Ubuntu :: UPDATE-GRUB Is Hanging - Preventing Kernel And Other Upgrades
Jun 3, 2010
I have some pending upgrades, one of which includes kernel 2.6.32-22 but whenever the upgrade gets to running the update-grub command, it gets stuck on "Found memtest86+..." Here's the actual output...
It's been hanging like this for hours today, preventing me from getting any of the pending upgrades. I've cancelled it several times, deleted the dpkg lock files and tried it again only to have it hang all over again.
I have just suscribed into this forum. I have a problem: my notebook (NOTEBOOK SATELLITE L300-SP5917A - INTEL CORE 2 DUO T6400 (2.00 GHZ - 2 MB L2 - 800MHZ FSB) - 15.4 WIDESCREEN TRUBRITE TFT LCD - 400 GB SATA 2 .5 5400 RPM - 3GB PC2-6400 DDR2) doesn't boot ubuntu after the last security upgrade. I have wubi installed.I have Windows Vista and Ubuntu in the boot menu. I select "Ubuntu" and that leads me to the GRUB shell. I'm new in linux. It seems that GRUB doesn't detect the kernel. Maybe the file menu.lst has been deleted, or something similar, but I can't make my ubuntu to boot.
Ran the updater, went to boot to Win7 to use Photoshop and realized that the grub menu was gone. Ubuntu boots by default now. I tried running "sudo update-grub" at a virtual terminal and while it listed the various linux kernels ok, it then got caught in a loop spitting out some crazy looking errors. I rebooted and Ubuntu came up fine. I tried running "sudo update-grub" again from the gnome terminal and it hangs the whole computer for a few minutes and finally gives me this:
I had Windoze 7 on my wife's laptop, it started running crappy so I install Ubuntu 9.10 via Wubi (so it is not a partitioned dual-boot). I did the latest update, which I think included a kernel update. When I rebooted and chose Ubuntu from the windows dual boot window, instead of loading the GRUB I see an error message flash:
TRY hd0: NTFS no Wubi(something-or-other)
it flashed almost too fast for me to catch - it took about 10 reboots to figure out that much... and then it goes to a screen that says
GNU GRUB version 1.97~beta4 sh:grub
I tried several different commands (you can prompt it to give you available commands by hitting TAB), but it said it couldn't detect a kernel. Also, before I updated, I had tried to install iTunes via these instructions. iTunes seemed to have installed fine, but I hadn't tried it yet.
After upgrading Maverick (perfect!) to Natty, I was unable to boot into anything. (kernel 2.6.38). However, through much PITA, I was able to boot into an older kernel. (2.6.35). I completely removed 2.6.38, rebooted, reinstalled it and ran update-grub. However, 2.6.38 is no longer available no matter how many times I run update-grub, and the only option left is 2.6.35. In my humble opinion, the Natty upgrade experience is rubbish. (blank screen, total PC hangs, boots into a blank screen with only a blinking cursor, NVIDIA official driver not working, bootable only into older kernels etc.)
On my laptop running Ubuntu 10.04 I have edited /boot/grub/grub.cfg in order for the shortcut keys for changing brightness and volume to work. I added
at the end of every kernel image line, and it works ok. The only problem is that every kernel update overrides the grub.cfg and therefore I have to reedit the file over and over again. So the question is, where could I put the mentioned kernel startup parameter, so that it doesn't get lost on every kernel update.
I'm using the Fedora Eee kernel for Fedora 12 (it's an unofficial kernel for the Eee PC), and want to update my system (I just set it up today). How can I update via command line and prevent an update to the default kernel?
I'm running a dual boot Vista/Ubuntu Jaunty. I made some changes to the grab menu so that my windows OS would appear at the top of the list .I know I could have changed the default so that Vista would have been highlighted instead of Jaunty. But the reason I moved it to the top is because when I do a kernel update, I would still want Vista to be the default booting OS. Anyways, after the update my Vista OS disappeared from grub. It didn't get deleted because the Vista partition is still accessible from Jaunty. Can anyone help me boot into Vista and preferably make it the default OS even after a Kernel update? I attached part of my menu.lst .
