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Old 04-25-2011, 09:15 PM   #1
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[ubuntu] Unexpected shut down during update to 11.04... Eek!


Hi, my computer unexpedly shut down during an installation of 11.04 Alpha 3 from 10.10, an upgrade, if you will.

What can I do to restore this computer, as it will not start up??

I have very important files I'd like to restore, before resorting to a factory fresh restore!!

When starting up, it says "The disk drive for / is not ready yet or not present
Continue to wait; or press S to skip or M for manual recovery"

What can I do to fix this update?

Thanks, Will.
 
Old 04-25-2011, 09:22 PM   #2
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At first, upgrading a machine with important files without making a backup is a very bad idea. In fact even if you don't want to upgrade you should have a backup. I think you already recognized that.

To your problem:
1. Get an Ubuntu live-CD and boot from it.
2. Backup your important data to an external medium.
3. Make a fresh install.

Important: Do not make any attempts to repair your system before backing up your data.

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Old 04-25-2011, 09:45 PM   #3
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Will a USB stick work as well?

Also during the load up screen it says Ubuntu 10.10. Should I use Live CD/USB (if applicable) version 11.04 or 10.10? Thanks for the snappy responses!

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Yes, you can also boot from a USB stick.
 
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:52 PM   #5
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Please read my other question as well.


Thank You so much!!!!
Saved me a few hours of stress
 
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It doesn't matter which version you use.
 
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