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Old 06-15-2008, 11:53 AM   #1
bradb-acc
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Unhappy failed upgrade to 8.04 from 7.10 missing system files from forced fsck


after a Ubuntu 8.04 upgrade from 7.10 a forced fsck was done at reboot... since then files/blocks were fixed however some system files have been lost...

Unable to load GDM and libstdc++.so.6 is missing... ...for starters...

What do I do next to fix this...

I'm new at this... so please walk me through this

Thanks

~Brad

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Old 06-16-2008, 08:27 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ.

Try running the upgrade again e.g.
Code:
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude dist-upgrade
If that does not solve anything try
Code:
sudo apt-get remove --purge gdm 
sudo apt-get install gdm
sudo apt-get reinstall libstdc++6
 
Old 06-16-2008, 01:16 PM   #3
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There are countless threads detailing problems with "upgrading" to 8.04 all over the interweb.

I hope reddazz's advice sorts the problem for you, if not, the general advice seems to be "Save your personal files & do a clean install of 8.04".

I am playing with a clean install of 8.04, but it is nowhere as stable (Amarok sometimes dies and generates a bug-report email, GoogleEarth crashes KDE, and logs me out .. the list goes on, and I am not using compiz-fusion) as 6.06, which I am keeping on my "must be functioning" computers.
 
Old 06-16-2008, 04:09 PM   #4
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Thanks for finally responding...

I had to copy sda1 /home and .mozilla profiles etc to a back up folder on sdb1

re partitioned /dev/sda and installed 8.04

worked great lost all other data files but where saved on
media_disk-1 BAK

updated and rebooted no problems...

then i added adobe flash player worked awhile on the internet...

my router paused and failed to reconnect so I rebooted and wham!!

GRUB loading, please wait...
Error 25

yep.... disk read error

Here's some info...

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0000d263

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 373 2996091 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda2 * 523 3785 26210047+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 3786 19457 125885340 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0000d263

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 1 19081 153268101 83 Linux
/dev/sdb2 19082 19457 3020220 5 Extended
/dev/sdb5 19082 19457 3020188+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$

What's my next move....
~Brad
 
Old 06-16-2008, 05:21 PM   #5
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Quote:
Thanks for finally responding...
We do have lives to live, eventually, finally.

We have tried to answer your original question "Unhappy failed upgrade to 8.04 from 7.10.." But now you have gone off at a tangent. ....

Quote:
What's my next move....
I do not know.
Have you read this: http://linuxsilo.net//docs/smart-questions_en.html ?
 
Old 06-17-2008, 02:21 AM   #6
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Got in up and running

Sorry I punted and did the save and new install route..

but Im going to try the first suggestion on the second drive

(saving my files of course)

but now Im playing with VMware server 1.0.6 which I have successfully installed....

going to load MS XP and AutoCAD on it

Thanks for the help...

btw i got lucky on the reboot after turning of my 2nd drive... as far as the Grub disk read error...(25)
 
  


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