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Old 01-11-2012, 04:14 PM   #1
ulfscha
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no boot


Hello!
My ubuntu 11.10 does not boot also not even in diagnostic mode ; only endless blinking or 'loading original RAM disk'message in diagnostic mode

The pc appears to be ok as I can operate U from a live cd
or even in he dual boot w 7 mode.

The problem occurred during a momentary power-off in the monitor during start-up.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 01-11-2012, 06:24 PM   #2
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Boot from the live CD, chroot to your Ubuntu 11.10 installation and regenerate the initrd.img file. The command
Code:
mkinitrd --help
will give you an example of the command syntax
 
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:01 PM   #3
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Dear Rock Doktor!

Many thanks!

I must have gotten a virus, as now even my live cd showed the same symptoms. I only got the standard brown screen with no icons after some 20 minutes startup.

Earlier I got message mkinitrd 'not a known command' on my terminal.

Since I had saved my HOME Dir via U1 I could re-install U11.10 and be no longer a bother to kind helpers.

Much obliged,

Ulfscha
 
Old 01-12-2012, 10:54 PM   #4
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I doubt it's a virus. I'd think it more likely your computer is faulty
 
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:31 AM   #5
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It looked that way but upon using a fresh live disk all the blinking and excessive delays disappeared.

Thanks,

ulfscha
 
Old 01-13-2012, 08:35 AM   #6
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you can check your disks match what they're supposed to via md5 hashes if they don't match then it probably won't work properly.
 
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:41 AM   #7
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Dear celthunder!

I consider myself lucky that with the help of many I have again a working version of
U 11.10.

The disk that gave me trouble is discarded as at my level of expertise any experiment is bound to cause more.

Thank you for your help

Ulfscha
 
  


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