View Full Version : [ubuntu] Update manager failing,,,

October 26th, 2011, 11:22 PM
I havnt started my old server for the first time in a year and I ran in to serious trouble.

I allowed the update manager to start and I must have been allowing the update to overwrite som files.

First it seems ok, but the Update Manager is failing.

After shuting down the server I cannot start it up again:

Mountall is failing I think. Process (2560) is killed by abrt signal.

I am asked to enter the root password for maintenance. When I do so I get a root promt! What do I do next?



October 27th, 2011, 08:11 AM

October 27th, 2011, 12:50 PM
Here is the full text when I boot:

init: ureadahead main process (2557)terminate with status 5
libudev: udev_monitor_new_from_netlink: error getting socket:Invalid argument
mountall:mountall.c:3304:Assertion failed in main: udev_monitor = udev_monitor.
new_from_netlink (udev, "udev")
init: mountall main process (2560) killed by ABRT signal
General Error mounting filesystems
A maintenance shell will now be started.
CONTROL-D wil terminate this shell and reboot the system.
Give root password for maintenance
(or type Control-D to continue):

Hope it helps

October 27th, 2011, 12:58 PM
Hello, please bump your thread only after 24 hours at least!

That's not such an rare problem when having to update an old system for so long. As I searched for this problem in Google I found out that the best solution is the usual one:
Create a live USB/CD so as to backup any important data and clean re-install a newer version of Ubuntu :)

October 27th, 2011, 01:01 PM
Can I do so without loosing my data?

October 27th, 2011, 07:41 PM
Which version of Ubuntu do you have installed?

October 31st, 2011, 12:01 PM
I dont see ant version number!

Can I get that info from the root prompt?


October 31st, 2011, 01:29 PM
Hi man

Please give me the output of

cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a

November 8th, 2011, 03:47 PM
Version 10.04

November 21st, 2011, 05:19 PM
I gave up and installed 10.11 on top. Meaning that I think that I gave instructions to override all. Now I do not understand how some the old data has survived?

Can I delete all the old data during installation? Was thinking to fdisk, but didnt want to spoil something...



November 21st, 2011, 08:32 PM
I think you would have been better off staying with the 10.04 LTS - either fixing or re-installing.