General :: Failed Boot Versions - Have To Boot From Previous Version ?

Apr 4, 2010

I am almost brand new user of Ubuntu 9.10 loaded using Wubi. After an update I can no longer boot from the highest version (-20-generic), but have to start from a previous version (-14-generic). How do I clean up the boot image/configure grub (v 1.97 beta which I believe is Grub 2)?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Previous Linux Version Boot

May 14, 2011

I upgraded from 10.10 to 11.04. on boot up I sometimes get only the purple screen freeze and sometimes I actually get to the grub menu. I select the generic kernel and get the black screen freeze. same if I do the recovery mode. but if I get lucky on a reboot and can get the grub menu up again, I select previous linux version and then select 2.6.35 generic and it will boot into 11.04 with Unity. So, how can I get this thing to boot normal with the correct kernel version? I am fairly new to this linux world and don't want to have to go back to windows if I can help it.

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Oct 20, 2010

i used to use ubuntu 9.04 on my lap compaq 515, it worked well. But on upgrading to the higher versions(9.10, 10.04) the system failed to boot. Whenever i tried to install, the laptop would freeze and just show a blank screen. The Configuration of my system is below

Processor-AMD Athlon X2 64-bit
RAM- 1.7Gb
HDD- 150Gb
Graphics Card-ATI Radeon 3200 HD Graphics (256MB)

Is the problem actually with the operating system?. Does the new versions of ubuntu support this configuration or not?

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Nov 22, 2009

I finally did it. I took the plunge and moved away from MS and installed openSuSe on my system. I have a Gateway 650 with 160 MB of ram and yes it did install! To top it all off it also boots to Windows XP. This was all working fine until I < me < myself < yes I am a gonna admit >>USER ERROR<< booted the system into windows and I decided to see if my system needed to be DEFRAGGED. Yup I did.. I ran the defrag on the system and when it was all said and done my NTFS file system was all nice and pretty no more fragmented files.

So I decided to reboot the system to see that wonnerful boot loader of openSuSe and I chose the 11.2 to boot to and I get the message that the previous installation failed and it starts to run the script to "fix" the installation. It hangs on around 4% the installation. I hit ctrl alt del and it boots into the openSuSe partition and it seems to be working, but I have that durn annoying screen of the "previous installation failed". Are there any ideas on how to as my GF 4 yr old daughter says "flix it"? Or do I have to go through the PAINFULLY SLOW installation again?

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After some updates Jessie 8 my boot grub shows now 2 kernel versions to boot from.


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Mar 30, 2010

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Jul 5, 2011

The problem is this: I have a 320gb HDD splitted in 4 partitions. When I first installed Windows XP I formatted the HDD in 3 (Windows system partition, Media partition and another one I left for Linux). However Linux requires another partition for swap. Everything was just fine. One day Windows stopped working and I tried re-installing it. After the system was ready to start, Windows failed to boot with "NTLDR is missing" message. I tried to recover the Master boot record, even replaced NTLDR manually - nothing worked. I read that in order a HDD to be partitioned in more than 3 parts the so called "extended" partitions must be created. I think this may cause the problem but I don't want to wipe out everything (I have more than 100 GB of books most of which are not available anymore in the same locations I have downloaded them)

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Jul 28, 2010

Every time kubuntu updates its headers/boot image I get another version on disk in /boot. These also show up in menu choices when I boot. I currently have 7 or 8 versions and would like to get down to three or four.

In the past I just deleted the files of related versions from /boot but is this the preferred method? Is there a better/safer way to get rid of old kernels?

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General :: Toshiba RecoveryCD Able To Dual Boot 2 Versions XP?

Nov 4, 2010

I have a Toshiba Satellite A45-S120

1.26 Ghz Celeron
1.256 GB Ram
40 GB HD

I am trying to use a Toshiba Recovery CD to dual boot 2 versions of Windows XP on the same hard drive. I partitioned my hard drive with GParted, but when I go to do the 2nd install, it says the entire hard drive will be erased. I read in another forum that it may be possible to make the 1st partition invisible or non-bootable;[URL]...Is this possible? I can choose the flag in GParted to "hidden," but I am worried, because if GParted can see the partition, then perhaps the Toshiba Recovery CD can too.

