View Full Version : [ubuntu] Battery died during upgrade

July 22nd, 2008, 08:38 PM
Let me preface this by saying my poor Inspiron 1150 has power issues to begin with, but both the ac and the battery conked out while I was upgrading 7.10 to 8.04.1.

It will still boot 7x, I get the drumroll, and can log in, but all I get is a lovely peach screen and a mouse cursor, nothing else. If I try to install 8x, I get a black screen (which is probbably related to the video driver issue when I installed 7x)

Is there any way to get the 7x install working again?

July 22nd, 2008, 09:22 PM
Update: Fixed

1. Booted into GNOME session
2. Went to terminal window, typed: sudo dkpg --configure -a
3. Sat back and watched the fireworks
4. Booted normally

Thanks: Forums, Google