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Idiens
July 2nd, 2010, 04:15 PM
I hit the upgrade button on the 9.10 update manager. After much down loading, the upgrade to 10.04 LTS started but returned many missing file errors before crashing. Now the computer will not boot under Linux at all. I guess I have lost everything.

Any advice?

dino99
July 2nd, 2010, 04:21 PM
a clean install might be the choice now

mini howto: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9216264&postcount=14

Rubi1200
July 2nd, 2010, 04:39 PM
I hit the upgrade button on the 9.10 update manager. After much down loading, the upgrade to 10.04 LTS started but returned many missing file errors before crashing. Now the computer will not boot under Linux at all. I guess I have lost everything.

Any advice?

Use the Ubuntu CD and boot into live mode (in other words try not install) and see a) if you can save any of your files etc. and 2) click on the link at the bottom of my post and follow the instructions before posting back here. Who knows, maybe something could still be saved.

Good luck!

Idiens
July 3rd, 2010, 06:51 PM
Thanks Guys,

I managed to run your script Rudi, from an 8.10 version locked in the machine after installing 9.10, here are the results (I hope as an attachment).

Rubi1200
July 3rd, 2010, 07:06 PM
Ok, here is the text for all to see:


Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010

============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

=> Grub 0.97 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive
in partition #7 for /boot/grub/stage2 and /boot/grub/menu.lst.

sda1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: vfat
Boot sector type: Dell Utility: Fat16
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs: /COMMAND.COM

sda2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: Windows Vista
Boot files/dirs: /Windows/System32/winload.exe

sda3: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: Windows Vista
Boot files/dirs: /bootmgr /Boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe

sda4: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: Extended Partition
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sda5: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ext3
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Ubuntu 8.10
Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/menu.lst /etc/fstab

sda6: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: swap
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sda7: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ext3
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/menu.lst /etc/fstab

sda8: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: swap
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

=========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x20000000

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sda1 63 369,494 369,432 de Dell Utility
/dev/sda2 370,688 31,827,967 31,457,280 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 * 31,827,968 241,709,409 209,881,442 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4 241,713,990 488,392,064 246,678,075 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 483,171,003 488,038,634 4,867,632 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 488,038,698 488,392,064 353,367 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7 241,714,116 473,274,899 231,560,784 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 473,274,963 483,170,939 9,895,977 82 Linux swap / Solaris


blkid -c /dev/null: __________________________________________________ __________

Device UUID TYPE LABEL

/dev/mmcblk0p1 6262-3236 vfat
/dev/sda1 07D9-051D vfat DellUtility
/dev/sda2 14FAEB96FAEB7282 ntfs RECOVERY
/dev/sda3 8CFAEEC4FAEEAA22 ntfs OS
/dev/sda5 ee74b83e-9ab5-43b4-b611-9923b97f9a25 ext3
/dev/sda6 cb761207-14ee-496f-be58-3229671a4566 swap
/dev/sda7 04be1d80-b2ef-4cb0-a818-4e5817460fb0 ext3
/dev/sda8 031bef12-56ad-4d68-94bf-cf124aa0dac5 swap

============================ "mount | grep ^/dev output: ===========================

Device Mount_Point Type Options

/dev/sda5 / ext3 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/scd1 /media/SFR iso9660 (ro,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,uid=1000,utf8)
/dev/mmcblk0p1 /media/disk vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,shortname=mixed,uid=1 000,utf8,umask=077,flush)


=========================== sda5/boot/grub/menu.lst: ===========================

# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
# grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
# grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
# and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
#
# You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
# is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
# WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not use 'savedefault' or your
# array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
default 0

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout 10

## hiddenmenu
# Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
#hiddenmenu

# Pretty colours
#color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
# password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader +1
#
# title Linux
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=UUID=ee74b83e-9ab5-43b4-b611-9923b97f9a25 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=ee74b83e-9ab5-43b4-b611-9923b97f9a25

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
## alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
## lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=quiet splash

## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
## e.g. lockold=false
## lockold=true
# lockold=false

## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenhopt=

## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenkopt=console=tty0

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
## altoptions=(recovery) single
# altoptions=(recovery mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
## howmany=7
# howmany=all

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
## memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
## can be true or false
# updatedefaultentry=false

## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
## can be true or false
# savedefault=false

## ## End Default Options ##

title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic
uuid ee74b83e-9ab5-43b4-b611-9923b97f9a25
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=UUID=ee74b83e-9ab5-43b4-b611-9923b97f9a25 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (recovery mode)
uuid ee74b83e-9ab5-43b4-b611-9923b97f9a25
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=UUID=ee74b83e-9ab5-43b4-b611-9923b97f9a25 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic

title Ubuntu 8.10, memtest86+
uuid ee74b83e-9ab5-43b4-b611-9923b97f9a25
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title Other operating systems:
root


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda3
title Windows Vista (loader)
rootnoverify (hd0,2)
savedefault
chainloader +1


=============================== sda5/etc/fstab: ===============================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'vol_id --uuid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=ee74b83e-9ab5-43b4-b611-9923b97f9a25 / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=cb761207-14ee-496f-be58-3229671a4566 none swap sw 0 0

=================== sda5: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


249.2GB: boot/grub/menu.lst
248.2GB: boot/grub/stage2
249.5GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
249.5GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic
249.5GB: initrd.img
249.5GB: vmlinuz

=========================== sda7/boot/grub/menu.lst: ===========================

# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
# grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
# grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
# and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
#
# You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
# is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
# WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not use 'savedefault' or your
# array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
default 0