Also, I have several other partitions running Linux, and for some reason GParted won't allow me to select the flag hidden - which wouldn't be the end of the world as I recently installed those linux partitions, but most importantly, I don't want to loose my primary XP partition.

My Toshiba Recovery CD also has Office and Works on it, so I want to at least use this to dual boot 2 versions of Windows XP on the same hard drive. What would be the best way to change the master boot record or hide the other partitions and use the recovery CD?

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Aug 17, 2010

After a kernel update, the system always updates the GRUB menu, and the newer kernel is the default boot option.However, after an update on my F13 X64 system, the GRUB menu was updated, the config file still sets the default to "1" but if i left the automatic boot it will boot the previous kernel... am I crazy or missing something here?Here is my /boot/grub/grub.conf file:



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Feb 9, 2010

How is it? Is it faster? Does it fix any bugs from previous versions?

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Apr 29, 2011

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Apr 30, 2010

After installing the newest ubuntu, 10.4, i have noticed that I cannot set a custom login screen like i could in previous versions. Is there a work around for this?

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Jun 12, 2010

I'm interested in editing the Grub startup menu to take out some of the previous versions of Ubuntu. First, is there a reason Grub keeps the previous versions available to boot to in that list? If it is just in case of a problem with the new installation wouldn't it make sense to only have the most recent previous installation? Anyway here is the problem, when I run: Code: "gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst"

The editing program opens the file named "menu.lst" but the file is empty. How is it possible for this file to be empty yet I have multiple boot options and they all work? Does anybody know what I am running into here?

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Sep 12, 2010

I have looked for existing threads on this issue, but found no matches, so I am starting a new one.I first installed Ubuntu 9.04 on my laptop from a bought CD last year. When I later installed the kernel updtates with the Update Manager, I noticed the the list of versions growing when I booted up. Then something horrible happened. After installing maybe the third or fourth kernel update, I couldn't boot into Ubuntu, it failed every time. After that I left Ubuntu broken on my laptop for a while.I have now reinstalled from the CD again However, I am now very wary when it comes to installing even the important security updates, never mind the recommended ones! I prefer to keep it simple, because I don't want to do any more reinstalls for a while. So far I have just one kernel headers update on the boot list, and I am trying to figure out how to remove the previous one. I do not see the point in having a growing list of them again.

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Jul 17, 2011

I upgraded my Ubuntu server install to 11.04 and could not connect to anything outside of it. Its a weird issue because if I run a ping against it as its booting up for about 20 seconds or so I get responses, then it says unreachable. (This is a wired connection by the way). If i login fast enough on the server itself I can ping google for instance and get a response, then it just stops and says host unreachable from that point on.

I then decided to setup a fresh install on the system (virtual server) and I get the same issue. All throughout the install it connected fine, just up until it fully restarts. Its like some service starts that just kills the connection. I rolled back to 10.10 on my other instance and it can connect fine.. Ive been trying everything I can find on the forums but I am pretty stumped by this,

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Jan 1, 2010

I updated to Thunderbird 3 by following instructions from http:[url]....Everything updated nicely, but in menu I don't have Thunderbird anymore - there is Shredder instead.Also Firefox was automatically updated - with change of name to Shiretoko with different icon. Wanted to make sure I added safe repositories, and why these changes?

ps. i checked some websites and seems like it is installing alpha/beta versions. so since it is not working now - how do i revert to previous versions without losing data, and how do i install thunderbird 3.0 then.

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Jul 8, 2010

I have a netbook running Windows XP as standard. There is also a recovery partition which came from the factory.

In the past I installed Ubuntu (I think 9.something) from USB key and all worked fine. However my XP became corrupted and I needed to do a repair on it. After this, Ubuntu became removed from the boot select menu.

Since then, Ubuntu has become updated to 10.04, which I now cannot install.

The Live CD tells me there is a "file IO error" and simply stops installation at around 70%.

