Help, its messed up.

NoOp glgxg at
Thu Mar 13 04:13:30 UTC 2008

On 03/12/2008 09:01 PM, Jim Smith wrote:
> I usually can fix most of my own problems, but I am stumped by this one. 
> I recently installed Hardy on my laptop after running Gutsy for a long 
> time. Hardy was running well until the latest update. Now it appears 
> hosed. I cannot get it to boot in normal or recovery mode, using any one 
> of the three kernels available. it goes thru the boot sequence 
> apparently normally, then drops to the text based screen then stops on 
> the line "Starting system log daemon......." Will not boot into a root 
> shell either, just keeps cycling back to the login prompt. Of course I 
> can always do a complete re-install, but will lose some hard to 
> duplicate files. My backup is somewhat out of date. I am quite aware of 
> the dangers of putting a development system on, but this is the very 
> first time I have had trouble. If I could recover my data, then I can 
> re-install Gutsy.
> Thank you all,
> Jim

I've just done the same with a fresh install (Alternate CD) to the
entire drive on my test machine; all went well until after it did the
online updates. Then I had the same problems. I ended up booting into
recover mode and let it reconfigure the xserver. This reminds me of the
Dapper to Edgy update problems.

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