[ubuntu-uk] Booting ubuntu 18.04 - problems

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Wed May 9 10:22:33 UTC 2018

Found this in my spam trap.

Paul, please bottom-post on the mailing list. Also you do not need to PGP
sign messages to the list.

On Wed, 9 May 2018 at 11:50, Paul Sutton <zleap at zleap.net> wrote:

> Hash: SHA256

> If I dual boot,  then I can save output piped to a file., for example

> ls -l > directory.txt

This won't help with errors that were not logged to a file, though.

When you try to boot the affected OS, can you log in on a text console?

If it's in GUI mode (e.g. blank screen) -- Ctrl+Alt+F2 through to F6

If it's stuck in text mode -- Alt-F1 to F6

(Ctrl-)Alt-F7 should re-display the graphical screen.

If you *can* log in in text mode, and you're using an Ethernet cable, try
to update.

sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade -y

> - From mint I can access the ubuntu file system,  and copy the file over

Which file?

Also, this means that Mint works fine? Which version of Mint?

> - From the netbook with only Ubuntu on, it is a little more tricky to
> figure out how to get a file which contains an error output to another
> computer,   sure I can use flash disks,  which is one option.

I thought that you said that the netbook runs Lubuntu and worked OK?

> I will see if i can use pastebin,  and pastebinit and carefully copy
> down the URL to the output.

> I think it is knowing what to look for and how to produce output and
> getting that output to the right place that I find difficult.

You haven't narrowed down for us what output yet...

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