntu Disk Reparation

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