Updates crashed 3 Edubuntu desktop

Chris candive1 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 2 22:51:40 UTC 2011


I will check these suggestions out on Monday.
I believe GRUB failed to load on restart.
Thanks
Chris.

On Sat, Apr 2, 2011 at 5:44 PM, bergfly <bergfly at gmail.com> wrote:

> Most bios will post a insert system disk type message if a drive fails
> so I would rule that out. Did you used to see a grub menu. If so start
> with a grub repair. On single OS linux boxes you don't always see
> grub, in which case X has dropped the ball. My experience says this is
> the most likely. Does ctrl alt F2 produce anything
>
>
> On 4/2/11, Leigh Honeywell <leigh at hypatia.ca> wrote:
> > On 11-04-02 08:23 AM, Chris wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >> Yesterday I was _updating_ 3 _Edubuntu_ desktops when I
> >> allowed_restart_, I saw the bios then the flashing cursor then nothing.
> >> No HDD activity light, I guess you could call it the _Black Screen Of
> >> Death_.
> >> Waited 10 minutes.
> >> Tried hard restart twice.
> >> *Anyone else had this problem?*
> >
> > That sounds like a couple of harddrive failures... while it's unlikely
> > that they'd all fail at the same time, it's not unheard of.
> >
> > Can you boot any of the computers off a USB stick or CD drive and mount
> > the internal hard drive to confirm it's not dead?
> >
> > -Leigh
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