I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid LTS. I have problem with my Ubuntu,Whenever I ran "sudo update-grub" command it did not detect my Ubuntu kernel nor Windows XP installation on another drive (I installed Ubuntu and Windows in different drive).It just display "Generating grub.cfg" and then "done". No "Found kernel..." message.
Ubuntu 10.10 latest kernel 2.6.35-28.49 update is broken. update just stalls when it gets to this.Quote:
Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)...generating grub.cfg I have tried the following to no avail..Quote: sudo apt-get install -f sudo dpkg --configure -a sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
I have three system on Ubuntu 9.10. Two of them are at kernel level 22.214.171.124 and one seems to be stuck at 126.96.36.199. All three have about the same software sources. The only difference I can see is that the .17 system is on Grub2 and the other are Grub1 systems. I have tried updating via Synaptic but nothing can get the one system to get a kernal upgrade.
The .17 system seems to go through updates of packages but no kernel updates.
I am using Meerkat w/ the 188.8.131.52 kernel. I am extremely satisfied w/ the direction of Ubuntu and Canonical and am amazed at the focus and dedication of all involved, including the contributors and moderators here.
But I have a question regarding continually upgrading the distribution kernels while awaiting the next iteration (11.04). Is it advisable to upgrade every kernel when my system seems to run well without them? For instance, each kernel upgrade necessitates that I reinstall the NVIDIA driver, among a couple other minor problems. This is not that big a deal, but I would like to avoid it--it's just an irritation when I reboot to a black screen. But another irritation is continually ignoring the update notices.
So earlier today I was running out of space on my regular Windows 7 partition and I played around with extending it. I ended up somehow deleting grub and messing up my entire system. I've spent the last 2 hours looking for the answer to this and everyone has been saying to boot from a live disk and fix it that way.
Well, I've tried everything, the only way I can boot right now is via USB and it will NOT allow me to. I checked on other computers and even re-installed and formatted by external hard drive to try and get it to work and it refuses. I've changed my BIOS to boot from USB so I have no idea as to why this is happening. Also, I've tried using the "ls" command to find my partition via "ls (hdX,Y)/" and all of them come up as unknown filesystems.
I used the update manager to update the kernel and whatever the other recommended updates were yesterday. I shut the computer down overnight and now when i try to boot into Ubuntu 9.10 i get a basic grub shell and when i try commands like "boot" it tells me there is no kernel loaded. I installed Ubuntu with Wubi so it is a dual boot system.
I've tried to access the Linux volume with a live OpenSuse 11 CD but there is no device to mount. It sees the entire hard-drive as if it hasn't been partitioned. I don't necessarily need to fix the installation. I just need to get my files back.
I run Ubuntu and yesterday the update manager downloaded a new kernel I think. It asked me to restart. I unlike before where when I select Ubuntu at boot up time and it just goes into it I am getting this black screen called GNU GRUB. What do I do here? Has Linux got corrupted by the updates I downloaded?
i have a Winxp and Ubuntu 10.10 system(wubi-install, update from 10.04 to 10.10).I have fixed the update problem 10.04 to 10.10 with the modified wubildr.Today there was a kernel update from 2.6.32 to 2.6.35 (???) and after the restart i can boot only xp.If i choose Ubuntu, there is a black screen and the computer restart. the ubuntudisksootgrub folder is empty!?!Here is my log:
Code: Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010 ============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================
I have a new acer machine which runs fine on 10.10 mythbuntu desktop livecd. Install seemed fine.
Then I ran an update and on reboot I get a kernel panic error. Research on this reveals it as a very deep subject which can consume many hours, so I opted to reinstall.
This time with ubuntu 10.10. I've tried different CDs, liveusb. Same errors.
So, the question is this - where do I concentrate my efforts - somewhere ubuntu doesn't like this machine, or grub. Does a reinstall overwrite the grub install too? Or do I have a bogus grub install I need to purge before I will get anywhere.
