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Ubuntu 12.04 - after update it boots in command line only (no windows manager)

I have Ubuntu 12.04, which has been working great for me since I installed it a year ago. Yesterday I ran the updates that update manager recommended. (Last time I ran updates before was about a week ...
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How to fix black screen after update? [duplicate]

Today I started up my Ubuntu 14.04 computer and everything worked normally. I saw that I had an update for Ubuntu Base and decided to go ahead and do it. After downloading/installing completed, I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS stops at start

I've installed the updates, and at the end it asked me to restart the computer. After I restarted, it stops at the booting. All I see is: black screen, Ubuntu 12.04 and the four dots in the middle of ...
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hangs on load after grub but no errors

I have been running 12.0.4 for a while on machine which also boots into win 7. I had a message in update manager to upgrade to 12.0.10 so I pressed the upgrade button and left it to it. Hour later ...
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36 views

Blank screen after update this week on two different computers

I have two older style laptops - a Toshiba Satellite Pro A200 and a Fujitsu Amilo Li 1818. They are both set up using a dual boot to either run Windows 7 Professional or the latest version of Ubuntu. ...
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72 views

How to add memory or delete files to \boot volume? [duplicate]

I have only 6 free Mb on "boot volume". How can I find for not-used files to remove? Or is it possible to add memory to this unit?
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error while booting Ubuntu or Cannot create file update

cannot create /var/lib/update-notifier/update-available : read only file system cat : /var/lib/update-notifier/updates-available : no such file ordirectory run-pats : ...
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2answers
214 views

After first software update on ubuntu 14.04 pc boots to a black screen

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 twice on my OptiPlex 990 Dell computer. Both times, after first software update the pc boots to a black screen. I thought it was a video driver problem, so the second time ...
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208 views

Ubuntu 14.04 not booting after installing updates

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 without any problems and then I gave the system update option. After all the packages were downloaded and stuff, I was asked to restart the system, but after that, it is not ...
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0answers
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12.04 w/3.2.0-60-generic boot fail

I am NEW to Ubuntu, speak to me as if I'm an elementary student. I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO reprogram or edit code, but I could do it if I'm given step by step instructions. I was helping a friend with ...
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1answer
45 views

Ubuntu willl not boot after update

I tried turning on my laptop, but I keep receiving this screen. I'm not sure how to fix this. If I boot into recovery mode in a lower version it works, but not well. It becomes very glitchy, and I ...
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0answers
29 views

Ubuntu won't boot after update

I updated and upgraded ubuntu. I also installed this files/programs to prepare to install heasoft. apt-get install libreadline6-dev apt-get install libncurses5-dev apt-get install xorg-dev ...
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196 views

Troubles with ubuntu updating from 12.04 to 14.04: grub rescue

i have a big problem. I have a Sony Vaio laptop UEFI with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I had the version 12.04, then i update it using the update manager and now when i turn on the pc instead of let me ...
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120 views

Booting problems after update

Yesterday I updated my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad T440p) to Ubuntu 14.04. Afterwards I restarted the laptop, but the operating system wouldn't start. I can''t get into the booting menu to choose Ubuntu ...
0
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1answer
78 views

How can I resize an LVM partition? [duplicate]

I have problems with system update because my boot disk is too small, but I don't know how to increase this. I have tried gparted live from a USB drive, but I can not reduce the size of the other ...
0
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1answer
106 views

How do I access my software updater if it doesn't display anywhere?

I'm really struggling to update my ubuntu os... I've got three different versions of it on my pc namely Blackbox, twm & Kde/ kubuntu. However I can't access my software updater from any of them ...
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649 views

12.04 LTS - Recent update: Fails to boot with version 3.8.0-37 generic [closed]

I'm not sure what happened but last night when the new updates were released and Software center prompt me I installed and rebooted as normal. Everything on my system worked fine until the updates ...
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1answer
121 views

My grub is gone after update to ubuntu 13. I get a grub prompt on boot how do I get back?

