While running my Gutsy to update to Hardy, the computer froze and I had to hard restart. Now, I have both kernel 2.6.24-16 and 2.6.24-14 in my GRUB and neither one works! My 24-14 gets to the Username/Password prompt, and then freezes upon trying to login, and my 24-16 freezes on the ubuntu loading splash page.
I tried running 'dpkg --configure -a' for both, but I tried for 2 weeks in 24-16 and it was doing a different dpkg configure than I'm used to and didn't seem to go anywhere (got over 1000000). My 24-14 came back with errors and didn't run at all.
I burned an ISO for Hardy to try and rescue it, but the disc doesn't respond when I hit Enter to Install Ubuntu.
I am so burnt out by this; is there anyone that can offer any advice?
I don't care too much about saving the install, but the data on the drive is very important.