I was upgrading Ubuntu to 10.04, when a tripswitch tripped, cutting power to the computer. When it was restarted, it booted into a command line prompt. Google tells me to try:
sudo dpkg --configure -a
This gets me a lot of output that ends with a list of packages. I can't tell you what the output is, as piping the output to
less does not work (still just all scrolls by and moves to next prompt), and redirecting it to a file just results in an empty file.
Google also suggested:
sudo apt-get install -f
This also didn't work.
Is a fresh install the only solution at this point?