I have found different posts here that deal with similar issues, but I am unable to get any of these to work. Here is what happened to me: I had an ubuntu-12 installation, on which I ran update and ...
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1answer
211 views

Computer continously boots after Kernel Version 3.13.5 installed on Ubuntu 13.10

there is some strange thing that happened after I installed Kernel 3.13.5 on Ubuntu 13.10. After restart I selected new installed Kernel in GRUB. After that Ubuntu starts up like usually and I can ...
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0answers
17 views

Ubuntu 12.04 restarts into a black screen [duplicate]

I installed a few updates in my Ubuntu 12.04. After rebooting to complete the installation, and after the bios screen, it goes black, shows the login prompt in the command line mode for a second, and ...
0
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1answer
121 views

Unable to boot Ubuntu Server after update/upgrade

Relatively new to Linux but have been running an Ubuntu webserver problemfree for about a year now. However, After running sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade it complained about being unable ...
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1answer
311 views

Ubuntu 12.04 doesn t boot after automatic upgrades were installed

I have been using ubuntu for a month and until now there were no problems. After I ran the automatic updates last night,today ubuntu can no longer boot, even with Ctrl+Alt+F1. I can't boot to run ...
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0answers
72 views

Problem with update (12.04 to 12.10) “the disk drive is not ready or not presented”

about a day ago I thought it'd be nice to update my ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10, it all went fine until it asked me to reboot, when I did it ubuntu gave me this message: The disk drive for (I can't ...
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0answers
30 views

Ubuntu 13.04 showing black Screen with a cursor and mouse pointer after update [duplicate]

I was trying following command do-release-upgrade -d but the OS said there were some failed packages, so I tried : do-release-upgrade -d --fix missing It might have been sudo apt-get upgrade ...
0
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1answer
83 views

Can No Longer Boot into Ubuntu 12.04 LTS After Failed 13.04 update

yesterday I was trying to update Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit version dual-booted with Win 8.1 64bit) to 13.04, and something happened that has now caused me to not be able to boot into Ubuntu at all. Only ...
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1answer
237 views

System trashed after recommended Ubuntu updates- what do I do?

everything running fine when Ubuntu messaged me it had a large number of updates to install. I gave it root access and ran the updates, then rebooted. Now the system will no longer boot! When I ...
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1answer
95 views

Problem with Nvidia after update [duplicate]

After adding the most recent set of updates, I can't get into Ubuntu at all. I get a screen saying that I am running in low-graphics mode, 'your screen, graphics card and input device settings could ...
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0answers
25 views

Only Flashing Curser After Abort of Update

About 5 months ago Ubuntu 13.04 was installed on a friends PC. Everything has been working well until last night. Whilst looking at a site on the Internet, he had a message from Ubuntu informing him ...
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1answer
46 views

Ubuntu Update Boot Entry

I'm have Ubuntu 13.10 running on my Asus laptop. I often check for updates and there are times that Ubuntu downloads and installs an entry that is labeled generic. Every time this happens, a new GRUB ...
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When I update my ubuntu 12.04 always I have to reinstall because the ubuntu is freeze in the violet screen [duplicate]

What could I do with this problem? I'm new in Ubuntu, then please explain me this easy as possible.
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74 views

Can't boot after update, purple/black screen

I am dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows 7. Yesterday I've installed many updates (including many system software) on Ubuntu. After the restart it couldn't boot anymore. I just get first a purple screen ...
0
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1answer
376 views

How to clear old update installation files? [duplicate]

I recently got a warning, that I only have 5.8MB free space in my /boot directory. This information came with the option to 'examine or ignore it'. I examined the file and couldn't do anything, so I ...
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2answers
99 views

partitioned os lost

I have a computer with dual boot Windows and Ubuntu. I decided to download updates in Ubuntu but in the middle my computer froze so I had to do a hard reset. When I started the computer again I got an ...
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0answers
25 views

/boot has 3.5Mb [duplicate]

Errors were encountered while processing: linux-image-3.8.0-30-generic linux-image-extra-3.8.0-30-generic linux-image-generic linux-generic linux-image-extra-3.8.0-29-generic E: Sub-process ...
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0answers
229 views

How do I recover from an nvidia graphics update?

