Linux Mint 18.1 Fix: “Input/output error”, “Unrecoverable error”, Error (2) Package Issue

January 26, 2017 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Linux Mint 18.1 Fix Input Output Error

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Fix Input/Output Error on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena LTS i386/amd64 Mate/Cinnamon/KDE/Xfce Broken Packages.

And this Reparation Procedure is Working also in Case of an Linux Mint 18.1 Apt-get/Dpkg “input/output”, “unrecoverable error” and error (2) Issues!

Finally, this an Ultimate Procedure to Follow for Successfully Recovering Your Linux Mint System from a Severe Issue.

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  1. First, Follow this First-Aid Repairing Procedure

    Troubleshooting Linux Mint Broken System

    The Linked Guide Shows You How to Check Up Your System before this Manual Reparation.

  2. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Repairing Mint 18.1 Serena LTS Input/output Package Issue - Open Terminal
  3. Collect a List of the Broken Packages.

    sudo apt -f install

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

  4. Edit the dpkg “status” File.

    sudo gedit /var/lib/dpkg/status

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

    Example:

    Package: libakonadi-kde4
    Status: install ok installed
    Priority: optional
    Section: libs
    Installed-Size: 3047
    Maintainer: Linux Mint 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.
    Homepage: http://pim.kde.org/
    Original-Maintainer: Debian Qt/KDE Maintainers 

    Save the File.

  5. Try Again to Repairing System.

    sudo apt -f install

    If Still New Broken Packages are Showing Up then Repeat the Former Step.

    With a More or Less dose of Patience Your Linux Mint Should be Successfully and Happily Recovered :)

  6. Only in Case of No Solution then Recover the old “status” File!.

    sudo su -c "cp /var/lib/dpkg/status-old /var/lib/dpkg/status"

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