Ubuntu upgrade gone bad
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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