Hardy server won't start after upgrade

Krsnendu dasa krsnendu108 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 9 17:42:35 BST 2008

I have lilo not grub because last time I installed I used LVM and
Hardy to defaults to LILO for that. (Not sure why.) How do I access
recovery mode using lilo?

I am guessing the avahi problem is connected to network interface
problems (motherboard) as I have been having network problems with
this box. Just put in fresh memory but perhaps that didn't fix the

Still. I'm not sure why gnome won't start just because avahi won't
start perhaps the errors are unrelated.
I tried alt-ctrl-2. After entering my username and password, the intro
text came, but the command line prompt never appeared.
I tried ssh into the machine. I was prompted to accept the key, but
after that got  "Connection closed by host."


2008/6/10 Charles Austin <ceaustin at gmail.com>:
> On Sun, Jun 8, 2008 at 7:09 PM, Krsnendu dasa <krsnendu108 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> More info
>> It also says:-
>> When starting avahi:
>> Timeout reached while waiting for return value.
>> Did not receive return value from daemon process. fail
>> 2008/6/9 Krsnendu dasa <krsnendu108 at gmail.com>:
>>> I have been running Hardy ok for a few weeks. This morning I did an
>>> upgrade using Update Manager and now it won't boot up.
>>> When loading avahi-daemon it hangs for a while then says fail. After
>>> that the boot up fails until it hangs when it gets to starting Gnome
>>> Display Manager.
>>> What should I do?
> Since Gnome is not starting, you will have to use one of the consoles:
> ctrl+alt+F1
> This will give you a terminal window where you can log in.  If F1 does
> not work, try F2, etc.
> If this fails, try to boot into single user mode:
> Esc during the Grub message, choose "recovery mode" option.
> Once you are logged in, one of the best places to look for clues is in
> the dmesg files.
> sudo less /var/log/dmesg
> There should be some more specific info on the type of error your
> system is experiencing towards the end of the file.
> Keep us posted,
> Charles
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