My box has a raid5 array (mdadm) with everything in it (/boot and /) but swap that is actually spread across the 4 drives. I had ubuntu 10.10 installed (amd64) with grub1, when I upgraded to natty (11.04) it automatically installed grub2. Well boot fails, it always goes to grub rescue no matter what happens. I've installed and reinstalled grub2, and boot always fails with:
"error: file not found".
In grub rescue I can see that md0 is actually available, an "ls" to (md0)/boot succeeds but the strange thing is that an "ls" to (md0)/boot/grub prints nonsense, as does an "ls" to (md0)/boot/usr/lib/grub/i386-pc/. When I try to load the required modules for boot (linux raid etc) in grub I also always get a "file not found error" (I fsck'd md0, which says everything's fine). I have installed the latest version of grub2 and executed grub-install in all four drives.
I want to make a DVD with Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Xubuntu so i can choose one to start a live session when booting from the disc. I'd like to introduce linux to friends and having a few variations might make it easier to transition.
I have tried twice to use Wubi to install Xubuntu on a Windows XP machine. Each time the results were the same:
1) Downloads the required stuff. 2) Does some post-download stuff. 3) Says it needs to reboot to finish the installation. -------------- here is where it goes bad ------------- 4) Reboots back into Windows. There is nothing set to choose Xubuntu (no error messages displayed in prior steps).
so i have installed compiz 9 and it didn't quite work for me, then i have reverted to compiz 8 and things where fine, but after a while my desktop started slowing down for no apparent reason, so i decided to install the nVIDIA drivers from the manufacturer's site, good, i typed in:
Code: sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop and then i installed the drivers with the sh command, stuff went right, but i could not
I am able to boot from the Ubuntu 10.04 LiveCD fine, but the Kubuntu CD fails to boot. Trying to run Kubuntu sends me to a command line and after the first three steps of the install option I am again sent to a command the line. I have burnt and verified several Kubuntu CDs and each time I get this result. I am running Ubuntu, but I would like a fresh install of Kubuntu (I would rather not just install kubuntu-desktop).
I am currently running 10.10 Merekat as 11.04 will use the horrid unity enviroment i am looking into ways to have the next version work how iI want not how cannonical want therefore i ask the following What is the best way to 'migrate' to 11.04 xubuntu from 10.10 ubuntu? Is it just a case of re-pointing the repo's towards xubuntu.org & then removing Gnome?
I know this is probably an odd question but i seriously cannot live with unity as my desktop & just do not want it installed even if i wont use it! If this change is too big then i may move away from ubuntu altogether but as i have used it since warty warthog i am obviously reluctant
I made a post in http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=10753227 but I guess it's closed.I'm having the same issue. I've installed Kubuntu 11.04 32bit twice now. Both times it doesn't do anything when it reboots.No output to the screen.When I boot to the LiveCD and chroot or simply mount the /dev/sda device and run sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sdaIt says grub installs successfully, but it doesn't fix the problem.
I am trying to upgrade to Xubuntu 10.04 from a Slakware install. I downloaded the ISO image, burned that to a CD, and then created a floppy with SBM.bin image. The system is an old i386 which has a BIOS that will not boot from CD. I can mount and read the CD under the currently installed Slackware system with no problem. When I boot from the floppy I get a menu that shows the hard drive and the floppy as boot options, but not the CD. The CD drive is an ide on the same controller as the hard drive with the hard drive being master and the CD drive being slave.
I tried to upgrade through Ubuntu Jaunty .04 to Koala but couldn't, I think it had something to do with the Kubuntu I have dowloaded also, (like it goes to the same splash screen and I choose if I want to go to Ubuntu or Kubuntu) the kubuntu is on the 8. version. how do I fix this so I can upgrade to Koala?
I have insatalled Kubuntu using wubi (in windows). But when I am running Kubuntu it is showing the following error. try(hd0,0) : FAT16 : NO WUBLDIR try(hd0,1) : NTFS35 : NO wubldir try(hd0,3) : NTFS35 : What should I do???
A couple weeks ago I became fed up with using Backtrack5 as a primary OS, as fun as it is, and installed Kubuntu 64-bit for AMD on a laptop with an intel chip. I didn't see an intel iso on Kubuntu's site right away, and I suppose I was too excited to try it to care. I have been having some problems with plugins working correctly, but i'm not even sure this architectural mixup is to blame for that.