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout 10

## hiddenmenu
# Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
#hiddenmenu

# Pretty colours
#color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
# password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader +1
#
# title Linux
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=UUID=04be1d80-b2ef-4cb0-a818-4e5817460fb0 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=04be1d80-b2ef-4cb0-a818-4e5817460fb0

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
## alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
## lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=quiet splash

## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
## e.g. lockold=false
## lockold=true
# lockold=false

## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenhopt=

## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenkopt=console=tty0

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
## altoptions=(recovery) single
# altoptions=(recovery mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
## howmany=7
# howmany=all

## specify if running in Xen domU or have grub detect automatically
## update-grub will ignore non-xen kernels when running in domU and vice versa
## e.g. indomU=detect
## indomU=true
## indomU=false
# indomU=detect

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
## memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
## can be true or false
# updatedefaultentry=false

## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
## can be true or false
# savedefault=false

## ## End Default Options ##

title Ubuntu 9.10, kernel 2.6.31-22-generic
uuid 04be1d80-b2ef-4cb0-a818-4e5817460fb0
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-22-generic root=UUID=04be1d80-b2ef-4cb0-a818-4e5817460fb0 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-22-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 9.10, kernel 2.6.31-22-generic (recovery mode)
uuid 04be1d80-b2ef-4cb0-a818-4e5817460fb0
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-22-generic root=UUID=04be1d80-b2ef-4cb0-a818-4e5817460fb0 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-22-generic

title Ubuntu 9.10, kernel 2.6.31-21-generic
uuid 04be1d80-b2ef-4cb0-a818-4e5817460fb0
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-21-generic root=UUID=04be1d80-b2ef-4cb0-a818-4e5817460fb0 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-21-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 9.10, kernel 2.6.31-21-generic (recovery mode)
uuid 04be1d80-b2ef-4cb0-a818-4e5817460fb0
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-21-generic root=UUID=04be1d80-b2ef-4cb0-a818-4e5817460fb0 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-21-generic

title Ubuntu 9.10, kernel 2.6.31-20-generic
uuid 04be1d80-b2ef-4cb0-a818-4e5817460fb0
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-20-generic root=UUID=04be1d80-b2ef-4cb0-a818-4e5817460fb0 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-20-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 9.10, kernel 2.6.31-20-generic (recovery mode)
uuid 04be1d80-b2ef-4cb0-a818-4e5817460fb0
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-20-generic root=UUID=04be1d80-b2ef-4cb0-a818-4e5817460fb0 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-20-generic

title Ubuntu 9.10, kernel 2.6.31-19-generic
uuid 04be1d80-b2ef-4cb0-a818-4e5817460fb0
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-19-generic root=UUID=04be1d80-b2ef-4cb0-a818-4e5817460fb0 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-19-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 9.10, kernel 2.6.31-19-generic (recovery mode)
uuid 04be1d80-b2ef-4cb0-a818-4e5817460fb0
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-19-generic root=UUID=04be1d80-b2ef-4cb0-a818-4e5817460fb0 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-19-generic

title Ubuntu 9.10, kernel 2.6.31-17-generic
uuid 04be1d80-b2ef-4cb0-a818-4e5817460fb0
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-17-generic root=UUID=04be1d80-b2ef-4cb0-a818-4e5817460fb0 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-17-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 9.10, kernel 2.6.31-17-generic (recovery mode)
uuid 04be1d80-b2ef-4cb0-a818-4e5817460fb0
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-17-generic root=UUID=04be1d80-b2ef-4cb0-a818-4e5817460fb0 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-17-generic

title Ubuntu 9.10, memtest86+
uuid 04be1d80-b2ef-4cb0-a818-4e5817460fb0
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title Other operating systems:
root


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda3
title Windows Vista/Longhorn (loader)
root (hd0,2)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader +1


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda5.
title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (on /dev/sda5)
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=UUID=ee74b83e-9ab5-43b4-b611-9923b97f9a25 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
savedefault
boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda5.
title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sda5)
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=UUID=ee74b83e-9ab5-43b4-b611-9923b97f9a25 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
savedefault
boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda5.
title Ubuntu 8.10, memtest86+ (on /dev/sda5)
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
savedefault
boot


=============================== sda7/etc/fstab: ===============================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda7
UUID=04be1d80-b2ef-4cb0-a818-4e5817460fb0 / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sda8
UUID=031bef12-56ad-4d68-94bf-cf124aa0dac5 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd1 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

=================== sda7: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


146.9GB: boot/grub/menu.lst
146.9GB: boot/grub/stage2
146.9GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-17-generic
146.9GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-19-generic
147.6GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-20-generic
147.6GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-21-generic
146.9GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-22-generic
146.8GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-17-generic
146.9GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-19-generic
147.6GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-20-generic
147.2GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-21-generic
146.8GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-22-generic
146.9GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-23-generic
146.9GB: initrd.img
147.6GB: initrd.img.old
146.8GB: vmlinuz
147.2GB: vmlinuz.old
=======Devices which don't seem to have a corresponding hard drive==============

sdb

Rubi1200
July 3rd, 2010, 07:12 PM
The problem here is that 10.04 uses GRUB2 whereas 8.10 uses GRUB-legacy.


Grub 0.97 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive
in partition #7 for /boot/grub/stage2 and /boot/grub/menu.lst.

Under normal circumstances I would recommend reinstalling GRUB to the MBR.
However, I have no experience dealing with situations where there is a recovery utility on sda1.

I suggest you wait until one of the more experienced members comes along with a suggestion.

And, to answer your initial question; no, I do not think everything is lost.

Hang in there please.

:)

Idiens
July 5th, 2010, 02:55 PM
Thanks for the encouragement and help Rubi. :popcorn: