I can't boot into a usable system anymore. What should I do?
Was running 11.10, but decided to upgrade to 12.04. After more than 12 hours, my Dell Inspiron 15R was,just hanging. Could not do anything. So tried to reboot, all I get now is flashing screen on boot, but nothing more. Tried hitting shift before ubuntu loads & then the 1st option but all I get is a purple screen. So tried recovery & can get to a prompt, but how to I now 'recover' so that I can boot (load grub)?
I managed to get it all up & running after remounting
/ as rw, then setting up my network and finally running
dpkg --configure -a.