after breezy->dapper upgrade, can't boot
art.alexion at verizon.net
Sat Oct 7 17:38:28 UTC 2006
I put this upgrade off for a while; just had a feeling
it would go badly.
Originally warty from CD. Upgraded via apt-get
dist_upgrade to hoary. 6-10 months later, upgraded
via apt-get dist_upgrade to breezy. All well but,
wanted the newer apps.
This time apt-get dist_upgrade was stubborn. Had to
manually remove some packages and run apt-get -f
install many times, then install "held back" packages
with apt-get install held_back_packagename. Then had
to manually run apt-get install kubuntu_desktop.
Finally looked like all was well.
But now won't complete init.
System will boot from /dev/hda gets to initializing
root file system in graphical boot screen, then falls
to char mode with many Segment Faults! and finally
complains that /dev/hda2 (root file system partition)
does not exist and I get a default prompt with few
built in commands.
When booting from Kubuntu or Knoppix live CDs
everything is OK on hda2.
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