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

Michael Michael.Penllergaer at btinternet.com
Thu Aug 4 12:24:15 UTC 2016



On 01/08/2016 16:23, Michael wrote:
>
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> On 01/08/2016 15:11, Michael wrote:
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>> 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:
>>>
>>>             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
>>
>>
>>
>> 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
>
> I finally used 12.04 and 14.04....this time being careful to let it 
> run witout interruption. Using the same process, have loaded 16.04 on 
> another computer. Thanks for suggestions, thread closed.

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