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Thread: 8.04 from 7.10 upgrade failed miserably

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    8.04 from 7.10 upgrade failed miserably

    The upgrade went fine for a couple hours.

    First it download 1100 files, and then configured all of them.
    Then it asked me something about SAMBA (I had tried to network with my Windows machines) and asked to compare, and then I closed and then it said that that installation of samba failed. It went on a while longer and then there was a segmentation fault and the machine froze.

    I rebooted, and now I end up with a grub menu and have no idea what to do. Please help.

    m

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    Re: 8.04 from 7.10 upgrade failed miserably

    I forgot to mention, that I don't have a dual boot, just ubuntu

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    Re: 8.04 from 7.10 upgrade failed miserably

    What does it say at the grub menu?
    100 buckets of bits on the bus,
    100 buckets of bits,
    Take one down, short it to ground,
    FF buckets of bits on the bus.

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    Re: 8.04 from 7.10 upgrade failed miserably

    Nothing. Just pops into grub.
    Actually, i tried it a few times right now, it might say something, but it is so fast I can't read it.

    m

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    Re: 8.04 from 7.10 upgrade failed miserably

    Quote Originally Posted by mluria View Post
    Nothing. Just pops into grub
    "pops into grub" does not mean anything.
    A grub menu gives you choices.
    What exactly do you see on your screen?

    Also
    does CTRL+ALT+F4 bring you to a tty?
    Can you login from a tty and ask for a dmesg?
    Retire, miscreants, to your muddy billabongs and forget even passive attempts to educate windozian zombies: how can those of easy virtue, who simply stroll into a store and "buy" programs off the rack, compare to us?

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    Re: 8.04 from 7.10 upgrade failed miserably

    I get a grub prompt.
    That's it.

    CTRL+ALT+F4 doesn't do anything.

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    Re: 8.04 from 7.10 upgrade failed miserably

    do you mean a terminal with a login ?
    I troll, therefore I am

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    Re: 8.04 from 7.10 upgrade failed miserably

    no terminal.

    Just a prompt that says:
    grub>

    I can do things like
    root
    kernel
    boot

    I've tried a few of these but was not successful.

    m

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    Re: 8.04 from 7.10 upgrade failed miserably

    so it's a grub PROMPT, not a grub menu.
    check if you are in the grub folder.

    the grub folder is inside the boot folder
    /boot/grub
    if you command at the prompt
    Code:
    ls
    can you see a listing with menu.lst?
    if you see it, then
    Code:
    cat menu.lst
    or
    Code:
    cat (hd0,1)/boot/grub/menu.lst
    pipe it to a text file
    and publish here your result

    i suspect your partitions are screwed, check with a live ubuntu cd and gparted
    Last edited by Cannaregio; April 30th, 2008 at 03:41 PM. Reason: coz of mispelling
    Retire, miscreants, to your muddy billabongs and forget even passive attempts to educate windozian zombies: how can those of easy virtue, who simply stroll into a store and "buy" programs off the rack, compare to us?

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    Re: 8.04 from 7.10 upgrade failed miserably

    ls doesn't do anything.

    I tried find menu.lst, couldn't find it.

    file completion does work, so if tell me what directory, I could probably find it.

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