Dapper to Edgy problems
art.alexion at verizon.net
Tue Dec 26 19:59:47 GMT 2006
On Tuesday 26 December 2006 13:02, Daniel Axtell wrote:
> After the update, the first time it booted it got stuck on the Kubuntu
> spash screen with no error message; subsequent boots do not show the GRUB
> menu at all after the POST.
> I booted with the 6.06 CD-ROM and can mount the file system, everything
> seems to be there; I tried to change the GRUB menu.lst file to make the
> older kernel boot, but that didnt' help, since I'm not sure now to make
> that 'stick' (I'm more familiar with LILO).
I had a similar problem breezy -> dapper (hal still won't load), but I was
able to get it to boot with the following steps.
Boot from the Live CD.
Mount your "/" file system on, e.g. /hard_drive
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-image
See if it boots. Worked for me. For some reason dist-upgrade did not update
a lot of packages and deleted a lot of packages that had dapper versions.
Among those not updated were the kernel and that prevented the boot.
After many cycles of apt-get upgrade / dist-upgrade / -f install, I finally
got a working system. I reinstalled other packages as I determined they were
I upgraded warty -> hoary and hoary -> breezy without problems. This
breezy -> dapper upgrade was a disaster. Sometimes it just works that way.
Shouldn't, but it does.
> As I see it, my options are
> 1) try to fix the 6.10 install
Try the above.
> 2) delete /boot, /usr, etc. and try and install 6.10 from a CD without
> formatting the drive so I don't lose my home directory (there's a ton of
> mp3s and such so I don't really want to back it up unless I have to)
I don't think the install scripts will allow you to do this.
I have "/" /home /usr/local and /opt all on the same partition. My plan is to
copy them to DVD, do a fresh install, and then copy them back from the DVD.
Doing the same with /etc is probably a good idea, too.
> just get a new drive and start over, use the exiting drive as a backup.
If you don't have a DVD-R
> How difficult is option 1? I'm burning a 6.10 CD-ROM, I'm just not sure
> how to proceed when something is this screwed up. Is it possible to just
> do a reinstall over the exsiting software without reformatting? I suspect
> that's likely to keep the same problem.
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