[nSLUG] Problems with Ubuntu following upgrade to release 10.04.2 LTS

robbie macg robbie.macg at gmail.com
Mon Aug 1 16:21:22 ADT 2011


Hi Frank,
Stephen's solutions seem sensible. Let us know if they work for you.
For my part, I thought I'd just mention that 10.04.3 was released the
week following initial upgrade. This might not be a coincidence. Are
you willing to consider upgrading once again to 10.04.3, the current
LTS version? That might be a quick way to ensure all dependencies are
met, etc.

Thanks,
Robbie

p.s. Can you look at what the most recent set of updates you ran
related to? What packages were affected?
p.p.s. Have you searched this thread?
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1580857&highlight=LTS+boot


On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 1:10 PM,  <nslug-request at nslug.ns.ca> wrote:
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>   1.  Problems with Ubuntu following upgrade to release 10.04.2
>      LTS (Frank Geitzler)
>   2. Re:  eastlink packets going in circles!?!? (Kirk Brown)
>   3. Re:  Problems with Ubuntu following upgrade to release
>      10.04.2 LTS (Jack Warkentin)
>   4.  FREE SERVER (Jim Haliburton)
>   5. Re:  Problems with Ubuntu following upgrade to release
>      10.04.2 LTS (Stephen Gregory)
>   6.  Free Goods (Jim Haliburton)
>   7.  More FREE Goods (Jim Haliburton)
>   8.  Free Goods -  Server GONE (Jim Haliburton)
>   9.  SCA to 68 pin adapters (Gerald)
>  10.  Monday, August 8 Meeting at Uncommon Grounds (Ben Armstrong)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 11:24:56 -0300
> From: Frank Geitzler <frank.geitzler at ns.sympatico.ca>
> To: nslug at nslug.ns.ca
> Subject: [nSLUG] Problems with Ubuntu following upgrade to release
>        10.04.2 LTS
> Message-ID: <4E301FB8.7030606 at ns.sympatico.ca>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
>
> On July 13, 2011, I started Update Manager on my Compaq Presario CQ61 to
> see if there were any recent updates I should apply.  It indicated that
> the LTS release I had been using was no longer supported, and the only
> update now available was to the above release.  I decided to install
> that release, and did so successuflly.  Everything appeared to go well,
> and a few days later (unfortunately, I didn't note the date when this
> occurred) I checked for further updates and saw that there were about 9
> available, including some security updates.  What harm could it do?  I
> selected to install them all, and did so.  Again, it appeared to be
> successful, but since then when I attempt to start up my system, Umbutu
> starts up, but when the logon prompt should appear on the desktop, I
> hear three drum rolls and the system appears to hang.
> I have dual boot with Windows7, which does boot up successfully (and
> which did an automatic update about the same time as the problem
> appeared).  Someone at the Halifax Computer Club Monday night suggested
> that the Windows update may have interfered with the dual boot process.
> I suppose that is possible, but don't have the background Linux
> experience to figure out the problem.  I can boot into a command line,
> and could look around if I know where to look, and if I knew what I was
> looking at.  I plan to bring it to the meeting on August 8th, and would
> welcome any suggestions or assistance in the meantime.  I am running
> WindowsXP on my desktop system, which does not have Linux installed.
> Frank Geitzler
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 11:46:08 -0300
> From: Kirk Brown <kdborg at gmail.com>
> To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> Subject: Re: [nSLUG] eastlink packets going in circles!?!?
> Message-ID:
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> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>
> On Eastlink in Sackville, NS and get to both mirror.its.dal.ca and cs.dal.ca
> .
>
> Kirk
>
> On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 10:29 AM, Robert McKay <robert at mckay.com> wrote:
>
>> On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 1:55 PM, D G Teed <donald.teed at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I can get to the cs.dal.ca web site from the valley.  The trace shows
>>> it goes through Acorn, which I'd expect from a University, but this
