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  1. #1
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    Can't load ubuntu after upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04

    Hi to all,

    I made an upgrade of a working-till that time-dual boot laptop containing windows XP and Ubuntu 10.04.
    During the upgrade I noticed error installing libxml-libxml-perl but any way, after the upgrade I couldn't boot anything so, I decided to repair grub and I managed to fix some things and boot windows.
    My reports as I tried to fix grub with live cd following this (2nd option) are: this and this.

    My system was still non bootable so, I decided to manually re-install grub following this:

    Code:
    sudo mount /dev/sda5 /mnt
    sudo mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev && sudo mount --bind /dev/pts /mnt/dev/pts && sudo mount --bind /proc /mnt/proc && sudo mount --bind /sys /mnt/sys 
    sudo chroot /mnt
    grub-install /dev/sda
    grub-install --recheck /dev/sda
    update-grub
    last command fixed boot menu where I can start windows but not Linux!

    I decided to fix my suspicious errors during installation so continue typing as a chroot user......

    Code:
    dpkg --configure --pending
    took 20 minutes to download missing confs!!

    I insisted on having a grub problem so I decided to remove grub and re-install it following this (Purging & Reinstalling GRUB 2)BUT:

    Code:
    root@ubuntu:/# apt-get purge grub grub-pc grub-common
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Package grub is not installed, so not removed
    You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
     grub-gfxpayload-lists : Depends: grub-pc (>= 1.99~20101210-1ubuntu2) but it is not going to be installed
     grub-pc-bin : Depends: grub-common (= 1.99-21ubuntu3) but it is not going to be installed
     grub2-common : Depends: grub-common (= 1.99-21ubuntu3) but it is not going to be installed
     libxml-libxml-perl : Depends: perlapi-5.10.0 but it is not installable
                          Depends: libxml-sax-perl but it is not going to be installed
     ubuntu-minimal : Depends: resolvconf
    E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
    aaaa.... that libxml-libxml-perl problem!!!
    Shall we move on?

    Code:
    root@ubuntu:/# dpkg --configure --pending
    Setting up resolvconf (1.63ubuntu11) ...
    mkdir: cannot create directory `/run': Too many levels of symbolic links
    dpkg: error processing resolvconf (--configure):
     subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ubuntu-minimal:
     ubuntu-minimal depends on resolvconf; however:
      Package resolvconf is not configured yet.
    dpkg: error processing ubuntu-minimal (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    Errors were encountered while processing:
     resolvconf
     ubuntu-minimal
    what about?

    Code:
    root@ubuntu:/# apt-get -f install
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Correcting dependencies... Done
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
      libxml-libxml-perl
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    2 not fully installed or removed.
    After this operation, 1,376 kB disk space will be freed.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    (Reading database ... 310697 files and directories currently installed.)
    Removing libxml-libxml-perl ...
    /var/lib/dpkg/info/libxml-libxml-perl.prerm: 11: /var/lib/dpkg/info/libxml-libxml-perl.prerm: update-perl-sax-parsers: not found
    dpkg: error processing libxml-libxml-perl (--remove):
     subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 127
    No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                                  Errors were encountered while processing:
     libxml-libxml-perl
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    or even:

    Code:
    root@ubuntu:/# apt-get upgrade -f
    root@ubuntu:/# apt-get dist-upgrade -f
    ...the same!

    The system is down permanently!

    Any ideas???????
    ps: when I start now my ubuntu I receive this error message:
    "could not log bootup: Address already in use. An error occurred while mounting /run"
    Last edited by kgeo; February 12th, 2013 at 08:09 PM. Reason: error on normal linux boot

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    Re: Can't load ubuntu after upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04

    I know I'm not the first to say: Clean Install.

    tgalati4@Mint14-Extensa ~ $ apt-cache depends libxml-libxml-perl
    libxml-libxml-perl
    Depends: libc6
    Depends: libxml2
    Depends: perl
    Depends: <perlapi-5.14.2>
    perl-base
    Depends: libxml-namespacesupport-perl
    Depends: libxml-sax-perl
    Breaks: <libxml-libxml-common-perl>
    Breaks: <libxml-libxml-common-perl:i386>
    Replaces: <libxml-libxml-common-perl>
    Replaces: <libxml-libxml-common-perl:i386>
    Conflicts: libxml-libxml-perl:i386

    Ignoring the i386 references since I am running 64-bit. Is it as simple as installing libxml-libxml-common-perl?

    Perhaps there was a name change or a reroll of libxml packages, such that a missing dependency would cause a distribution upgrade failure?

    In your chroot environment:

    Code:
    apt-cache policy libxml-libxml-common-perl
    That doesn't help:

    tgalati4@Mint14-Extensa ~ $ apt-cache policy libxml-libxml-common-perl
    libxml-libxml-common-perl:
    Installed: (none)
    Candidate: (none)
    Version table:
    tgalati4@Mint14-Extensa ~ $ apt-cache policy libxml-libxml-perl
    libxml-libxml-perl:
    Installed: (none)
    Candidate: 2.0001+dfsg-1
    Version table:
    2.0001+dfsg-1 0
    500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/main amd64 Packages

    I don't even have it installed. Perhaps only Ubiquity (installer) needs it?
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    Angry Re: Can't load ubuntu after upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04

    Hi again,

    suppose I'm making a clean install how can I burn 771MB of Ubuntu 12.10 to a 700MB cd?
    Some programs I tried just failed!
    Also, I'm wondering if it's possible to import my home partition to the new installation and especially my Firefox bookmarks. It's absolutely necessary to save especially them!!!

    Any help would be valuable at this point......

    ps: I would like to hear for any proposal about another linux flavor even paid ones.
    Last edited by kgeo; February 13th, 2013 at 09:14 AM. Reason: add comment

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    Re: Can't load ubuntu after upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by kgeo View Post
    Hi again,

    suppose I'm making a clean install how can I burn 771MB of Ubuntu 12.10 to a 700MB cd?
    Some programs I tried just failed!
    Also, I'm wondering if it's possible to import my home partition to the new installation and especially my Firefox bookmarks. It's absolutely necessary to save especially them!!!

    (Of course if you had been running google chrome, fresh install, log into chrome and it asks you if you want to import your online account stored bookmarks = transportable.)

    Any help would be valuable at this point......

    ps: I would like to hear for any proposal about another linux flavor even paid ones.
    You can burn an oversized CD image onto a DVD... It will still boot. Been doing that testing the (oversized) Dev ISO's for over a year now. Of course that would mean your PC would require a DVD player to boot.

    /home- Yes if you install vanilla, then add back your home partition in later. If you are adding that all back in... why not just the profile and config files?

    Other Distros? Me?- Unix for over 35 years... Followed Linux from it's early years. Tried "most all" since. Liked Debain. Then Ubuntu. I still really like Ubuntu and it's derivatives.

    So if you wanted an honest, unbiased opinion that still seems on the surface as biased, that's my pick. It took years and lots of seeing other distro's I didn't like or didn't work for me to get there. I still test other distro's, but I'm happy here. Not many other Linux Distro branches that are as openly supported, adaptable and user friendly.
    Last edited by MAFoElffen; February 13th, 2013 at 05:33 PM.
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    Re: Can't load ubuntu after upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04

    Thanks to all,

    I installed 12.04 and following this:
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/77993...ated-in-p?rq=1
    I managed to restore my home partition with my firefox bookmarks.

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