View Full Version : [ubuntu] SOS Crashed during upgrade, need help reloading

September 1st, 2010, 05:19 PM
Help! My laptop crashed in the middle of upgrading from Hardy Heron to 10.04. Now I can't boot at all. It'll load grub and let me pick an older kernal which gives me a reasonably familiar shell or I can let it go to the latest and it gives me some strange shell with very limited commands. Anyone have any idea how to proceed from here?

Thanks in advance.

September 1st, 2010, 07:30 PM
I would boot into a LiveCD, back up all important data from the Ubuntu partition (or, alternatively, back up all /home), and do a clean install.

September 4th, 2010, 03:43 PM
K, I'll try that. Waiting for a iso that a friend made for me. Should be here in the mail today. Not sure if I can back anything up, though. As it now stands, when I try to mount my external drive it returns 'cannot create directory `/Media/NewVolume': Read-only file system. When I list it, though, it shows permissions for /media/ as drwxr-xr-x :-k

September 4th, 2010, 04:08 PM
You will be able to from the LiveCD. If not, paste the error message here, and possibly the output of
dmesg | tail -20