Along with a couple other folks here, I also have a pc not booting after an update. It's an older home-built (Athlon XP 1700, 1.5 gb ram. TNT2 agp). It's been running PCLOS lxde 2010 for over a year, and I recently updated to 2011 with everything working great for the past few weeks. I did an update thru Synaptic yesterday (fairly big one, about 75 mb), then afterward, decided to upgrade my old OpenOffice install to LibreOffice. Using the LibreOffice manager, I installed all the LO packages, then the installer deleted all the old OO program files.
I can't remember if I was prompted to reboot, but I did, and now, as PCLOS is booting, the boot progress bar comes up, and slowly gets about 98% to the end, then the pc hangs, and the monitor goes to standby (power light blinking). It does this every time I boot. If I try safe mode, after about 20 secs, it will drop me to a 'single-user mode' prompt, and I don't know where to go from there. Can anyone suggest something? It's no big deal to reinstall, but if there's another way, I'd like to try that. Thanks!