Help me please. I'm absolutely Linux-retarded (was given this computer by someone who swears by Linux...). I really am trying to understand it, but I hit up against the wall too often. I'm currently having trouble finding Synaptic to get an application that will allow me to store my music on the computer with the option to either burn a cd or load my mp3 player. Synaptic doesn't seem to exist on my computer anymore...it comes up with a box: "An error occured...E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. E: _cache->open() failed, please report."
I have NO IDEA what this means. If someone can walk me through re-installing Synaptic, then finding an appropriate application for said options, I WOULD VERY MUCH APPRECIATE IT! Thank you!