testing out next ubuntu distribution
tomh0665 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 22:48:33 UTC 2010
>> > I made a small partition (but large enough) to test out ubuntu 10.04
>> > (64-bit),
>> > installed it there, and it worked, some time. Then when there apparently
>> > was
>> > some errors in
>> > new updates, gnome stopped to start, and the start process dumps me in a
>> > shell. Today I did
>> > sudo apt-get upgrade
>> > which took some time and downloaded and installed a lot,
>> > but I am still dumped in a shell. ¿What to do to get gnome back?
>> I upgraded a Karmic install to Lucid two days ago and had the same
>> issue. You can launch gnome with startx.
>> The problem turned out to be that gdm had been uninstalled because of
>> a conflict with usplash (IIRC).
>> aptitude full-upgrade
>> and gdm will be re-installed.
> Thanks. I did aptitude full-upgrade, which resulted in a lot of activity.
> Then I did startx
> which apparently "worked" (no error messages) but did'nt give me anything
> than a shell, apparently (with smaller script!)
> Then I restyarted the pc, and now the kernel 2-6-32-12 did' ny even drop me
> into a shell!
> Restarting again, kernel 2-6-32-12-recovery mode works, I run dpkg, which
> did use some time and did
> something, but I can still not start as before.
> Any other suggestions, apart from starting from scratch?
Can you boot using the older kernel? Can you boot in single-user mode
in any kernel?
if you can, log in and run
dpkg --configure -a
aptitude install -f
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