Those lines from title wasn’t exactly expected to appear after ubuntu 14.04 update.
It all started kinda from the wrong foot when I decided to finally update my home dual boot setup - ubuntu 13.04/win7.
During the update from 13.04 to 13.10 (it isn’t possible to update from 13.04 to 14.04 - you need to go through all steps) Dropbox failed to update and I noticed this only when I got home from work in the evening. Day wasted.
But I decided that it wasn’t a big deal and I simply cancelled distro upgrade. After reboot I noticed that I already have 13.10. That’s cool I thought andmoved to upgrade to 14.04 after removing Dropbox. All went fine and in the end I clicked Reboot now in the modal window.
And that is when I faced black screen with error from title. To make colors darker - I even couldn’t get to bios when I pressed reboot like 10 times. Strange behaviour. But then I switched computer off and on and was able to get to bios. Hooray.
Hopefully I have notebook and I was able to google solution for this inconvenience. As it always happens first solution is to wipe all drives clean and reinstall everything.
No way I said and kept searching. After some time I found this link which helped me to solve my problem.
Basically all you need is:
- to create boot cd (wait what?) or flash stick
- boot from it
- select “Try ubuntu” option (I assume you created ubuntu boot cd/usb)
- install boot-repair
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As you can see this helpful tool isn’t available for 14.04 and you need to switch it’s sources to previous ubuntu version.
When tool starts it is quite easy to understand what to do (I selected recommended repair) After some time it said that all done and I was able to load both new ubuntu and good old win7.