I was recently updating packages on my Ubuntu 18 installation (graphically) when my laptop overheated and stopped. I am now unable to boot properly into the currently installed kernel or any of the old ones. It appears to have stalled after building the nvidia modules.
I have the following kernels available in the boot menu:
4.18.0-14-generic 4.18.0-14-generic (recovery mode) 4.15.0-45-generic 4.15.0-45-generic (recovery mode) 4.15.0-39-generic 4.15.0-39-generic (recovery mode) 4.15.0-32-generic 4.15.0-32-generic (recovery mode)
If I try to boot into 4.18.0-14 or 4.15.0-45 (either normal or recovery mode) I get the following error:
---[ end Kernel panic – not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0) ]---
I am able to boot into 4.15.0-39-generic (recovery mode) and get into emergency mode with the following errors
Below is the end of the term.log file from /var/log/apt/term.log which I believe shows the NVidia modules being built and the installing failing trying to build the kernel module.
So now I am wondering about my options. Is there a way to recover the update and install from the command line or should I be looking at reinstall options? Thanks in advance for your help.