Ubuntu Installation :: Way Can Continue Or Repair Partly Failed Ubuntu Install?

Jan 21, 2010

I have a sony vaio vgn-AR71s with dual boot Vista and Ubuntu, no problems there.Since, over time, I messed up my previous Ubuntu setup while trying to get my wifi working, I decided to reinstall the whole thing and give it a fresh start. (as after two Kernel updates my wifi card drivers should be supported)I Reinstalled Vista and drivers after which I downloaded the latest Ubuntu 9.10 LiveCD, burned to a disc and rebooted.When the Ubuntu installation was almost finished I got an error, the disc I was using got overheated (bad quality CD) and there was a problem copying certain files. However my hard disk was successfully partitioned and divided in half (1st partition Vista -NTFS and second Ubuntu -Ext4). But my laptop still boots directly into Vista ignoring the partly failed Ubuntu install, no boot option at startup.When I reboot using the LiveCD I can only install Ubuntu on a newly created third partition.

Is there any way I can continue or repair the previous ubuntu install? I searched this forum and the internet for options and hints yet don't seem to find an answer.The good thing is my wifi card is finally working (when I booted from the LiveCD it immediately detected wireless networks yeay)

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I have already started a thred here about RAID failure: RAID5 failed, system drops into limited single mode - openSUSE Forums

I was not able to boot the system until I commented /dev/md0 in fstab

Why is it so?
This is just a files sharing partition, it is not a system partition.

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To be fair, I seemed to have an intermittent problem with Ubuntu 9.10 in a very similar way... But it was temporary, I have not had it since around the time I ran updates. I never needed acpi=off. Appears to have the newest BIOS. Several items on the "firmware test" on the CD boot display "fail".

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I thought then that I'd try openSUSE 11.3. The live CD looked usable enough, but when I tried to install I couldn't tell how to make sure that I don't get a boot manager which will try to give me access to the Windows versions on the disks. I don't want this, and what I'm really afraid of is that an install will screw the booting of Vista x64 on the other disk (which, granted, I can disconnect for the install, but I'd rather not). At that point I decided to post a question here.So hopefully you understand what I want to achieve. I don't much care which Linux distro I install, but I'd rather have one which gives me as much usability out of the box (or easily installable) as possible.

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*** Dropping you to a shell; the system will reboot.
*** When you leave the shell.

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So, the issue... I installed 8.04 on my mother's laptop some time back as she was having trouble keeping Win 2000 running (she has a low spec no-name generic laptop btw). I live in Autsralia and she in England, i thought i could better support her if she was running Ubuntu... All has been well with 8.04 but with the new LTS release (10.04) i thought i'd talk her through the upgrade... Did the online upgrade via Update Manager, all seemed to go OK but when she went to log on after restart she got an error saying 'authentication failed' even though we are 100% sure we have the user name and password correct... Tried to do a ctrl+alt+F1 to by pass the GUI log on but couldn't get the terminal session to open up, just got a black screen - no command prompt.

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So, remember i'm trying to talk a novice through all this... any thoughts!?!

If i can get her to log in i can then support her via some kind of remote sesion or other screen share... and it wont cost me a small fortune in international calls!!! But if i can't get a log in, i'm dead in the water!?

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Error in JGR :: package.manager : package 'JGR' has no name space and is not on the search path
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Here is the output of the Ubuntu syslog when I try to connect with the iPhone:

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After I hit the "Forward" button on this screen, I just get an infinite wait cursor. I can still freely check and uncheck the boxes, and click the "Quit" button, so it's not entirely frozen, but it just won't progress any further.

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