I did manage to get into Ubuntu from a Live USB using Wubi. However when I chose to install Ubuntu to a Harddrive, the option to "install side by side" was missing.

After reading on the forums, I did a chkdsk /f on Windows and tried again. Now my liveUSB does not show a boot menu!

When I select to boot from USB stick, the screen goes blank with a flashing cursor. Ctrl+alt+dlt reboots.

I'm really lost here! It seems when I fix one problem, another problem arises!

Also when trying to instal Ubuntu within Windows, the process goes through to 100% and asks me to reboot. When I do so, the option for Ubuntu does show in the boot menu. However when I select it, I get an error "Windows boot failed: file wubildr.mbr and status: 0xc00000f - something is corrupt".

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Sep 1, 2010

I had a a problem booting last night when my laptop battery came loose and caused a crash during boot.It ceased loading a daemon and I turned it off with the power switch, then I received the boot error,then i checked the linuxdrives directory and it was corrupt,I then, out of ignorance, ran wubi from within windows XP and said unistall believing that it would reinstall and fix itself.Thus you can see my green behaviour.I have been searching the threads and have tried many things but have had no success, I will suffer a great loss if I lose that load of Ubuntu as I have allot of work stored there, and in my Thunderbird accounts.

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May 24, 2011

I updated to new ubuntu with the selection to leave the previous version untouched... At boot I try to log into previous version and all I get is 11.04... I dont like the new Ubuntu and I want to uninstall but how?

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Sep 28, 2010

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Dec 21, 2009

I installed f12 few days back. A pop up came which mentioned '336 new updates available' and I opted 'install only security updates'.

Now in the boot screen 3 options come instead of 2:
1. Fedora
2. Fedora
3. Windows

I am able to boot into both versions of fedora, but I cannot launch firefox it says-'your version of SQlite is too old and the application cannot run'. How do I correct the screw up. Should I re-install the whole thing....? why is it showing as 2 versions....? I installed yumex recently, is it the reason.....?

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Sep 16, 2009

I have used freespire and PCLinux these are both full Linux versions but they both take a good while to a) install and b) run from the Live CD, can anyone recommend a stripped down version of Linux that is quick to boot from a live CD etc but still has a good amount of featues, for testing purposes?

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Feb 2, 2011

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May 31, 2010

So when i boot up into grub why dose it show 2 versions of ubuntu something like this

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ubuntu, with linux 2.6.32-21- recovery

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Mar 25, 2010

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Feb 19, 2010

but anyway I have a lot of stuff on my Laptop (I am currently using) and I am using Windows Vista, but I want to, I think it's called dual boot, where I can use both Linux and Windows. The only thing is, I am not entirely sure how to do this, I used to have it done on one of my other Computers, but I forgot how I did it, I am currently downloading the newest version of Ubuntu and I want to be able to run both.

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Mar 7, 2010

I have XP and Ubuntu on my computer and both seemed to be working fine but now when I try to load into Ubuntu I get

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[minimal BASH line editing is supported for the first word. TAB lists possible commandvcompletions. Anywhere else tab lists possible device/file completions

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Sep 23, 2010

I have downloaded linux mint using a USB followed all instructions and removed the USB stick as requested but it failed to boot on restart. it boots ok with the stick connected. i have changed it to boot from the hard drive and still no joy. i can access the terminal when the stick is on and all i need are the instructions to enable it to boot without the usb stick.

Samsung N210 10.1 inch notebook
1GB Ram
250 HDD

Came with windows 7 and i selected to use the whole disk when i installed Debian on it, the same when i installed mint and removed debian.

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Jan 24, 2010

I've recently reinstalled all the os's on my computer, just now I'm going with ubuntu (general use) win xp (for flash, it doesnt play nice with 7 for some reason) and win 7 (for games). Everything is fine, but I can't get grub to boot me straight into either of the windows versions: Each option makes brings me to the windows bootloader, where I can choose between "Windows 7" and "Older version of windows". I want to go directly from grub to xp/7, without that extra menu. How do I get rid of it?

Using ubuntu 9.10. I snooped around and found a script to run that should give some helpful information:


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