Ubuntu Installation :: 3rd Attempt To Upgrade From 10.10 To 11.04

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]

View 4 Replies


ADVERTISEMENT

Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Boot After Attempt To Upgrade

Jan 17, 2010

Can't boot at all. At first, was able to boot using LiveCD USB but now whether I plug it or not, computer freezes at blank screen with blinking cursor at the top left of the screen.

View 1 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Failed Attempt At An Upgrade To 10.04?

May 15, 2010

I had a failed attempt at an upgrade to 10.04 but I know the error of my ways however before I go through it again does 10.04 still have the tools available for a dial-up connection, wvdial & gnome ppp?

View 4 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: 10.04 - Whenever Attempt Upgrade Server Becomes Unbootable And Have To Reimage And Start Again

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

View 4 Replies View Related

Fedora Installation :: Fail Upgrade Attempt - Unable To Find Root

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.

View 3 Replies View Related

Ubuntu :: 10.10 Lost Functions After Botched Upgrade Attempt

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.

View 3 Replies View Related

Debian :: No Browser Access After Failed Iceweasel Upgrade Attempt

Jan 16, 2011

I learned that, even while on Linux, using Iceweasel/Firefox 3.0.6 is not safe. So I tried to update the browser for my PPC G4 iMac (256 MB RAM, 800 MHz processor).

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?

View 11 Replies View Related

CentOS 5 :: Downgrade Glibc Due To A Broken Kernel After A Libc6 Upgrade Attempt?

Jul 18, 2009

I need to downgrade glibc due to a broken kernel after a libc6 upgrade attempt. See:[URL]..Especially with the reduced capabilities I have right now (few if any programs are working), how might I go about downgrading glibc to 2.6?

View 1 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Installation Migration Attempt Gone Wrong

Feb 27, 2011

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 (32 bit version) a few months ago on a system with two IDE drives (cable select configuration). The primary drive (/dev/sda) is 40GB and the secondary drive (/dev/sdb) is 80GB. I created all of my partitions on the primary drive and left the secondary drive unconfigured. After a month or so I noticed that two of my partitions had quickly reached 50% capacity, as I had just taken a guess at an appropriate partition size when I first installed Ubuntu.

Since I had a larger unused drive already in place, I decided to migrate my installation from the smaller drive to the larger drive, but sizing the partitions in question more appropriately (i.e., much larger). I assumed that I could install Ubuntu on the bigger drive with larger partitions, byte-for-byte copy all my existing partitions from the old disk to the new one, edit /etc/fstab, reboot, and GBTW. Naturally that didn't work as I expected.

Here's what I did: Carefully logged my existing partitions on /dev/sda and their mount points Used a live CD to install the same version of Ubuntu on the larger drive (/dev/sdb), using its partition tool to generously size my partitions. I carefully logged the new partitions and their mount points. For each partition on /dev/sda (except for /boot and swap), I used dd to create a gzip'd image and stored all of those images on a backup drive.

I then used dd to complete the task of migrating all of these partitions (again, all but /boot and swap) to their respective partitions on /dev/sdb.

Ran blkid to see all of my partitions. I noticed that some of the UUIDs existed on both drives. I thought "hmmm...that's weird" and moved on.

Mounted my new root partition (/dev/sdb6) on a contrived mount point.

Edited /etc/fstab (after backing it up) and carefully replaced all the old UUIDs with their respective counterparts on my new drive. Also replaced the device reference for /boot with its respective counterpart.
Crossed fingers. Rebooted. Got some warnings about missing UUIDs.

After the system completely booted, I used the graphical disk utility and saw that the system mounted some partitions from /dev/sda and others from /dev/sdb. Not good.

Here are the steps I took since lurking here:

It seems my installation still has an identity crisis. What steps should I take from here to force my Ubuntu installation to only use my partitions on /dev/sdb?

Was there an easier way for me to migrate my installation to a new drive?

View 3 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Is There A Ppa Or Should I Attempt To Build .deb Myself?

