Ubuntu Installation :: Regular Update Now Can't Boot From HD Or CD?

Oct 7, 2010

I updated my Ubuntu 10.04 on Dell 1330 and on the next boot it failed. I get a series of messages, the main point seems to be that it can't find the files it needs to mount.I tried booting from the live cd I used to install 10.04, but it can't boot either due to wrong user id error and maybe trying to boot from wrong kernel?At this point I am willing to just wipe the hard drive and do a fresh install but how to do that if I can't run the install cd?Or is there a way from initramfs to solve this?I tried mount /dev/sda1/mnt but it says cannot read /etc/fstab no such file.libdevmapper

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Ubuntu Installation :: Regular Update On 9.10 Breaks USB Printer?

Feb 10, 2010

I did an update during a time when power was cycling due do a nasty snow storm, but I'm pretty sure the update was completed successfully before I lost power. What did happen though is that my BIOS setup was reset.

Now if my HP Laserjet 1020 is plugged into USB during boot all other USB devices freeze for a while. So I played with my BIOS setting for USB:

- Enabled V1.1 and V2.0
- Disabled System USB Shadowing

So now my bootup doesn't hang. But now when I actually go into Karmic I still can't print.

dmesg shows the following:

[ 205.940008] usb 1-10: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 9
[ 219.510026] hub 1-0:1.0: unable to enumerate USB device on port 10
[ 223.430008] usb 1-10: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 10
[ 223.600766] usb 1-10: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice


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Ubuntu Installation :: Start The PC And Boot From The CD, Getting A LOGIN Screen Instead Of The Regular Option To Install From CD?

Jul 21, 2010

Got it on a CD and was using it as "Try Ubuntu" instead of installing it for good (I still wanted to see if there were memory issues or HDD issues with my desktop, before I installed it for good).Anyway, I would shut down the pc after about 2 or 3 days and redo the CD install (try ubuntu option) again and add all the plugins etc.Kids used this for playing some games on friv or nickjr.The real issue - of late, when I try to start the PC and boot from the CD, I am getting a LOGIN screen instead of the regular option to install from CD or Try the Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Mythbuntu System Hangs After Regular System Update: "out Of Memory" Errors

Aug 4, 2010

I have Mythbuntu 10.04 installed on an exclusive HTPC and working great... until tonight. After letting the system update some packages (161 packages if I remember right), I suddenly have an issue where the graphical system won't start. After researching I found three error messages that might be causing that.

1. At the start of splash screen I see "UUID=xxxxxxxCD7 not ready yet or not present" I checked in /etc/fstab and found that this is the swap partition. I don't remember seeing this before so this could be the culprit.

2. I'm not at the computer in question right now but I saw a Plymouth error about "mountall" and then the message "plymouth command failed". Not sure if this could be the main error.

3. after a while (usually ca. 1-2 min) I receive thousands of errors of the kind "out of memory"... "kill process XXXX" (process vary wildly e.g. dbus-daemon, mysql, etc)... "process killed"..."respawning"

After error 3, I'm not able to switch to graphical console (ctrl-alt-F7). If I was in the graphical console at this moment, I simply can't switch to the CLI console. I'm always afraid of updating my system since I've seen lots of things breaking afterwards (usually the proprietary graphic drivers) but this is really strange.

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Debian :: Difference Between Regular Lenny And 'update' ISO?

Jun 6, 2010

I was looking through the Debian FTP site, and noticed

and with a modification time only about 24 hours later,

Whats the difference between these two?

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CentOS 5 :: Xen Not Starting - After Doing A Regular Software Update On A 5.5 Box - And Rebooting

Jun 21, 2010

After doing a regular software update on a 5.5 box (and rebooting), I now have problems starting xen (version "xen-3.0.3-105.el5_5.3.x86_64").

Running "/etc/init.d/xend start" yields no output, and checking the script, I see that the script halts if "/proc/xen" doesn't exist.

Checking the filesystem, I find that the "/proc/xen" entry is indeed gone. Restarting the CentOS box does not help.

Should I reinstall Xen? If so, should I remove any portions of Xen before I do?


When I run /usr/sbin/xend I get:

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Ubuntu :: Wireless Stopped Connecting - Applying Regular Updates Via Update Manager

May 9, 2011

My self-built PC had a BT wireless adaptor in it which worked, albeit after a bit of a faff, with Ubuntu 10.10 in connecting to my BT HomeHub2.

