Ubuntu :: Upgrade From 10.04 To 10.10 Lost MBR?

Apr 26, 2011

I think I've lost my MBR upgrading from ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10. During the upgrade it gave me a message saying which partitions did I want the grub details to go on, saying if I was unsure to select all of them. After reboot I just end up in a grub recovery console.The system was a dual boot with windows vista.how I can get both my operating systems to work?

Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010 ============================= Boot Info Summary: ============================== => Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in partition #256 for /boot/grub. sda1: __________________________________________________ _______________________ File system: ntfs Boot


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Ubuntu Networking :: Lost LAN After Upgrade To 9.10

Feb 26, 2010

I have 2 machines with ubuntu (now 9.10) and 2 with XP. After upgrading the ubuntu machines to 9.10 my wired LAN does not let me connect between the linux and MS machines. They did before the upgrade. Where and what should I check to see why the ubuntu machines cannot connect to each other or to the XP machines?I have looked at the network connections and it shows 'auto eth0', last used 'never'. I select the auto eth0 and click on the edit tab and the wired tab shows a MAC address and MTU is set to automatic. The 802.1x Security tab shows it not checked and grayed out. The ipv4 settings tab shows 'automatic'. The ipv6 settings tab shows 'ignore'.

When I click on the Places/Network, the Windows Network icon comes up. When I click on it, I get the MSHOME icon and the WORKGROUP icon. When I click on either of them I get message saying "Opening MSHOME" and then the message 'unable to mount, failed to retrieve share list from server'. The same thing happens when I click the WORKGROUP icon.

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Jul 25, 2010

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ps. I know that I can download source and build it manually, but there has to be a more "Ubuntu-ish" way of doing it.

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Apr 29, 2011

I have lost wifi access with the upgrade to 11.4.Previously, the receiver icon showed on left click a menu of available networks, and on right click, available network by network settings for editing. The menu also included enable wireless connection and enable wired connection. I have wireless enabled.

But with the upgrade, the same menu appears on left click or right click, and they both show a greyed out "wireless disconnected" tab, so you can't connect from there, the tab is disabled. There's also no place else to go to find available networks or to lock into one. There also does not seem to be a place to find wired networks either.I installed my wifi network in it, and put in the correct password and set it to come on automatically, and 3x restarts did not yield any changes. Apparently network finding is disabled in this version or at least my copy.It isn't the computer: I'm on line with it now on the Windows XP side.

This is doubly problematic because if I can't get on line, I can't download a fix, and even if I could by downloading it to the Windows side, it is probably a binary with some very scripts and meticulous BASH coding or tarballing something else that I have no idea how to do even with a walk through by an expert because most of the time the experts assume I know as much about using a Linux terminal and code as they do, and I basically know absolutely nothing, it is all Greek to me from the point at which they say "open a terminal." "Go to root" might as well be said in Chinese as far as its usefulness to me. What is the plan here? A complete redo from the get go?

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May 5, 2010

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Jan 27, 2010

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Jan 28, 2010

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Feb 9, 2010

I upgraded my desktop computer from 8.04 to 9.10 last night.

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Ubuntu won't let me rename it.

How can I fix this and restore this shared drive?

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May 29, 2010

I keep finding the same fixes on the web and they are not working. What I have/what I did: I have a dual boot PC. HD0 was XP. HD1 Kubuntu 10.04. I upgraded XP to Win 7. This jacked my Grub up, now all I can load is Win 7. I don't see the Grub menu anymore. I've been trying to reinstall Grub using varoius web pages like: [URL]

They seem to all be telling me the same thing but not working. I boot into a liveCD. I have to sudo apt-get install grub then I can do sudo grub. I follow the instructions:
sudo grub
> root (hd0,0)
> setup (hd0)
I get "Error 17: Cannot mount selected partition".

Now if I'm understanding this right the reason for that is. HD0,0 is my first HD first partition (which is Win 7), and grub doesn't like windows. I tried swapping it out so it reads:
sudo grub
> root (hd1,0)
> setup (hd1)
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Oct 26, 2010

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Is there a way to restart the upgrade?

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Jan 1, 2010

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Jan 16, 2010

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So I was pretty confident this afternoon upgrading my Lenovo laptop from 9.04 to 9.10.

At one point during the install, I got error messages and was offer to do a "Partial Install". I accepted, different things happened, rebooted. Update manager came on with again the partial update pop-up. Accepted it again, it downloaded more files, rebooted, partial upgrade window again but it failed immediately.

The network connection was gone, clicking on the network icon I got a message that the network manager is not running.

I cannot check or uncheck the "network unabled" choice.

However, 9.10 is running, slow and weird, but no network connection so I cannot try to finish the "partial upgrade"

Every time I reboot the Update manager pops up.

Trying to boot any previous version in "grub" fails right away saying it is unable to mount the drives ...

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May 14, 2010

I would like to have your help.
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Can you help me to recover my grub.

I inserted the contents of the RESULTS.txt here. code...

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Jun 2, 2010

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I recently upgraded from 9.04 to 10.04 and things went pretty smooth. The only real issue is that I lost the transparency settings for the menu & indicator applets on my top knome panel. I simply don't remember how i did it last time, and i've been searching the net for an hour for a solution with no luck. Many results suggested the use of the Compiz Settings Manager's opacity settings, but that opacity applies to everything, including the text & icons. I thought i used the "gnome color chooser" package to do it last time, but I cannot find the option in the gui. how to make the background of the menu (applications/places/system) and indicator applet have transparent backgrounds while retaining full text/icon brightness?

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Apr 30, 2011

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May 2, 2011

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May 15, 2011

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And they weren't... boo...

So is there a special file or anything where the minefield bookmarks are kept?

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May 16, 2011

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Jun 19, 2011

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Aug 11, 2011

I've just done an upgrade after noticing the Update manager thingee at the bottom of the screen. I was listening to my music when I noticed it.

I did the Restart now after upgrading. Now I have no sound at all. Checked headphones were turned up which they were. Checked sound settings and found there were no Devices in Hardware and Input and a Dummy Output (stereo) listed in Output. I would have thought that my onboard sound would have shown up as well as the sound bits on my HDMI card - not that I've ever managed to get sound out of my telly via the HDMI cable. (I do have Alsa sound installed).

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Jun 13, 2011

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Nov 1, 2010

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Any suggestions? Is there a way I can remove any sound related drivers etc and attempt to reinstall them? I attempted to run sudo alsaconf but afterwards, it acts like there is no sound card. a reboot resolves that issue as I didn't save any changes, but I'm not sure where to go from here. I've become spoiled by all of the newer distros which detect all of my hardware and everything is configured for me.

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May 5, 2015

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Here's what happened:

Code: Select allsudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Code: Select allCalculating upgrade... The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  x11-apps x11-session-utils xinit
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.

[Code] ....

I also have run

Code: Select allsudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get install task-cinnamon-desktop

but it says something to the effect that task-cinnamon-desktop has been moved out of incoming, and that it's unable to install since I have held broken packages.

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May 30, 2010

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.4. All went well except I lost several previously installed apps, including my calendar program and a favorite game (and I don't know what else yet).I reinstalled the calendar, but have not been able to get the game back. The name of the game was something like "gnomemetris," or something similar. It consisted of a matrix of colored balls. The object is to click on groups of balls to remove them and accumulate a high score.

That game was a favorite and I'd like to get it back. I've searched Applications/Ubuntu Software Center and Synaptic Package Manager but can't find any program like that. My guess is that the game is no longer included in the repositories that Lucid looks at.If anyone can give some advice on how to get that game back, or info on what happens to older software during an upgrade.

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Jan 14, 2010

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