Jul 6, 2011

I'm doing web development on my laptop and I need to use the stable version of Firefox 4. The problem is that my laptop (acer aspire 5000) is running lucid* and there is no stable Fx4 in the repo. I do have the firefox nightly, but I would like to have a stable Fx4 too.Is there a ppa or should I attempt to build a .deb myself? Does anybody know if there is a lot of work to do that, or has anybody here done it themselves?

View 3 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Failed Attempt To Create A Dual Boot

Apr 9, 2010

My buddy has a computer with a problem and hes asked me to see if I can retrieve the data documents from the computer. The subject computer is a COMPAQ PRESARIO SR5030NX with a Pentium 4 cpu, 3.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, running Windows Vista Home Basic.

His goal was to create a dual boot computer UBUNTU and Vista. What he did was to install UBUNTU, partitioning the computer in two partitions. The computer is now giving an error code of 21 when GRUB Loader starts up. Is there a restore disk or some kind of utility that can undo what was done to the computer. He has no backup disk.

I tried Recovery Commander Ver. 3 made by Avanquest but as their website indicates it�s for XP. They never updated it for Vista and Windows 7. Is there a utility that can undo some of the changes that were made to the machine when UBUNTU was installed, albeit, unsuccessfully.

(1) I have an HP PC running XP professional and I was wondering if I take the hard drive out from the COMPAQ and rig it to my HP via a SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter device would I be able to see the contents of that COMPAQ computer that had Vista and now UBUNTU.

(2)What about attaching the COMPAQ internal hard drive and attaching it to my HP as a slave drive.

(3)Can the UBUNTU disk going to help?

Were just after the data files and not software programs.

View 2 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Messed Up Hard Drive In Dual Boot Attempt?

Jul 28, 2011

I was attempting dual boot my computer (ubuntu 11.04 and windows 7) and when I got to the stage to allocate drive space I accidentally formatted the largest partition of my hard drive to a linux swap. My computer froze while it was formatting the drive and I was forced to power off my laptop. Windows was my original operating system and was installed on the partition that is now formatted (or maybe not because of the crash during the formatting) as a linux swap. Therefore my windows no longer works and I cannot restore my computer for a backup because it wont let me restore it to the partition that is now a linux swap. Now when I boot from the linux install cd I get an error and am not able to install ubuntu or format/allocate drive space. Is there a way I can reformat and fix my harddrive so I can them restore windows.

View 9 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: WinXP Attempt Install Messes Up Partitions - Auto-mounting

Dec 18, 2010

Background information: I need to install WinXP on my computer to use Spectraview II software for monitor profiling. Tried it under Wine, didn't work...thought about virtualization, but Graeme Gill (creator of Argyll) said that probably wouldn't work:

Quote: The problem is that emulators often don't implement hardware details properly or at all. There's no standard way on Linux to read/write the DDC, so there is no surprise that wine doesn't emulate MSWin's API's for this. It's doubtful that any of the VM's do either. USB can be an issue too, and some instruments may not work in an emulated environment. I already had Ubuntu 10.10 installed, so thought I'd try installing WinXP after, then recovering the MBR. Lots of headache.

[Code].....

View 2 Replies View Related

Debian Installation :: Attempt To Install From USB Fails To Detect Cdrom

Jan 31, 2016

I am attempting to install debian for the first time on my pc that has no cdrom drive. I downloaded the Jessie CD image and wrote it to a 4GB stick, it didnt work. Then tried the netinstall image but face the same issue.

To write the usb stick I used unetbooting first, then tried win32diskimager and finally tried DD while stick was not mounted

Code: Select alldd if=debian.iso of=/dev/sdb BS=4MB; sync

Issue is still the same: I boot from the usb and after selecting language and keyboard it fails to detect cdrom drive (no drive at all in my pc). Same behavior using normal or expert mode.