When I came to use it last week it would not connect. I'd not changed any hardware but I had been applying regular updates via Update Manager.

Bearing in mind the "faff" factor, I decided to try a different (Edimax) wireless card but got the same result. Upgrading to 11.04 has made no difference either.

It does *try* to connect but fails, so I think the card is installed correctly. I've also tried a full reset on the HomeHub and the setup works fine with W7.

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Nov 18, 2009

I'm running Fedora 11, and just did an update of the system. It looks like there was an update to the package that takes care of knetwork manager. In the past, I have played around with it, but it hasn't met my needs, so I went back to nm-applet, which works fine.

I'm curious about the update, and would like to see if it works. However, knetwork manager won't start as there is another network manager already running (there is a message about this everytime I log in). I can easily kill nm-applet, but logging out and back in causes it to reload, and I still get the message from knetwork manager. So here are my questions:

1) With the update, is knetwork manager stable and robust enough for regular use (the docs for F11 said it wasn't upon F11 release, so included gnome's network manager as the default network manager)?
2) How do I get knetwork manager to work (I presume this means I turn off Gnome's network management and switch to knetwork management)?

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Ubuntu :: Can't Boot Regular OR Recovery Mode (Meerkat)?

Jan 1, 2011

I have GRUB on my laptop with Ubuntu and Windows 7. GRUB and Windows 7 seem to boot just fine, but recently, Ubuntu doesn't boot. My suspected cause is simply because I've often shut down unofficially. My laptop doesn't have a battery, and even the AC connection is awry, so as soon as an accidental disconnection or something occurs (because it too is broken), it'll essentially shut down.

I try booting Ubuntu, and it doesn't boot. I think I see that Ubuntu and the dots page, but it'll hang there (and I waited overnight). Immediately, I want to run an fsck, but I seem to be unable to, so I run Recovery Mode. I always get a forever loop of a bunch of stuff that doesn't make sense to me, but this is one thing that I always see (or something similar).


[295.439361] EXT4-fs error (device sda5): __ext4_get_inode_loc: inode #1571 (comm pci-db) unable to read inode block 525047

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Ubuntu Networking :: No Wired Network Connection On Regular Boot?

Sep 14, 2010

Since this morning I cannot get any network connection working from regular boot up. I'm beyond frustrated.I booted into windows xp for the first time in at least a year today and connected fine.I booted into recovery mode -> then failsafe graphics mode , two times and had internet one of the times.I'm writing this from live cd.I have a feeling it is something super simple to fix but ...Here is my ifconfig -a from regular(not working network boot)

ry@ry-desktop:~$ ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:24:1d:71:13:55


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Jan 23, 2011

When I boot my pc it used to take me to a prompt which asked which OS I would like to boot. Today randomly, some grub rescue menu came up. I read online that that meant I had to fix my grub menu, which I did. Now a regular grub menu pops and and I have no idea what to do with it. Whats a grub menu? How can I just get back to my regular boot screen? I run dual boot xp and ubuntu, is grub a program of xp or ubuntu? I have no idea what this grub menu is and whats going on with my pc!

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Apr 22, 2011

A few weeks ago I did a WUBI 10.04 LTS install on a Windows XP desktop that went perfect. System ran great until this morning. I was prompted to install "Security Updates", which I allowed the system to do, but thereafter was unable to boot. What happens is at the point of selecting either Windows or Ubuntu for booting, and I choose Ubuntu, the computer goes right back into a re-boot process and brings me back to the Windows/Ubuntu boot selection prompt. It doesn't even bring me into the secondary boot level of asking which type of Ubuntu boot I want (generic, etc.). Is there a solution for this problem besides reinstalling Ubuntu?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Black Screen With Regular Boot In 11.2?

Dec 26, 2009

A few days ago I updated my openSUSE installation on my Acer Aspire 5920G notebook from 11.1 to 11.2, but I haven't been able to get any kind of graphical shell loaded. Using the regular "desktop" option in GRUB results in a black screen. seems my PC is still responsive though as hitting Ctrl+Alt+Del like a mad man results in the PC getting rebooted after a while. I had the same "black screen" issue with the KDElive CD and the regular installation CD (Yeah, I should have known better than to do the upgrade...).

