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

Michael Michael.Penllergaer at btinternet.com
Mon Aug 1 15:23:47 UTC 2016



On 01/08/2016 15:11, Michael wrote:
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> On 01/08/2016 15:47, Tony Pursell wrote:
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>> On 1 August 2016 at 14:10, Michael 
>> <Michael.Penllergaer at btinternet.com 
>> <mailto:Michael.Penllergaer at btinternet.com>> wrote:
>>
>>
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>>     On 01/08/2016 11:34, Michael wrote:
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>>         On 01/08/2016 10:11, Alan Pope wrote:
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>>             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?
>>
>> Tony
>>
>> 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
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>
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> 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.
Michael.D
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