I used a cd version of ubuntu 10.4 but my laptop wouldn't boot.I thought of installing the previous version of ubuntu and then upgrade it.I used ubuntu 9 and it worked perfectly. But when the upgrade finished and my pc restarted it showed this message [1.007098] Disabling IRQ#4
I tried to install 11.3 on my acer aspire 7530 notebook to have dual boot with xp.
I made 4 partitions: one for xp, and the three for linux were made automatically.Before installation I got the warning that the partition wasn't entirely below 128 gb, I installed anyway to give it a try.
The installation froze at 92% and after the laptop wouldn't boot.
Now I've formatted the hard disk and installed windows on a partition leaving a free un formatted partition of 100 gb.
I got wireless printing working on my mom's computer... Then when I upgraded the laptop to 11.04 it wouldn't boot properly. It shows the Ubuntu splash and then switches to a console where I can see services starting and stopping. It freezes when it's going through this section of startup. I rebooted and started the machine in recovery mode, then selected low-graphics from the list. It works in low-graphics mode in Ubuntu Classic (my mom doesn't want Unity so I set Classic as the default)
I only began using Linux with the release of FC8. I've upgraded into every new version (upgrade, no clean installs), after the new versions had been out a while. I struggle with command lines, updates, cups and other very cool tools that are only difficult because they have so many options. I'm Windows guy at work, a system admin and db administrator, plus the company expert on Excel. But, all in all, I hate Windows, and I'm loving Fedora, even if I struggle.
This last upgrade really kicked me in the pants. The first thing I noticed was all of my software sources were gone. I did some research around the forum and tried a few things, but it's still not working. Unfortunately, I may have uninstalled Yum in the process, but not rpm. I've tried to re-install the yum packages, but still no luck.
This morning before leaving for work I noticed that a boot log indicated that cups had failed. I went in to restart the service (through gui) and it said it was running. So I stopped the service and re-started. I tried to access port 631 through Firefox and it wouldn't open. I need to check the firewall to see if it's an open port, but beyond that I don't know.
Now I'm wondering if I should just do a clean install. I haven't done this, mainly because I didn't want to hassle with setting up my printer again (although, it's a Brother and they have the drivers and good instructions), and I didn't want to lose any emails that I've received via Thunderbird. The printer is really a non-issue now, as I'll have to set it up anyway. I have a backup of the /usr folder and all the documents. Question is, if I restore the Thunderbird folder after a clean install, would it bring back my email?
- Im using 3 different USB keys, a 1gb, another 1gb, and a 4gb, the 4gb being the newest, and one of the 1gb might be early usb2.0. - My motherboard has options in the bios for both USB HDD and FDD, and even USB ZIP drives. I set the boot order to USB FDD, then USB HDD, then HDD. - I am trying to get Damn Small Linux 4.4.9 to work. - When the screen after the motherboard logo is loading, it recognizes both my USB HDD and the FDD, displaying both names for each, and their capacity. But it just then skips to the dual boot options for my 160GB OS HDD. - Legacy USB is enabled - I'm using the actual ports on the mother board, not the front pannel ports.
I've spent a frustrating afternoon trying to install Xubuntu 10.04 x64. I had already installed Win7 Pro 64, and have been attempting to install on a separate hard drive. It wouldn't even boot into Xubuntu install. Figured a bad burn on the Cd so I reburned the image I had down loaded using Ktorrent. It wouldn't boot either. I swapped out the DVD burner. Still no go. Redownloaded using Ktorrent including the torrent. Wouldn't boot into the installer.
I did a fresh burn. Still it wouldn't boot to the installer. I then downloaded Xubuntu again but from a mirror and not using Ktorrent. Good MD5SUM. Burned it again on another computer. Still wouldn't boot into the installer. I burned a copy of Kubuntu 10.04 x64 and it installed with no difficulty. I've installed Xubuntu 10.04 x86 several times on other computers win no difficulty. But I have 8 Gb of RAM on this machine and want to use Xubuntu 64.
