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Old 11-13-2009, 11:25 AM   #91
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Ok, sorry for the misunderstanding and missing your statement about the 9.04 version in earlier posts.

After the grub-update command, have you rebooted? And is there a reference to the 9.10 kernel in the screen that gets shown? If so, select that using the arrow keys and hit enter.

If there's no reference to it then we might have to edit the menu.lst file manually.

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Old 11-13-2009, 11:46 AM   #92
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so, i've just rebooted, as u asked, after typing the 2 commands that you mentionned.
the 3 choices that i'm offered are still the same :
windows
ubuntu 9.04, kernetl 2.6.28-13
ubuntu 9.04, kernetl 2.6.28-13 (recovery mode)
 
Old 11-13-2009, 11:51 AM   #93
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there are quite a large numbers of lines that are written when i start the computer.
a few of them are displayed somehow differently though.
they disappear too fast, and i can't read them (maybe there's a log of this that can be accessed?)
it starts with "one of the mounts listed in etc/... cannot yet be mounted ..."
 
Old 11-13-2009, 12:06 PM   #94
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Right, bad luck again. Ultimate step that I encountered on the Ubuntu forum. I really hope this one works out because I'm at the end of the road. Cannot think on anything else you could do besides reinstalling from scratch if this doesn't work. Maybe there's a Ubuntu Guru here on the forum that can help you out if this doesn't solve the problem.

Check first what version of grub you have installed with
Code:
sudo grub-install -v
Read carefully and follow the steps as indicated.

Quote:
If you have any problems with upgrading Grub Legacy to Grub 2 from Jaunty to Karmic, follow this bug post... https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...b2/+bug/386789

Open a Terminal

Code:
sudo apt-get install grub2
Select OK from grub-pc configuration

Select Chainload from menu.lst YES

At the linux command line, press ENTER

NOTE: This is only temporary, you must make the changes permanent by doing this...

Type, in a terminal

Code:
sudo upgrade-from-grub-legacy
GRUB 2 will then show you where it's booting from.

NB! You have to use the spacebar to mark the choice here. DO NOT go on without doing this. It WILL result in your system showing error 15 and being unable to even show a boot menu. If you are running a dual boot system with WindowsXP or Vista, you might have to do additional fixes after upgrading to get it to work.


If this has already happened to you you can fix this by following the directions in the Error 15 section on this page.

On my test system it displayed (hd0) /dev/sda but this might differ on your system. If this is incorrect, you must edit /boot/grub/device.map to match your system and then run

Code:
sudo grub-install
GRUB 2 should be fully installed, with GRUB legacy removed, and it's configuration files backed up. GRUB legacy configuration files are located in /boot/grub and are named menu.lst*

You can confirm the version you are installing at any time with:

Code:
grub-install -v
Kind regards,

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Old 11-13-2009, 12:10 PM   #95
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when i write sudo grub-install -v, nothing happens...
consequently, i didn't even read the second part of your post
 
Old 11-13-2009, 12:12 PM   #96
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when i write sudo grub-install -v, nothing happens...
consequently, i didn't even read the second part of your post
Could you go to a terminal window, outside of the GUI? Type CTRL-ALT-F1 to go to the non-graphical login. Login as root with the root password and try again please. But when typing the commands you don't have to type the 'sudo' just what's after it. Since you'll be logged in as root already you don't need to 'sudo'.

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Old 11-13-2009, 12:14 PM   #97
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i typed ctrl+alt+f1, and i got a very weird screen that already happened to me before (i'm not sure whether i discussed about it in this forum or another) :
the screen is black and sometimes gets white/grey for a fraction of a second, which makes it look like flashes. also, in the very top of the screen, it seems there are words being written sometimes.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 12:15 PM   #98
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i typed ctrl alt f7 and i got back to the ubuntu desktop
 
Old 11-13-2009, 12:16 PM   #99
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i typed ctrl+alt+f2 instead. it's asking me to login.
the screen doesn't flash anymore.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 12:18 PM   #100
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i wrote sudo grub-install -v.
it answered grub-install (GNU GRUB 0.97)
what should i do now?

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Old 11-13-2009, 12:22 PM   #101
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Great, you did login as root right? If you did then perform the commands as posted in the quoted 'large' post but without the sudo in front of it. That shouldn't be necessary. Post the results please.

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Old 11-13-2009, 12:39 PM   #102
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actually i didn't login as an administrator
i typed sudo apt-get install grub2.
the answer was ;
reading package list done
making the dependance tree done
reading states infos done
the following packages have been installed automatically and are no longer necessary
stardict-common mueller7-dict libpcmanx-core0 stardict binutils-static
starddict-plugin-festival stardict-plugin-espeak pcmanx-gtk2 stardict-gtl
langugage-pack-zh-base language-pack gnome-zh-base libestools1.2
language-pack-kde-zh-base stardinct-plguin
please use "apt-get autoremove" to delte them
the additional following packages will be installed :
grub-pc
packages suggested :
desktop-base
the following packages will be DELEYED :
grub
the NEW packages that follow will be installed :
grub-pc grub2
0 updates, 2 new installed, 1 to suppres and 0 nonupdates.
it is necessary to take 436ko in the archives.
after this operation, 1077 kos of additional disk space will be used.
would you like to continue [y/n] ?







shall i write Y?
 
Old 11-13-2009, 12:45 PM   #103
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Type
Code:
y
followed by enter.

and then continue with the rest of the commands after that's finished.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!


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Old 11-13-2009, 12:50 PM   #104
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i typed y.
the answer was
err http://... can't solve "fr.archive.ubuntu.com"
-------------> (btw, remember that i think i dont have internet, i dont know if this has anything to do with it)
err http://... can't solve "fr.archive.ubuntu.com"
impossible to reoover http://... can't solve "fr.archive.ubuntu.com"
impossible to reoover http://... can't solve "fr.archive.ubuntu.com"
E: impossible to recover several archives, maybe you should launch apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?


what should i do now
 
Old 11-13-2009, 01:00 PM   #105
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Triple sh***t, I'm sorry, I forgot all about you not having internet on that machine. Appears that first we'll have to get your internet up and running before you can do the necessary. Is your laptop connected by cable or do you have that possibility? Cable is easier than wireless at this moment and on the console level.

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