Upfrading from Ubuntu 14.03 to Ubuntu 16.0

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Fri Jul 29 05:55:03 UTC 2016


Was the issue caused by the package
http://packages.ubuntu.com/xenial/ttf-mscorefonts-installer ?

"Note: the msttcorefonts package does not work if you are behind a
proxy server." -
http://packages.ubuntu.com/xenial/ttf-mscorefonts-installer

On Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:00:45 +1000, Peter wrote:
>On restarting it opens the encrypted file system then if goes to
>temintal session and asks for a user name and password. No matter what
>I enters it keeps asking for the same information and the boot does
>not progress.

So you're using an encrypted home/ partition?
It asks for a username and password to allow access to the partition?

If so, this might be irrelevant:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCdRecovery#Lost_Password

You might need to continue doing this:

"Update Failure

If there was an update that made your system non-bootable and they have
fixed it in the repositories, you can use the Live CD to run apt-get to
get the new files to fix your system.

    Boot the Ubuntu Live CD.

    Press Ctrl-Alt-F1

    sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt

    sudo mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev

    sudo mount --bind /proc /mnt/proc

    sudo mount --bind /sys /mnt/sys

    sudo chroot /mnt

    apt update

    apt upgrade 

If you have trouble accessing your network after chroot, you probably
use DHCP and can work around this by adding OpenDNS name servers to
your /etc/resolv.conf after you use chroot:

nameserver 208.67.222.222
nameserver 208.67.220.220" -
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCdRecovery#Update_Failure

/dev/sda1 not necessarily is your root directory's partition, see
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCdRecovery#Finding_your_root_partition .

However, _do not_ chroot and apt upgrade yet. Also _do not_ change the
password yet.

_But_ instead mount and run

  cat /mnt/etc/lsb-release
  grep -i xenial /mnt/etc/apt/sources.list
  cat /mnt/moonstudio/etc/default/keyboard

and post the output.

Regards,
Ralf






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