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Old 09-04-2012, 12:23 PM
Liviu Andronic
 
Default failure to upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04.1

Hello
This week I performed one system upgrade from Lucid to Precise on a
32-bit system and it went without any obvious issues. Today, however,
on a 64-bit machine, I tried to do the same upgrade but it failed.

dpkg complained of too many errors and aborted. (Because the last
window 'restart/close' was modal, I couldn't copy and save the list of
packages that couldn't be installed.) A bunch of packages---some
related to X.Org, I think---didn't get upgraded. Neither was grub, as
I still see the old grub after restart and I don't have the new
kernels available. The bootsplash is changed though.

Now I have a corrupted system containing part Lucid part Precise
packages, using a Lucid kernel. I cannot even boot to a virtual
console using a Lucid server kernel: The booting process halts at
about 7 seconds with a 'disconnected from plymouth' message. This
wasn't supposed to happen.

So how do I proceed?
Liviu


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Old 09-05-2012, 05:59 PM
Liviu Andronic
 
Default failure to upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04.1

Hello
I managed to make some progress on this.

I used a chroot environment (as described here [1] using the
SystemRescueCd) to repair grub (now I can boot 3.2.0) and to run
multiple 'aptitude', 'dpkg --configure -a', 'apt-get install -f',
'apt-get dist-upgrade'. In the end I managed to get down the nr of
unconfigured packages from ~2700 (likely the entire upgrade batch) to
some ~700 packages.
[1] http://www.sysresccd.org/Sysresccd-Partitioning-EN-Repairing-a-damaged-Grub

To my surprise after a reboot I managed to *almost* boot the 3.2.0
kernel. I get the following errors:
init: plymouth main process terminated with status 69
init: mounted-dev main process terminated with status 1
mountall: Event failed

Next is what I think a slightly erroneous message as both / and /boot
drives are clean (manual check). :
The disk drive for / is not ready yet or not present.

When I hit 'M' for manual recovery and I run 'mountall' I get the
following error:
"Event failed"

My booting issues still revolve around 'mountall' and 'plymouth. Both
packages are in the list of packages that haven't been configured yet
and that 'apt-get' and friends are unable to process. Any ideas on how
to work around this?

For the output of the various commands listed above see these pastebin links:
cat /var/log/dist-upgrade/ : http://paste.ubuntu.com/1187299/
dpkg --configure -a : http://paste.ubuntu.com/1187465/
apt-get -fy install : http://paste.ubuntu.com/1187482/
apt-get dist-upgrade : http://paste.ubuntu.com/1187510/
dpkg --get-selections : http://paste.ubuntu.com/1187518/

Regards
Liviu


On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 2:23 PM, Liviu Andronic <landronimirc@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello
> This week I performed one system upgrade from Lucid to Precise on a
> 32-bit system and it went without any obvious issues. Today, however,
> on a 64-bit machine, I tried to do the same upgrade but it failed.
>
> dpkg complained of too many errors and aborted. (Because the last
> window 'restart/close' was modal, I couldn't copy and save the list of
> packages that couldn't be installed.) A bunch of packages---some
> related to X.Org, I think---didn't get upgraded. Neither was grub, as
> I still see the old grub after restart and I don't have the new
> kernels available. The bootsplash is changed though.
>
> Now I have a corrupted system containing part Lucid part Precise
> packages, using a Lucid kernel. I cannot even boot to a virtual
> console using a Lucid server kernel: The booting process halts at
> about 7 seconds with a 'disconnected from plymouth' message. This
> wasn't supposed to happen.
>
> So how do I proceed?
> Liviu
>
>
> --
> Do you know how to read?
> http://www.alienetworks.com/srtest.cfm
> http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/xfce4-dict#speed-reader
> Do you know how to write?
> http://garbl.home.comcast.net/~garbl/stylemanual/e.htm#e-mail



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