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Lost power during upgrade, how do I recover?

The power failed while upgrading and now it doesn't work, it just hangs while some console text is there (it stops at checking battery status)

I don't want to reinstall ubuntu again because all my programs, drivers and settings are on the old install and it would take me more than two weeks to recover them

does anyone have any ideas to help me

marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, Jjed, jrg Apr 3 '12 at 15:33

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  • It's about updating, the power was cut during the update, it's like failed power while updating to 11.10 – Ahmed Nematallah Mar 13 '12 at 22:28
  • If you cant boot into recovery mode your best bet is to go back to your backup and then upgrade again i.e. press shift on boot and choose recovery mode. Then run sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade – fossfreedom Mar 13 '12 at 23:44

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