I recently tried to upgrade to 12.04 using a Ubuntu User disk. During the upgrade I lost broadband connection (another issue entirely) the PC froze and I had to reboot. When I rebooted I found that I couldn't access 11.10 from the Grub Menu. It's there, but when I click on it the next screen says 11.10 with the purple screen and just freezes. Nothing.
When I put in the disk again and try to install I have three options. Two come with warnings stating that I'll lose all files and docs etc with 12.04 LTS and XP. I can boot XP but there is no sign of 12.04 which was aborted due to the broadband issue? The other is another partitioning menu. It goes like this:
/dev/sda1 ntfs ; this is XP
/dev/sda5 ext3 this is Linux
/dev/sda6 swap ?
Device for boot loader installation;
/dev/sda 360 GB ATA
sda5 12.04 LTS
When I try to click install it says 'no root file system is defined please select from partitioning menu'.
I cant make head nor tail of this, any ideas?
The Grub Menu is:
Ubuntu with Linux 3.0.0 generic
" " " recovery mode
Previous Linux versions
The only one I've had success with is XP. Nothing happens when I try the others.
Is there anything I can do to try and recover 11.10? Or will I just have to install 12.04 afresh and lose everything?
I can't believe this has happened from an aborted installation.
Normally when I boot up and it goes to the Grub menu I have 10 secs to choose which OS I want to use but now it just stays on the Grub.
A long winded and confusing post, I know!
Any suggestions would be appreciated. What I was going to do was upgrade to the LTS and wipe Windows, have a clean slate so to speak. Damn.