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    Machine essentially bricked after updates

    I have a machine with Ubuntu 13.04 that has been running fine and dandy. I was prompted to install updates (sorry, I didn't pay attention to what they were). Once they were installed, I rebooted, and now it freezes right when the login screen appears. I tried booting in safe mode, recovery mode, in root shell prompt doing a
    apt-get update
    apt-get dist-upgrade

    Nothing has worked.

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    Re: Machine essentially bricked after updates

    Try using this rather similar line :

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

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    Re: Machine essentially bricked after updates

    Were you using a proprietary graphics driver and might one of the updates have been a new kernel?
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    Re: Machine essentially bricked after updates

    I try to pay attention to what updates are taking place so I have an idea what may break or need repair if it does not boot.

    Did you install video drivers and maybe a new kernel did not correctly update? Besides recovery mode does the next oldest kernel boot?

    If you can get to command line with recovery. lines with # are comments:
    #if not chroot use: sudo -i
    #houseclean
    apt-get autoclean # only removes files that cannot be downloaded anymore (obsolete)
    apt-get clean
    #refresh
    apt-get update #resync package index
    apt-get upgrade #newest versions of all packages, update must be run first
    #would upgrade you to the latest kernel in the repositories
    #dist-upgrade is also able to remove existing packages if required
    apt-get dist-upgrade
    # fix Broken packages -f
    apt-get -f install
    dpkg --configure -a
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Machine essentially bricked after updates

    You know what they say about great minds, oldfred...
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    Re: Machine essentially bricked after updates

    Thank you much Jonor. That worked perfectly. Also, thank you to everyone to whom provided help. I am greatly appreciative to the Linux community!!!!

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    SOLVED Re: Machine essentially bricked after updates

    Solved.

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