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

Tony Pursell ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Mon Aug 1 14:47:40 UTC 2016

On 1 August 2016 at 14:10, Michael <Michael.Penllergaer at btinternet.com>

> On 01/08/2016 11:34, Michael wrote:
>> 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 )
>> Any more suggestions anybody, please, I get grub, not the normal command
> line so cant force an update ?
> Michael.D
I did a successful 14.04 to 16.04 upgrade yesterday.  if, when you get to
the GRUB menu, you choose 'Advanced options for Ubuntu', you can see which
kernels you have installed. You will have 4.4, 3.13 and 3.11 if all has
gone well. Have you got 4.4.0-31?

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