package lilo 1:22.8-7ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1

Asked by gerardo_arg on 2009-04-24

I upgraded from my other ubuntu to 9.04 the jaunty jackalope ut I keep gettting this msg package lilo 1:22.8-7ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1

I still got the new version, but it takes a bit to boot
I did choose hte option to get mor memory in the bios when it asked me.
how can I run the lilo package again?
or what can I do to fix this?
Thanks

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Thomas Aaron (tom-system76) said : #1

We do not install lilo on our machines, so I'm not sure how it got on there. When you boot your computer, does it give you the grub countdown? If so, the computer is using grub, and it should be safe to just remove lilo. To remove it, run this command in a terminal...

sudo apt-get --purge remove lilo

NOTE: Make sure important data is backed up. This should not hose your install, but it is best to be cautious with such operations.

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Subject: [Question #68547]: package lilo 1:22.8-7ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1

New question #68547 on System76:
https://answers.launchpad.net/system76/+question/68547

I upgraded from my other ubuntu to 9.04 the jaunty jackalope ut I keep gettting this msg package lilo 1:22.8-7ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1

I still got the new version, but it takes a bit to boot
I did choose hte option to get mor memory in the bios when it asked me.
how can I run the lilo package again?
or what can I do to fix this?
Thanks

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gerardo_arg (gerardo-arg) said : #2

thanks,,, Well I don't know if i have Grub running or whatever it is the countdown, please be patient with me, I'm new to linux...
I was trying to get the ipod touch to wrok and I installed vbox, but it came out unfinished since I Had to add to MY " /etc/fstab" something else, and I couldn't find how to do it.
so I guess that installed it, but im not sure.
that's the whole thing I want the computer to recognize my ipod touch, I recognize my old nano, but not the new one, it picks it up as a camera icon,
so Iread about the Vbox, and installing itunes in it. I tryed running itunes thru wine, but it doesn't work...
I don't think the Vbox is well installed, cuz it ask me for a initializing disc and I don';t have it

but first things first... how do I find out if I have GRUB in the computer?"
and then if I do,,, should I remove lilo?

Thanks
Gerard
> To: <email address hidden>
> From: <email address hidden>
> Subject: Re: [Question #68547]: package lilo 1:22.8-7ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
> Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 21:45:10 +0000
>
> Your question #68547 on System76 changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/system76/+question/68547
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Thomas Aaron proposed the following answer:
> We do not install lilo on our machines, so I'm not sure how it got on
> there. When you boot your computer, does it give you the grub countdown?
> If so, the computer is using grub, and it should be safe to just remove
> lilo. To remove it, run this command in a terminal...
>
> sudo apt-get --purge remove lilo
>
> NOTE: Make sure important data is backed up. This should not hose your
> install, but it is best to be cautious with such operations.
>
>
> Best Regards,
> Tom Aaron
> System 76 Sales and Support
> <email address hidden>
> 720-226-9269 x603
>
> Follow System76 on Twitter or identi.ca!
> http://twitter.com/system76
> http://identi.ca/system76
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "gerardo_arg" <email address hidden>
> To: <email address hidden>
> Sent: Friday, April 24, 2009 3:35:46 PM (GMT-0700) America/Denver
> Subject: [Question #68547]: package lilo 1:22.8-7ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
>
> New question #68547 on System76:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/system76/+question/68547
>
> I upgraded from my other ubuntu to 9.04 the jaunty jackalope ut I keep
> gettting this msg package lilo 1:22.8-7ubuntu1 failed to
> install/upgrade: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit
> status 1
>
> I still got the new version, but it takes a bit to boot
> I did choose hte option to get mor memory in the bios when it asked me.
> how can I run the lilo package again?
> or what can I do to fix this?
> Thanks
>
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Thomas Aaron (tom-system76) said : #3

Yes, let's work through these issues one at a time.

GRUB...
Restart your computer. As it starts to boot back up, you will see a System76 splash screen. Right after that, in the top, left corner of the screen, you *should* see a little countdown going on. It will say something like "Grub...3...2...1..." If you see that, your computer is using the Grub bootloader to start up, and not the Lilo bootloader. Let me know what you see, and we'll take it from there.

