When I use Software Sources In Linux-Mint by option FixMergeListProblems it says: E: Internal error opening cash (3). Please report.

Asked by milenagoossens on 2018-12-28

I had dual boot Windows 10 Linux Mint laptop. I broke down my Linux and reinstalled it. This made my dual boot disappear and although I see my Windows on drive C, my Linux is installed on a new drive Z so I can not reach my Windows. Besides that I can not use the update manager, because since the re installation of Linux, I have been able only a couple of times to install updates. When I press Fix Merge List Problems it says:
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/mirror.unix-solutions.be_ubuntu_dists_xenial_universe_i18n_Translation-en - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/mirror.unix-solutions.be_ubuntu_dists_xenial_universe_binary-i386_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/mirror.unix-solutions.be_ubuntu_dists_xenial_universe_binary-amd64_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/mirror.unix-solutions.be_ubuntu_dists_xenial_restricted_i18n_Translation-en - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/mirror.unix-solutions.be_ubuntu_dists_xenial_restricted_binary-i386_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/mirror.unix-solutions.be_ubuntu_dists_xenial_restricted_binary-amd64_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/mirror.unix-solutions.be_ubuntu_dists_xenial_main_i18n_Translation-en - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/mirror.unix-solutions.be_ubuntu_dists_xenial_main_binary-i386_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/mirror.unix-solutions.be_ubuntu_dists_xenial_main_binary-amd64_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/mirrors.uni-ruse.bg_linuxmint_packages_dists_sylvia_backport_binary-i386_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/mirrors.uni-ruse.bg_linuxmint_packages_dists_sylvia_backport_binary-amd64_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/mirrors.uni-ruse.bg_linuxmint_packages_dists_sylvia_import_binary-i386_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/mirrors.uni-ruse.bg_linuxmint_packages_dists_sylvia_import_binary-amd64_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/mirrors.uni-ruse.bg_linuxmint_packages_dists_sylvia_upstream_binary-i386_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/mirrors.uni-ruse.bg_linuxmint_packages_dists_sylvia_upstream_binary-amd64_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/mirrors.uni-ruse.bg_linuxmint_packages_dists_sylvia_main_binary-i386_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/mirrors.uni-ruse.bg_linuxmint_packages_dists_sylvia_main_binary-amd64_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/ppa.launchpad.net_obsproject_obs-studio_ubuntu_dists_xenial_main_i18n_Translation-en - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/ppa.launchpad.net_obsproject_obs-studio_ubuntu_dists_xenial_main_binary-i386_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/ppa.launchpad.net_obsproject_obs-studio_ubuntu_dists_xenial_main_binary-amd64_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/ppa.launchpad.net_gol-d-ace_obs-studio_ubuntu_dists_xenial_main_i18n_Translation-en - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/ppa.launchpad.net_gol-d-ace_obs-studio_ubuntu_dists_xenial_main_binary-i386_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/ppa.launchpad.net_gol-d-ace_obs-studio_ubuntu_dists_xenial_main_binary-amd64_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/files2.eid.belgium.be_debian_dists_sarah_main_binary-i386_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/files2.eid.belgium.be_debian_dists_sarah_main_binary-amd64_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/files.eid.belgium.be_debian_dists_sarah_main_binary-i386_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/files.eid.belgium.be_debian_dists_sarah_main_binary-amd64_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Internal error opening cache (3). Please report.

Please, can you help me to restore my windows boot and to repair the update manager.
Thanks,
Milena

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Linux Mint is not supported by the Ubuntu community in any way. It has it's own community and support channels. I suggest you post on the Mint forum here:
https://forums.linuxmint.com

None of the "Ubuntu based" distributions are supported here

Thanks

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #2

Manfred Hampl suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #3041: “No support for Linux Mint”.

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