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Old 11-13-2009, 04:24 PM   #166
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That was the output from the grub-install command, right?

Looks all good to me, now run the last command to verify that grub2 has been installed.
Code:
grub-install -v
If it is version 2, you can type
Code:
sudo reboot
at the command line. When rebooted you should be shown the correct version of kernel on the boot option screen. Boot into Ubuntu and check if everything is working.

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Old 11-13-2009, 04:28 PM   #167
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no, that was the result of the sudo upgrade-fromgrub-legacy command.
i'm getting confused now

what do i need to write
 
Old 11-13-2009, 04:30 PM   #168
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Ah ok, no problem. So you haven't ran the command
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sudo grub-install
yet? Then you can do it now. Type in the command and hit enter.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 04:33 PM   #169
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ok, i did write sudo grub-install, and i typed my pw.
a lot of lines appeared again, do u want me to copy them?
 
Old 11-13-2009, 04:34 PM   #170
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If there are no errors, then there's no need to copy them. Proceed to the last command to check if the correct version is showing.
Code:
grub-install -v
 
Old 11-13-2009, 04:35 PM   #171
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grub-install -v
answer :
grub-install -v (GNU GRUB 1.97~beta4)
 
Old 11-13-2009, 04:37 PM   #172
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Great! Now the final test.

Reboot your computer. All should be correct now, showing the correct version of kernel. And hopefully your touchpad will work again.

Type
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sudo reboot
and hit enter.
 
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The suspence is killing me :-)
 
Old 11-13-2009, 04:40 PM   #174
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LOL, I haven't got any finger nails left!
 
Old 11-13-2009, 04:43 PM   #175
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lol, repo.

hey, something weird happened. i typed sudo reboot, but it rebooted without asking me my password. is that normal?
anyway, it rebooted, and now i have a black screen untitled GNU GRUB version 1.97~beta4
(note that the text police has changed since the last time i was in this os choose thingy)
then there's a rectangle with 7 lines
ubuntu, linux 2.6.34-14-generic
ubuntu, linux 2.6.34-14-generic (recovery mode)
ubuntu, linux 2.6.28-13-generic
ubuntu, linux 2.6.28-13-generic (recovery mode)
memory test (memtest86+)
memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)
windows (loader) (on /dev/sda1)
 
Old 11-13-2009, 04:46 PM   #176
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Looks ok to me, select the first one if not selected and hit enter.Let's see if the 'sucker' will boot. And probably the shell didn't ask you for your password because you typed it in to execute a previous command and the 'timeframe' hasn't been passed, so all OK (hopefully)
 
Old 11-13-2009, 04:53 PM   #177
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well, the touchpad works now
what else should i check, to see if everything is ok?
 
Old 11-13-2009, 04:58 PM   #178
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Apparently known problem is the wireless, so check if you have internet access. Play around with it, check if all applications work, webcam, printer, scanner, whatever.

And when you encounter problems, post them on LinuxQuestions. The fact that you were able to boot into the correct kernel seems to have fixed the main problem why you posted, so that's a great thing.

I'm glad it worked out, I'm going to sleep now, been up since 5 am and it's midnight here.

If you consider this thread as solved you can mark it as such using the Thread tools menu.

I'll check again in the morning after breakfast if any other problems have shown up, and if there's something I can do to help out.

Meanwhile, have fun using Linux.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 11-13-2009, 05:02 PM   #179
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ok, thanks a lot for your help eric.
it's midnight here too, and i still need to go to a party, lol.
i'll keep this post on until i'm sure that every issue is solved.
also, i would like (but not today) to review everything we've done (or at least some of it), so that you explain me what we did.
thanks all, i'll post some new questions soon.
 
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By the way, as a form of check list for known problems after upgrading to Ubuntu 9.10 you could use the 9.10 Release Notes. It lists known problems and 'bypasses'.

Have a good one

Eric
 
  


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