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Upgrading from 10.04 Server to 14.04

I have an Ubuntu dedicated server hosted at GoDaddy. I wish to make an upgrade from 10.04 to 14.04, however each time I login over SSH, I get the notice to be careful if I upgrade because I have ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 10.04 with 12.04 already installed

I have a machine with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop installed and everything works find. I would like to install 10.04 LTS on a second partition. I tried booting from a 10.04 DVD through the BIOS. When ...
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aptitude ugrade does not change my kernel

Sorry if the title is not very clear. This is rather new to me. I have ran this 10.04.4 LTS server for over a year now. I have dutifully used aptitude update / aptitude upgrade on a regular basis ...
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Dual Boot - Grub2 not detecting Ubuntu Server (10.4, 64 bit) after installing Ubuntu Desktop (12.04)

Requirement I have a computer which runs Ubuntu 10.4.3 (64 bit server) installed over LVM and /boot filesystem and I wanted it to dual boot to Ubuntu 12.04 (desktop, 32 bit). Completed Successfully: ...
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What do i do to fix this dual boot ?error: out of disc grub rescue>

I just instaled ubuntu 10.04 to my old computer that has windows xp sp3 and a new hardrive.at the end it said it need to reboot and when it did i got this. error: out of disc grub rescue> How do i fix ...
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Should I install GRUB while upgrading Ubuntu from 10.04 to 12.04 on a VPS?

I just purchased a VPS running Ubuntu 10.04. During the installation, it asked if I would like to install GRUB. I actually don't know if I want to install GRUB or not. I'm afraid that I may mess ...
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Install Ubuntu10.04 on LVM :: error: no such disk

I installed Ubuntu10.04 on one LVM Disk. But when I boot my computer. It prompts: error:no such disk But after a few seconds,it can display the Grub menu and I can go in my Ubuntu10.04. What is ...
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Dual boot 10.04 and 12.04

I'm currently running 12.04, my 160GB hard disk is messed up, I'm going to completely format it. Here is what I want to do: Keep 10 GB for 10.04 / Keep 10 GB for 12.04 / Keep 4 GB for /swap rest for ...
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Frequent grub rescue error: unknown filesystem

It's really frustrating. Three week's back story: I faced the following error on ubuntu 10.04 LTS Desktop, error : unknown filesystem grub rescue> I tried many solutions online apart from 1 ...
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All files gone after running fsck. How can I recover my files?

I installed Ubuntu server 10.04 LTS. It worked great for many months, until today I decided to run fsck on the system partition and although it warned me, I kept pressing yes and now it will only boot ...
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Server boots to grub prompt after reboot

Ubuntu Server 10.04.4 LTS No other operating systems installed Hardware RAID (3Ware 9650SE) Single partition (/dev/sda2) plus swap (/dev/sda3) Grub version: GNU GRUB 1.98-1ubuntu13 Since applying a ...
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How to format disk without installing system?

I want to move system to another machine. I have full backup in .tar.gz file as described here. Now I need to partition hard drive, install grub and unpack archive. How to do that? When I tried to use ...
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My battery died, and now Ubuntu won't start

I was working on Ubuntu 10.04, then the battery died. I plugged in the charger, and now Ubuntu won't start. It keeps showing an error screen similar to the following: Except that the grub version ...
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Grub 2 splash screen isn't showing in hidden mode until I press a key

Using Lucid, in the form of Turnkey Core. I'm setting up Grub to boot into Windows by default, with an option to boot into Ubuntu as a recovery mode, with a script to restore a default image to the ...
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System booting into 11.10 installation after installing 10.04

I can't believe what happened. I had Ubuntu 11.10, I installed 10.04 a few days ago, I used it, everything was perfect. Today I installed WIndows 7, I opened Ubuntu and it loaded 11.10 not 10.04!!!! ...
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grub update making automated install stuck

I am following these instructions- https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AutomaticSecurityUpdates on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server 64 bit. The problem is that when the update script is executed, it gets stuck ...
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Expanding /boot… how to proceed?

I just installed Ub 10.04.2 LTS -64bit on a new drive in my new laptop. Didn't allocate enough space for /boot partition, and Update Manager choked on updating the kernel -- or at least I think ...
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Removing old Linux versions on GRUB 2 via Synaptic Package Manager

I have read in other sites and this question about removing old entries using Synaptic Package Manager but when I open it I can't find anything when I type linux-image or numbers. EDIT: Yes Ubuntu ...
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Corrupted partition when it was updated to 11.04 including grub? [closed]

This problem seems centered around me, it has happened twice! Description of the Problem My Linux partition (ext4) got corrupted. I believe a bad superblock ... So when I boot my computer I get no ...
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Re-installing Grub2, getting error on grub-probe

When i was trying to reinstall grub for my ubuntu 10.04 from a 11.04 live cd, i was getting error as: grub-probe error: error: cannot find a drive for /media/Linux/boot/grub (is /dev mounted?) My ...
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GRUB2 lost my Windows 7 install

