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    Ubuntu 10.10 not booting.

    Today I upgraded to 10.10, and when it restarted the computer, I get to the version selector thing(Sorry, not sure what it's called), and when I select the one that is 10.10, it goes, but the underscore blinks for a while, then it says "gave up waiting for root device. Common problems include...then says the root may not have waited long enough. Did the system wait for the right root?""

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.10 not booting.

    Anyone?

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.10 not booting.

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.10 not booting.

    Quote Originally Posted by ksihawk7 View Post
    Today I upgraded to 10.10, and when it restarted the computer, I get to the version selector thing(Sorry, not sure what it's called), and when I select the one that is 10.10, it goes, but the underscore blinks for a while, then it says "gave up waiting for root device. Common problems include...then says the root may not have waited long enough. Did the system wait for the right root?""
    That "version selector thing". Do you mean the kernel version coming from gurb2 menu?

    If so then type 'e' to edit and write down the UUID, root=info. And come back here with that info. Also type two commands from a linux terminal:

    Code:
    sudo blkid
    sudo fidsk -l
    boot_info_script | AMD64 Athlon X2 Dual-Core - nVidia Geforce 6150 SE - 4GB DDR3

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.10 not booting.

    I'm having exactly the same issue, upgraded from 10.04. Can boot up 10.10 with the 2.6.32 kernel but the new kernel results in the same message as above.

    Here's the output from blkid and fdisk -l any help appreciated.

    nic@nic-ubuntu:~$ sudo blkid
    [sudo] password for nic:
    /dev/sda1: UUID="e4e304bf-651e-4d17-8e61-9d2e7bb33810" TYPE="ext4"
    /dev/sda5: UUID="72f9b985-c83e-4646-b3b3-799ad0e5df60" TYPE="swap"
    /dev/sdb1: LABEL="Data" UUID="82BCB646BCB6350F" TYPE="ntfs"
    nic@nic-ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160000000000 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19452 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000aeec5

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 18701 150212608 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 18701 19453 6034433 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 18701 19453 6034432 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Disk /dev/sdb: 163.9 GB, 163928604672 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19929 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xb14fb14f

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 1 19930 160083968 7 HPFS/NTFS

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.10 not booting.

    I'd begin by running a few common commands while booted into the older kernel:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Code:
    sudo apt-get -f install
    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    Sometimes the terminal output of those will reveal a problem or provide clues.

    It also couldn't hurt to run:

    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    The output of the following commands might also be helpful to us:

    Code:
    ls /boot
    Code:
    cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg
    Also, I'd expect this sub-forum to be shutting down very soon so we may have to continue this elsewhere.

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