Im also unable to manually specify the drive (it looks at /cdrom and I wanted to change it to the usb stick itself or mount usb to /cdrom but I cant find my stick in /dev)

View 14 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: The Attempt To Mount A File System With Type Ext4 In SCSI2 (0,0,0), Partition #1 (sda) At / Failed

Oct 10, 2010

I grabbed the new lubuntu 10.10 from [URL] but it turns out I'm having a problem installing it on my netbook (Asus Eee PC 1015PED). While installing, this error pops up:

Quote:

The attempt to mount a file system with type ext4 in SCSI2 (0,0,0), partition #1 (sda) at / failed.You may resume partitioning from the partitioning menu.I'm installing via USB and have selected the option to erase everything and use the full HDD.

Edit: I had Xubuntu installed before.

View 2 Replies View Related

Fedora Installation :: Fc11 - Preview Installer Crashes After Attempt To Create A Partition

Oct 2, 2009

when i try to install fedora 11 on my laptop my Fedora 11 Preview installer crashes after attempt to create a partition. How do i overcome this problem

View 6 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Error - The Attempt To Mount A File System With Type Ext4 In SCSI1 (0,0,0), Partition #1 (sda) At /failed

Oct 15, 2010

Unable to install Ubuntu 9.10 on a new internal harddrive. The hardrive contains no operating system. This hardrive is the only drive present in the system.

Whenever the installation trys to mount the ext4 partition the following error appears: The attempt to mount a file system with type ext4 in SCSI1 (0,0,0), partition #1 (sda) at /failed

Iv'e tried over and over to get past this error to no avail.

View 6 Replies View Related

Software :: PuppyLinux Installation - (loading The Lup525.sfs Mainfile) To Ram - Kernel Panic Not Synching Attempt To Kill Init

Apr 27, 2011

When loading puppy linux on my computer from a CD I get an error message on the third step which is (loading the lup525.sfs mainfile)to ram. kernel panic not synching attempt to kill init. The CD works on other computers with no problems. My computer is a dual boot XP and Win7 machine.

View 3 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Perhaps Norton's Secure DNS Are Causing With Ubuntu's Attempt To Update!?

Jun 7, 2010

Though not very sure with my inference, but I never had this issue while making an attempt to "Check for Ubuntu 10.04 updates" before! Refer to the attachment for detailed view. Only change I made this morning was to change the DNS addresses from that of Google's to Norton's Secure DNS vide 198.153.192.1 & 198.153.194.1!

View 2 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrade From 10.04 To 10.10 Error "Could Not Calculate The Upgrade An Unresolvable Problem Occurred While Calculating The Upgrade"

Feb 12, 2011

I keep getting the following msg as I try to upgrade from 10.04 -> 10.10 ... "Could not calculate the upgrade An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade: E:Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages. This can be caused by:

* Upgrading to a pre-release version of Ubuntu
* Running the current pre-release version of Ubuntu
* Unofficial software packages not provided by Ubuntu

If none of this applies, then please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the files in /var/log/dist-upgrade/ in the bug report." I don't think any of the issues above apply - can anyone offer advice on how to get around or "force " the upgrade

View 1 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrade Disaster - Warning "installation / Upgrade Should Not Be Interupted" - Computer Froze Up

Jun 1, 2010

While upgrading to a newer version of Ubuntu I noticed a warning saying that the installation/upgrade should not be interupted. Unfortunately though, during this process my computer froze up and I had to shut it down. Ubuntu no longer starts on my computer. I still have Windows though, which is what I'm using now.

View 3 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Beta 10.04 Upgrade - Upgrade Manager Did Not Give The Option

Apr 16, 2010

I am trying to upgrade from 9.10 to 10.04 beta. I tried ALT-F2 & ``update - manager -d'' but when Upate Manager opened, it did not give me the option of upgrading to 10.04 beta.

View 2 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrades Held Back - Two Packages - Grayed Out And Do Not Upgrade In Upgrade-manager

Mar 29, 2010

I'm running 10.04 and for several days now I get two packages that are grayed out and do not upgrade in upgrade-manager.

