Ubuntu upgrade gone bad

Curtis Vaughan cavaughan at gmail.com
Sat Nov 1 17:31:38 UTC 2008

Karl Larsen <k5di at zianet.com> wrote:
> Curtis Vaughan wrote:
>> I was updating to 8.10 from Hardy Heron. It was already installing the 
>> software (so it was nearing completion) when I lost power. Now the 
>> computer won't boot. I don't remember the exact error, but something 
>> to the effect that something's wrong with the kernel. 
>> I decided to download the 8.10 CD, but it turns out there is no 
>> recovery mode on it. I'm wondering what actions I can take to restore 
>> something so I can complete the update.
>> Thanks for any input!
>     First there is a fine recovery function on the 8.10 LiveCD but it is 
> not what you need.
>     Your problem I can't understand at all. It sounds like you were 
> Updating the 8.10 when power dropped. That should not be a problem. So 
> what really happened?

So in the first place I went to various articles on the Internet, some of 
which talked about a recovery option on previous Ubuntu disks. But at the 
boot prompt for of the disk I pushed Help and went to the recovery help page 
and it said specifically that this disk does not contain a recovery 
function. Something to that effect. I just downloaded 8.10 disk yesterday.

I'm updating my MacBook Ubuntu. Unfortunately, this computer's battery will 
maybe last 5 minutes. And unfortunately, it came unplugged. So my computer 
lost all power. When I tried to boot, it wouldn't. 

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