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Old 04-26-2014, 09:21 AM   #1
GranPaSmurf
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Linux won't boot after 14.04


from 13.10 I upgraded to 14.14. Now it won't boot, it stops at Grub rescue. I don't know what to do next
 
Old 04-26-2014, 10:09 AM   #2
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Does it give you any error messages?
You can try reinstalling 14.04 and see if the problem persists.
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:28 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by GranPaSmurf View Post
it stops at Grub rescue.
do you mean you don't get a GUI? just command line?
try to login as you usually would, with username and password. that possible?
because then it's most probably solvable without re-installing.

otherwise, i wouldn't know hox exactly it stops at grub rescue? how far does it get and what are the messages you see before it stops (freezes)?
 
Old 04-26-2014, 11:12 AM   #4
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It will be o.k. You dont need to re install just boot a live session, Install the Boot-Repair in that live session as suggested in the option #2, run it and reboot.
Here is the link https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

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Old 04-27-2014, 09:02 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the (apparently) excellent replies.
I was running 13.10, and had a pop-up that said there was a new version of Kubuntu available. I followed through with the instructions and restarted when told to do so.
now when I restart it doesn't get past command line. I see:
Loading Operating System ...
error: symbol 'grub_term_highlight_color' not found.
Entering rescue mode...
grub rescue>_ (with the flashing cursor, not frozen)
so, no, I don't have GUI. Re-install would be a problem since I upgraded from within 13.10.
So I followed the link and instructions for'boot-repair' to: boot from previous 13.10 disk, 'try Kubuntu' then from terminal get and run 'boot-repair' then restart.
I am now running Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr.
Thanks for the quick replies and help!

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Old 04-27-2014, 09:19 AM   #6
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did you try boot repair as suggested. you can also do this
Boot from a live cd open a terminal and enter the following:
Code:
sudo fdisk -l
From the output of it you should be able to determine what partition your distro is on. Change sda1 to what partition your distro is located on.

Code:
sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt 
sudo mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev 
sudo mount --bind /dev/pts /mnt/dev/pts 
sudo mount --bind /proc /mnt/procour
sudo mount --bind /sys /mnt/sys
Code:
sudo chroot /mnt
Code:
grub-install /dev/sda
grub-install --recheck /dev/sda
update-grub
Code:
exit && sudo umount /mnt/dev && sudo umount /mnt/dev/pts && sudo umount /mnt/proc && sudo umount /mnt/sys && sudo umount /mnt
Then reboot
 
Old 04-27-2014, 09:44 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by GranPaSmurf View Post
I am now running Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr.
Do this mean you are now all set with the upgrade?
 
  


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