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Thread: boot failure after big first post-install update. boot-repair created two ubuntus?!

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    Re: boot failure after big first post-install update. boot-repair created two ubuntus

    @oldfred thanks, that is what I will be looking at next, and I'm sure your links will prove a good starting point, when i actually get back on this project later today or tomorrow.

    just a quick update: the surplus Windows8 boot option has mysteriously vanished, and Windows boots fine from the other (what I am back to for the time being, victory having been achieved concerning the hat). I don't know whether this was fixed by the third run of boot-repair (after partition resize) or what. The surplus ubuntu option remains. paste.ubuntu.com/5577256

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    Re: boot failure after big first post-install update. boot-repair created two ubuntus

    Boot Repair is saying your Windows is full. Windows needs 30% free space to work well and at 10% free defrag may take forever as there is no working room.

    /dev/sda5 fuseblk 255G 255G 888M 100% /mnt/boot-sav/sda5
    You can edit the entries Boot-Repair creates in 25_custom, so it does not say recovery or remove one's that you do not need.
    sudo cp -a /etc/grub.d/25_custom /etc/grub.d/bkup25_custom
    gksudo gedit /etc/grub.d/25_custom
    Then do:
    sudo update-grub

    In the grub.d folder all executeable files starting with 2 digits & and _ (underscore) will be processed. So I renamed backup of 25_custom to not start with those rules. You can also turn off execute bit and then it will not run either.

    sudo chmod a-x /etc/grub.d/bkup25_custom
    Oldfred on vacation. Back Sept 9. Will not have much if any Internet access.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: boot failure after big first post-install update. boot-repair created two ubuntus

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    Boot Repair is saying your Windows is full. Windows needs 30% free space to work well and at 10% free defrag may take forever as there is no working room.
    haha thanks for your concern, but i've been running with well under 10% free space for a long while now. I was a bit concerned about potential trouble letting it fall briefly under 4 gigs (3 gigs of memory), but it worked just fine (and i have since deleted some stuff to get it back up to a healthy buffer. I definitely do need to clean this machine up, though.

    About the other stuff, i'm not really concerned about the surplus Ubuntu boot item, either, and what you suggest concerning boot-repair seems like an easy way for me to cause myself a lot of troubles by messing with things I don't understand. I'm not sure I want to mark this thread solved yet, as I do still have to get a proper graphics driver working, but for the time being I'm content with the stability of the installation and have other things to work on.

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    Re: boot failure after big first post-install update. boot-repair created two ubuntus

    Ok, i'm going to get moving on getting a graphics driver, again. Specifically I think I will follow the advice of
    http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410...scn=1361421411

    Before I do that, though, I want to make sure that, in the event of failure, this driver will be available to deactivation through the jockey-text program? Otherwise how would I disable it and return to basic driver? Or should I just try the 'experimental' driver, first, before leaving the realm of 'jockey'? Is there any chance of it working where the 'update' version seemed not to?

    It also just occurs to me that I am not even really certain jockey-graphical did redownload the first driver? As opposed to just reinstalling the same potentially-partial/corrupt version I had already downloaded? It certainly took long enough to complete. Does it always redownload, or not?

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    Re: boot failure after big first post-install update. boot-repair created two ubuntus

    I only know about nVidia drivers and I always install the one's offered by Ubuntu. You may do better in a new thread with correct title.

    But with 12.10 and maybe 12.04.2 you need to make sure you have the headers first. And it looks like sometimes with new kernels you have to reinstall headers or video driver, so if after kernel update you have issues that may be the reason.

    Do this before installing any video drivers, if you have headers it will just say so.
    # You may need headers first - meta package :
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic


    Graphics Resolution- Upgrade /Blank Screen after reboot mega thread - MAFoElffen
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1743535


    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Troublesho...riverDetection
    Ubuntu Precise Installation Guide - AMD/ATI
    http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubu...#Video_Tearing
    Add Hardware Graphics - ATI: After installing ATI Driver: From QIII
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2050320
    Oldfred on vacation. Back Sept 9. Will not have much if any Internet access.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to close thread when/if answered completely.







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