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Old 01-28-2012, 07:46 AM   #1
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Upgrading my computer


I have just done something stupid I was in the middle of updating my computer from Ubuntu 9.10 to 11.00 and i accidently closed my laptop down now it won't let me log in or do anything can some tell me what to do please,
 
Old 01-28-2012, 08:07 AM   #2
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Hi,

Does it boots up? if it boots up and get stuck somewhere, could let us know where it's at. A bit more detail would be hepful.
if it boots up but stops before loading the GUI, you should be able to continue the upgrade process in the command line mode.

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Old 01-28-2012, 08:31 AM   #3
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It boots up but but that's all it does it won't let me log in or do anything else and how do I get into the command line
 
Old 01-28-2012, 08:48 AM   #4
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Try booting into the Recovery mode.The second down on the Boot page. It should let you into the Command Line Interface.Then try the following commands one at a time:
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sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get --fix-missing install
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get update
Does it work? Does it stop? What error messages do you get?
 
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:53 AM   #5
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Maybe try to boot into runlevel #1

What is the bootloader, grub ?

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I am not familiar with ubuntu, better try above suggestion

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Old 01-28-2012, 10:32 AM   #6
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Hi again I now get to the login screen and I can't move the cursor or click to put my password it has frozen on me what do I do I've just tried that now what do I do

Last edited by robmark; 01-29-2012 at 01:37 PM. Reason: To know what todo next
 
Old 01-28-2012, 11:14 AM   #7
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Hi,

Try ctrl+alt+-f1 (or f2 or f3).
That should get you to the console, those are tty1, tty2
Ought to be abe to logn with your username then you should be able to run
command posted in #4.

Rgds,
 
Old 01-28-2012, 11:17 AM   #8
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Oh yes, you probably want to use wired connection (eth0) in case the wireless doesnt work. If you know how to start it manually without using the nm-applet then go ahead fire up your wlan0
 
Old 01-28-2012, 11:49 AM   #9
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That didn't work I still can't move my cursor and it is still stuck on the log on screen so what shall I do please help
 
Old 01-28-2012, 11:54 AM   #10
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I dont know how to restore your current OS but I would suggest to boot from a liveCD and copy all your personalfiles out to a external hard drive in case you need to do a fresh installation of your OS.

Good luck to you.
 
Old 01-29-2012, 11:18 AM   #11
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The boot loader is grub so what can I do to get my laptop working
 
Old 01-29-2012, 02:17 PM   #12
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Hi all I've got past the login stage but now it won't let me do anything else what shall I do to get to my files etc the screen is now a purple colour and that's it
 
Old 01-29-2012, 03:29 PM   #13
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Sounds like something got majorly borked. In all honesty, I think the best solution was given above by TroN; boot off of a LiveCD, backup all of your files (generally everything under /home/<your user name>, and then reformat and reinstall the system. Once that's done, you can recover all your files from the back-up that you made.
 
Old 01-29-2012, 04:53 PM   #14
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How do I get a live disk and how do I reformat my laptop

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Old 01-29-2012, 05:01 PM   #15
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You don't see rescue mode in bootloader menu, before boot ?
 
  


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