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    Question 12.04 Upgrade fail Broken Pipe

    After upgrading to 12.04 the system now boots to an error message

    "could not write bytes: broken pipe" then stops at
    Checking Battery State... OK

    I have tried booting an earlier version of Ubuntu and it won't let me log in.

    I have also tried Ctrl + Alt + F1 and it refuses my username.

    How can I get my pictures and bookmarks out before I reinstall?

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    Re: 12.04 Upgrade fail Broken Pipe

    Try plugging out the harddrive and plug into a desktop computer.

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    Re: 12.04 Upgrade fail Broken Pipe

    Quote Originally Posted by DrReaper View Post
    How can I get my pictures and bookmarks out before I reinstall?
    Why reinstall?
    If you provide more detail about where in the boot process this occurs, and how it's different in the other kernel, it may be simpler to fix the problem.

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    Re: 12.04 Upgrade fail Broken Pipe

    Lets see the system is a desktop. I don't know how moving the hard drive would help.

    What do you want to know about the ubuntu? It's version 12.04 and it doesn't open anymore.

    I even managed to make things worse. I some how messed up the Grub loading the different partitions.

    I was able to get a Ubuntu live CD going however when i try to backup folders it says i have no access rights.

    I was thinking of reinstalling because nobody has been able to help me with the ubuntu 12.04 not loading. How do i get a more detailed enumeration of the boot?
    Last edited by DrReaper; July 19th, 2012 at 01:19 AM.

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    Re: 12.04 Upgrade fail Broken Pipe

    I fixed the grub problem! Super Grub 2 boot CD helped get into Windows so I could run fixboot. I am dual booting.


    I have been searching for answers and I have an Nvidia graphics card in this computer.

    Is it possible to update the Nvidia driver on the system using a Ubuntu live CD? I cannot boot the ubuntu 12.04 on the system right now. It's still hanging on checking battery... OK
    Last edited by DrReaper; July 19th, 2012 at 01:22 AM.

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