I had been running Ubuntu 16.04 lts and tried to upgrade through the Terminal, whilst running from 16.04 Desktop.

It failed to restart, and got stuck with a flashing message:

< Gave up waiting for suspended/ resume d ervice: /dev/sdc1: clean, 467342/16580608 files, 10722236/66302208 blocks >

Advanced options to restart in the old version fail also. There seems to be some kind of fatal loop here, where the old version has not been cleared away and I cannot access it either. I have files and settings I would rather save than perform a fresh install from a boot disk.

Trying gain access to my home file through the advanced features, has beaten me also, I am locked out from the files even with the password for the old system

screen at restart with message flashing

  • What do you mean with "upgrade through terminal"? What is /dev/sdc1? What is your system disk? – emk2203 Sep 19 '18 at 10:35
  • I just mean through the About computer, updates, which offer an upgrade, which automatically opened the terminal window, in which I had to accept various things. Much like sudo apt-get upgrade – Dash it Sep 19 '18 at 10:48
  • /dev/sdc 1 (as quoted) is what the output says - see picture, on the screen when it attempted to restart, it's where the systems files are. I have a dual boot Win 10 computer. – Dash it Sep 19 '18 at 10:54
  • Disk /dev/sdc: 256.2 GiB, 275064201216 bytes, 537234768 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0xfecaa19b – Dash it Sep 19 '18 at 10:57
  • Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sdc1 * 2048 530419711 530417664 252.9G 83 Linux /dev/sdc2 530421758 537233407 6811650 3.3G 5 Extended /dev/sdc5 530421760 537233407 6811648 3.3G 82 Linux swap / Solaris – Dash it Sep 19 '18 at 11:00

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