Ubuntu update from 16.10 to 18.04 broke the system

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Firedrops

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Haven't touched this laptop in a while, so when I did, I updated it (from 16.10) to the most recent LTS (18.04) from the GUI prompt.

It is a dual-booting Windows 10/Ubuntu system.

I now have the purple background 5 dots ubuntu 'boot screen' for like 2 seconds, then it goes into a command line mode and get stuck at
`/dev/nvme0n1p7: clean, 291381/1324512 files, 3883511/5297920 blocks` after selecting Ubuntu in GRUB.

  1. I saw some other users fix by purging nvidia drivers, which my system does not have (no nvidia GPU, tried it anyway, just listed 0 installed, 0 removed etc.)
  2. Also tried the [`nomodeset` method], which also did not work, I just get stuck in Grub after pressing `ctrl-X` with the text all gone.
  3. Saw some others suggest sudo apt update, to which I got these:
`Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/bionic/InRelease Could not resolve 'au.archive.ubuntu.com' and similar 5 other lines, with the last one being cannot resolve 'dl.google.com'.`​
4. Thinking it might my internet not connecting, I tried `ifconfig wlan 0`, to which I get `device not found`.

Does anyone know what I can do to get back into my system?
 
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When you say you want to get back into your system, do you mean you cannot get back even into Windows? Or just Ubuntu ?
 

Firedrops

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Just Ubuntu. Windows side still works fine, including choosing it in GRUB normally.
 
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