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Jun 13, 2011

Botched upgrade to 11.04, but learned enough about Unity that I don't want to go there. (also installer to put second new 11.04 wants to erase everything on main drive). Can reach 10.10 -boot from prior Linux - but mouse and internet are gone. Everything else seems to work and I can get to System and terminal with keyboard shortcuts, but need to reinstall mouse (Logitech M110) and internet. Can't find an Xorg.conf file or a /dev/input/event3.

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Jun 6, 2010

my left mouse button on my Acer laptop stopped working out of nowhere. While searching for a solution I started the upgrade process. Without thinking I restarted during the upgrade installation, which has apparently caused some big problems.I cannot boot any longer. I get the Ubuntu splash, then a slowly flashing black screen.I am able to boot to the Live Cd without any problems, but I'm not sure what to do from there.I'm been searching the forums, but can't find anything.

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Feb 26, 2010

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1). Do any of you guys out there think it's worth trying to save this kernel update?

2). How do I go about removing the "2.6.33.old" kernel & entry? (i've tried synaptec, the "make remove" and "make auto-remove" commands with no success.)

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Jun 20, 2011

I have tried to upgrade from 10.10 to 11.04 three times and I have had no success. Every time I get the blank purple screen and go through hell to get it back to a usable point. I have been reading and researching about this issue and have had no luck. I have went through the steps of the sticky at the top of the forum and got no where. Can someone please look at my hardware listed below and get me some insight or a different route?
Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce 9500 GS
Here is a link to my exact computer info:[URL]

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Jan 17, 2010

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May 15, 2010

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Apr 18, 2011

I have had Ubuntu desktop on my PC for a year now and am very happy with it. A couple of months ago I got a Ubuntu server 10.04 for playing about with. I have installed the gui, for personal reasons, but I want to upgrade to 10.10

Whenever I attempt the upgrade my server becomes unbootable and I have to reimage and start again. I have even tried performing the upgrade before I install the GUI but it still makes no difference.

Although I have the GUI I am doing the upgrade via command line.

Upon watching the upgrade in process, I find that no errors are occurring. Could it be something to do with my server provider?

Server Specs are: Specification: Intel Dual Core, 2.2 GHz 800MHz FSB, 2MB L2 Cache, 2Gb DDR, 1x 250Gb HDD

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Jan 16, 2011

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1. I downloaded a backported Iceweasel .deb from URL...

2. I then tried to install it with dpkg -i PathToIceweasel.deb

3. There was an error. I remember seeing xulrunner-1.9.1 is not installed. I tried to install that with apt-get but it was not available.

4. Now when I click on web browser I get the error "Failed to execute default Web Browser: Input/Output error".

5. What can I do without having to reinstall?

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May 26, 2010

I am attempting to upgrade Fedora 12 to 13. I get an error screen that said root could not be found. Four options are given. Not sure exactly their wording, but two appear to allow you to cancel the other two warn that if you reinitialize you will wipe out all data.

I have a Vista partition and a Fedora partition. I've added the vista ntfs partition to fstab with no help. All of the partition use the long UUID form. I added the root location (root (hd0,5) to the upgrade menu item in grub.conf and that didn't work either.

I'm reluctant to proceed for fear of initializing the entire drive. I could live with installing Fedora 13 over the existing partitions.

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Aug 8, 2010

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Apr 26, 2011

I think I've lost my MBR upgrading from ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10. During the upgrade it gave me a message saying which partitions did I want the grub details to go on, saying if I was unsure to select all of them. After reboot I just end up in a grub recovery console.The system was a dual boot with windows vista.how I can get both my operating systems to work?

Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010 ============================= Boot Info Summary: ============================== => Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in partition #256 for /boot/grub. sda1: __________________________________________________ _______________________ File system: ntfs Boot


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Jul 9, 2010

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Nov 24, 2010

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Feb 26, 2010

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When I click on the Places/Network, the Windows Network icon comes up. When I click on it, I get the MSHOME icon and the WORKGROUP icon. When I click on either of them I get message saying "Opening MSHOME" and then the message 'unable to mount, failed to retrieve share list from server'. The same thing happens when I click the WORKGROUP icon.

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Jul 25, 2010

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Apr 29, 2011

I have lost wifi access with the upgrade to 11.4.Previously, the receiver icon showed on left click a menu of available networks, and on right click, available network by network settings for editing. The menu also included enable wireless connection and enable wired connection. I have wireless enabled.

But with the upgrade, the same menu appears on left click or right click, and they both show a greyed out "wireless disconnected" tab, so you can't connect from there, the tab is disabled. There's also no place else to go to find available networks or to lock into one. There also does not seem to be a place to find wired networks either.I installed my wifi network in it, and put in the correct password and set it to come on automatically, and 3x restarts did not yield any changes. Apparently network finding is disabled in this version or at least my copy.It isn't the computer: I'm on line with it now on the Windows XP side.

This is doubly problematic because if I can't get on line, I can't download a fix, and even if I could by downloading it to the Windows side, it is probably a binary with some very scripts and meticulous BASH coding or tarballing something else that I have no idea how to do even with a walk through by an expert because most of the time the experts assume I know as much about using a Linux terminal and code as they do, and I basically know absolutely nothing, it is all Greek to me from the point at which they say "open a terminal." "Go to root" might as well be said in Chinese as far as its usefulness to me. What is the plan here? A complete redo from the get go?

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May 5, 2010

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May 18, 2010

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Jan 27, 2010

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Jan 28, 2010

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Feb 9, 2010

I upgraded my desktop computer from 8.04 to 9.10 last night.

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May 29, 2010

I keep finding the same fixes on the web and they are not working. What I have/what I did: I have a dual boot PC. HD0 was XP. HD1 Kubuntu 10.04. I upgraded XP to Win 7. This jacked my Grub up, now all I can load is Win 7. I don't see the Grub menu anymore. I've been trying to reinstall Grub using varoius web pages like: [URL]

They seem to all be telling me the same thing but not working. I boot into a liveCD. I have to sudo apt-get install grub then I can do sudo grub. I follow the instructions:
sudo grub
> root (hd0,0)
> setup (hd0)
I get "Error 17: Cannot mount selected partition".

Now if I'm understanding this right the reason for that is. HD0,0 is my first HD first partition (which is Win 7), and grub doesn't like windows. I tried swapping it out so it reads:
sudo grub
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Mar 3, 2011

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