View Full Version : [ubuntu] upgrade to 11.04 failed. System Broken

June 29th, 2011, 10:47 PM
I attempted to upgrade to 11.04 from 10.10. At first it wouldn't download the files because of "authentication failure" after cleaning out my repos down to the basics, it downloaded the files. At some point during the install however, it stopped, saying it had some error and would try running "dpkg --configure -a". That didn't work. Later when I tried to run that command it gave the following error:

dpkg: error: parse error near line 20 thousand something: compiz-switch
junk after word in 'priority' field

After scanning the forums I failed to find a solution, and attempted to restart the computer (big mistake). It failed to boot saying that "filesystem '/' cannot be mounted press S to skip or M for manual repair" pressing S caused it to lock up, M drops me to a command line. I can access the filesystem in the command line, but it's all read-only

Assistance greatly appreciated :p

June 30th, 2011, 03:36 AM
I guess the fastest solution is to begin anew:

June 30th, 2011, 05:38 PM
*sigh* I was afraid of that. Oh, well, it's not the end of the world, since I can get all my files. Thanks for the reply.