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Ubuntu error: no candidate ver

Ok...so for some reason by Ubuntu 10.04 partition won't startup anymore. I'm not exactly sure what I did. I have the feeling that I accidentally removed some important packages. However, when I startup in Recovery Mode and select "dpkg: repair broken packages" I get this output:


rm: cannot remove /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/*': No such file or directory rm: cannot remove/var/cache/apt/archives/partial/*': No such file or directory

Reading Cache Reading Package lists: Done Reading State Information: Done Reading State Information: Done Reading State Information: Done No candidate ver: libisc44 No candidate ver: readahead No candidate ver: libdirectfb-1.0-0 No candidate ver: upstart-logd No candidate ver: libparted1.8-10 No candidate ver: libflickrnet2.1.5-cil No candidate ver: libicu38 No candidate ver: fast-user-switch-applet No candidate ver: linux-restricted-modules-2.6.28-11-generic No candidate ver: libnm-util0 No candidate ver: libwebkit-1.0-1 No candidate ver: libopal3.6.1 No candidate ver: libbind9-40 No candidate ver: linux-restricted-modules-common No candidate ver: upstart-compat-sysv No candidate ver: linux-restricted-modules-2.6.28-13-generic No candidate ver: chromium-browser No candidate ver: libisc45 No candidate ver: belocs-locales-bin No candidate ver: libxcb-xlib0 No candidate ver: libpoppler4 No candidate ver: libpulsecore9 No candidate ver: libpulsecore5 No candidate ver: linux-image-2.6.28-15-generic No candidate ver: libntfs-3g49 No candidate ver: libisccfg40 No candidate ver: libavahi-core5 No candidate ver: linux-restricted-modules-2.6.27-7-generic No candidate ver: libparted1.8-9 No candidate ver: libmagickwand1 No candidate ver: libwvstreams4.4-base No candidate ver: linux-image-2.6.28-14-generic No candidate ver: libraw1394-8 No candidate ver: libdatrie0 No candidate ver: libboost-program-options1.35.0 No candidate ver: libgnomekbdui3 No candidate ver: libsgutils1 No candidate ver: libass1 No candidate ver: linux-restricted-modules-2.6.28-15-generic No candidate ver: libindicate1 No candidate ver: libgnomekbd3 No candidate ver: system-services No candidate ver: linux-image-2.6.28-13-generic No candidate ver: libmagick10 No candidate ver: libcolamd-3.2.0 No candidate ver: desktop-effects-kde No candidate ver: picasa No candidate ver: libgnome-desktop-2-7 No candidate ver: libntfs-3g28 No candidate ver: libxklavier12 No candidate ver: libgpod3 No candidate ver: libmagickcore1 No candidate ver: libffado0 No candidate ver: libzephyr3 No candidate ver: libuniconf4.4 No candidate ver: libmbca0 No candidate ver: liblwres40 No candidate ver: hotkey-setup No candidate ver: libkrb53 No candidate ver: ttf-bitstream-vera No candidate ver: libee12-2 No candidate ver: libopal-2.2 No candidate ver: songbird No candidate ver: plib1.8.4c2 No candidate ver: linux-image-2.6.27-7-generic No candidate ver: libpoppler3 No candidate ver: google-chrome-unstable No candidate ver: linux-image-2.6.28-11-generic No candidate ver: linux-restricted-modules-2.6.28-14-generic No candidate ver: simgear1.0.0 No candidate ver: libpoppler-glib3 No candidate ver: mono-common No candidate ver: libx264-65 No candidate ver: libwvstreams4.4-extras No candidate ver: libdns43 No candidate ver: libnm-glib0 No candidate ver: libpt2.6.1 No candidate ver: libisccc40 No candidate ver: libdns45 No candidate ver: libisc44 No candidate ver: readahead No candidate ver: libdirectfb-1.0-0 No candidate ver: upstart-logd No candidate ver: libparted1.8-10 No candidate ver: libflickrnet2.1.5-cil No candidate ver: libicu38 No candidate ver: fast-user-switch-applet No candidate ver: linux-restricted-modules-2.6.28-11-generic No candidate ver: libnm-util0 No candidate ver: libwebkit-1.0-1 No candidate ver: libopal3.6.1 No candidate ver: libbind9-40 No candidate ver: linux-restricted-modules-common No candidate ver: upstart-compat-sysv No candidate ver: linux-restricted-modules-2.6.28-13-generic No candidate ver: chromium-browser No candidate ver: libisc45 No candidate ver: belocs-locales-bin No candidate ver: libxcb-xlib0 No candidate ver: libpoppler4 No candidate ver: libpulsecore9 No candidate ver: lipulsecore5 No candidate ver: linux-image-2.6.28-15-generic No candidate ver: libntfs-3g49 No candidate ver: libisccfg40 No candidate ver: libavahi-core5 No candidate ver: linux-restricted-modules-2.6.27-7-generic No candidate ver: libparted1.8-9 No candidate ver: libmagickwand1 No candidate ver: linux-image-2.6.28-14-generic No candidate ver: libraw1394-8 No candidate ver: libdatrie0 No candidate ver: libboost-program-options1.35.0 No candidate ver: libgnomekbdui3 No candidate ver: libsgutils1 No candidate ver: libass1 No candidate ver: linux-restricted-modules-2.6.28-15-generic No candidate ver: libindicate1 No candidate ver: libgnomekbd3 No candidate ver: system-services No candidate ver: linux-image-2.6.28-13-generic No candidate ver: libmagick10 No candidate ver: libcolamd-3.2.0 No candidate ver: desktop-effects-kde No candidate ver: picasa No candidate ver: libgnome-desktop-2-7 No candidate ver: libntfs-3g28 No candidate ver: libxklavier12 No candidate ver: libgpod3 No candidate ver: libmagickcore1 No candidate ver: libffado0 No candidate ver: libzephyr3 No candidate ver: libuniconf4.4 No candidate ver: libmbca0 No candidate ver: liblwres40 No candidate ver: hotkey-setup No candidate ver: libkrb53 No candidate ver: ttf-bitstream-vera No candidate ver: libeel2-2 No candidate ver: libopal-2.2 No candidate ver: songbird No candidate ver: plib1.8.4c2 No candidate ver: linux-image-2.6.27-7-generic No candidate ver: libpoppler3 No candidate ver: google-chrome-unstable No candidate ver: linux-image-2.6.28-11-generic No candidate ver: linux-restricted-modules-2.6.28-14-generic No candidate ver: simgear1.0.0 No candidate ver: libpoppler-glib3 No candidate ver: mono-common No candidate ver: libx264-65 No candidate ver: libwvstreams4.4-extras No candidate ver: libdns43 No candidate ver: libnm-glib0 No candidate ver: libpt2.6.1 No candidate ver: libisccc40 No candidate ver: libdns45

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(Sorry that is so long...) I'm assuming I'm missing each of those packages. However, when I try to install them, for example:

sudo apt-get install libisc44

I get some response that this package is missing and/or it may be part of another package.

I'm not exactly sure what I should do. I don't want to reinstall ubuntu, since I have it dual booted with Windows Vista and I don't want to risk anything on the Windows partition.

What are your thoughts?

EDIT: I've posted this on Ubuntu Forums and nobody ever responded so...yah

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Reinstalling Ubuntu will not overwrite your Vista partition. Put everything (swap, /, /home if applicable) on the same partitions as now. You should do backups anyway, but there's no special risk to reinstalling.

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so basically install ubuntu again on the same partition? thereby, erasing the old ubuntu installation? –  codedude May 14 '10 at 21:16

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