Ubuntu upgrade gone bad
k5di at zianet.com
Sat Nov 1 17:44:28 UTC 2008
Curtis Vaughan wrote:
> 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 have the 8.10 LiveCD I got around a week ago and it has everything
the older LiveCD have. I think it will serve you well as a recovery from
a Grub problem.
> 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.
Well there are two things I know nothing about here. I have never
even seen a MacBook and surprised you got Ubuntu loaded. If the battery
is good for 5 minutes I never want to see it either :-)
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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