VirtualBox...
Virtualbox is a tool for creating a Windows Virtual Machine. In order to create a virtual machine, you must have a valid Windows installation disk. Have you used a Windows installation CD to create a Windows virtual machine inside of VirtualBox yet? It sounds like you may not have done that. Let me know, and then we'll move on to the next step.

gerardo_arg (gerardo-arg) said : #4

ok I found out tht I have Grub,...
so as you tolod me I removed lilo.
thanks

I think when I was trying to install vbox, it display an error, something about lilo, but I guess is not a problem,,,
I do have a reinstalation dvd with windows visa home basic 32 bit sp1 from my broher's laptop, its a dell.
maybe I could use that? on the VBox?, but will it recognize the USB port?
how do I correctly install Vbox?

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> Subject: RE: [Question #68547]: package lilo 1:22.8-7ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
> Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2009 16:25:53 +0000
>
> Your question #68547 on System76 changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/system76/+question/68547
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Thomas Aaron requested for more information:
> Yes, let's work through these issues one at a time.
>
> GRUB...
> Restart your computer. As it starts to boot back up, you will see a System76 splash screen. Right after that, in the top, left corner of the screen, you *should* see a little countdown going on. It will say something like "Grub...3...2...1..." If you see that, your computer is using the Grub bootloader to start up, and not the Lilo bootloader. Let me know what you see, and we'll take it from there.
>
>
> VirtualBox...
> Virtualbox is a tool for creating a Windows Virtual Machine. In order to create a virtual machine, you must have a valid Windows installation disk. Have you used a Windows installation CD to create a Windows virtual machine inside of VirtualBox yet? It sounds like you may not have done that. Let me know, and then we'll move on to the next step.
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Thomas Aaron (tom-system76) said : #5

You could use your brother's Vista install disk. However, when you install it, you may end up running into problems with microsoft when they detect that it is being used on two computers at the same time. I had that happen once, and they basically disabled it. I then had to call them and explain the situation.

If you installed VirtualBox through Applications > Add/Remove, it will not be able to detect the USB slots. You will need to remove that version and then run this command...

rm .VirtualBox

Once you have done that, you can follow these instructions to install the correct version of VirtualBox and create a Windows Virtual Machine. Once you've finished with that, I'll give you instructions for enabling USB support.

------------------------------------------------

Here are instructions for VirtualBox.

1. Install Sun's version (not the Open Source version from Applications > Add/Remove Software). The Open Source version doesn't include USB support. Here's the link...

http://www.virtualbox.org/

(Click the download link and select the version for the Linux host.)

2. To create a Windows VM, follow the instructions here...

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualBox

...beginning with the section entilted "Using Virtual Box."

Let me know if you run into any problems or have any questions.

gerardo_arg (gerardo-arg) said : #6

Well Thanks I have installed Vbox an now I can use my ipod touch, I used the vita from my brother's laptop.
it workst great! I just have to learn how to move files from windows to ubuntu and from ubuntu to windows now and I'll be all set, I just have to get the time to read about it

Thanks
GERARD

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> Subject: RE: [Question #68547]: package lilo 1:22.8-7ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
> Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 21:51:08 +0000
>
> Your question #68547 on System76 changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/system76/+question/68547
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Thomas Aaron requested for more information:
> You could use your brother's Vista install disk. However, when you
> install it, you may end up running into problems with microsoft when
> they detect that it is being used on two computers at the same time. I
> had that happen once, and they basically disabled it. I then had to call
> them and explain the situation.
>
> If you installed VirtualBox through Applications > Add/Remove, it will
> not be able to detect the USB slots. You will need to remove that
> version and then run this command...
>
> rm .VirtualBox
>
> Once you have done that, you can follow these instructions to install
> the correct version of VirtualBox and create a Windows Virtual Machine.
> Once you've finished with that, I'll give you instructions for enabling
> USB support.
>
> ------------------------------------------------
>
> Here are instructions for VirtualBox.
>
> 1. Install Sun's version (not the Open Source version from Applications
> > Add/Remove Software). The Open Source version doesn't include USB
> support. Here's the link...
>
> http://www.virtualbox.org/
>
> (Click the download link and select the version for the Linux host.)
>
> 2. To create a Windows VM, follow the instructions here...
>
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualBox
>
> ...beginning with the section entilted "Using Virtual Box."
>
> Let me know if you run into any problems or have any questions.
>
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