View Full Version : [ubuntu] Failed Upgrade to 9.04

June 3rd, 2009, 12:03 PM

I upgraded from 8.10 to 9.04, but when restarted ubuntu fails to boot. I get the same screen as this http://dominikengbers.gmxhome.de/bug.JPG (with different version numbers). If I type exit at the prompt (even after waiting a long time) it still doesn't boot :(

What can I do? Is there any way to repair the installation? Surely my hardware must be compatible if it was compatible for 8.10?


June 3rd, 2009, 05:53 PM
any ideas?

June 3rd, 2009, 07:25 PM
I assume you got a grub menu, and picked one of the menu items. It is possible that the grub kernel menu item has the wrong kernel root disk designation. Press 'e' for edit at the grub menu, and post to the forum the commands for the menu item that is failing. There are usually at least four commands, root, kernel, initrd, and boot. Also, boot a Live CD and post the output of
sudo fdisk -lThen we can compare the kernel root designation with what is actually in your system.

August 4th, 2009, 05:24 PM
I'm not imple, but I've just encountered the same or similar problem. I have a multi boot set up with 8.10 upgraded to 9.04 on my sda7:
mint6-32 2009 # fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xa43ca43c

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 7296 58605119+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 7297 7311 120487+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sda3 7312 14593 58492665 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 7312 10138 22707846 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 14291 14593 2433816 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7 12982 14228 10016496 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 14229 14290 497983+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda9 10139 12857 21840336 83 Linux
/dev/sda10 12858 12981 995998+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Right now, I'm running Mint off of sda1 and have sda7 mounted. I was thinking that I had /boot on a partition and shared by all installs, but that seems to be not the case. There are some differences between the /boot under sda1 and the one (failing) on sda7.

Before I upgraded sda7 to 9.04, all partitions would boot. Afterward, no go on sda7; no complaints, just a blank screen after I select sda7 with grub.

I wonder how I should go about straightening this mess out? I see the installs are not sharing a swap partition as they should.