Note to self :

sudo apt-get remove python2.7

Has a pretty dramatic effect on a Ubuntu box. There are a LOT of packages these days that are dependent on Python somewhere inside them (including a lot of Unity) 🙂

Seriously, it was just a simple upgrade. How hard should that have been?

Instead it crashed in the middle. When I rebooted it told me my disk was broken. I found some instructions to fix the problem online. It ran these for a while, fixing some packages before telling me my package manager was too broken so it was aborting.

End result. A Ubuntu that boots into low-res mode without wifi 🙁

Bleah!