Ubuntu :: Clean Install After Several Attempts At Upgrading From Karmic Failed?
May 30, 2010
I installed Lucid (clean install after several attempts at upgrading from Karmic failed), and I have an Intel 8xx video card. I was able to get Lucid installed by adding "xforcevesa" into the command line at startup. Now I would like to try changing my computer away from Vesa and seeing if I can try to get the i915 driver working.
That being said, I cannot figure out where to go to change my kernel boot configurations. Every tutorial I've found refers me to /boot/grub/menu.lst which I cannot find. Ever since I moved from Karmic to Lucid, I've regretted it as it seems like all the How-To documentation is no longer valid, everything has been changed and moved around.
I don't know why it is dumping me onto Vesa, or why my stupid driver was blacklisted; everything was working fine under Hardy, Jaunty, and Karmic. Why problems now? Does anyone know how I can get into my boot setings and replace "xforcevesa" with something that will make the intel driver work?
I have tried and tried to get Ubuntu up and running again after a fatal crash. Unknown reason. I have burned several copies of Karmic and Jaunty, but the only one that will come up is an old copy of Jaunty Live CD. Chksum have matched on the disks and the disk integrity (the last time came up with 1 error, but it did not say where. I have used SystemRescue64, Rescue-remix for Karmic, MHDD, Ultimate boot disk, and have reformated and partitioned my 640GB drive. One partition is formated to EXT3 and the other is unallocated. Both testdisk and memtest show positive. No disk will complete a permanent install. At least one error shuts it down even after fixing broken packages and sometimes there are 3or 4 errors msgs. Last night the error was something in Open Office, I don't recall more than that. Here are the errors I picked out of todays logfiles. They are prety much in order as posted in the various logs:
Acer travelmate 4200, had no sound since a full install (not upgrade) of Karmic. Sound has worked in all previous incarnations of Ubuntu. When I try to play Audio CD I can hear a click from the speakers but only silence after that. CD plays OK if booted in XP or Win7. Output from aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC883 Analog [ALC883 Analog] Subdevices: 0/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
I'm a relatively new user of Linux, I use Kubuntu 9.10, and I would like to know whether I need to make a clean install for upgrading to 10.4 (I know, stable isn't ready yet, but I'm impatient , and I want to prepare in advance) or I could do it in some way without losing everything I have installed? Or maybe it would be better to only upgrade to the newest version of KDE (I'm using 4.3.2 now)? Which one is easier and/or better? How is it done (Note: using KDE)?
I've just installed Karmic and get an Out Of Range message on my monitor when starting.I had to use the alternate install in order to get Karmic on there in the first place.I have an Nvidia GeForce 7600 GS, and a BenQ FP767-12 TFT.
Output of lspci;01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G73 [GeForce 7600 GS] (rev a2)Not sure how to get my xorg.conf as I can only get to a shell. Here are (what I think are) the important bits;
I just performed a clean install of Ubuntu 10.04 on my flash drive, allocating a 6.5 GB persistence file. Of course, the first thing I did after booting from it was to run sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade. After a lengthy install process, I was eventually notified that several packages failed to upgrade. I rebooted and tried again, still to no avail. Now, whenever I install a new package or attempt to upgrade with apt-get, I receive the following or a simmilar output:
Why is it that the darn printer keeps breaking on this thing (Ubuntu) ??? It's either every damn update that keeps messing this up. One computer is bad enough, I can't imagine having to take care of even five with this thing always screwing something up. What the hell is going on??? Yeah I'm tired of this thing always messing up the printer. Please fix this thing, separate the browsers if you have to, do whatever it takes, but please STOP messing up the printers...and I don't even print that often.Oh yeah, when you first start the OS up, the drive seems to go on for a while longer now. I only put the regular updates and don't tweak anything.
I am looking for a way to automatically block an ip address and add it to /etc/hosts.deny when they have 3 consecutive password failures or try connecting to a name that doesn't exist more than like twice to help limit the brute force attacks I am experiencing.Is there an easy way to do this already implemented in Ubuntu?
I've just upgraded from ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04 64 bit, and everything went well except for the fglrx driver installation, which failed. I've checked the troubleshooting guide and tried to purge the drivers, with only partial success.
I googled this, to no avail. I've restarted cups, to no avail.This is a Networked Printer, but i have little doubt that can be ruled out as an issue.If i want to print an Image or Plain Text file, i get this error; if i print with OpenOffice, i do NOT get this error and it prints fine.I have also gotten a similar error, like "permission denied" or something, but i cannot recall exactly what it said, and cannot seem to recreate it at the moment.I have been getting this for quite some time now (months), but never found out why. Any ideas?
