View Full Version : [ubuntu] accidental power disruption before upgrade was finished

May 4th, 2008, 01:22 AM
My upgrade to 8.04 was nearly complete when I lost power to the computer. When I tried starting back up I get to the sign on and password screen, then nothing after that. Plain orange screen and a cursor that can do nothing.

May 4th, 2008, 01:57 AM
Oh boy that might be messed up.... try this:
Start it up until you get to GDM
This should take you to tty4
Log in with the same administrative user name you normally use.
Then, one at a time, waiting for it to finish:
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude upgrade
sudo aptitude dist-upgrade
Then CTRL+ALT+F7 to return to GDM. Try logging in and see what happens. If it doesn't work, return to tty4 and
sudo init 6 to reboot it to see if it works now.
Beyond that, I can't help you much, Ubuntu runs like Ubuntu and has forked a bit from Debian.
You can check your sources.list from tty4 by:
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list CTRL+X to get out of it after viewing.
Good luck!