I was trying to re-install 12.10 from a usb but it failed/crashed, upon reboot I am left in grub rescue mode. I have reset the prefix and root locations, but when I run
the result I get is
error: incompatible license
. The issue I have now is that I can no longer boot from USB, and my x201 doesn't have an optical drive, so I need to fix this (if possible) through the rescue terminal. I don't want to format the drive completely because I have a dual-boot set up, but the documentation on grub rescue is terrible and I have followed as many tutorials as I could before punting, and asking for help here. Thanks in advance
A bit of background here: I had a failed or interrupted upgrade to quantal from precise (I interrupted it because it looked frozen). I was able to clean it up to the point that it worked, but the os was still pretty buggy. I had to fix a lot of packages manually w
(-a didn't work so I went through and did the problem packages manually with --f). Additionally the software-sources GUI didn't load. I got frustrated with trying to install a third-party pkg (qgis) but the repositories were not behaving properly, so I tried to do a clean install from a usb (no optical drive).
please help! I'll provide any info I can to be helpful, but I haven't dealt with this stuff before