[Hardy] Help, its messed up.

Ari Torhamo ari.torhamo at saunalahti.fi
Thu Mar 13 05:58:02 UTC 2008

NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> kirjoitti: 
> 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 My backup is somewhat out of date.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.

I can't help, but same happened to me when I first installed Hardy from the Daily Live CD of march 12th and then tried to install the latest updates. The update was interrupted with an error message, and when I rebooted, the boot process stopped at "Starting system log daemon.......". Perhaps a dependency problem, which will be fixed soon. I'd suggest Jim that next time you put your home folder to a separate partition, which generally keeps your data safe in case the system gets corrupted. 


Ari Torhamo

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