I had a problem updating my Ubuntu from the command line.  If you get the error in the title, try this. Usually it will fail on boot after the upgrade. This seemed to help me.  Make sure you are root:

Press ‘M’ for manual rescue. Enter the following in the prompt.


mount -n -o remount,rw /
dpkg --configure -a

Hope this helps someone.

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One Response to “The disc drive for / is not ready yet or not present [Ubuntu upgrade 11.04]”

  1. Clay Says:

    Thank you for sharing!!! After hours of trying stuff, I found your post. It work perfect after I rebooted.

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