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projectbronco
December 13th, 2009, 02:20 AM
I just upgrades from 8.10 (64 bit version) to 9.04. I just clicked on the upgrade button on the update manager when I was getting my last update. BUT, I lost my wireless connection while it was working. So, I thought, no problem. I just restarted it and resumed the upgrade. When it was done, I restarted it. But now, it won't boot! Not even in the old kernals! I tried recovery mode in both 8.10 and 9.04.
9.04 said:
Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:
-Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline)
-Check root delay= (did the system wait long enough?)
-Check root= (did the system wait for the right device?)
-Missing modules (cat /proc /modules;ls /dev)
ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/7bd66e58-b565-4650-95f4-0afb0dcd84f0 does not exist. Dropping shell!

What do I need to do? What did I do wrong? It just freezes when I try to boot it regularly. It doesn't even get the the sign in screen and I need to get on and get to stuff I saved for finals next week!

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

wilee-nilee
December 13th, 2009, 02:22 AM
Go to the root login at the startup and runing a update and upgrade might fix it.

projectbronco
December 13th, 2009, 02:31 AM
OK, I'll try it. Thanks

projectbronco
December 13th, 2009, 02:45 AM
Nope, the 9.04 kernal wouldn't even take me to the page where I could choose to log onto root. It says root not found or something. I tried to sudo apt-get update then apt-get upgrade the 8.10, but it wouldn't even connect to the network. So, I just tried to update it without it and nothing happened...

So, I'm back to square one.

projectbronco
December 13th, 2009, 03:26 AM
Query:
If I do a fresh install of either 9.04 or 9.10 from a CD, will all of my information still be on my hard drive?

If not, does anyone have any idea why how to get past the recovery from my earlier post.
After the ALERT! line it says:
BusyBox v1.10.2 (Ubuntu 1:1.10.2-2ubuntu7) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

(initramfs)

But I can't type "help" or anything after (iniframfs). Anything? Thanks.

justin_guerin
December 13th, 2009, 04:43 AM
If I do a fresh install of either 9.04 or 9.10 from a CD, will all of my information still be on my hard drive?

It depends on how your old installation was partitioned, how large your hard drive is, and the options you choose during your next install.

If you previously put /home on its own partition, then you can reinstall, choose the existing /home as the new /home, make sure you don't format /home during the install, and you should retain all your files.

If /home is not on its own partition, then you will have to make sure the install does not format the partition that contains /home. If you have enough free space on your disk, you can install Ubuntu to the empty space. If you don't have enough free space, you may be able to shrink one of your existing partitions to free up enough space.

Whatever you do, don't format the partition that includes /home until you are ready to lose your data.


9.04 said:
Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:
-Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline)
-Check root delay= (did the system wait long enough?)
-Check root= (did the system wait for the right device?)
-Missing modules (cat /proc /modules;ls /dev)
ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/7bd66e58-b565-4650-95f4-0afb0dcd84f0 does not exist. Dropping shell!

What do I need to do? What did I do wrong? It just freezes when I try to boot it regularly. It doesn't even get the the sign in screen and I need to get on and get to stuff I saved for finals next week!

The kernel is trying to tell you why your root device didn't come up. So, it may help to check the things it mentions.

Sounds like you can't get to a command line to cat /proc/cmdline, but you can still get the options from grub by editing the command line before booting. You might post that if you're not sure it's right.

It seems to me that your kernel is no longer finding your root device. One common reason for this, mentioned as the last suggestion by the kernel (Missing modules), is that the module for reading the file system of your root device is not present or loaded by the kernel image. Did your upgrade change your root file system from ext3 to ext4? Make sure your kernel image contains an ext4 module, or else you won't be able to read from root to load it.

Meanwhile, the normal Ubuntu desktop CD should allow you to boot into a live CD mode, and copy any files you have on your drive.

Hope this helps,
Justin

projectbronco
December 13th, 2009, 05:03 AM
I tried to boot from live CD and I could only boot from the first option where you can check it out without changing your system. I tried booting from my first hard drive, I'm guessing that's how you use live CD to get into the computer, and it wouldn't boot all the way.