To cut to the chase, should I be worried about installing kubuntu that was intended for AMD on a board with an intel chip? I figure i havent really done anything I can't easily redo yet, and if I want to reinstall, i'd like to do it before I cross that bridge!
After installing ubuntu, if one wants to try other desktop variants, whether installing KDE-desktop / XFCE-desktop over ubuntu is the same as installing Kubuntu / Xubuntu over ubuntu? If not, what is the difference, which is better?
The last version a Linux I had was Mandrake v9.1. However, in looking to get the latest/greatest Linux I downloaded Ubuntu and Kubuntu. After installing Kubuntu the system reboots and fails to boot into the OS. After the P.O.S.T all I get a the word "GRUB". There is no response to any keys with the exception of Ctrl-Alt-Del. I am temporarily able to get passed the boot problem if I boot from the CD and choose boot from primary hard menu option. I'm not sure how to fix the boot up problem and could use some advice. However, using the CD to boot up the hard drives installation leads me to my next problem.
While in a desktop session I am unable to drag windows by their title bar. When attempting to drag a window, the desktop becomes covered with parts of the original window spreading all over the screen in multiple directions. It looks like a kaleidoscope or bad acid trip image. I suspect the video anomalies might be configuration related or improper driver. Again guidance would be greatly appreciated here.
I have a good 'ole Matrox MGA Millenium card installed into a P4 1.8ghz system, with 512 MB ram. The hard drive originally had an old install of Mandrake v9.1, but all of the partitions were wiped and I created 3 new partitions:
- /dev/sda1 20GB Bootable/Primary Partition EXT4 (Unbuntu mounted at /) - /dev/sda2 18GB Primary EXT4 (Kubuntu mounted at /mnt/Ubuntu_dsktop_91) - /dev/sda3 2GB Swap space
My intent was to install Ubuntu on the 2nd primary partition and be able to switch between them. However, I tried installed Ubuntu on the first partition (reformatted of course) and I encounter the same boot problem and display problem.
When I try to install Kubuntu 10.04 from the live CD (ran the installer from the Live Desktop) I get this error:
I then get sent back to the partitioner after clicking continue. Nothing but the installer/live desktop is using the cdrom. How do I install it? I have also tried running the installer without the live desktop, and it still throws the same error at me.
I usually use Ubuntu, but installed Xubuntu, Kubuntu and Fedora (xfce). However, none of these three will boot into the desktop! Xubuntu and Fedora-xfce seem to boot, but before it loads the desktop the screen stays black and nothing happends. With Kubuntu, it loads the login screen but every time I try to log in the screen goes black, then it returns to the login screen again. It will just keep doing this until you reboot or shutdown.
I cant see any type of error messages come up and my current install of Ubuntu (11.04) seems unaffected.Does anybody know what is happening here? is it a common bug/problem or something no one has really heard of before? Im just really stumped and cant seem to get anywhere with it,
I am being told I need to upgrade from 8.04 to at least 9.10 on another linux forum. I like KDE 3.5 and I CANNOT STAND KDE 4 I tried it like 3 or 4 times and I cant stand it... I tried that TRITON or whatever it is with 10.04 with kde 3 but it kept messing up like I would go to install updates it would say 83 updates but it only installed 7 anyways I said no to that and went back to 8.04 and I got the /! icon blaring at me saying hey idiot upgrade to 9.10. I mean I am doing fine on 8.04 I mean I got the latest thunderbird and updated pidgin to 2.7 I mean everything is up to date so its like why give it up? I am scared to go to 9.10 cause 3.5 will be gone and I will be stuck with KDE 4.0 ( the 1st version ) and I dont want that I want 3.5.
I have a computer with xubuntu 9.10 and a pc with kubuntu 9.10, and I need to operate on the xubuntu desktop from kubuntu. On KDE there are Krfb/krdc for the desktop, but what can i install on xubuntu to do this?
I am using the universal usb installer from [URL] and i have tried putting kubuntu on my usb flash drive and when i plug it in my netbook and boot from usb it comes up kubuntu and it gives me options and i select install to harddrive and when i press enter is comes to a grey screen and nothing happens? am i supposed to type something in? after i formated my usb flash drive and tried xubuntu and the same thing happend...?
I have successfully upgraded from 10.10 to 11.04, computer was rebooted and I got working Ubuntu Natty. I did not altered any settings and switched computer off. When I tried to boot computer today I got Ubuntu load screen, but OS does not load properly (only load screent, startup sound and that's all).I am able to load terminal as root. How can I troubleshot my problem?