I'm currently using Raspbian Jessie and I recently updated and ran sudo aptitude upgrade it had a few things to upgrade and one removal which seemed normal.

During the upgrade, the display disappeared and the rainbow screen that appears briefly when the pi boots is all I get now.

The yellow light is flashing a few times in quick succession with a pause and then repeats. Any ideas how I can get the Pi to boot up, or get some error message out of it so I can post it here and/or search for a solution?

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    The yellow LED signifies the Pi is connected to Ethernet. What do the other LEDs on the Pi do when it boots up?
    – Darth Vader
    May 31 '16 at 12:25
  • The other light turns red and stays like that May 31 '16 at 18:59

When I've run "aptitude upgrade" in a Raspbian Jessie (20151121), process breaks when loses /var/lib/dpkg/info/pimixer.postrm and both /bin and /dev directories disappear.

Some package script removes directories in root until removal command is not available.

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