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Can't install anything on Ubuntu

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I installed the newest Ubuntu and everything seems to be working but I can't install any updates or any new applications. this is what i get every time :

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Selecting previously deselected package libstdc++6-4.6-dev.
(Reading database ... 55%dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting:
reading files list for package 'linux-image-3.0.0-15-generic-pae': Input/output error
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

everything installs fine up until this point. I am a bit new at linux still so i apologize if the reason for the error is simple.
thanks for any help
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Start the Ubuntu 11.10 terminal and type:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Looks like apt has a corrupt database on your system.
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