Can't boot after an update

Andre Rodovalho andre.rodovalho at
Sat Dec 13 00:42:29 UTC 2014

Can you reach GRUB menu? To do it, you need to press several times and very
fast ESC or Shift just after the boot process begin. For me ESC works

On GRUB menu, there is a "root" option, and something written after, like
"Ignore and go to command line".

On this option, you might need to type your password, then you have a
command line, just like lxterminal. You can use *apt-get remove* to remove
the software.

I don't know what is the name of VMware binary, but I guess you can find
out using *apt search vmware* or maybe *apt-get remove vmware[TAB]*

2014-12-12 21:11 GMT-02:00 German <gentgerman at>:
> Well, I don't mind but I have no clue how to do it
> Andre Rodovalho <andre.rodovalho at> wrote:
> Well, if you can get into restore mode, I guess you could simply remove
> VMware...
> 2014-12-12 14:24 GMT-02:00 German <gentgerman at>:
>> Hi Israel. The links you were providing me dealing with removing catalyst
>> drivers and last message on the terminal during the boot is 'virtual
>> Ethernet', so I guess problem with VMware. I just tried to make a log file,
>> but failed.
>> Dmesg > ~/dmesg.log
>> Bash: /root/dmesg.log: read-only file system
>> How do I write to the file system? I am also not sure how to transfer the
>> log file to my tablet if I am able to generate the file. All ideas are
>> greatly appreciated. Thanks
>> Israel <israeldahl at> wrote:
>> >On 12/11/2014 08:16 PM, German wrote:
>> >> Thanks for being with me, Israel. OK, that's what I did... I went to
>> recovery mode - resume-resume normal boot so I can see now the boot
>> sequence. It hangs on 'virtual Ethernet', I have VMware installed. I have
>> athlon 5350 apu, 64-bit, so radeon 3R video chip in it. I am using
>> proprietary catalyst drivers. Latest lubuntu lts 14.04.01. So I guess that
>> is VMware issue and probably it conflicts with catalyst drivers. What would
>> you do next? Thanks a bunch
>> >>
>> >>
>> >Hi German,
>> >I'm going to give you a couple of links.  I don't know much about
>> >VMWare, I use Virtual Box. But I think it would be good to check and see
>> >if there is an issue with the AMD drivers first.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >It would be nice to have the log file to look at, so see what is really
>> >happening.  I can't remember if this was already suggested to you...
>> >So, from your terminal type:
>> >dmesg > ~/dmesg.log
>> >This will save the output of the kernel messages to a log file called
>> >dmesg.log in your home directory.  If you are able to then attach this
>> >file that would be helpful.  This will show what is happening in the
>> >boot process so we can look at the things before it hangs up
>> >
>> >--
>> >Regards
>> >
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