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Cant boot from kernel 3.13.0.24

Hi yesterday while updating 14.04 using the update manager I saw Kernel 3.13.0.24 getting downloaded so after the update process completed I rebooted but found that the kernel is stuck at version ...
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1answer
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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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5answers
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12.04 LTS - Recent update: Fails to boot with version 3.8.0-37 generic

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 ...
0
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1answer
90 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 ...
1
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1answer
151 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
14 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
89 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
240 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
51 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
64 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
143 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 ...
0
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1answer
90 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 ...
0
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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 ...
0
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1answer
41 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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0answers
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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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69 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
206 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 ...
0
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2answers
95 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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2answers
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What is the safest way to clean up /boot partition?

I've got 200 MB assigned for the /boot partition. Everytime I try to update the kernel I get an error message that basically says the size of /boot is full. What can I do to cleanup /boot and ...
0
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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 ...
0
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0answers
203 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 ...
0
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0answers
106 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
282 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 ...
0
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3answers
69 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 ...
0
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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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0answers
93 views

Ubuntu 13.04 doesn't start normaly

INFO: I updated Ubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04 Now I have quite a problem because when I turn on my laptop normaly it just shows a violett blank screen which freezes everytime. When I start it and press ...
0
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0answers
28 views

Recent update, lots of problems

After the recent update, first, I couldn't boot to ubuntu I got the following error: Try hd(0,0) ext2: or something like that. Then I reinstalled ubuntu and now, I can't connect to the internet. ...
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, ...
0
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0answers
14 views

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS won't boot after update [duplicate]

Hello fellow Ubuntu users I have a problem which I cant boot to Ubuntu, it didn’t respond and stuck at a black screen. I'm using dualboot win7 uefi. I did several restarts before and its fine but ...
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0answers
49 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 ...
0
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0answers
151 views

Ubuntu boots to a blank screen (12.04)

I was trying to set up an Android build environment for building CyanogenMod. This involved me installing a few packages via apt-get. After the installation I also updated some packages in Synaptic. I ...
0
votes
0answers
103 views

Can't Update/Upgrade iMac G5 from 10.10 to 12.04 or 13.04 ( no Mac OS)

I have an iMac G5 (PowerMac8,2) currently running Ubuntu 10.10. The DVD drive will not accept any media (something is blocking insertion), so I am trying to create a bootable USB stick with either ...
1
vote
2answers
7k 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
263 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
vote
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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votes
2answers
43 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
0answers
95 views

Display problem after installing update in 12.10 32bit

After I installed updates Ubuntu does not boots up normally. There are display problems. But when I boot Ubuntu by selecting Advanced Options -> Ubuntu (3.5.0-17 generic) it boots up without any ...
0
votes
1answer
157 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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votes
1answer
175 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 ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

boots only in recovery mode after update ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Uhm, I need help, after performing software updates, and restarting my laptop as requested, I can no longer boot normally, I am currently posting this question using recovery mode. When I try to ...
1
vote
2answers
360 views

Ubuntu12.10 boots up and hangs

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 with gnome 3.6. It was working fine. But now after I installed some updates of gnome, I am unable to successfully login into Ubuntu. The Ubuntu boots up normally and after ...
0
votes
1answer
292 views

Slow booting / starting after apt-get update 12.04

I have just bought a new Lenovo Ideapad Z580, which came with Windows 8. I have since, removed that and installed 12.04 on top. Everything works fine. However, after I have to updated all 272 updates ...
1
vote
1answer
572 views

Ubuntu Stuck at the Startup Screen; how to get it working?

After since I cancelled the updates in the last stage (making changes to database<setting AppArmour>) and hard-rebooting my laptop with ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) is stuck at the startup screen :- ...
1
vote
1answer
299 views

Ubuntu 12.10 Help! Everything is incredibly slow

I installed 12.10 from usb onto this machine. Intel celeron 2.00 GHz 496MB RAM I had to modify GNU-Grub to read "nomodeset" or i could not see the GUI. I have an Nvidia graphics card. Takes about ...
2
votes
0answers
76 views

Why GRUB is missing after update?

I am running an alternate install of Ubuntu 11.10. I just ran the latest update which required a re-boot. When I rebooted, my desktop stops at the POST (Power on self test). My computer is set up ...
0
votes
1answer
203 views

How can I disable update checking on boot?

I'm running off of a thumb drive with very average read/write speeds and automatic update checks makes the bootup far less pleasant. Since I manually update via apt there's truly no need to notify me ...