I tried to upgrade to Edgy

Adam McMaster adam at moosoft.net
Sat Oct 28 15:35:48 BST 2006

On Sat, 2006-10-28 at 07:14 -0700, Edward Craig wrote:
> I failed.
> My surmise is that among the graphical applications I should have
> exited is the Screen Saver, as when I noticed it frozen,  the disc
> access LED was solid on. Rebooting (which I could accomplish omly via
> a reset) failed on an X error message indicating missing X
> configuration files.
> It took a bit more than the 19 hours predicted to download over a
> dialup 56 modem, like about 41, but I think that's irrelevent, albeit
> disappointing.
> Perxhance someone here can instuct me in how to recover my hosed
> system, else I'll  reinstall, eventually.
> Live CD's are useful as stopgap.

If you can still get to a console, try "sudo apt-get -f install;sudo
apt-get dist-upgrade".

Adam McMaster <adam at moosoft.net>

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