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    still can't boot after upgrade to Oneiric

    After several days of effort, I still cannot boot reliably into Oneiric, after upgrading. Here is where I'm at:

    1. If I try to boot the 3.0.0.14-generic kernel, it always hangs on the blank screen (not black, but the purplish color)
    2. If I try to boot into recovery mode, one of two things happens:
    2a. It hangs after saying something about "firewire_ohci...". At this point the machine is completely unresponsive. That is, the kernel does not appear to be loaded.
    2b. If I can make it to the recovery menu, and I select "remount", "grub", and then "resume", then it will boot. However, if I merely select "resume" at the first menu, then it will hang after saying :
    Code:
    SP5100 TCO timer: mmio address 0xb8fe00 already in use
    Again, at this point the machine is completely unresponsive. I found this thread, but given the other issues, I don't think the TCO timer actually has much to do with the problem.

    Similar behavior occurs if I try the 2.6.38-13 kernel, although the specific point at which the boot fails are not exactly the same.

    I do have an Nvidia graphics card, but right now I am not using any of their drivers. Also, my xorg.conf file has been deleted. I've attached kern.log.

    I am getting sort of desperate, so if anyone can help me figure this out, I'd really appreciate it. I'm almost out of my depth here...

    Thanks.

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    Re: still can't boot after upgrade to Oneiric

    Quote Originally Posted by ivotedforkodos View Post
    I've attached kern.log.
    Forgot the attachment.
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    Re: still can't boot after upgrade to Oneiric

    UPDATE: Even booting in recovery mode is now problematic.

    Can anyone help me solve this problem??

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    Re: still can't boot after upgrade to Oneiric

    There is some advice in the link in my signature.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: still can't boot after upgrade to Oneiric

    Quote Originally Posted by mörgæs View Post
    There is some advice in the link in my signature.
    Thanks, I read through some of this. Here is an update:

    If I try to boot normally, it just hangs on the purple screen right away. There is no disk activity. However, if I hit "e" at the grub menu, and make NO CHANGES, but just continue with Ctrl-x, then the system boots normally!

    I tried with "nomodeset" and "acpi_osi=\"Linux\"" and neither seemed to make a difference.

    What could be causing this behavior??

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    Re: still can't boot after upgrade to Oneiric

    Quote Originally Posted by ivotedforkodos View Post
    However, if I hit "e" at the grub menu, and make NO CHANGES, but just continue with Ctrl-x, then the system boots normally!
    Perhaps you need a short delay to ensure the partition/drive is accessible. To see if this might be the problem, boot, then open /etc/default/grub, and add the 'rootdelay' kernel option.
    Code:
    gksu gedit /etc/default/grub &
    Add this to the existing entries in the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT= line. You can try various settings (seconds):
    rootdelay=10
    Save the file, then run "sudo update-grub".
    GRUB2

    Retired.

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    Re: still can't boot after upgrade to Oneiric

    Quote Originally Posted by drs305 View Post
    Perhaps you need a short delay to ensure the partition/drive is accessible. To see if this might be the problem, boot, then open /etc/default/grub, and add the 'rootdelay' kernel option.
    Code:
    gksu gedit /etc/default/grub &
    Add this to the existing entries in the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT= line. You can try various settings (seconds):


    Save the file, then run "sudo update-grub".
    That did not seem to work. And in fact, the previous trick of "editing" grub without actually doing anything doesn't seem to work reliably either.

    I do think some sort of timing issue may be at fault here, however. Whatever is happening, the system tries to boot (you can hear the HD cranking away and the activity light is blinking), and then it just stops cold, and there is no activity.

    Any other ideas?

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    Re: still can't boot after upgrade to Oneiric

    Quote Originally Posted by ivotedforkodos View Post
    That did not seem to work. And in fact, the previous trick of "editing" grub without actually doing anything doesn't seem to work reliably either.

    I do think some sort of timing issue may be at fault here, however. Whatever is happening, the system tries to boot (you can hear the HD cranking away and the activity light is blinking), and then it just stops cold, and there is no activity.

