I have a Dell Inspiron laptop. I tried upgrading to 12.04, but I could not do it all at once due to limited Internet access. I had the previous version of Ubuntu already on my laptop. Once I closed my laptop during the installation process. I forgot to cancel the installation before doing so. Now when I turn on my computer I get a purple screen that says:
GNU GRUB version 1.99-12ubuntu5
followed by a list of Ubuntu versions to boot and couple of memory test options. All the tests come out fine. When I try to boot one of the options I get a black screen that says:
mountall: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version 'GLIBC_2.14' not found (required by /lib/libply.so.2) General error mounting filesystems. A maintenance shell will now be started. CONTROL-D will terminate this shell and reboot the system
When I try
apt-get install to install whats missing I get:
W: Not using locking for read-only lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct problem
When I try to run that it says
dpkg: error: unable to access dpkg status area: read-only file system.
I also made an install disk of 12.04 from my girlfriend computer. I then try to boot it off the CD drive. It opens Ubuntu then an error shows up saying that there is a problem with the media I'm trying to install it from. What can I do?