View Full Version : [ubuntu] Partial upgrade failure - no boot, just disk diagnostic tests!

May 1st, 2010, 04:11 PM
Ok, I am a confessed novice and clicked "yes" to do a partial upgrade. Mea culpa, for sure.

Now my laptop won't boot, grub sends me straight to hardware diagnostics that run over and over. I am posting this from a boot disk.

I believe my kernel was deleted in the 'partial' and so need to re-install. Was running 9.10. Would love to just "re-install" from a 9.10 boot disk, but don't have that option I guess.

So, how can I, from a boot disk terminal, fix my /dev/sda1 kernel and upgrade issues?

Thanks very much for the assistance!