>>> is from home:
>>>
>>>
>> That's normal.. it looks like they've fixed it finally.
>>
>> Rob
>>
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> Message: 3
> Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 13:56:05 -0300
> From: Jack Warkentin <jwark at bellaliant.net>
> To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Problems with Ubuntu following upgrade to release
>        10.04.2 LTS
> Message-ID: <4E304325.9010403 at bellaliant.net>
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> Hi Frank
>
> Please give me a call (number below) and maybe I can provide further help.
>
> Frank Geitzler wrote:
>> On July 13, 2011, I started Update Manager on my Compaq Presario CQ61 to
>> see if there were any recent updates I should apply. It indicated that
>> the LTS release I had been using was no longer supported, and the only
>> update now available was to the above release. I decided to install that
>> release, and did so successuflly. Everything appeared to go well, and a
>> few days later (unfortunately, I didn't note the date when this
>> occurred) I checked for further updates and saw that there were about 9
>> available, including some security updates. What harm could it do? I
>> selected to install them all, and did so. Again, it appeared to be
>> successful, but since then when I attempt to start up my system, Umbutu
>> starts up, but when the logon prompt should appear on the desktop, I
>> hear three drum rolls and the system appears to hang.
>
> I assume by "when the logon prompt should appear" you mean the GUI login
> screen. At that point, can you do a CTRL/ALT/F1 and get a command line
> login prompt? If so, Windows has definitely not interfered with the dual
> boot process.
>
>> I have dual boot with Windows7, which does boot up successfully (and
>> which did an automatic update about the same time as the problem
>> appeared). Someone at the Halifax Computer Club Monday night suggested
>> that the Windows update may have interfered with the dual boot process.
>> I suppose that is possible, but don't have the background Linux
>> experience to figure out the problem. I can boot into a command line,
>
> When the GRUB menu screen appears so can can select which of Ubuntu and
> Windows you want to boot, is there a menu item providing a boot into
> "single-user mode"? If so, when you select this, do you get to a screen
> whose last line asks you to either enter the root password for
> maintenance or CTRL/D to proceed with normal bootup?
>
> If so, again Windows has definitely not interfered with the dual boot
> process.
>
>> and could look around if I know where to look, and if I knew what I was
>> looking at. I plan to bring it to the meeting on August 8th, and would
>> welcome any suggestions or assistance in the meantime. I am running
>> WindowsXP on my desktop system, which does not have Linux installed.
>> Frank Geitzler
>>
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>
> --
> Jack Warkentin, phone 902-404-0457, email jwark at bellaliant.net
> 39 Inverness Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3P 1X6
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> Message: 4
> Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 14:56:38 -0300
> From: Jim Haliburton <jim at on-site.ns.ca>
> To: nslug at nslug.ns.ca
> Subject: [nSLUG] FREE SERVER
> Message-ID: <4E30515D.6155.3DB1B7D5 at jim.on-site.ns.ca>
> Content-Type: text/plain; CHARSET=US-ASCII
>
> Guys this is an oldie and maybe a goodie..
>
> Intel STL2 server board with 1 Socket 370 processor 800MHZ
>
> 1 GB of RAM
>
> 3 - 17 GB SCSI disks in RAID 5 configuration give 34 gb useable space..
>
> The RAID is enabled as the Intel Integrated RAID via the Option ROM.
>
> Currently this unit has Windows server 2003 which will be remvoed prior to pick up.
>
> Th unit boots without errors.
>
> It is in a Server case with single Power supply  It includes a CD ROM.and a FLOPPY
> drive!!
>
> There is an Adaptec SCSI controller in a PCIx64 slot.
>
> This unit is PICK UP ONLY
>
> FIRST CALL GETS IT.  The sooner it is gone the more space I will have .......
>
> My cell number is 499-5250
>
> Jim Haliburton
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 5
> Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 15:00:36 -0400
