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Old 08-17-2018, 02:03 AM   #1
Christopher Wylie
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Xubuntu update went wrong, cannot boot


Hello,
there was a long list of updates on my Xubuntu 18.04 laptop.
i left it alone and went away.
when i came back, i cannot boot anymore.

i am very confused.
what culd have happened?
 
Old 08-17-2018, 04:33 AM   #2
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Hello,
there was a long list of updates on my Xubuntu 18.04 laptop.
i left it alone and went away.
when i came back, i cannot boot anymore.

i am very confused.
what culd have happened?
Other than "you done some updates and your machine doesn't boot anymore", there's not much to go on there.

Do you see any error messages when you attempt to start your system appear on the screen?
Do you know what these "updates" where for?
How did you do these "updates" ? Which app did you use?
Did you do these "updates" via the command-line/terminal or the GUI?

Please provide that information to help us help you.
 
Old 08-18-2018, 06:50 AM   #3
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oops, wrong thread. sorry.

Last edited by ondoho; 08-18-2018 at 06:51 AM.
 
Old 08-18-2018, 08:40 PM   #4
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What happens when you try to boot? Do you get as far as the GRUB screen?

Can you boot into recovery mode? https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RecoveryMode

What error or screen messages do you see?
 
Old 08-19-2018, 01:19 AM   #5
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I tried to reboot again, and then it rebooted.
i could read

orphaned inode
...
recovering journal
...

now i have the desktop again, but it show this, in attachment.

i open terminal and run apt-get:

Quote:
$ apt-get
apt 1.6.1 (amd64)
Usage: apt-get [options] command
apt-get [options] install|remove pkg1 [pkg2 ...]
apt-get [options] source pkg1 [pkg2 ...]

apt-get is a command line interface for retrieval of packages
and information about them from authenticated sources and
for installation, upgrade and removal of packages together
with their dependencies.

Most used commands:
update - Retrieve new lists of packages
upgrade - Perform an upgrade
install - Install new packages (pkg is libc6 not libc6.deb)
remove - Remove packages
purge - Remove packages and config files
autoremove - Remove automatically all unused packages
dist-upgrade - Distribution upgrade, see apt-get(8)
dselect-upgrade - Follow dselect selections
build-dep - Configure build-dependencies for source packages
clean - Erase downloaded archive files
autoclean - Erase old downloaded archive files
check - Verify that there are no broken dependencies
source - Download source archives
download - Download the binary package into the current directory
changelog - Download and display the changelog for the given package

See apt-get(8) for more information about the available commands.
Configuration options and syntax is detailed in apt.conf(5).
Information about how to configure sources can be found in sources.list(5).
Package and version choices can be expressed via apt_preferences(5).
Security details are available in apt-secure(8).
This APT has Super Cow Powers.
I don't understand.
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Old 08-19-2018, 04:41 AM   #6
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Reading your screenshot, it suggests to me that the package manager cannot find the dependencies for a package(s) you seem to be trying to install.

But, if you say your system would not boot; how did you get to the point of trying to install/update something ? As that suggests to me that your system IS booting up.
 
Old 08-25-2018, 04:17 AM   #7
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please try the following (i just had a very similar problem, and that solved it):
Code:
sudo -i
apt update
dpkg --configure -a
apt install -f
apt upgrade
exit
if that fails, please show us the output!
 
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Old 08-26-2018, 03:55 AM   #8
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I was away, i do not use this computer so often. sorry.

I just tried what ondoho say and it helps. Thank you.
I think it works again.
 
  


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