Over the weekend while I was battling the flu, I performed an upgrade on my main home PC from Gutsy to Hardy. I know Hardy isn’t stable yet and Feature Freeze just started but I decided to perform the upgrade to see what things are looking like. And I have had nothing but problems.
When my computer restarts I get a nice notification that it cannot contact HAL. I also cannot get into any of the system administration tasks to take care of the problem. Network Manager does not let me access it saying I don’t have permission. I am never prompted for my admin password. I do not have any network configuration or IP address, so I can’t get out to the internet or run any other updates to resolve the problem
I posted to the Ubuntu Devel mailing list earlier today, but before I wipe and reload I’m posting this to see if any other suggestions could possibly work?
One thing I was suggested was to run sudo /usr/lib/hal/hald-generate-fdi-cache which I did and received no information back after running the program.
Any help? Also downloading the most current live cd to try and boot from that and then repair some how.