Shutdown or restart should be disabled during system update

Bug #487797 reported by Anylo on 2009-11-24
18
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

My mother-in-law broke her Ubuntu today. She started system update and after a while shut down the Ubuntu ("because she didn't have time to wait a whole day" or so she says).

And now her Ubuntu won't start, error is the same as in this forum posting http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1309423

I already suggested this in Brainstorm, but moderator indicated that this is a bug.

http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/22496/

Andrew Gryaznov (realgrandrew) wrote :

I confirm this bug with my mother too.

Absolutely same symptoms: shutting down ubuntu on a stage of updating packages left the system with 'wont boot' state the next morning, which was VERY surprising to me since I already got used to stability in ubuntu updates. The update was interrupted via shutdown from GNOME user menu.

Andrew Gryaznov (realgrandrew) wrote :

To restore the system the following is required (karmic 9.10):

- press ESC in GRUB loader countdown
- boot in RESCUE MODE
- choose to repair dpkg
- answer all questions
- wait till everything gets done
- log into console mode using username & pasword
- issue 'reboot' in command prompt

the system should now boot normally. In my case, additionally the new kernel was unable to boot correctly so I selected previous kernel version and set the new default value in /boot/grub/menu.lst (in my case default=2)

good luck!

Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug #842799, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers