I have an old netbook I was trying to upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10.
Ubuntu was in the process of upgrading when everything completely froze. I left it sit for an hour but it would not respond to anything.
So I powered down the machine and it didn't have the necessary files to run Ubuntu. I went to the terminal and it told me to put in some command that I can not remember to 'rebuild' something.
That takes me to now, when I turn on the laptop it comes up with a screen
GNU GRUB version 1.98+20100804-5ubuntu3.3 and has a bunch of options such as:
- Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-32-generic
- Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-32-generic (recover mode)
etc. (there are like 15 of these with different numbers after 2.6.35 and the word 'generic'.
It doesn't seem to matter what I pick, it will go to the "Ubuntu" loading screen with the colored dots but then every time it will freeze and I have to reboot to the same thing. I can't seem to get a terminal prompt anywhere either.