I was just doing a routine update of all packages with the Update Manager and now I have a tricky situation where the installation of the updated packages has stalled/paused.
The reason for this is because it updated my kernel to 2.6.24-18 and when it asked me if i wanted to replace my menu.lst file i selected something like "open in new shell..." (i can't quite remember exactly). But anyway, when i clicked that the window froze up and went that dark blackish sort of colour. I waited a while but it was not doing anything and it did not revive itself. So i forced it to quit.
The problem now is that the update manager is waiting for feedback about the menu.lst file... but it cannot get it. So it has just hung.
Here is the current output from the 'Installing Software' window:
Preparing to replace linux-headers-generic 184.108.40.206.19 (using .../linux-headers-generic_220.127.116.11.20_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement linux-headers-generic ...
Setting up linux-image-2.6.24-18-generic (2.6.24-18.32) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-18-generic
Running postinst hook script /sbin/update-grub.
Searching for GRUB installation directory ... found: /boot/grub
Searching for default file ... found: /boot/grub/default
Testing for an existing GRUB menu.lst file ... found: /boot/grub/menu.lst
Searching for splash image ... none found, skipping ...
Found kernel: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-18-generic
Found kernel: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-17-generic
Found kernel: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic
Found kernel: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic
Found kernel: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Does anyone know what I can do???
I don't really want to have a heap of installed packages lying around the OS.