If I use the shell and apt-get I get the following message: The following packages have been kept back: firefox-gnome-support update-manager

The system is functioning well, but these 2 packages just linger as I process probably hundreds of lucid upgraded packages.

View 1 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrade 10.04 Failed: Couldn't Download The Upgrade?

May 16, 2010

I tried to upgrade ubuntu from 9.10 to 10.04. It is almost complete downloading packages,but i get this error:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/poo...untu2_i386.deb The HTTP server sent an invalid Content-Range header [IP: 91.189.88.30 80]I tried to change from main server to US server, but I still get this error.

View 1 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Update, Upgrade And/or Dist Upgrade?

Jan 18, 2010

I am begining on Ubuntu Server Management I would like to receive your on this doubt In order to have my Ubuntu Server up to date and with the last security patches, is it enough to do:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade?

If not, please where I can find an easy guide in order to keep or mantain my server OK? Also, what are the risks when we do: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade?

View 3 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrade Error W/ 10.4 LTS / Could Not Calculate Upgrade?

May 9, 2010

doing an upgrade from 10.4 to 10.4 LTS and got this error:

Could Not Calculate Upgrade

An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade:The package 'skype' is marked for removal but it is in the removal blacklist.

This can be caused by:
* Upgrading to a pre-release version of Ubuntu
* Running the current pre-release version of Ubuntu
* Unofficial software packages not provided by Ubuntu

If none of this applies, then please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the files in /var/log/dist-upgrade/ in the bug report.

View 3 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrade To 10.10 Using Commandsudo Apt-get Dist-upgrade?

Oct 13, 2010

When I tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10 using commandsudo apt-get dist-upgrade the following error is thrown:Setting up netbase (4.35ubuntu3) Installing new version of config file /etc/services.

[Code]...

View 2 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Unable To Upgrade From 10.4 To 10.10 - Could Not Calculate The Upgrade

Nov 14, 2010

I am trying to upgrade from 10.4 to 10.10. I have never had a problem upgrading before with the Update Manager. Now I get an error message when using the Update Manager. The message says, "Could not calculate the upgrade". See screenshots. I also checked the package manager for broken packages and came up with nothing.

View 2 Replies View Related

Ubuntu Installation :: Run The Upgrade Manager, The 'Distribution Upgrade?

Mar 14, 2011

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 and 2.6.35-27-generic. When I run the Upgrade Manager, the 'Distribution Upgrade' window pops up and in bold letters reads 'Running partial upgrade'.

The next line reads '>Preparing to upgrade' and sits there. Mean while, the process begins to perform a great deal of constant hard drive activity. The window's horizontal activity bar reads 'Calculating the changes' at the bottom of the 'Distribution Upgrade' window.

View 3 Replies View Related

Ubuntu :: Getting Grub Error 17 On Reboot Attempt?

Aug 26, 2010

Well about a week ago my computer acted a bit funny and upon attempting a reboot I hit grub error 17, and really haven't been able to make it past it. A had my original OS on it and get some files off and backed up at least. Backing up, I've only used a single OS of Hardy Heron. I don't understand why I'm being affected by this error when all I have is two harddrives that are used as unbroken partitions. Best advice I've used is to use a live disk, however the one I've currently got is for Lucid Lynx. I'm not sure whether I need to go and get the old version of a live disc since all I want are my files.

I'm content to update to the newer version (though part of me wants to wait for the next one since it's only a few weeks away.) If I could get my system running as it was that'd be great too. I believe the harddrives are fine since both are recognized in bios, just when running the live disk it asks if it wanted to install it or try it first. When running in the trial of Lucid, I can see the second harddrive and access files as I could on Hardy, but I can't see the main one. I really don't know what to do and am considering just starting over and cursing the loss of the data I want to preserve.

View 9 Replies View Related







Copyrights 2005-15 www.BigResource.com, All rights reserved