    Any other ideas?
    What else can I do to diagnose this problem?

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    Re: still can't boot after upgrade to Oneiric

    It looked like the UUID of the swap partition did not match. I tried to fix it, but now I can't boot AT ALL!!

    ...losing patience here...

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    Re: still can't boot after upgrade to Oneiric

    ...managed to boot in recovery mode...

    Does this syslog look weird?

    Code:
    bbaumer@ubuntu-gigantica:~$ tail -50 /var/log/syslog
    Jan 17 04:41:39 ubuntu-gigantica rtkit-daemon[2634]: Successfully made thread 2632 of process 2632 (n/a) owned by '120' high priority at nice level -11.
    Jan 17 04:41:39 ubuntu-gigantica rtkit-daemon[2634]: Supervising 1 threads of 1 processes of 1 users.
    Jan 16 23:41:39 ubuntu-gigantica kernel: [   58.946088] EXT4-fs (sda5): re-mounted. Opts: user_xattr,commit=0
    Jan 17 04:41:39 ubuntu-gigantica rtkit-daemon[2634]: Successfully made thread 2655 of process 2632 (n/a) owned by '120' RT at priority 5.
    Jan 17 04:41:39 ubuntu-gigantica rtkit-daemon[2634]: Supervising 2 threads of 1 processes of 1 users.
    Jan 17 04:41:40 ubuntu-gigantica rtkit-daemon[2634]: Successfully made thread 2658 of process 2632 (n/a) owned by '120' RT at priority 5.
    Jan 17 04:41:40 ubuntu-gigantica rtkit-daemon[2634]: Supervising 3 threads of 1 processes of 1 users.
    Jan 17 04:41:40 ubuntu-gigantica rtkit-daemon[2634]: Successfully made thread 2659 of process 2632 (n/a) owned by '120' RT at priority 5.
    Jan 17 04:41:40 ubuntu-gigantica rtkit-daemon[2634]: Supervising 4 threads of 1 processes of 1 users.
    Jan 16 23:41:41 ubuntu-gigantica gnome-session[2682]: WARNING: Session 'ubuntu' runnable check failed: Exited with code 1
    Jan 17 04:41:42 ubuntu-gigantica rtkit-daemon[2634]: Successfully made thread 2766 of process 2766 (n/a) owned by '1000' high priority at nice level -11.
    Jan 17 04:41:42 ubuntu-gigantica rtkit-daemon[2634]: Supervising 5 threads of 2 processes of 2 users.
    Jan 16 23:41:42 ubuntu-gigantica dbus[1608]: [system] Activating service name='org.freedesktop.UDisks' (using servicehelper)
    Jan 16 23:41:42 ubuntu-gigantica dbus[1608]: [system] Successfully activated service 'org.freedesktop.UDisks'
    Jan 17 04:41:43 ubuntu-gigantica rtkit-daemon[2634]: Successfully made thread 2848 of process 2766 (n/a) owned by '1000' RT at priority 5.
    Jan 17 04:41:43 ubuntu-gigantica rtkit-daemon[2634]: Supervising 6 threads of 2 processes of 2 users.
    Jan 17 04:41:43 ubuntu-gigantica rtkit-daemon[2634]: Successfully made thread 2849 of process 2766 (n/a) owned by '1000' RT at priority 5.
    Jan 17 04:41:43 ubuntu-gigantica rtkit-daemon[2634]: Supervising 7 threads of 2 processes of 2 users.
    Jan 17 04:41:43 ubuntu-gigantica rtkit-daemon[2634]: Successfully made thread 2880 of process 2880 (n/a) owned by '1000' high priority at nice level -11.
    Jan 17 04:41:43 ubuntu-gigantica rtkit-daemon[2634]: Supervising 8 threads of 3 processes of 2 users.
    Jan 16 23:41:43 ubuntu-gigantica pulseaudio[2880]: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Daemon already running.