I tried to boot from CD for demo mode (9.10) but my XP machine wouldn't do it. I opened CD from My Computer and a selection window opened. Choices were to reboot to demo, Install to Windows or Help with Boot. I selected Help with Boot and a boot program was downloaded and installed (I think to drive C: (XP)). When I restarted, a new boot window opened giving me a choice to boot to XP or Ubuntu (9.10) and I chose Ubuntu. Instead of opening for demo it went to full install and I aborted the procedure, went to add/remove programs and uninstalled Ubuntu. Now when I restart I still get the boot selection window, Any suggestions as how to remove the boot program? Can't find it.
I had installed Fedora 13 on an unused partition of my ATA hard-drive yesterday. The primary OS here was Windows Vista.
Anyway, everything was working fne for coupla hours after which I had to restart F13 for some reason. This is when all the trouble began ..
Fedora wouldn't boot cause of some "power issues" - there were none. Windows Vista wouldn't boot because "BootMGR was missing"
I figured if I removed Fedora using the live CD - format the partition, it would help. It didn't. Well, atleast the partition got formatted. I tried re-installing F13 from the live CD but it doesn't finish the process - saying a command, something to do with 'shutdown' is not valid.
I tried repairing Vista from the Installation DVD but it is unable to do so.
Right now, on rebooting the computing, I enter the 'grub' console. I tried using grub commands to boot "Windows" from the (hd0,0) partition like thus,
Code: grub> rootnoverify (hd0,0) grub> makeactive grub> chainloader +1 grub> boot But it still maintains that "BootMGR is missing" .
I'm a new Ubuntu user and I'm already a fan, but I have a small problem. I wanted to dualboot my laptop with Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows Vista. I already had Vista (and hated it), so I installed Ubuntu. It all went well, until I messed up something with the partitions (in Vista of course..). Then my laptop wouldn't start up and I got an error message ( I don't remember what it was.). So I installed Ubuntu again on another partition and it is all working now (both Ubuntu and Vista). But now I have a partition, of 15 GB I think, that I can't use for anything. I would really want that back. So my question is: Does somebody have an idea how I can fix that?
I just upgraded from Karmic to Lucid and my system will no longer boot. The upgrade completed without any error messages, but upon reboot, it hangs at the loading screen. I cannot start the system in recovery mode either. Same issue happens. To get to the command line, I've appended:
to the kernel line in grub. I then remount so I have r/w access.
It appears to be an issue with udev. While the loading screen is "loading," udevd_work scrolls a bunch of stuff that's too fast for me to read (nor can I copy and paste it).
/var/log/udev isn't showing any recent errors, only messages from before the upgrade.
I have a 2 hard drive laptop. I have Mac OSX on /dev/sda and 64 bit Ubuntu on /dev/sdb. (I did have 32 bit Ubuntu on /dev/sda as well, but I have deleted that). So with the intention of deleting the 32 bit version and to make sure the 64 bit version on sdb still booted I re-installed grub2 to sdb before I deleted the 32 bit installation from sda. Sadly it wouldn't boot. It gave me the "no such partition - grub rescue" message. So I booted up the live cd and re-installed grub2 to sdb again, just to make sure. It ran ok but on reboot got the same message as before.So I booted up the live cd again and installed grub2 to sda and now it boots fine.I presume that the bios is looking at the first hard drive and if it finds nothing there it just gives up - not looking at the second drive at all. Is this normal on a 2 drive system? Unfortunately as it's a Sony Vaio the bios is almost completely locked so I suspect I cannot change it.
Background information: The hardware is an iMac. I had Ubuntu 10.10 and Mac OS X.... Something. That part doesn't matter. The Mac OS is still working....
So... I had everything set up, and I was happy to start my life getting used to Linux and learning all about a new operating system and how to use it and whatnot. I wanted to change my username, though, because when I was setting up my account, I didn't have a mouse and weird things were happening when I tried to change my username at the time. So I looked up on the internet (a very wonderful thing) how to change my username. I found that it required root access. I knew that I shouldn't have tried it because I was, and still am, so inexperienced. Then I went against my better judgement and f'ed up the system. Happy days, right? I couldn't do anything on Ubuntu anymore at that point. I had kind of wanted to do a clean install of Ubuntu at that point anyway, so that's what I decided to do. The mistake came when I decided to try to do it on my own instead of using the wonderful invention that is the internet to figure it out. So I went onto my Mac OS to erase the partitions I was using for Linux. So everything was fine until I tried to boot from my USB to reinstall Ubuntu. It keeps taking me to the command line that says "error: unknown filesystem. [return] grub rescue>" The exact same thing happens when I try to boot from the hard drive. I was really curious why it's not actually booting anything from the USB drive, because I shouldn't need the hard drive to do that, correct? I tested the USB on my Windows netbook, and it worked as it was supposed to work. I was able to try Ubuntu just fine. Then I put Ubuntu 10.04 on my flash drive. It also wouldn't boot on my Mac. Does anybody have any advice for how to get Linux working on my Mac again? I'm really sick of Mac OS and would prefer using Linux.