I am trying to get OpenLDAP to authenticate user logins, but running around in circles. Are there any logs produced by either client and/or server that would indicate possible reasons why it was unable to login as a user?Below is an explanation, any ideas would be appreciated, as I think everything is setup as per the various articles on using LDAP.
I have a CentOS 5.5 OpenLDAP server, and several others, some host services, some are file shares (samba).So far I have been able to successfully configure OpenLDAP to carry out all the ldap* commands from both the local server and from any of the remote servers, either via non-ssl or ssl connections. However, as soon as I try connecting any services up to it, it doesn't play ball.Back to basics, having cleared off all previous attempts at this from all machines, I have gone through the following:
Installed OpenLDAP server/client on host (plus nss_ldap). Configured /etc/openldap/slapd.conf (see below) Configured /etc/openldap/ldap.conf (see below)
I have a dedicated server running Ubuntu-server Jaunty. As you know, this OS no longer has security updates. I'm trying to upgrade it to the latest LTS (Lucid) but first thing's first: I'm having trouble upgrading from Jaunty to Karmic.
Here's the problem. I get the following when I try do-release-upgrade:
Code: $ sudo do-release-upgrade -d Checking for a new ubuntu release Done Upgrade tool signature Done Upgrade tool
force an upgrade to Karmic instead of Lucid? (And no, sadly, re-installing is not an option as this is a server with no direct physical access)
I just upgraded from 9.04 to 9.10 then discovered that, in openoffice.org-writer, the text in the UI is gone. It's strange because the text to be edited is still there. So maybe it's a font or rendering problem but I suspect something related to the window manager is going wrong. I have checked and re-installed openoffice but I haven't been able to fix this so far.
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 recently got a Dell Netbook Mini10v with Ubuntu 8.04 preinstalled. It does not give the option to upgrade using the normal features in the GUI (as far as I can tell) how should I go about upgrading my system to 9.10?
When I installed Ubuntu, I installed the Hardy Heron version. I kept on forgetting to upgrade my system when a new version of Ubuntu came out and now I am considerably behind. I want to upgrade to Karmic, but I can't find out how to do it without upgrading to Impala, then Jaunty, then Karmic. Is there a possible way I can avoid upgrading three times and only do it once?
Error during commit 'E:Internal Error, Could not perform immediate configuration (2) on mountall' Restoring original system state
Yeah...that's what I get every time I try to upgrade to lucid lynx.
NOTE: I haven't updated for quite some time. I may have gotten one or two updates for karmic but that was it. Just thought it might be important....
NOTE: Also not sure if this is important, but karmic installed and did some funny stuff to itself. My desktop no longer exists. It just isn't there. Also, when I try to turn of my computer it gets all kinds of errors and eventually I have to just pull the plug....something about a dev loop0 right after is says its deactivating swap...
I really want Python 2.6, which is not part of the standard Hardy packages. I just tried installing the Python 2.6 Linux distro direct from python.org. While I didn't see any error messages during the installation, I'm still defaulting to Python 2.5, and 2.6 installed to a different folder than 2.5.
A secondary wish: I would also like GROMACS 4.0 instead of 3.3. Again, Karmic has it as standard, Hardy doesn't.
I'm running dual hard drives in a software RAID1 configuration. My system is Linux only, so I have no Windoze compatibility issues to worry about.
Still, I've gathered that upgrading in the presence of RAID is different, and more problematic, than a standard upgrade.
I did an upgrade over the internet and on rebooting after it had completed there was no internet connection. I wired in an ethernet cable and although I can access the router and ping another machine on the network, there is no internet connection.
I had a nicely working karmic 64bit/windows XP install, but the "upgrade" button to 10.04 has finally got the better of me. Now, when the PC boots up, the following failure occurs:Memory CheckPCI device listingVerifying DMI Pool Data ......error: no such device:e9eb88c2-67f2-47a7-bf9d-50b77b2d3480grub rescue>_Some more information.linux is on sdb1when I type "ls" I get: "(hd0) (hd1) (fd0)"however, I've not managed to get "ls (hd1,1)" or similar to do anything, the best I get is "error: no such partition".the command "find /boot/grub/grub.conf" results in the error "Unknown command 'find'"I've tried swapping the boot order in the bios from hd0 to hd1 but that has made no difference.There is no grub loader, no linux, no windows, no operating system of anykind, just the "grub rescue>" prompt.
I have just upgraded my OS from ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04.Now I'm facing problem of not having write permissions to USB drives (Pen drives).I have to use terminal with sudo to copy , move files and unmount media.
If I try to open Cinelerra from the GUI, it does nothing. If I try from the terminal I get this:
Code: cinelerra: error while loading shared libraries: libfaad.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I've been looking around all over the place and can't find a way past this. I really want to get it going again, can anyone help?
I've checked in synaptic and I have libfaad2 2.7-4