View Full Version : [SOLVED] Upgrade to 12.04 is stuck while installing packages - what now?

June 4th, 2012, 05:23 PM
I tried to upgrade my Ubuntu install to 12.04 from the previous 11.10 version (64-bit). Everything went fine:

Check Preparing to upgrade
Check Setting new software channels
Check Getting new packages
Progress Install new packages

Here it tried to do an upgrade of friendly-recovery which seemed to have completed and the it tried to update the conf file and is since then not progressing with anything. The computer is still responding since I was able to open a terminal. I did not stop the upgrade, it is still stuck.

My question now is what should I do next?

Thanks for any advice.

June 4th, 2012, 05:52 PM
I stopped the upgrade after it did not progress. When I try to run update-manager now from terminal it realizes that the old upgrade was not finished which is good but I can not do a parcial upgrade since something still has a lock on files. Any idea how to progress now is greatly appreciated.

June 4th, 2012, 06:08 PM
Tried to run sudo apt-get update interminal and got

E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

Do now I know which dir is locked but still no clue on how to solve it.

June 4th, 2012, 06:15 PM
Tried to run this

sudo fuser -cuk /var/lib/dpkg/lock; sudo rm -f /var/lib/dpkg/lock

and the whole box just died :(

No fun at all

June 4th, 2012, 08:34 PM
ok, decided for a fresh install, pretty depressed but what can I do, not booting anymore and the live cd does not offer any repair option :( great start to 12.04.