I wanted to use Ubuntu on one of my old laptops (a great, speedy modern OS on a modest hardware PC). Unfortunately this PC can not at the time read all CD-ROM's (can't figure out why it does read some) and I've installed Ubuntu 7.10 - the only CD it did read at the time.
I've used it for two years but I never got my wireless card to work (OK, most of the time it was collecting dust) A couple of days ago I finally realized how to use ndiswrapper (lol...) and I was able to get a working Wi-Fi connection on this laptop. I then proceeded to upgrade it over the internet, to Ubuntu 8.04, then 8.10, then 9.04 and, last night, to 9.10.It has worked through each and every of these updates, but after 9.10 the PC won't even boot (after "GRUB loading...).
I installed Ubuntu 9.10 on Windows 7 system using Ubuntu disk partion option. Unbuntu works great but I can no longer access W7. Windows Loader Boot Option is in normal position as last selection of Grub menu but arrow keys do work. Acts as if keyboard is locked. System defaults to Ubuntu 9.10. How do I select Windows Loader Option
I have a dual boot (2 hard drive) system, and upgraded to 10.4. Booting into XP results in a flashing cursor that doesn't do anything. I know that GRUB screwed everything up, but I need to know what to do--and assume I don't know what I'm doing--to restore my dual boot ability.
Here's what I get after running a boot info script code...
i was in ubuntu 10.04 and I thought geting the lastest version is the smart thing to do right? so i went to the update manager and upgraded it to 10.10. but now when i restart the computer all I get is " a black screen with white text that says "Gnu Grub Version 1.98+20100804-5ubuntu3Minimal bash - like editing is supported for the first blah blah, Tab lists possible command completions. Anywher else TAB lists possible device or file completions.grub> "I have a dual boot that has Windows 7 and Ubuntu, Ubuntu being my main OS, I really need to get back on it.
my laptop's boot speed has been tremendously dropped (approximately from 30 secs to 3-4 minutes) after I've upgraded from 10.10 to 11.04.What do you recommend me to check in order to get back my lost time?
I had ubuntu 10.04 dual boot with win xp and I recently decided to upgrade windows to win 7. Once I did that I could no longer see the grub therefore I couldn't manage to boot into ubuntu. I don't know what to do, the installation is there because I never touched that partition
So, a little backstory. For christmas I got a new laptop with Windows 7, and while Win7 is a good operating system, I wanted to try Ubuntu and see which one I liked better. I installed the 32 bit version, because I understand people run 32 bit Ubuntu on 64 bit machines with out problems. For the first few days, everything was going amazing and I was pretty much using only Ubuntu (I had a dual boot with WIn7). One day, I opened my lid to find that the log in screen wouldn't appear, so I restarted.
I wish I could remember what error I got, but everytime grub tried to load Ubuntu, it wouldn't load, it just gave me some error (it may have been a kernel panic, not sure). So I went into windows, burned a windows repair disc, and fixed the MBR to be the windows boot loader instead of grub, then deleted the Ubuntu partition. Shortly after, I tried the 64 bit Ubuntu installation, and it wouldn't even boot up after the first boot (unfortunately, can't remember the error I got then either). So I repeated the MBR fix for Windows, and just stuck with Windows for a while. However, a new problem arose. Every now and then (and in time, more frequently) everything would freeze, for 1 to 2 seconds.
It couldn't have been my RAM or anything, the computer was blazing fast when I got it. The windows boot also took much much longer than usual, until it just wouldn't boot at all. I had my father (who's much more knowledgeable at computers) to do something, and he loaded into an earlier recovery partition ran a program called CCleaner, which supposedly fixed it. However, the problem was still there, and it got worse. I tried CHKDSK, it didn't do anything. The random freeze ups kept happing more frequently and became more and more bothersome. Eventually my computer just wouldn't boot up, it would just be a blank screen after the 'Toshiba' logo.
