Ubuntu 9.10 Hangs Frequently
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Tue Apr 6 04:12:40 UTC 2010
On 04/05/2010 08:29 PM, MirJafar Ali wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 9:56 PM, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> On 04/05/2010 07:30 PM, MirJafar Ali wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> > Even this time also, after following ur instructions, I don't get Kernel
>> > updated. Still uname -a and boot gives the old
>> > kernel and machine hanging is becoming pathetic. I think I made a bad
>> > judgement of upgrading ubuntu to 9.10.
>> No. At least now you are not getting the 18 packages witheld from before
>> (and sorry about the 'sudo grub-update' vs 'sudo update-grub' mixup -
>> glad you caught that.
>> So perhaps it is time to try Goh's suggestion of reinstalling grub. He
>> sudo grub-install /dev/sda
>> Before you do that, can you please provide the output of:
>> $ grub-install -v
>> $ sudo fdisk -l
> here is the output:
> csverma at blackhole:~/QuadMesh/src$ grub-install -v
> grub-install (GNU GRUB 0.97)
This indicates that you still have the original grub1 installed.
Might be interesting to see what you have in menu.lst:
$ cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
> csverma at blackhole:~/QuadMesh/src$ sudo fdisk -l
> [sudo] password for csverma:
> Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> Disk identifier: 0x69afd9f3
> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> /dev/sda1 * 1 9037 72582028 7 HPFS/NTFS
> /dev/sda2 13734 14593 6907950 7 HPFS/NTFS
> /dev/sda3 9038 13733 37720620 5 Extended
> /dev/sda5 9038 13534 36122121 83 Linux
> /dev/sda6 13535 13733 1598436 82 Linux swap / Solaris
> Partition table entries are not in disk order
> I am wondering why Solaris is out there.
I'd go ahead and try Goh's recommendation:
$ sudo grub-install /dev/sda
That will install/reinstall grub to sda.
Note: the Solaris notation is normal.
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