I'm not sure how to check the things it mentions is the problem... but I'll search and give it a go.
Thanks for responding.

presence1960
December 13th, 2009, 05:27 AM
I tried to boot from live CD and I could only boot from the first option where you can check it out without changing your system. I tried booting from my first hard drive, I'm guessing that's how you use live CD to get into the computer, and it wouldn't boot all the way.

I'm not sure how to check the things it mentions is the problem... but I'll search and give it a go.
Thanks for responding.
Use ubuntu without any changes is what you want. When the desktop loads you can open a file browser and move your files to an external disk or flash media. While you are in there do this:

Let's get a better look at your setup & boot process. Come back here and use the link in my signature to download the Boot Info Script to the desktop. Once on desktop open a terminal and run this command
sudo bash ~/Desktop/boot_info_script*.sh This will create a RESULTS.txt file on the desktop. Paste the entire contents of that file back here. Once pasted highlight all text and click the # sign on the toolbar to place code tags around the text.

projectbronco
December 13th, 2009, 06:22 AM
Here are the results. Sorry it took so long. Also, I couldn't burn my files to a disk because it said I didn't have the correct permission and couldn't change it in the properties.

Sorry, I couldn't attach it, it was too big...


============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

=> Grub 0.97 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive
in partition #6 for /boot/grub/stage2 and /boot/grub/menu.lst.
=> No known boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb

sda1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ext3
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Ubuntu 8.10
Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/menu.lst /etc/fstab

sda2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: Extended Partition
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sda5: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: swap
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sda6: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ext3
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Ubuntu 9.04
Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/menu.lst /etc/fstab

sda7: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: swap
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sdb1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system:
Boot sector type: Unknown
Boot sector info:
Mounting failed:
mount: unknown filesystem type ''

sdb2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system:
Boot sector type: Unknown
Boot sector info:
Mounting failed:
mount: unknown filesystem type ''

sdb3: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system:
Boot sector type: Unknown
Boot sector info:
Mounting failed:
mount: unknown filesystem type ''

sdb4: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system:
Boot sector type: Unknown
Boot sector info:
Mounting failed:
mount: unknown filesystem type ''

=========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000f0041

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sda1 * 63 30,828,734 30,828,672 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 30,828,735 976,768,064 945,939,330 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 953,007,993 976,768,064 23,760,072 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 30,828,861 929,247,794 898,418,934 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 929,247,858 953,007,929 23,760,072 82 Linux swap / Solaris


Drive: sdb ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x41413535

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

Invalid MBR Signature found
/dev/sdb1 ? 892,682,561 1,785,365,121 892,682,561 41 PPC PReP Boot
/dev/sdb2 ? 892,682,561 1,785,365,121 892,682,561 41 PPC PReP Boot
/dev/sdb3 ? 892,682,561 1,785,365,121 892,682,561 41 PPC PReP Boot
/dev/sdb4 ? 892,682,561 1,785,365,121 892,682,561 41 PPC PReP Boot

/dev/sdb1 ends after the last sector of /dev/sdb
/dev/sdb2 ends after the last sector of /dev/sdb
/dev/sdb3 ends after the last sector of /dev/sdb
/dev/sdb4 ends after the last sector of /dev/sdb

blkid -c /dev/null: __________________________________________________ __________

/dev/sda1: UUID="67bac049-58dd-4c09-accd-20a2ce2b4d59" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"
/dev/sda5: UUID="7dc58f86-5259-4c55-8d43-4f48977a718b" TYPE="swap"
/dev/sda6: UUID="7bd66e58-b565-4650-93f4-0afb0dcd84f0" TYPE="ext3"
/dev/sda7: UUID="93390fe2-e174-4855-b27a-e3e0200f0d23" TYPE="swap"
/dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs"

=============================== "mount" output: ===============================

/proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
tmpfs on /lib/modules/2.6.27-7-generic/volatile type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
tmpfs on /lib/modules/2.6.27-7-generic/volatile type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
tmpfs on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
varrun on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
varlock on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=620)
rootfs on / type rootfs (rw)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
/dev/scd1 on /cdrom type iso9660 (ro,noatime)
/dev/loop0 on /rofs type squashfs (ro,noatime)
tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/ubuntu/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=ubuntu)
/dev/sda6 on /media/disk type ext3 (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal)


