Trying to get Raspbian Buster running on a brand new Raspberry Pi 4 mounted in a version 1 Pi-Top notebook. During the initial setup, when it goes to check for updates, I keep getting this error:
Error getting updates
W: Not using locking for read only lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend
W: Not using locking for read only lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock
E: dpkg was interrupted. You must manually run 'dpkg – configure -a' to correct the problem
When I then try to run the above command manually in terminal, I only ever see the descriptive help text on the dpkg command. I can't seem to get dpkg to execute as requested.
If I skip this and reboot, I am whisked back to the initial setup dialog, and the whole process repeats. I am guessing the error message is either corrupt or incomplete. What should I be trying to run in terminal to fix this?
I am using a brand new Sandisk 16GB CL10 microSD card, formatted with SD Formatter, then flashed with the latest version of Etcher. I have tried reformatting and flashing this, and other, cards repeatedly, and keep getting this same error.
I found tons of google hits on various Linux versions when searching this exact message text, so it seems to be some kind of very common issue across the board, whatever it is. Seadching on this forum, however, I did not find an exact match.