[ubuntu-uk] Messed up upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04

Michael Michael.Penllergaer at btinternet.com
Mon Aug 1 10:34:29 UTC 2016

On 01/08/2016 10:11, Alan Pope wrote:
> Hi,
> On 1 August 2016 at 10:00, Michael <Michael.Penllergaer at btinternet.com> wrote:
>> The update14.04-16-04,  was writing updated files when it stopped, a restart
>> just defaults to login and login to the terminal command prompt. The help
>> option delivers a screen full, I do not know if one of the options will
>> help.
> If it barfed part way through, then it may be possible to encourage it
> to finish the job.
> At the command line terminal window, login using your
> username/password. Then once you get logged in, issue this command:-
> sudo dpkg --configure -a
> (that's sudo space dpkg space dash dash configure space dash lower-case-a).
> It should start chugging away continuing the upgrade. If it just ends
> immediately with no output then the upgrade may have finished, but
> something is missing. In that event, assuming you use Ubuntu (with
> Unity) desktop I would issue:-
> sudo apt install ubuntu-desktop^
> (sudo space apt space install space ubuntu dash desktop caret) (the
> caret is important).
> If that does indeed install more stuff then that may be sufficient to
> have 'fixed' it.
> If the first command (the dpkg one) *did* produce a chunk of output -
> like telling you it's installing / upgrading packages, then it may not
> be necessary to run the second command.
> If you have run the above process, then I'd restart "sudo reboot"
> (sudo space reboot), and see if it is fixed.
> Let us know how you get on.
> Cheers,
> Al.
Some progress, used both patches, now get a 14.04 screen but without 
folders so am not sure just where it is now.
message box, "System program problem detected"   "Do you want to report 
the problem now"          (I did )

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