How to recover from a power down during Ubuntu update if you can boot with no interface

If that happens for any reason and if you can still boot, but get a broken interface (no mouse and keyboard for me) a possible solution is:

  • BACKUP YOUR STUFF IN YOUR WINDOWS PARTITION IF YOU HAVE ONE: with this program called diskinternals
  • Open a tty (Control + Alt + F2)
  • Login with your username and password (IF YOU HAVE NUMBERS IN YOUR USERNAME, TYPE THEM ABOVE THE LETTERS, NOT IN THE NUM PAD)
  • type sudo apt-get -f dist-upgrade and follow the instructions
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