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 about a week ago and have been able to dual boot between it and Windows 7 without any difficulty. A few days ago I went to boot windows and it wasn't in GRUB's menu. Per ...
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grub2 deadlock situation

During 10.04 starts it does a filesystem check. For some reason that I want to figure out, but this is another question, the harddisk is mounted read only. I would like to boot to a rescue shell, but ...
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Ubuntu updated and now the option to boot into Windows XP is missing

I have a dual boot of Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows XP. After allowing Ubuntu to update itself and installing some new programs, I restarted the system, expecting an option to choose for Windows XP. ...
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System is not booting even from windows Bootable original cd [closed]

Today I first installed Windows 7, then I installed Ubuntu 10.04. I installed Ubuntu as side by side. Then i restarted the system two times and both times I was able to login to Ubuntu. Then I thought ...
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error: no such device: GUID

I have an old(er) machine that I'm trying to wipe out and install ubuntu 10.04. The machine has 4 500GB HDDs that were previously set up as a raid. When I run the installer, it asks if I want to ...
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Grub: Fixing Partitions So Ubuntu Is Bootable

I have messed up my partitions so now grub doesn't work correctly, and I end up with a grub> prompt.   I used the LiveCD to open up gparted, and found the following: Can someone help me with ...
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Set up grub2 on cloned Ubuntu installation

With an Ubuntu Live Disc, I have copied my Ubuntu 10.04 installation to a new harddisk (with the same hardware). However, it doesn't boot, since I think I still need to set up grub for this new ...
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Boot error for custom compiled kernel - gave up waiting for root device

I have installed lucid on my Lenevo Laptop (Y 410 series , x86 platform) and it is working fine. Now I have compiled kernel 2.6.37 downloaded from the kernel tree. I followed usual procedure of ...
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How to recover GRUB after upgrade from 9.10 to 10.04?

After I have done an upgrade from Ubuntu 9.10 to Ubuntu server 10.04, the server stops with a GRUB rescue message, how can I recover my GRUB without reinstalling?
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Windows 7 can't boot with Ubuntu on different hard drive

I use a dual boot with two hard disks and two OS is Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7. Windows 7 installed on the first disk, first partition. Grub is installed on a second hard disk MBR, and Ubuntu ...
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Merging /boot and rearranging grub2 entries

I have used 10.10 and now for testing purposes installed 10.04 to a separate partition. 10.10 is currently on a single partition, while for 10.04 I decided to separate /boot to a third partition. Now ...
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GRUB2 panic: “No such partition”

I managed to install 10.04 on a system that already has 8.04 (separate partitions, of course). It also installed GRUB2 onto the MBR. After discovering that there is no menu.lst anymore, I edited ...
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Grub Boot Error After Ubuntu Update

I've installed Ubuntu 10.04 with dual boot to Windows XP. I put it on auto-update. It was updating grub and after a restart all it says is; error:no such device: <hex number> With a grub ...
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Update destroyed grub

I have Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) installed on my notebook via wubi. Since a recent ubuntu update however my system doesn't work anymore. When I boot I get into grub rescue>. After some internet ...
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No video after update (10.04), how do I rescue?

I recently performed a routine update, which included a new kernel rev among other things, and now my Ubuntu 10.04 system boots into a blank screen. I'd like to get to the grub menu to try selecting ...
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External USB drive won't stop after shutdown

After shutdown I notice that both the USB hub and the external USB drive remain active (lights on): the next time I try to boot the system hang after grub and I have to do a hard reboot. After that ...
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Old machine(P II), grub2 never works… (fifth time). How to set the right config? [closed]

I gained an old machine, what's config is: Pentium 2, 300 MHz 147 MB SDRAM (recently extended) 3 GB IDE HDD - primary master 10 GB IDE HDD - primary slave (recently added) 52x CD-ROM - secondary ...
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Can I make grub2 boot from a CD in an external USB CD drive?

I would like to boot from an external USB CD/DVD drive on a Toshiba Portege which can't. I've tried with plop, but haven't had any luck.
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How can I get the grub menu on boot?

This is for a friend's Toshiba Portege laptop with Ubuntu 10.4.1 on it. They want the original Windows XP for tablet PC installed; they do have the disk, but the Portege seems unable to boot from a ...
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GRUB Boot Error: “the second sector of Stage 2 is unknown”

While booting, I am getting the error message internal error: the second sector of Stage 2 is unknown." This is under Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. After posting, the full text of the GRUB loading screen ...
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How to modify grub entry for supporting KGDB kernel image?

I am trying to update target m/c grub.cfg file for KGDB setup but while booting the m/c it got hung completely and not asking/waiting for remote gdb connection. Following is the entry which I added:- ...
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How can I show or hide boot messages when Ubuntu starts?

Is there a way to easily turn on/off showing the boot messages (loading the services) when Ubuntu starts? Is it something in Grub2? I am running Lucid.