When opting for "Failsafe" in GRUB, I reach a command line. Before that it seems to try to load GNOME (you get to see the cursor) but fails at it a few times in a row. When I try to start GDM afterwards from the command line, it gets into a loop in which it tries to load, then crashes and then tries to load again, endlessly.I have installed the newest NVIDIA drivers "the hard way", and my card (NVIDIA 8600M GT) is on the list of supported devices on the NVIDIA website. SaX2 seems to work OK with it.

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Nov 26, 2010

Is there a way to get the matching Linux kernel headers automatic on a regular kernel update via the Ubuntu packed manager? Every time I get a new kernel I must do an aptitude install linux-headers-`uname -r`

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General :: Log On As Another Regular But No Root User With That Password And Boot Up Into Centos

Jul 22, 2011

I forgot the root passwd for linux (via the "single" mode) and, according to all confirms, did so successfully! I then try to log on to Centos as root, and I can't....it says "incorrect passwd"! So then I log on as another, regular, but not root, user, with that passwd, and boot up into Centos. if I try to "su" to root, with the new root passwd, again it says its incorrect. there is no "system admin" passwd set. I checked!. I need root access within Centos!

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Boot After Update

Oct 11, 2010

I updated from 10.04 to 10.10 this afternoon, and after a reboot, I can't start ubuntu in the new kernel. Grub shows up fine, but after selecting the new kernel, all disk activity stops after a while. When booting in safe mode, the same thing happens.

Oddly, booting in the old kernel does work. I'm not sure which log files might be of use here, so haven't gotten much further..

[edit] Just tried to boot in the livecd, doesn't work either, same problem.... I guess there is a driver problem somewhere most likely

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Boot After Update To 10.26

Nov 26, 2010

After update Ubuntu to 10.26 from 10.25...UpdateMgr asked to "restart". I did and since then I can't boot Ubuntu from my PC (Window Vista).

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Ubuntu Installation :: Another 'no Boot After Update'?

Nov 30, 2010

jump straight in with a problem. I'm experiencing the same problem mentioned here; where it was suggested to start an individual thread.I have been using ubuntu as a dual boot with vista for a couple of months. Apart from a few hiccups I've been very pleased, but after an update I am unable to boot ubuntu. It appears to be the same issue in the link above.

I originally installed 10.4 (because my first attempt with 10.10 would not install (turned out to be duff CD)) and then updated to 10.10. All was fine until this latest automatic update.I've tried a few things suggested -- copying the c:ubuntuwinbootwubildr file over c:wubildr -- with no luck... I'm worried about making things worse and thought I'd ask first. I hope that's OK.I also tried working from my liveCD, but it only gave me the option to install (because it's 10.4 and I've updated?

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May 1, 2011

I updated to 11.04, looked down after about an hour and a half, and my laptop was off. Now when I turn it on, it acts like it's checking my desk, but it says something like "/ is not available or doesn't exist press s to skip, or m to manually recover" then when you skip it's like "/mnt is not available" It could be possible I accidentally turned it off during the upgrade.

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Jul 12, 2011

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 via wubi.exe to dual-boot between Ubuntu and Windows XP Home Edition. Ubuntu was the default OS to load on boot. I tried running a few updates in Ubuntu through the update manager, followed the instructions in the wizard, and restarted my computer when asked. The computer now automatically boots straight into the "GNU GRUB version 1.99~rc1-13ubuntu3 Minimum BASH-like line editing is supported..."

I have only just started to get into Linux. I have no idea how to get through this portion. I can't load back into Windows either (at least...I'm not sure how to. I never get the opportunity to choose which OS to launch). I've tried researching this issue, but still not having a lot of success. My only current option is to completely reformat my HD, but this is (hopefully) not going to be needed. If I could just get back into Windows I think I could probably reinstall with Wubi.

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Aug 10, 2011

Yesterday I got installed Ubuntu 11.04. After I got updated with update manager everything was OK until I rebooted the system so that update can tack effect. When I rebooted It's stuck in the middle of something. (No GUI). I tried recovery mode but same thing. Then I tried Previous version and it worked fine. Now I can boot into system but each time I need to select previous version.

