Breezy upgrade disaster - Grub advice?
brian at nospam.com.au
Sun Oct 23 13:03:48 UTC 2005
On Thu, 20 Oct 2005 10:26 pm, Derek Broughton wrote:
> Alex Mandel wrote:
> > bastill at adam.com.au wrote:
> >> Quoting 'Forum Post <ulist at gs1.ubuntuforums.org>,
> >> '@wailuku.xlogicgroup.com:
> >>> Can you get a terminal session going. If so try this:
> >>> sudo apt-get update
> >>> -(to make sure that the sources are upgraded)-
> >>> sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
> >> OK - did that, and it DID seem to help.
> >> Only 4 issues reported:
> >> Postfix not configured, hence niether were mailx, mutt or LSB-core.
> > I had something similar, it turned out my uprade didn't finish.
> > I ended up changing my sources to a mirror since it wasn't retrieving
> > some packages and then using a -f:
> > sudo apt-get -f dist-upgrade
> > After that X started working for me again and I used Synaptic to
> > unistall Postfix which then elimnated all those messages you mentioned.
Yup! did that and the messages disappeared, even after I again did "sudo
apt-get -f dist-upgrade"
> Any time you do a massive upgrade, repeat it. Occasionally, even apt gets
> confused, and can not manage to get all dependencies straight. So you do
> dist-upgrade until it stops complaining :-)
Well, it ain't complainin no more! :-)
Still no X, though :-(
More accurately, X starts, but no display manager.
Fortunately I have an 80G HD with some spare space, so have been able to
install a fresh Hoary which I am using to send this message. But still no
working Breezy. :-(
Only thing I can now think of is to empty the original ubuntu partition and
install Breezy from scratch. However, what might grub make of this? Will
the grub from breezy auto-detect existing systems and replace the existing
grub without any problem? If so, fine. If not, what should I do?
Thanks for all help so far.
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