How do I recover from an nvidia graphics driver update. It prevents my system from booting to the desktop. I have been reading and trying dozens of so-called "fixes" for days and NONE of them allow me ...
0
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2answers
1k views

/boot/efi can't be mounted after kernel update Ubuntu 13.04

After installing the latest updates it appears that the new version of the kernel which was installed (3.8.0-29) will not boot properly. Whenever I try to boot using this new kernel, I get an error ...
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0answers
116 views

cannot boot 64-bit ubuntu 12.04 because all files in /boot directory vanished

All of a sudden, I cannot boot my 64-bit ubuntu 12.04 system. The following is what happened, and the nature of my system. Generally my system performs updates when I tell it to. It displays some ...
2
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0answers
313 views

Ubuntu 13.04 does not boot after update

as a complete newbie to Linux, I just installed a brand new Lenovo ThinkPad X230 with Ubuntu 13.04 from USB stick. Downloaded the installer from ubuntu.com and put it on a stick. No issues. Next day ...
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3answers
70 views

Kernel loading problem

Recently I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer. System is running smoothly, but I have a problem with touchpad recognition. I asked about it once before, but no-one gave me the answer. I tried ...
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1answer
1k views

Ubuntu 13.04 won't boot after last updates [duplicate]

Yesterday I was proposed by Ubuntu to download and install some updates and I agreed. After the download of this updates he told me that there was something incomplete and asked me whether to go on ...
0
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1answer
1k views

/boot partition out of free space on standard install of 13.04 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 a few weeks ago as a fresh install on my laptop. 64 bit, using full disc encryption. Suddenly this message appears when updating the software. I looked in GParted, and ...
1
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1answer
2k views

Recent 12.04 update causes boot failure

A June 03 2013 routine update of my system appears to be causing my Ubuntu 12.04 to no longer boot. I've tried installing the binary Nvidia drivers, since this has caused problems for me before, ...
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0answers
55 views

Experiencing problems while trying to upgrade to Pangolin

I decided to upgrade to 12.04 and in the middle of it my laptop lost its power. Now I'm getting the GRUB screen when I start my laptop, and when I go for the "recovery mode", I'm getting this: I ...
2
votes
3answers
10k views

System no longer boots, gave up waiting for root device, (initramfs), /dev/mapper/gnome-root does not exist

After installing an update, my system no longer boots. I have full disk encryption (the one the installer sets up for you) enabled so it usually asks for the key only seconds after booting past GRUB. ...
0
votes
1answer
269 views

Stuck at Purple Screen for some Kernels, but not for all

After updating the Kernel the usual boot gets stuck with a purple screen. If I choose to start from the Kernel 3.5.0-17 everything still works fine, but it is not possible to start from newer kernel ...
1
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1answer
1k views

cannot upgrade linux kernel to newest version

My current kernel version shown by uname -r is: 3.5.0-17-generic. However, there are files related to newer version kernel 3.5.0-26 in /boot. So I want to upgrade the kernel to 3.5.0-26 by running: ...
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2answers
49 views

grub does not update

I edit: /boot/grub/menu.lst and /etc/default/grub, but the terminal did not allow to update the Grub the code from the terminal: user@user-desktop:~$ sudo update-grub /etc/default/grub: 29: ...
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votes
1answer
173 views

Ubuntu 12.10 update didn't go well, OS is messed app

I tried to update my Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10. The update downloaded the needed files and then started setting up the packages. Suddenly, I saw some weird things on the screen, and then I didn't have any ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Why does my Laptop boot to a Black Screen after installing all the updates? [duplicate]

I have Acer Aspire One 722 and installed all the recent updates. However, after doing so my computer just boots to a Black Screen. I installed updates and when I hit restart it said "unable to read ...
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1answer
179 views

Ubuntu 12 boot problem

i have runned an ubuntu update from 11 to 12.4 and when the computer restarted the ubuntu logo showed quickley, then the black screen with the mouse icon active with the wait circle rotating ...