=========================== sda1/boot/grub/menu.lst: ===========================

# 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=67bac049-58dd-4c09-accd-20a2ce2b4d59 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=67bac049-58dd-4c09-accd-20a2ce2b4d59

## 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 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-11-generic
uuid 67bac049-58dd-4c09-accd-20a2ce2b4d59
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-11-generic root=UUID=67bac049-58dd-4c09-accd-20a2ce2b4d59 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-11-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-11-generic (recovery mode)
uuid 67bac049-58dd-4c09-accd-20a2ce2b4d59
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-11-generic root=UUID=67bac049-58dd-4c09-accd-20a2ce2b4d59 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-11-generic

title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic
uuid 67bac049-58dd-4c09-accd-20a2ce2b4d59
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=UUID=67bac049-58dd-4c09-accd-20a2ce2b4d59 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (recovery mode)
uuid 67bac049-58dd-4c09-accd-20a2ce2b4d59
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=UUID=67bac049-58dd-4c09-accd-20a2ce2b4d59 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic

title Ubuntu 8.10, memtest86+
uuid 67bac049-58dd-4c09-accd-20a2ce2b4d59
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

=============================== sda1/etc/fstab: ===============================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda1
UUID=67bac049-58dd-4c09-accd-20a2ce2b4d59 / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sda5
UUID=7dc58f86-5259-4c55-8d43-4f48977a718b none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

=================== sda1: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


1.0GB: boot/grub/menu.lst
1.1GB: boot/grub/stage2
1.1GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-11-generic
1.1GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
1.0GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-11-generic
1.0GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic
1.1GB: initrd.img
1.1GB: initrd.img.old
1.0GB: vmlinuz
1.0GB: vmlinuz.old

=========================== sda6/boot/grub/menu.lst: ===========================

# 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 10

## 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=7bd66e58-b565-4650-93f4-0afb0dcd84f0 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=7bd66e58-b565-4650-93f4-0afb0dcd84f0

## 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 9.04, kernel 2.6.27-15-generic
uuid 7bd66e58-b565-4650-93f4-0afb0dcd84f0
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-15-generic root=UUID=7bd66e58-b565-4650-93f4-0afb0dcd84f0 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-15-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.27-15-generic (recovery mode)
uuid 7bd66e58-b565-4650-93f4-0afb0dcd84f0
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-15-generic root=UUID=7bd66e58-b565-4650-93f4-0afb0dcd84f0 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-15-generic

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.27-14-generic
uuid 7bd66e58-b565-4650-93f4-0afb0dcd84f0
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-14-generic root=UUID=7bd66e58-b565-4650-93f4-0afb0dcd84f0 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-14-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.27-14-generic (recovery mode)
uuid 7bd66e58-b565-4650-93f4-0afb0dcd84f0
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-14-generic root=UUID=7bd66e58-b565-4650-93f4-0afb0dcd84f0 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-14-generic

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.27-11-generic
uuid 7bd66e58-b565-4650-93f4-0afb0dcd84f0
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-11-generic root=UUID=7bd66e58-b565-4650-93f4-0afb0dcd84f0 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-11-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.27-11-generic (recovery mode)
uuid 7bd66e58-b565-4650-93f4-0afb0dcd84f0
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-11-generic root=UUID=7bd66e58-b565-4650-93f4-0afb0dcd84f0 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-11-generic

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic
uuid 7bd66e58-b565-4650-93f4-0afb0dcd84f0
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=UUID=7bd66e58-b565-4650-93f4-0afb0dcd84f0 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (recovery mode)
uuid 7bd66e58-b565-4650-93f4-0afb0dcd84f0
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=UUID=7bd66e58-b565-4650-93f4-0afb0dcd84f0 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic

title Ubuntu 9.04, memtest86+
uuid 7bd66e58-b565-4650-93f4-0afb0dcd84f0
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title Other operating systems:
root


