View Full Version : [kubuntu] Failed to Upgrade

December 9th, 2009, 10:21 PM
I tried to upgrade to 9.10. It downloaded all the packages, installed them, then it said that the upgrade failed and and it will now execute the recovery process.

I rebooted the computer and this is the message I get:

init: ureadahead main process (2689) terminated with status 5
mountall:/proc: unable to mont: Device or resource busy
mountall:/proc/self/mountinfo: No such file or directory
mountall: root filesystem isn't mounted
init: mountall main process (2690) terminated with status 1
General error mounting filesystems.
A maintenance shell will now be started.
Control-D will terminate this shell and re-try.

Hitting Ctrl-D generates the same message.
This is a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop. I have Vista and Kubuntu installed on it.

Would anyone know what I have to do next? I am Stumped. Googling the error was not fruitful.
Please help.

December 10th, 2009, 09:27 PM
I am trying to run the upgrade from the command prompt.
But it seems that I can't access the internet from the command prompt. Is there a way to do so?
The following is the result of fdisk -l. Shouldn't there be an * next to sda2 as well?

Device Boot Start End Blocks ID System
/dev/sda1 1 6 48163+ DE Dell Utility
/dev/sda2 * 7 8586 68915039+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 8587 14341 46227037+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 14342 14595 2024190 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 14342 14593 2024158 82 Linux Swap/Solaris