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Thread: upgrade 9.10 to 10.04 woes

  1. #1
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    upgrade 9.10 to 10.04 woes

    After the several hours of downloading files, the installation of 10.04 on my Dell Inspiron 1100 completed but then failed on reboot.

    Here's the error message:

    [ 0.771387] kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)..

    Recovery mode does not work.

    What really blows my mind is that it messed up my Windows partition too! It has rendered this machine completely inoperable.

    Do I have any recourse but to reinstall 9.04 from disk?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
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    Wisconsin, USA
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    Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Re: upgrade 9.10 to 10.04 woes

    Does your BIOS have software RAID turned on? That is a typical way to get horrible disagreements between windows and Linux over the disk layout. You may have to wipe the partition table and reinstall both. I get the best dual-boot results from a three step process of:
    1) partition the disk using a live CD
    2) install windows
    3) install linux

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