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I tried to upgrade 10.04 -> 11.04. Long story short, i had to terminate the upgrade process, and now i can't start it again. It says different stuff about broken packages, dependencies, and i have no idea how to fix this. Here's what i've tried:

You have 2 broken packages on your system!

Use the "Broken" filter to locate them.

Ok, i located them, tried to mark for reinstall, removal, etc, but i cannot apply changes:

Could not apply changes!
Fix broken packages first.

What should i do now?

Also i tried:

ilya@ilya-X38-DQ6:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade -f
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... failed.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 libc6 : Depends: libc-bin (= 2.12.1-0ubuntu10.2) but 2.13-0ubuntu13 is installed
 libnih1 : Depends: libc6 (> 2.13~) but 2.12.1-0ubuntu10.2 is installed
E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
E: Unable to correct dependencies
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You said that you tried to upgrade from 10.04 straight to 11.04. Please can you confirm that you upgraded to 10.10 first before upgrading to 11.04? If you didn't, then this is you key problem. The correct upgrade path is 10.04 --> 10.10 --> 11.04.

If you havent upgraded through the correct upgrade path, then restore from a backup image. If you havent got a backup then boot from a live CD and copy to a USB stick the most valuable data from your hard-drive. Then reinstall a fresh 11.04 image.

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Yes, 10.10 was skipped. Do I have to format partition and perform clean install, or i can just install 11.04 over 10.04 and hope my data will be safe? –  Ilya Smagin Apr 29 '11 at 3:57
    
Ilya - Unless you partitioned your drive previously with a separate /home partition, your data will not be safe. Backup via a live CD to a USB stick/drive is strongly recommended. When installing AND assuming ubuntu is the only OS, when prompted, dont do a side-by-side install. Use the option to erase the entire disk. –  fossfreedom Apr 29 '11 at 7:52

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