View Full Version : [ubuntu] Upgrade from 9.04 to 9.10 interrupted by power off

December 15th, 2009, 05:52 PM
Ok! I left the laptop busy upgrading from 9.04 to Karmic, and when I returned it was dead. I tried booting and it eventually stalled afterr "checking battery state"

CtrlAltF2 got me a terminal and I went root. I was advised to run apt-config, and did so. endless problems with parse errors in /var/lib/dpkg/updates.....

Anyway, I've finally got booted in and the touchpad doesn't work. I seem to be on the old kernel, and when I use CLI for update-manager it crashes saying I've got a broken package... synaptics finds and offers to fix package, but 'apply' leads to a fatal error....

meanwhile, I'm writing this in a wubi install, which seems to work fine.

Tempted to simply put a hard link to my old /home directory and re-set my bindings...I might also download a new iso and do a clean install (after saving old /home to external drive)

Very frustrating as karmic works great on my wee asus.

Any ideas before I blow this one away?


December 15th, 2009, 05:56 PM
I'd save /home and do a re-install. You never know what might be wrong.
And plug your laptop into the power point next time you update...;)

December 15th, 2009, 06:11 PM
And plug your laptop into the power point next time you update...
it's a long story....sticky tape and all...;-)