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  1. #1
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    [SOLVED] Strange upgrade

    Hello,

    Did upgrade from 7.10 a month or so ago (including Kubuntu session). All seemed to go well, but 2 peculiar bugs are still in place. They don't seem to hinder operation, but maybe someone can help me restore the system to "normal".

    Here they are: During boot, up to login, all is verbose. I see every step in the process. And, (not so important I suppose), I don't hear the 2nd welcome music after password. I just hear the first drums at login.

    I suppose most will say, "SO WHAT !". Others will say, so a fresh install. Don't think I want to do the later. Any ideas?

    Don

  2. #2

    Re: Strange upgrade

    My no-problems 8.04 (both i386 and amd64) are more verbose than I would like them to be. Grub calls for "quiet" but apparently that's not enough. This applies both on boot and shutdown.

    If no other problems, chill.

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    Re: Strange upgrade

    Can you please post the contents of your grub's menu.lst file
    Code:
    cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
    For your sound problem, check System->Administration->Login Window and check the Accessibility tab to see which sounds are set.

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    Re: Strange upgrade

    Re: Strange upgrade
    [QUOTE]Can you please post the contents of your grub's menu.lst file
    Code:

    cat /boot/grub/menu.lst

    For your sound problem, check System->Administration->Login Window and check the Accessibility tab to see which sounds are set./QUOTE]
    __________________

    I was able to to check login successful and add startup.wav. Now I get 2nd default sound. 1st sound was always there. Thanks.
    Don


    # menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
    # grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
    # grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
    # and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

    ## default num
    # Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
    # the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
    #
    # You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
    # is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
    # WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not use 'savedefault' or your
    # array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
    default 0

    ## timeout sec
    # Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
    # (normally the first entry defined).
    timeout 3

    ## hiddenmenu
    # Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
    hiddenmenu

    # Pretty colours
    #color cyan/blue white/blue

    ## password ['--md5'] passwd
    # If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
    # control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the
    # command 'lock'
    # e.g. password topsecret
    ## password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
    # password topsecret

    #
    # examples
    #
    # title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
    # root (hd0,0)
    # makeactive
    # chainloader +1
    #
    # title Linux
    # root (hd0,1)
    # kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
    #

    #
    # Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

    ### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
    ## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
    ## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

    ## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

    ## ## Start Default Options ##
    ## default kernel options
    ## default kernel options for automagic boot options
    ## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
    ## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
    ## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
    ## kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
    ## kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
    # kopt=root=UUID=642626eb-20fb-4e7e-9598-eb16a836d47f ro

    ## Setup crashdump menu entries
    ## e.g. crashdump=1
    # crashdump=0

    ## default grub root device
    ## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
    # groot=(hd0,0)

    ## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
    ## e.g. alternative=true
    ## alternative=false
    # alternative=true

    ## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
    ## e.g. lockalternative=true
    ## lockalternative=false
    # lockalternative=false

    ## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
    ## alternatives
    ## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
    # defoptions=quiet splash

    ## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
    ## e.g. lockold=false
    ## lockold=true
    # lockold=false

    ## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
    # xenhopt=

    ## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
    # xenkopt=console=tty0

    ## altoption boot targets option
    ## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
    ## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
    ## altoptions=(recovery) single
    # altoptions=(recovery mode) single

    ## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
    ## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
    ## alternative kernel options
    ## e.g. howmany=all
    ## howmany=7
    # howmany=all

    ## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
    ## e.g. memtest86=true
    ## memtest86=false
    # memtest86=true

    ## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
    ## can be true or false
    # updatedefaultentry=false

    ## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
    ## can be true or false
    # savedefault=false

    ## ## End Default Options ##

    title Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-18-generic
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-18-generic root=UUID=642626eb-20fb-4e7e-9598-eb16a836d47f ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-18-generic
    quiet

    title Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-18-generic (recovery mode)
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-18-generic root=UUID=642626eb-20fb-4e7e-9598-eb16a836d47f ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-18-generic

    title Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-17-generic
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-17-generic root=UUID=642626eb-20fb-4e7e-9598-eb16a836d47f ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-17-generic
    quiet

    title Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-17-generic (recovery mode)
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-17-generic root=UUID=642626eb-20fb-4e7e-9598-eb16a836d47f ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-17-generic

    title Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-16-generic
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=642626eb-20fb-4e7e-9598-eb16a836d47f ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic
    quiet

    title Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-16-generic (recovery mode)
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=642626eb-20fb-4e7e-9598-eb16a836d47f ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic

    title Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=UUID=642626eb-20fb-4e7e-9598-eb16a836d47f ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic
    quiet

    title Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic (recovery mode)
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=UUID=642626eb-20fb-4e7e-9598-eb16a836d47f ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic

    title Ubuntu 8.04, memtest86+
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
    quiet

    ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

  5. #5
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    Re: Strange upgrade

    I don't see any reason for it to be showing a completely verbose boot. I noticed on my laptop that it shows a bunch of text before it gets to actually booting the OS - at that point it goes to the splash with the boot lines below it (I removed "quiet" from the boot line). Though it's not a usability issue, you can search launchpad for bugs like this, or report your own if you can't find one that matches your symptoms.

  6. #6
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    Re: Strange upgrade

    Thanks Rocket
    At least I did manage to get back 2nd startup sound, I'm getting used to the verbose boot, so I guess I shouldn't complain. Both isues are very minor, I'll leave the verbose alone.
    Don

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