    Jan 16 23:41:43 ubuntu-gigantica kernel: [   63.156726] ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
    Jan 16 23:41:43 ubuntu-gigantica kernel: [   63.336664] ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
    Jan 16 23:41:45 ubuntu-gigantica goa[3016]: goa-daemon version 3.2.1 starting [main.c:112, main()]
    Jan 16 23:41:46 ubuntu-gigantica kernel: [   65.736120] wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
    Jan 16 23:41:46 ubuntu-gigantica kernel: [   66.102056] CE: hpet increased min_delta_ns to 67879 nsec
    Jan 16 23:41:47 ubuntu-gigantica kernel: [   66.626764] init: tty1 main process (1989) terminated with status 1
    Jan 16 23:41:47 ubuntu-gigantica kernel: [   66.626789] init: tty1 main process ended, respawning
    Jan 16 23:41:56 ubuntu-gigantica ntpdate[2387]: adjust time server 204.9.54.119 offset 0.392161 sec
    Jan 16 23:41:56 ubuntu-gigantica ntpd[3156]: ntpd 4.2.6p2@1.2194 Fri Sep  2 18:42:25 UTC 2011 (1)
    Jan 16 23:41:56 ubuntu-gigantica ntpd[3157]: proto: precision = 0.104 usec
    Jan 16 23:41:56 ubuntu-gigantica ntpd[3157]: ntp_io: estimated max descriptors: 2144, initial socket boundary: 16
    Jan 16 23:41:56 ubuntu-gigantica ntpd[3157]: Listen and drop on 0 v4wildcard 0.0.0.0 UDP 123
    Jan 16 23:41:56 ubuntu-gigantica ntpd[3157]: Listen and drop on 1 v6wildcard :: UDP 123
    Jan 16 23:41:56 ubuntu-gigantica ntpd[3157]: Listen normally on 2 lo 127.0.0.1 UDP 123
    Jan 16 23:41:56 ubuntu-gigantica ntpd[3157]: Listen normally on 3 wlan0 192.168.1.104 UDP 123
    Jan 16 23:41:56 ubuntu-gigantica ntpd[3157]: Listen normally on 4 wlan0 fe80::6ef0:49ff:fec5:97bb UDP 123
    Jan 16 23:41:56 ubuntu-gigantica ntpd[3157]: Listen normally on 5 lo ::1 UDP 123
    Jan 16 23:42:04 ubuntu-gigantica ntpd_intres[1842]: parent died before we finished, exiting
    Jan 16 23:42:43 ubuntu-gigantica dbus[1608]: [system] Activating service name='org.debian.apt' (using servicehelper)
    Jan 16 23:42:44 ubuntu-gigantica AptDaemon: INFO: Initializing daemon
    Jan 16 23:42:44 ubuntu-gigantica dbus[1608]: [system] Successfully activated service 'org.debian.apt'
    Jan 16 23:42:44 ubuntu-gigantica AptDaemon: INFO: UpgradeSystem() was called with safe mode: 1
    Jan 16 23:42:44 ubuntu-gigantica AptDaemon.Trans: INFO: Simulate was called
    Jan 16 23:42:44 ubuntu-gigantica AptDaemon.Worker: INFO: Simulating trans: /org/debian/apt/transaction/08732486779c4d0d83d21418d689b133
    Jan 16 23:42:46 ubuntu-gigantica AptDaemon.Worker: INFO: Upgrade system with safe mode: 1
    Jan 16 23:47:44 ubuntu-gigantica AptDaemon: INFO: Quitting due to inactivity
    Jan 16 23:47:44 ubuntu-gigantica AptDaemon: INFO: Quitting was requested
    Jan 16 23:56:52 ubuntu-gigantica kernel: [  972.102161] show_signal_msg: 36 callbacks suppressed
    Jan 16 23:56:52 ubuntu-gigantica kernel: [  972.102172] indicator-weath[2796]: segfault at 14 ip 00007f9880134895 sp 00007fff447eb260 error 4 in libdbusmenu-glib.so.4.0.5[7f988012c000+17000]
    The rtkit-daemon appears to be using a different time than the rest of the system. Could this have caused the segfault on the weather indicator? Could this be the cause of a larger issue? How do I fix it?

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