[SOLVED]Update failure has killed Linux Mint Cinnamon

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[SOLVED]Update failure has killed Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by ace_75 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:29 am

Hi Friends
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I was updating Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.3 when there was a net connectivity disruption. Hence the update failed. Then I switched off my computer. Now when I try to boot into Linux Mint, it gives me a black screen with error. I can't log into Mint Cinnamon. Please help me.
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How can I save my Linux Mint install.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Update failure, has killed Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by Moem » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:32 am

What does the error say?
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Re: Update failure, has killed Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by ace_75 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:46 am

It gives me a black screen with a word- initramfs...

Please see the image in my previous post. Instead of the log in screen, I am getting this black screen.

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Re: Update failure, has killed Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by Moem » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:17 am

ace_75 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:46 am
It gives me a black screen with a word- initramfs...
That could be helpful, thanks. I've added the image to your post so people can see it easily.
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Re: Update failure, has killed Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by ace_75 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:40 am

Please help me save this Linux partition. It has lots of data stored on it. Would be very unlucky to lose it.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Update failure, has killed Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by Moem » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:54 am

So make a backup before you do anything else. Boot into a live medium, and use that to copy your data.
And in the future, please make regular backups; all data that is not backed up should be regarded as data that can be lost at any moment.
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Re: Update failure, has killed Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by AZgl1500 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:56 am

ace_75 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:40 am
Please help me save this Linux partition. It has lots of data stored on it. Would be very unlucky to lose it.
Thanks in advance.
This will be a hard lesson if you loose it, I have practised having a full time sync'd USB backup drive for all of my personal data for years....

I too, took it in the drawers maybe 15 years ago, when I got lackadaisical and quit backing up my laptop.
then one day, I dropped the thing and it refused to boot up again.

Pulled the hard drive out, and tried to access it from a USB adapter, but it was crashed.

I am thinking that if you boot up on a LiveCD that you can see the data you have stored, and copy everything over to a ExtUSB HDD

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Re: Update failure, has killed Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by asinoro » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:17 am

Try from live usb > terminal >

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sudo su
Find your os root partition with,

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blkid
and then,

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fsck -y /dev/sdxx
where sdxx is your os partition,
after that
reboot

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Re: Update failure has killed Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by Flemur » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:09 pm

ace_75 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:29 am
Now when I try to boot into Linux Mint, it gives me a black screen with error.
That's not really an error message, it's the dreaded "BusyBox" and its instructions.

Check these -
viewtopic.php?t=241789
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https://askubuntu.com/questions/137655/ ... 660#817660
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
Your data and OS are backed up....right?
Mint 18.3 Xfce/fluxbox/pulse-less
Xubuntu 17.10/fluxbox/pulse-less

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Re: Update failure, has killed Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by ace_75 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:29 am

asinoro wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:17 am
Try from live usb > terminal >

Code: Select all

sudo su
Find your os root partition with,

Code: Select all

blkid
and then,

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fsck -y /dev/sdxx
where sdxx is your os partition,
after that
reboot
Thanks a lot. I can get into Linux Mint now...
Many many Thanks

But now new errors have arisen. I tried upgrade through terminal, and getting this error.
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/823 kB of archives.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
dpkg: error processing package linux-libc-dev:amd64 (--configure):
package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should
reinstall it before attempting configuration
Errors were encountered while processing:
linux-libc-dev:amd64
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Please help me again, how to get rid of this error.

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Re: Update failure has killed Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by Sir Charles » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:37 am

dpkg: error processing package linux-libc-dev:amd64 (--configure):
package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should
reinstall it before attempting configuration
Maybe you should reinstall the mentioned package?
sudo apt install --reinstall linux-libc-dev
I suppose that's one of the ironies of life, doing the wrong thing at the right moment -C.C.

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Re: Update failure has killed Linux Mint Cinnamon

Post by ace_75 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:44 am

Many many Thanks.

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