[ubuntu-uk] Messed up upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04 Still struggling
Michael.Penllergaer at btinternet.com
Mon Aug 1 15:23:47 UTC 2016
On 01/08/2016 15:11, Michael wrote:
> On 01/08/2016 15:47, Tony Pursell wrote:
>> On 1 August 2016 at 14:10, Michael
>> <Michael.Penllergaer at btinternet.com
>> <mailto:Michael.Penllergaer at btinternet.com>> wrote:
>> On 01/08/2016 11:34, Michael wrote:
>> On 01/08/2016 10:11, Alan Pope wrote:
>> 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
>> 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
>> (sudo space reboot), and see if it is fixed.
>> Let us know how you get on.
>> 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 ?
>> 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?
>> One thing I did not say, the Ubuntu page shows 14.04 and nothing else
>> except the backdrop, I have never used grub (knowingly) so was
>> worried about causing more problems..........will try your suggestion
>> and report back.
> Tks, Michael
> Only kerrnel I can find is 311, looks like I might have disturbed a
> long pause, messing up everything. I'm expecting a 14.04, DVD Rom in
> the next day or two, can try to repair what I have already.Will keep
> the thread open, closing when resolved.
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