[ubuntu-uk] non-destructive rescue of Feisty?

Matthew Macdonald-Wallace matthew at truthisfreedom.org.uk
Fri May 18 10:45:20 BST 2007

Hi all,

Whilst upgrading a box from edgy to feisty last night I had the power  
trip out with about 10% to go.  As a result, the system will now boot  
to a message stating:

Starting Up

(or similar, I'm not in front of the machine at the moment!)

It then just sits there.  Is there any way of doing a "chroot  
/mnt/root /bin/bash" and then running an apt-get dist-upgrade or  
update in order to resolve this? Obviously I'd need to boot from a  
live CD, but I'm sure the last time I tried to do this it failed  
miserably and I had to blat the HDD and start again.

Answers on a postcard to the usual address...


Matthew Macdonald-Wallace
Group Co-Ordinator
Thanet Linux User Group
matthew at truthisfreedom.org.uk
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