how to get an super user on ubuntu hardy heron ?

Asked by zeldur on 2008-08-31

when i`m trying to update ubuntu or trying to download new stuff from add and remove, an error pops up. :

E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

then i try to run dpkg --configure -a , but the terminal says that i need a super user.
how do i get that ?

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Best Tony Mugan (tmugan) said :
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Open a terminal window (Applications menu, Accessories) and type...

sudo dpkg --configure -a

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zeldur (zeldur-mtb) said :
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Thanks Tony Mugan, that solved my question.