unable 2 load on start up didnt finish update

Asked by shawna Coen on 2012-11-17

Ubuntu OS asked to do an update on the OS, I accepted but my battery died before it completed installation. I tried 2 restart my laptop after plugging it in and it gets to the screen of Ubuntu with the bar loading below it and will go no further. I would completely load a new OS but I have important information on my laptop I can't aaffordto lose. What do I do? If I make a backup disk will it load properly from it?

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Why are you running updates on battery power?? It causes issues like this. In future PLEASE only do upgrades on mains power. It saves the community a lot of time and effort having to dig you out of something that is so easily avoidable.

If you boot to root recovery mode and run:

sudo fuser -vki /var/lib/dpkg/lock;sudo dpkg --configure -a; sudo apt-get -f install

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #2

Hi ,

during PC boot , hold down [SHIFT] key to load the grub menu. From there select the "Recovery Mode" and from the options select first "Network" (to esabilish a network connection , BE AWARE is better to pluged in via Ethernet , NOT Wifi) and then click
"Dpkg Repair Broken Packages" .
I think this should fix your problem.


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