I eventually called Toshiba and they said that I apparently deleted the original recovery partition, and needed a Windows install disc, which I don't have so I have to buy one. Until then, I decided to just do a complete install of Ubuntu (64 bit), since I figured if I just did a complete fresh install removing everything, it would fix it. Well, turns out it had the same freeze up problem. I then tried a clean install of 32 bit Ubuntu. No luck, still periodical freeze ups, sometimes if the freeze ups are longer the screen will go grey. Before all this mess Ubuntu ran perfectly. I'm fearing that it may be my hard drive that's the problem, but I'm not entirely sure. So, is there anything I can do to restore my laptop to full health with out buying a new hard drive? Unless the hard drive isn't the problem, but I don't see what else is. EDIT: I tried memtest. Here are the results: It says 'Pass complete, no errors'. What do you guys think?
I've just upgraded my server installation from 9.04 to 9.10. I'm running this as a Xen virtual machine. All seemed to go well until I restarted, at which point I got stuck at this point:
Begin: Running /scripts/init-bottom ... Done. mountall:/proc: unable to mount: Device or resource busy mountall:/proc/self/mountinfo: No such file or directory
My service provider is running xen-shell 1.0.79 running on Xen version 3.0.3-1, and after the seemingly-successful do-release-upgrade, uname -r reports ubuntu kernal 2.6.18-5-xen-amd64. Unfortunately, this isn't mentioned as a possible problem here [URL]
I have a Core 2 Duo iMac that I had set up for triple boot using Fedora Core (probably FC8 )and GRUB, Windows XP Pro, and Mac OS X v10.5. Some time ago, I had to blow out and reinstall my Windows installation because it had developed errors, but this also blew out my GRUB, leaving the Fedora install non-bootable. Since I never really used FC on this machine much, I didn't worry.
Lately, I've acquired an hp Mini 110, on which I'm running Linux Mint 8 (Helena), and I'd like to upgrade my FC partition on the iMac to Karmic, but when I run the installer, it won't let me use all of the existing Linux partition, instead wanting to resize it to accommodate both FC and Ubuntu.
How do I make the installer simply replace FC with Karmic, using the entire existing partition? I'm sure earlier versions of Linux that I've used had a simple "erase all Linux partitions and install" option, and the "Manual" option doesn't appear to read the existing partition information (I was too afraid to go any further).
I ended up quitting the installer, which put me into the Live CD environment, where I used the File Browser to "Format..." the Linux partition, but when I went back to the installer, I ran into the same problem, and it didn't seem to matter if I unmounted the existing partitions or not.
I just upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 from 9.10 and now my Windows XP will not boot from grub. It shows up on the grub boot list but when I select it, all I get is a black screen. It worked perfectly just minutes before the upgrade, but now I cannot use windows, which I need really badly at this point.
I've heard people have been finding that when they upgrade from 9.10 to 10.04 on a machine that dual boots 9.10 and windows 7, they can't boot windows 7 afterwards. There is a fix to this problem but I would rather prevention to a cure.
I know this isnt normal for everyone but im getting a 29 to 30 second bootup on 10.04 from grub to login screen.. i installed boot up manager and disabled some of the things listed on a few recommendation pages on google where would i begin to figure this out? before i upgraded i was booting up at like 10 seconds tops..
I am new to Ubuntu. I recently upgraded my Ubuntu from 9.10 to 10.4 (64bit) since then I am unable to dual boot to WIN2K3 from the same HDD as my Ubuntu. I have ran some of the suggestions like: Sudo update grub and Testdisk both did not provide any errors on my partitions and my primary partition displayed in Testdisk was WIN2K3, now when I reboot and select it from the boot menu it just simply show a blinking cursor.
I am out of ideas and I need a solution to suit my configuration. I prefer not to re-install or repair any WIN2K3 OS. Can someone assist and let me know what you need from me to further understand my issue.
I had Ubuntu 9.10 and windows vista on my laptop and both systems boot normally throw grub but after I upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04 LTS windows is shown on the grub loader but if I selected it all I get is blinking cursor, Ubuntu boots just fine.