unable to make system changes anymore

Asked by ibstudent on 2007-10-18

My computer lost power while it was installing a lot of updates and now whenever I try to mount my windows drive or install new software it says.

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

when i go to terminal and run 'dpkg --configure -a' it says
"dpkg: requested operation requires superuser privilege"

Any ideas?

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2007-10-18
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2007-10-18
Wrwrwr (wrwrwr) said : #1

Add sudo:
sudo dpkg --configure -a

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