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Yesterday I wanted to update my 16.04 Xubuntu. When I ran sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade (system wasn't able to complete the upgrade process), the system froze and I had to restart by force.

But now I cannot even start the system anymore. After each reboot, only the grub terminal is shown. I also cannot access the grub menu by pressing ESC key (my system is UEFI).

Do you have any suggestion how to fix this?

  • Well, my system cannot boot into ubuntu anymore. I am stuck at the terminal, I am not sure if this truly is a duplicate. But I really have to test with boot-repair and see if it helps. – Cheng Fei Nov 19 at 18:38
  • Xubuntu LTS is only supported for 3 years rather than 5 years. You need to use a supported version. – Stephen Michael Kellat Nov 20 at 1:57
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Boot from a LiveCD, and then there are a number of different methods you can use to troubleshoot and repair your boot loader.

I've never used it, but Boot-Repair is one such method, and looks promising.

  • Thanks buddy, and I will try it out. I will post later about whether I was able to solve this problem by using LiveCD and Boot-repair tool. – Cheng Fei Nov 19 at 18:40
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    Thanks, this truly saved my day! – Cheng Fei Nov 21 at 7:11

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