View Full Version : [ubuntu] lost power while upgrading

May 8th, 2010, 03:19 PM
H E L P was upgrading my GREAT UBUNTU 9,1 to 10.04 ran for about 4 hours, 1 hour left and lost power, CRASH aaaaaahhhhhhhh what are my options.

May 8th, 2010, 11:22 PM
I wouldn't waste my time trying to rescue a system which has suffered a hard shut down during an upgrade. The fast and safe approach is getting your files out and doing a clean install of 10.04.

May 9th, 2010, 12:15 AM
sudo apt-get clear
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
It may want you to do some other things like:

sudo apt-get -f install
sudo dpkg --configure -a
These would also be helpful to run.

If you can't get to a terminal, hold down Shift while booting to enter GRUB, select the recovery kernel, and then select "root shell with networking". In this case, you don't need "sudo" in your commands.

May 9th, 2010, 05:19 AM
tried to install 10.04 from cd, error message of "unknown user", UPGRADING is the worst idea EVER, do not do it, I had a fantastic UBUNTU in 9.1, now I have NOTHING, I give up, will be my last UBUNTU thread, going back to the demon spawn Windows, fun while it lasted but am beaten

May 9th, 2010, 12:35 PM
I hope that you are still reading this.

If 9.10 works, you don't need to worry about other versions for the next year. There is full support for 9.10 through april 2011, though 10.04 is released.