For the last few hours, my upgrade window to 12.04 has been stalled at configuring lswh. The top of the terminal window says
There's a fairly long line of errors in the terminal like
error cannot seek
most of them coming after the "Generating grub.cfg". A the very bottom of the terminal it says Found Ubuntu 8.04.2 on /dev/sdb3 and then "done" on the final line.
Reading other threads on freezes during upgrade1 gives me some hope I can open another terminal window and fix this and continue with the upgrade, but I haven't found what that command might be. I found some leads here where lshw hangs:
But the solution assumes I can just run a patch, which I can't don in the middle of an upgrade.
These two issues:
- http://eyemeansit.wordpress.com/2010/08/13/generating-grub-cfg-wont-finish/ and
seem to suggestion killing or disabling the
os-prober, but I'm not sure if I can do that mid-upgrade.
Any suggestions for fixing this?