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Ubuntu Installation :: System Won't Boot After Update

Jan 11, 2010

I just allowed Update Manager to install the latest security updates to the Linux kernel, header and xorg and clicked on restart system. After selecting Ubuntu from the system's boot manager I'm dropped into a Grub command line and don't have any idea what to do next. I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 inside Windows 7 on a Toshiba L500 laptop using the Wubi setup.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Unable To Boot In Any Os After Update?

Feb 4, 2010

today when i updated my ubuntu 9.10 it was about 44mb update and update manager was not able to download 13mb of files i clicked continue anyway. after that i shut down my pc and when i restarted it my old black and ordinary GRUB was gone and there was one with Debian symbol and blue background and everything and when i selected any OS ( i have 3 os 1 on my 80GB hard disk which is ubuntu and other 2 are debian and windows XP which are on 20GB hard disk) and it said

invalid character '+' file not found.

so i am now running on live cd.

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Feb 22, 2010

I got a grub error each time after updating ubuntu. I have to boot the system manually, and then update grub2. Now I am really scared to update. I thought this bug would be solved very soon, but it is still there. I can't bare it anymore.

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Mar 9, 2010

Just did an update to 9.1 & now am unable to boot to ubuntu, windows7 still boots ok. Didnt pay much attention to the update but did notice there were a lot of cups files. Booting to ubuntu get something about using a tab & then getting a list of commands one can do. Tried boot got 'no kernel' tried exit & got a pc reboot which let me back to the tab msg.

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Aug 20, 2010

I am dual booting Windows Vista and Ubuntu 10.04 with WUBI. (Windows works fine). When I updated Ubuntu from the update manager, it just gives me this error code from a JPG attachment I just added with this post. It keeps on saying that every time ubuntu boots up.Is there a Fix? I cant boot up to ubuntu at all...

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Oct 17, 2010

So i have a second PC, which has 2 HDD's in it. Windows 7 is installed on the first HDD, (640GB) and i have Ubuntu 10.04 installed on the second HDD (80GB). This was done basically by "OldFred" 's directions.[URL]...(First few posts on thread i linked will inform how i have my Dual boot setup) So far i haven't really used Ubuntu much. And from reading on here, 10.10 isnt to stable, but still im interested in knowing:

Is it safe (considering my dual boot setup) to update my Ubuntu version? I am assuming when in my 10.04 it would tell me a new version is out, but maybe it doesnt upgrade like that, you tell me please. Basically i am concerned for messing up my dual boot setup considering if something goes wrong , i dont want to mess up my Windows 7 OS or the time taken to successfully install the dual boot.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Hangs During Boot After Update To 11.04?

May 3, 2011

My GRUB is at v1.5 and have just updated UBUNTU to 11.04 from 10.10 I have a AMD processor and am using the 64 bit version of UBUNTU

The system will not start normally, it will hang. with this on the screen

Boot from (hd0,0) ext3 9a590bb3-d88b-40e5-8e48-46c83c0865dd
Starting up ...

I have discovered a way to boot I select the recovery mode then I select failsafeX , next I select restartX . And the system will boot,

I am looking for guidance on what to do to get my system to boot normally without having to use the workaround that I now use,

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Aug 15, 2010

I made a usb install drive on a mac by following the instructions on the ubuntu download page, but had problems getting the GRUB loader to run the USB at boot on the DreamLinux PC i wanted to install it on, so I have now sorted access to a CD writer to make a liveCD.

However I need to convert the USB FDD back to just a regular FDD for my mother to use. I am not at all familiar with Macs, or the terminal utilities (though I am able to use the terminal to some degree) so would appreciate help with this procedure or a pointer to some steps to do it.

Currently the drive is named Ubuntu 10.04 LTS when it mounts on mac, before the img write it was just untitled, I cannot delete the ubuntu files from it or write new ones, and I don't know how to do a reformat on a mac.

I need he drive to be able to work again with windows and mac... so will need to reformat to FAT32 I guess?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Won't Boot After Kernel Update / Sort It?

Feb 8, 2010

Update manager reported some updates including kernel update to version 2.6.31-19.

after update system won't boot. it crashes into bash shell. I've manually loaded kernel version 16 with following command code...

same thing happened when version 17 came up. I definitely NEVER again going to update kernel. What do I need to do now? should I uninstall latest kernel...if that is possible?

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