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JZL240I-U 08-28-2013 04:01 AM

12.04 Raring HWE update killed installation
I followed instructions in the announcement of the Raring Hardware Enablement Stack to update my installation with


sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-raring xserver-xorg-lts-raring
When I try to start the system now it shows briefly some dots and the coloured word "Ubuntu". Then the screen turns black with a blinking cursor in the upper left and the machine stops reacting to anything except the off-switch. The older kernels GRUB offers can't be booted either.

During installation of the update I got an error, saying "fglrx" couldn't be installed. So, is "radeon" dead, too? How to proceed from here?

JZL240I-U 08-28-2013 09:28 AM

Stupid, stupid, stupid.

Okay, this is a multi-boot setup with GRUB2 in a separate boot partition to handle it all. Ubuntu installs its boot loader locally under its root directory from where it is not(!) chainloaded.

Consequently I loaded the old kernel which obviously has problems with the new graphics. Pointing GRUB2 to the new kernel re-enabled boot...

Sorry and thanks to everybody who had a look at my "problem".

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