System Update froze - UbuntuMATE 16-04

Bret Busby bret.busby at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 19:59:13 UTC 2018


On 22/06/2018, Bret Busby <bret.busby at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 22/06/2018, Sarunas Burdulis <sarunas at math.dartmouth.edu> wrote:
>> On 2018-06-21 15:18, Bret Busby wrote:
>>> On 22/06/2018, Sarunas Burdulis <sarunas at math.dartmouth.edu> wrote:
>>>> On 2018-06-21 13:41, Bret Busby wrote:
>>>>> On 22/06/2018, Sarunas Burdulis <sarunas at math.dartmouth.edu> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>> ... If you're not sure what
>>>>>> sdb is, you can search dmesg messages for clues. For example
>>>>>>
>>>>>> dmesg | grep -A8 usb
>>>>>>
>>>>>> might show new USB device being initialized and then turned into sdb.
>>>>
>>>> ...
>>>>
>>>>> root at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:/home/bret# dmesg | grep -A8 usb
>>>>> root at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:/home/bret# dmesg | grep usb
>>>>> root at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:/home/bret#
>>>>
>>>> You can grep /var/log/dmesg* similarly. Use zgrep for dmesg.N.gz ones.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> "
>>> root at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:/home/bret# grep -A8  usb
>>> /var/log/dmesg*
>>> root at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:/home/bret# man grep
>>> root at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:/home/bret# grep -A8  usb
>>> /var/log/dmesg*
>>> root at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:/home/bret#
>>> "
>>
>> zgrep -A8 -i usb /var/log/dmesg*
>>
>
> "
> root at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:/home/bret# grep -A8  usb /var/log/dmesg*
> root at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:/home/bret# man grep
> root at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:/home/bret# grep -A8  usb /var/log/dmesg*
> root at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:/home/bret# zgrep -A8 -i usb
> /var/log/dmesg*
> root at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:/home/bret# grep -A8 -i usb
> /var/log/dmesg*
> root at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:/home/bret#
> "
>
>>> I can not determine what dmesg.N.gz files exist, as I apparently have
>>> no file management tools.
>>
>> “File management”:
>> ls -l /var/log/dmesg*
>>
>
> Sorry - as caja is not working, when it was not working before it
> revived, df -h did not work, and so I had assumed that ls would also
> not work.
>
> "
> bret at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:~$ ls -l /var/log/dmesg*
> -rw-r----- 1 root adm 31 Oct 22  2015 /var/log/dmesg
> bret at bret-Inspiron-580-UbuntuMATE:~$
> "
>
> So, only the one file appears to exist, and, that appears to not
> return any lines sought by the zgrep  or grep command.
>
>

I have just, after the above message, as ls works, whilst I could not
get the PCman file manager to work, in the previous failure of caja,
tried, and, got the PCman file manager working, and, opened my music
directory, and,was able to play a music file.

So, the PCman file manager appears to be operating, as long as I do
not try to do anything with the HP external HDD.

But, all of this, especuially, involving the HP external HDD, does not
change the fact that the initramfs bug prevails, and, has preventedthe
upgrade from completing.

This all goes back to the unresolved initramfs bug issue.

Even iff the HP external HDD is faulty, that should not prevent the
software upgrade from completing.

The software upgrade, especially, the Ubuntu base part of the software
upgrade, should be able to complete, regardless of the state of the HP
external HDD.

-- 
Bret Busby
Armadale
West Australia
..............

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
 "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
 A Trilogy In Four Parts",
 written by Douglas Adams,
 published by Pan Books, 1992

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