E:Read error - read (5: Input/output error)

Asked by Bluppie

E:Read error - read (5: Input/output error), E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

This error is coming back for an few months even after reinstalling Ubuntu 12.04 completely new end clean.
I downloaded an new ISO and updated this distro afterwards and now I have this error again. :-(
Opening or closing drive E is an frequent coming back error.
What is wrong on my ACER Aspire 3680?

This error is affecting also synaptic, update and software center

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This question was originally filed as bug #1088000.

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Javier López (javier-lopez) said :

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We understand the difficulties you are facing, but it is better to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. You can also find help posting your problem in the support forum of your local Ubuntu's community http://loco.ubuntu.com/ or asking at http://askubuntu.com. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs.

This specific issue is resolved in the following link https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update-manager/+question/66668

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Mark Rijckenberg (markrijckenberg) said :
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Bluppie (benhyper) said :

The error has appeard after an update from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04. After that the system was performing worser and worser. Even my swap whas to large. After reinstalling 12.04 on an clean disk the error was gone.
Therefore I think the update with keeping /home/user alive has cone wrong. Even my ext4 could not save me.