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i updated to ubuntu 13.10 a few days ago and then couldnt get online it showed the hardware being there and all but wouldnt connect so i looked online for something to help fix it but nothing i did worked then 5 days later it completely broke down, it wouldnt load anything at all. i got it to the command line and it wouldnt read anything, no usb, dvd rom, wireless, or nic card at all. i tryed to reinstall ubuntu but the bios dont even see the dvd rom or usb any ideas on whats wrong other then its completely fried???
- what packages were updated?
- how do you "get on line" (Cable, xDSL, Wireless, tethering, other?) and what have you actually tried (detailed account and output please)?
- what does '(lspci; lsusb; dmesg)|tee /tmp/output.txt' return when you boot the machine? (Attach /tmp/output.txt as plain text file?)
- any proprietary drivers necessary?
no i cant boot from anything. i got into terminal once and did lspci and it showed all the USB ports, dvd-rom, and other hardware but when i try to but it from usb or dvd-rom to reinstall ubuntu 13.04(the last one that worked right) bios doesnt show it having any dvd-rom or USB ports to use. i dont know what all was updated i just did a os update to 13.10 and this happened after 5 days. the only things i did when it was working was try eth0 up and iwan0 up then both down and adding static ips but nothing would work so i turned them off and removed the static ips then 2 days later the system froze completely.
Distribution: Debian Wheezy, Jessie, Sid/Experimental, playing with LFS.
I agree with evo2, it is highly unlikely that updating Ubuntu broke your computer. It is much more liekly that your computer has developed a hardware issue which it would have developed regrdless of what OS was installed.