I decided to hit the update icon.It did not finish updating before the power was interrupted. How I get an Error occurred. stating, " E:dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run'dpkg--configure -a'to correct the problem. E:_cache->open()failed,please report. I am lost how to correct this script error.I am sure it is easy. I can open google earth that was downloaded, but not the web.
this is a new problem with issues that started when I upgraded to 10.10. Originally, GRUB wouldn't load after that upgrade, but that was fixed here. Once GRUB was working properly, there was a problem with the 2.6.35-28 generic kernel. When I tried to boot through it, I would only get an ubuntu command line.
Luckily the older 2.6.32-22 generic kernel worked just fine and I could log in and load my ubuntu desktop with no issues. I decided to upgrade to 11.04 to see if that would correct whatever was going on. The installation was completed without any apparent issues, GRUB works, XP Pro works, and the older 2.6.32-22 generic kernel allows me to boot into 11.04.
Unfortunately, another new kernel, 2.6.38-8 generic, is not working properly. I snaped some pictures of what happens when I try to use this kernel:
The first is GRUB/ The selection The second is the loading graphic The third is a command line where it freezes (note: this is not the same command line screen/environment that I was referring to with the 10.10 new kernel)
I know 11.04 is available for download at the moment, but it isn't showing up in Update-Manager. I would just put it on a disk and install it that way, but I'm running 10.04 in Wubi. Update-Manager is currently set to receive all 'normal' releases.
Just installed the latest kernel upgrades, rebooted, fired up KDE and got this message: "KDE detected that one or more internal sound devices were removed. Do you want KDE to permanently forget about these devices? The list of the devices KDE thinks can be removed: Capture: HDA Intel (AD198x Analog) Output: HDA Intel (AD198x Analog) Output: HDA Intel (AD198x Digital)"
It then asked, "yes, cancel, manage devices." When I clicked on "manage" it showed Esound as the only device, but it didn't work. So, was something was left out when the packages were compiled?
This morning I ran the automatic upgrade provided on the repositories, updating my kernel from 2.6.38-8 to 2.6.38-10.Unfortunately, upon reboot I discovered that a series of patches I'd applied in order to get my wireless card on my desktop working had been undone (see I had to run a modified version of the instruction set in order to get my wireless back on.My question: is there a way to trigger this every time the kernel upgrades? I'd hate to have to run this cumbersome set of commands manually every time.
I'm running 9.10 and did not upgrade to 10.4 because I thought I'd just wait tor 10.10. However, if I go to Sys/Admin.>Update Manager>'check'>'install'>'check' I do not get informed of upgrade choices.I am trying not to do an install with this because then I would have to reload and reset everything including 80+ CD's. Please help if you can.I know I have to Ugrade to 10.4 before I can upgrade to 10.10, however my update manger offers neither option after installing updates and rechecking.
I have manually added an entry for Ubuntu in my grub menu, using Yast. But every time the kernel is updated, this entry disappears. On the other hand, the one for Windows, that was added during OpenSuse's installation, is still there. So how can I keep this entry for Ubuntu ?
Edit : when I save the menu configuration in Yast, I get the following message : Code: Connecting to deprecated signal QDBusConnectionInterface::serviceOwnerChanged(QString,QString,QString) kbuildsycoca4 running... kbuildsycoca4 running...
I am running 11.3 for about 4 months and it suddenly started to hang intermittently, sometimes many times a day. Once KDE restarted and other times the screen went black. Most of the time it was just hanging and I needed to force a shutdown. The only clue I got is KDE displayed a notification saying "Disabling IRQ #24" not long after it started to go nuts.
After searching around, I figured the problem was with my external video card so I pulled it out 2 days ago and so far it didn't freeze again. After searching around some more, I found many users fixed very similar issues by upgrading to kernel 2.6.35 and I am ready to go for this solution. But now, I couldn't find out how to upgrade the kernel. People said it can be done in Yast but I only see version 2.6.34. What is the easiest way to upgrade?
During a routine update of my desktop (ubuntu 10.04), the update is hanging at "unpacking replacement compiz-gnome". I was wondering if it is safe to kill the update, and, if not, what else I could do. This has been hanging there for about 2hrs now, so its not just taking its time.