> From: Stephen Gregory <nslug at kernelpanic.ca>
> To: nslug at nslug.ns.ca
> Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Problems with Ubuntu following upgrade to release
>        10.04.2 LTS
> Message-ID: <20110727190036.GC8693 at ogre.kernelpanic.ca>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>
> On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 11:24:56AM -0300, Frank Geitzler wrote:
>
>> Umbutu starts up, but when the logon prompt should appear on the
>> desktop, I hear three drum rolls and the system appears to hang.
>
> I had a similar problem. The solution for me was to disable the grub
> graphics mode. To do this:
>
> Edit /etc/default/grub.
>
> Uncomment or add the line:
> GRUB_TERMINAL=console
>
> Rebuild grub.cfg with the command:
> sudo /usr/sbin/update-grub
>
>
> Another posibility is that you have an old xorg.conf file. Xorg.conf
> is generally no longer needed. You could try:
>
> sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf-old_backup
> sudo service gdm restart
>
> --
> sg
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 6
> Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:41:41 -0300
> From: Jim Haliburton <jim at on-site.ns.ca>
> To: nslug at nslug.ns.ca
> Subject: [nSLUG] Free Goods
> Message-ID: <4E3069FA.21637.3E11DEE2 at jim.on-site.ns.ca>
> Content-Type: text/plain; CHARSET=US-ASCII
>
> Further to the free goods offer.
>
> Centos would not recognize the proprietary Intel RAID card.  I removed that and plugged
> the 3 SCSI drives directly on to the motherboard SCSI connector.  Centos 5.6 is
> installing correctly as I write.  So the system will come with Centos 5.6 installed.
>
> Jim H
> 477-8342 home  or 499-5250 cell
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 7
> Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:45:40 -0300
> From: Jim Haliburton <jim at on-site.ns.ca>
> To: nslug at nslug.ns.ca
> Subject: [nSLUG] More FREE Goods
> Message-ID: <4E306AEA.32164.3E1587C6 at jim.on-site.ns.ca>
> Content-Type: text/plain; CHARSET=US-ASCII
>
> Tower ATX case with power supply, CD rom, floppy.
>
> FREE
>
> First call gets it
>
> Will be gone to recyling if not claimed by Saturday AM
>
> Jim H
>
> 477-8342 home  499-5250 Cell
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 8
> Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 17:35:09 -0300
> From: Jim Haliburton <jim at on-site.ns.ca>
> To: nslug at nslug.ns.ca
> Subject: [nSLUG] Free Goods -  Server GONE
> Message-ID: <4E307684.31955.3E42D8AA at jim.on-site.ns.ca>
> Content-Type: text/plain; CHARSET=US-ASCII
>
> Thanks to those who called.  The server has been called for and will be picked up this
> PM.
>
> The empty case and power supply is still available.
>
> Jim H
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 9
> Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 14:55:53 -0300
> From: Gerald <linux at zdoit.airpost.net>
> To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> Subject: [nSLUG] SCA to 68 pin adapters
> Message-ID: <4E31A2A9.8040706 at zdoit.airpost.net>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
>
> Anyone have any SCA to 68 pin adapters they don't need or know where I
> can find some?
>
> I have 4 disc drives coming out of a failed server and no place to put
> them until I get some adapters. The board int he Dell server does not
> look usable anyplace except the Dell box.
>
> Thanks
>
> --
> Gerald
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 10
> Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2011 13:10:19 -0300
> From: Ben Armstrong <synrg at sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca>
> To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> Subject: [nSLUG] Monday, August 8 Meeting at Uncommon Grounds
> Message-ID: <4E36CFEB.9010901 at sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca>
> Content-Type: text/plain; CHARSET=US-ASCII
>
> Since today is Natal Day, we've decided to defer our meeting until next
> week.
>
> Details:
>
> What:  Monthly nSLUG general meeting
> When:  Monday, August 8, 2011 at 5:30 pm
> Where: Uncommon Grounds Coffee House, 1030 South Park St., Halifax
> http://www.theuncommongroup.com/v/uncommongrounds_location.asp
>
> Hope to see many of you there.
>
> Ben
>
>
>
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