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda1.
title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-11-generic (on /dev/sda1)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-11-generic root=UUID=67bac049-58dd-4c09-accd-20a2ce2b4d59 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-11-generic
savedefault
boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda1.
title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-11-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sda1)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-11-generic root=UUID=67bac049-58dd-4c09-accd-20a2ce2b4d59 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-11-generic
savedefault
boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda1.
title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (on /dev/sda1)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=UUID=67bac049-58dd-4c09-accd-20a2ce2b4d59 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
savedefault
boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda1.
title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sda1)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=UUID=67bac049-58dd-4c09-accd-20a2ce2b4d59 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
savedefault
boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda1.
title Ubuntu 8.10, memtest86+ (on /dev/sda1)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
savedefault
boot


=============================== sda6/etc/fstab: ===============================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda6
UUID=7bd66e58-b565-4650-93f4-0afb0dcd84f0 / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sda7
UUID=93390fe2-e174-4855-b27a-e3e0200f0d23 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

=================== sda6: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


465.8GB: boot/grub/menu.lst
465.8GB: boot/grub/stage2
465.9GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-11-generic
465.9GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-14-generic
465.9GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-15-generic
465.8GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
465.9GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-11-generic
465.9GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-14-generic
465.8GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-15-generic
465.8GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic
465.9GB: initrd.img
465.9GB: initrd.img.old
465.8GB: vmlinuz
465.9GB: vmlinuz.old
=========================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc =======================

Unknown MBR on /dev/sdb

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00000010 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
00000020 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
00000030 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
00000040 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
00000050 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
00000060 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
00000070 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
00000080 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
00000090 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
000000a0 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
000000b0 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
000000c0 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
000000d0 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
000000e0 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
000000f0 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
00000100 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
00000110 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
00000120 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
00000130 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
00000140 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
00000150 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
00000160 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
00000170 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
00000180 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
00000190 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
000001a0 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
000001b0 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
000001c0 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
000001d0 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
000001e0 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
000001f0 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 35 35 41 41 |55AA55AA55AA55AA|
00000200

Unknown BootLoader on sdb1


Unknown BootLoader on sdb2


Unknown BootLoader on sdb3


Unknown BootLoader on sdb4



=============================== StdErr Messages: ===============================

hexdump: /dev/sdb1: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/sdb1: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/sdb2: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/sdb2: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/sdb3: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/sdb3: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/sdb4: No such file or directory
hexdump: /dev/sdb4: No such file or directory

presence1960
December 13th, 2009, 06:34 AM
Everything looks OK in the script. Your 9.04 is ext3 filesystem. Your GRUB is installed to MBR and takes over on boot, it points to the right partition for menu.lst

I have no experience with dist-upgrades since I never, ever do one due to the quantity of posts like this describing botched upgrades. I opt for clean installs always. I would say it is fair to infer something went amiss when your connection was lost.

To copy files from the Live CD open a root file browser by running in terminal
gksu nautilus

Or use my trusted tool backtrack linux Live CD. Get it here (http://www.remote-exploit.org/backtrack.html). It saved me with a lot of clients with unbootable windows boxes.

projectbronco
December 13th, 2009, 07:05 AM
Thank you very much for all the help. I just have one more question. I have permission to read and write the documents and such thanks to your gksu nautilus, but do you know how to enable the DVD burning so I can just drag and drop into the creator and burn a dvd?
Thanks again. I don't think I will be upgrading this way again either... what a mess!

projectbronco
December 13th, 2009, 07:51 AM
Oh, and this is while I'm still in Live CD. Thanks.

projectbronco
December 14th, 2009, 12:02 AM
Does anyone know how to backup your files onto a dvd while using live cd?
It keeps saying I don't have permission. I can access the files, but can't burn them...

projectbronco
December 14th, 2009, 02:06 AM
bump anyone?

projectbronco
December 14th, 2009, 04:06 AM
OK, I was WAY over complicating things... I figured out how to burn everything. But now, when I try to burn, it says there is an error. I have already successfully burned a ubuntu 9.10 boot cd, but backing up files seems to be another story.

Any suggestions?
Thanks.

projectbronco
December 14th, 2009, 07:26 AM
Thank God, I figured it out! The Brasero wasn't working and was giving me error on like 3 DVDs in a row. Then I finally tried just plain CD/DVD Creator and dragged and dropped the stuff I need. All I ran across was a problem with some stuff not being able to be read. But that was easily fixed by using "gksu nautilus" (Thanks presence1960) and changing the settings.
Now that's everything is backed up, it's time for a fresh install of 9.04!