[ubuntu-uk] Upgrade to Hardy: Fail!

Stephen Garton sheepeatingtaz at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 06:11:46 GMT 2008

Morning all,

On 11/03/2008, James Westby <jw+debian at jameswestby.net> wrote:
>  The error messages that you get before being dropped in to the shell
>  would help us to diagnose the problem and try and fix it. Can you
>  transcribe at least the last few lines in to an email?
I'm not getting any error messages, as far as I can tell. If I choose
a 'normal' kernal in Grub, I just get a black screen. Selecting a
recovery mode takes me to a root recovery shell. When typing 'exit'
into the shell (a command which would normally continue the boot
process in my experience) I get the same black screen.

>  Also, it may be a kernel issue, do you have other kernels still
>  available in the grub menu?

I do have other kernels, but have the same problems with all.

Rob Beard Wrote:
>Does it get as far as the login screen?

It didn't... (see below for updated progress)

>I had a bit of an issue with an ATI video card on Ubuntu 7.10 where it
>tried to put the monitor in a resolution that wasn't supported by my

It a laptop with integrated Intel card.

>Just a thought too, you could always try re-configuring X with the command:
>X -configure

Update- I had tried to sort with dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg from
the recovery console (not heard of x-configure before) so I reverted
to a backup of xorg.conf from before upgrading. I can now get to GDM.
It also seems it was not mounting my /home partition on boot, so I
have now editing /etc/fstab by hand from UUID=blahblah back to 'the
way it used to be back in the day' i.e. /dev/sda2. /home now gets

However, once I get to grub, the touchpad (or USB mouse if plugged in)
doesn't respond, and after typing in my user name and password,
nothing happens after the boxes are greyed out.

I think I've junked it, but would still like to try to downgrade if it
is possible. Things are backed up, and /home is on a separate
partition anyway.

Help still appreciated,
Steve Garton

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