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I hope someone can point me in the right direction. I was upgrading to Ubuntu 12, then the power died and I fixed the broken packages. The system asked to reboot but now I am unable to boot (hangs during boot sequence).

I am able to get into terminal and have mc to view files. I have tried previous versions under the advanced boot, but all fail to load.

Can someone point me in the right direction to find out what went wrong? Thanks in advance.

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You can run Ubuntu 12.10 as a LIVE-CD/DVD/USB. Try to click on "Upgrade" then, when it's up or just make a whole new and fresh install!

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I had the same experience. I had power go out while it was upgrading. I booted in safe mode of an earlier version. At that point, it automatically asks for fixing broken packages. I waited for it to finish and was able to bring it to command-line mode. The boot sequence seems to hang, but press Ctrl+Alt+F2 and enter user/password. After that enter startx on command line - it brings up GUI. I am still looking how to bring it straight to the gui mode rather than Ctrl+Alt+F2 and then startx.

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It has happened to me before. No fix seems to work 100%, because your repositories are probably mixed between old and new. I sugest you to back up your home and do a Fresh, Clean install.

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