Comment 41 for bug 358654

Hieratical (trainerjonathan) wrote :

Hi there. I just had this issue when updating my 10.10 UNE install. So it should be marked for Meerkat as well.

I fixed it using the sequence below:
sudo -i

# create a target mount point
mkdir /mnt/target

# mount root
mount /dev/sda5 /mnt/target

# into Meerkat
chroot /mnt/target/

# update
dpkg --configure -a

# done
reboot

which is basically the sequence found in this post: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=8079302&postcount=12