On Thu, 22 Mar 2007 10:25:17 +1200
Glenn Ramsey <glenn(a)componic.co.nz> wrote:
My attempt to upgrade my laptop from Dapper to Edgy
After booting it goes into single user mode and I assume that upstart
is not installed correctly.
Does anyone know how to recover from this? I searched but so far
haven't found anything helpful.
I've had good luck booting from a live CD and running
"chroot /mnt/hda1 /bin/bash" (changing /mnt/hda1 to wherever your hard
disk is mounted). You may need to also run "source ~/.bash_profile" to
get your prompt and paths set. From there you should be able to run
apt-get or aptitude to install the files you need. You'll need to
mount /dev and /proc to do things like reinstalling grub and i can't
remember how to do that off the top of my head, but i'm sure someone
else here does. You can use a Edgy, Dapper or even Knoppix live CD to
do this with.