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.

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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]

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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?

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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?

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Jul 18, 2009

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Mar 2, 2010

Ive always had luck doing any kind of updates to my system. I let it auto install the security updates lastnight. Today when I rebooted the machine it just hangs. I would like to attempt to boot only to a command prompt so that I can atleast use vi to edit files and fix the system. Do I have to edit grub to do this or is there keys I can press during boot up?

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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?

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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?

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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.


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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)

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Feb 18, 2010

I was happy with my Jaunty on my Asus X53 with ati radeon hd2600 and restricted driver, until two hours ago. I've started (after a long wait) to upgrade my Jaunty, everything was fine after upgrade, but I've noticed video was running with "ubuntu driver" and 3d wasn't available, so I started to install a fresh release of ati driver. But before I've saw in /usr/share/ati the previous copy of my restricted driver so before install the fresh copy I've run "sh ./fglrx-uninstall.sh" it had remove all telling me there wasn't any istance of fglrx (of course I thought...) ...and so before start with new installation I've thought about a reboot for first, but after it I'm unable to boot...

from normal boot it simply hang after a while, I think when it try to initialize video card. but more worse, also after choice recovery option at grub loader it hang after a bit, without give me any prompt.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Cannot Boot Into 10.04 After Upgrade

Apr 30, 2010

I made a mistake while upgrading the GRUB options - when choosing "install the maintainer's version vs. keep the local version"...in the drop down menu, I chose the local version option. On reboot, GRUB works, but I can't boot into 10.04. My old entries (kernels) are still there, but when I choose them, there's an error that says something like "disk not found". However, I am able to boot into Vista.

So do I solve this problem by fixing GRUB? If so, how? I have a Live CD of 9.10, would that be necessary to use it to solve this problem?

refer to [URL], under GRUB.menulst: maintainer's version vs. keep the local version. I read it afterwards (I should've read it before)

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May 1, 2010

After going through the upgrade (alternate cd) I now can't boot into XP, even though it's in the GRUB2 menu.
I have fixed up the boot sector as described at this site Attached are my results from the boot info script

SDA1 is XP
SDA3 is 10.04

sda3 has this strange error: Quote: Grub 2 is installed in the boot sector of sda3 and looks at sector 66800445 of the same hard drive for core.img, but core.img can not be found at this location.

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May 2, 2010

I dual boot Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows XP. After an upgrade to Ubuntu 10.4 online, I can boot XP, but not U10.4 It looks to me that U10.4 does not find the MBR. Fortunately I can boot into XP.

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Ubuntu Installation :: 10.4 Upgrade Will Not Boot

May 20, 2010

Have had a torrid time with upgrading to 10.4 and now regret it. The initial workaround from [uRL] works for me and I can get booted, but the attempt to permanently edit that into the kernel boot parameters dos not work, and restart just returns to the original problem. How can I edit the kernel boot parameters or what am I doing wrong? I enter the commands as given. I assume the vertical line and line break mean I hit enter in the terminal then.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Boot After Upgrade

Oct 1, 2010

I have a ubuntu 10.04 LTS and a Windows 7 installed on my laptop with wubi. everything worked well until i upgraded my ubuntu today (oct 1st). After upgrade, i restarted ubuntu and chose ubuntu from the OS list. Right after that, my laptop restarted. No error showed. I have tried several times, same thing happened everytime.

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Oct 3, 2010

I installed Ubuntu like 3 days ago with a cd I got when I bought a magazine about Ubuntu. That cd contained Ubuntu 9.10. After a couple of hours I desided to instal 9.10. After using 9.10 for 1 day and installing some programs like java and flash player, I checked for updates and desided to update to 10.04. The installation seemed to go all smooth, but after I clicked on the 'reboot now' button, my laptop couldn't boot no more. A little purple screen with "Ubuntu" written on it popped up for like 5 seconds and then it dissapeared, and there I had a nice black screen. I waited 4 hours, but still nothing. Yesterday I installed 9.10 again, and now I still want to update to 10.04 or 10.10. But I can't seem to use a Usb flash drive with my Toshiba laptop, and I only have 1 cd left. My rabbit kinda destroyed the 10.04 cd and now I only have 1 cd left. Shall I burn 10.10 on a cd and check if that one will work properly, or is my laptop just to old and slow ( Centrino 1.6ghz, 512mb ram ) to run one of those versions? I'm really new to ubuntu and my English sucks as well, because I come from Holland.

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Oct 18, 2010

I initially installed 10.04 using the Ubuntu Windows Installer and everything was running fine. When I would boot up the computer it would first hit the Windows Boot Loader and give me the option of booting Windows 7 or Ubuntu. When I chose Ubuntu GRUB (I believe) would then load asking if I wanted to load Ubuntu or Windows 7. This was fine as it would work and that's all I cared about. Now after running the 10.10 upgrade from within Ubuntu (not from a CD) when I select Ubuntu from the Windows Boot Loader it acts as though Ubuntu is going to load, the screen goes black and then the computer reboots itself. I would prefer to fix the problem, if possible, instead of doing a fresh install.

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Oct 19, 2010

I just upgraded Ubuntu 10.04 (32bit) to Ubuntu 10.10 (32bit) desktop edition using Update Manger. After installation, the system restarted and it boots straight into a grub> command line. I cannot but into Ubuntu.

I am currently dual booting with Windows XP. I also fired up a LiveCD session and opened up GParted, but it does not list my Ubuntu partition. It only lists the Windows partition.

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Jan 6, 2011

Desire to try ubuntu at work but also not to break my work machine so i opted for the windows installer desktop edition.

10.04 64bit AMD version installed, after getting flash installed everything was great, very impressed.

Something telling me there was a newer version, so i went to the updater, ran it, it found 10.10, i proceeded, got to the clean up step, said something about x# of files not needed, clicked remove, ask me to reboot. I reboot and it gets to the OS choices screen, i choose ubuntu and i see no messages, it just flicks me back to the bios.

I can't seem to find this problem documented anywhere. Is it best to just re-install or can it be fixed?

Secondly, is the windows installer version decent enough? Are there many disadvantages? I'm just a bit wary of trying the conventional method in case i mess up the partitions/MBR or windows which would be disastrous on my work machine.

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Apr 30, 2011

I just upgraded to 11.04. When booting, I can only start through "Linux older versions". Otherwise, with the first booting option, I only get "Ubuntu" on a fixed screen. Windows 7 also works fine. What can I do?

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May 2, 2011

Yesterday clicked the "update to 10.10" button - after some hours it rebooted and asked if I'd like to upgrade to "11.04" - after several hours of downloads, it was still "at it" so I left it overnight - following the demanded reboot, all I get is a stroppy prompt demanding "login" and "password" - tried everything I can think of in the way of both,still locked out.

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May 20, 2011

I just upgraded my Ubuntu server from 10.10 to 11.04 and now it won't boot. I don't even get the grub menu, just a grub> console. I've looked at some other threads with similar problems but haven't found a solution yet, I'm not even able to start any kernel. I've run the boot info script and the result can be found here: URL...

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Jul 4, 2011

After installing the upgrade package to 11.04, ubuntu cannot boot up and shows the following:

/sbin/init: /opt/NAI/LinuxShield/lib/libc.so.6: version 'GLIBC_2.10' not found required by /lib/libdbus-1.so.3)
[1.972459] Kernel panic - not synching: Attempted to kill init!


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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:


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.

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