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saspurs
September 17th, 2010, 03:44 AM
Here's the message I received:

init: ureadahead main process (2393) terminated with status 5
libudev: udev_monitor_new_from_netlink: error getting socket: invalid argument
Mountall: mountall. c3206: assertion failed in main: udev_monitor=udev_monitor_
init: mountall main process (2396) killed by ABRT signal
general error mounting filesystems.
A maintenance shell will now be started
Control-D will terminate this shell and reboot the system
Give root password for maintenance
(or type Control-D to continue.

I finally figured out what my root password was by dumb luck. It just takes me to a root prompt. I'm new to Ubuntu so I don't really know what I'm doing. Does anybody know how to fix this? Any help would be appreciated. I'm actually communicating through a live 10.04 installation disk.

PRC09
September 17th, 2010, 05:51 AM
From what I have read you cannot upgrade directly from 9.04 to 10.04.you can only upgrade from 9.10 or 8.04......


https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LucidUpgrades?highlight=%28\bCategoryUpgrade\b%29

mrgs
September 17th, 2010, 06:12 AM
Since 10.04 runs well in a live environment, I would go for a backup and a clean install.

saspurs
September 17th, 2010, 06:42 AM
From what I have read you cannot upgrade directly from 9.04 to 10.04.you can only upgrade from 9.10 or 8.04......


https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LucidUpgrades?highlight=%28\bCategoryUpgrade\b%29 (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LucidUpgrades?highlight=%28%5CbCategoryUpgrade%5Cb %29)

Your right. I meant 8.04. It said, It allowed me to upload 10.4 in the update manager and so that's what I did.




Since 10.04 runs well in a live environment, I would go for a backup and a clean install.

Well, I actually backed up my files beforehand, so a clean install is definitely an option if someone can't figure out what this error message is and how I can resolve it.

mrgs
September 17th, 2010, 08:13 PM
When you install, remember to have wired internet access. Besides that there should not be anything particular to be aware of.

wilee-nilee
September 17th, 2010, 08:36 PM
I would just do a fresh install, 8.04 was ext3 and grub-legacy, and the error message except for the real geeks, means little to even those of us that are well acquainted with Linux. With a upgrade it could be any sort of problems. I would cut your losses and benefit from the fresh install, since your all backed up.