Ubuntu 9.04 starting in terminal. Nautilus not launching. Failing to access archive.ubuntu.com in order to install Nautilus. Please help. Recently upgraded from Ubuntu 8.10 using online upgrade.

Asked by Musonda Chisha on 2009-08-24

The main issues are:
- Ubuntu 9.04 is starting in terminal.
- Nautilus is not launching. Message says Nautilus not install try: sudo apt-get install nautilus.
- When I enter sudo apt-get install nautilus, I am not able to access archive.ubuntu.com. (Message archive.ubuntu.com could not be resolved).

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2009-09-03

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get --reinstall install nautilus

Musonda Chisha (mkchisha) said : #2

I entered sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get --reinstall install nautilus

I got:

Err http://archive.ubuntu.com jaunty Release.gpg
     Could not resolve 'archive.ubuntu.com'
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Translation-en_US
     Could not resolve 'archive.ubuntu.com'

I think the main point here is that I cannot do anything online in Ubuntu because of: 'Could not resolve 'archive.ubuntu.com'

can you provide the output of:

ping 91.189.88.31 -c 4; ping archive.ubuntu.com -c 4; dig archive.ubuntu.com

Thanks

Musonda Chisha (mkchisha) said : #4

ping 91.189.88.31 -c 4; ping archive.ubuntu.com -c 4; dig
archive.ubuntu.com

The above gives:

PING 91.189.88.31(91.189.88.31) 56(84) bytes of data
From 10.10.200.73 icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable
From 10.10.200.73 icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
From 10.10.200.73 icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable
From 10.10.200.73 icmp_seq=4 Destination Host Unreachable
4 packets transmitted, 0 received, +4errors, 100% packet loss, time 3009ms,
pipe 3
ping: unknown host archive.ubuntu.com;
<<>>DiG 9.4.2 <<>>archive.ubuntu.com
;;global options: printcmd
;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached

Sorry for taking long to reply, I am having to shuttle between Windows Vista
and Ubuntu.

2009/8/24 actionparsnip <email address hidden>

> Your question #80802 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/80802
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> actionparsnip requested for more information:
> can you provide the output of:
>
> ping 91.189.88.31 -c 4; ping archive.ubuntu.com -c 4; dig
> archive.ubuntu.com
>
> Thanks
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can you ping any web addresses? If not then you need to resolve that as you wont get connected to any servers

try:

ping www.google.co.uk -c 4

Musonda Chisha (mkchisha) said : #6

I cannot ping any web addresses in Ubuntu 9.04. How can I resolve this quickly so that I can get connected the servers.

Then you system is not on the web and you need to get that solved first. Do you connect wired or wirelessly?

Musonda Chisha (mkchisha) said : #8

I connect wirelessly on a DSL line. In fact, I am using the same notebook
for Windows Vista which is on a different partition.
I am able to connect using Windows Vista, but when I reboot using Ubuntu
9.04 which is starting in terminal, I am not able to connect. When I was on
Ubuntu 8.10 I was able to connect. The connection appears to have stopped
towards the end of the upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04.

2009/8/25 actionparsnip <email address hidden>

> Your question #80802 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/80802
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> actionparsnip requested for more information:
> Then you system is not on the web and you need to get that solved first.
> Do you connect wired or wirelessly?
>
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Sam_ (and-sam) said : #9

You may take a look at the network symbol on the panel if it's activated and shows wireless adapter.
Also
system administration -> network
and manpage:
man iwconfig

Maybe this helps:
sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NetworkManager0.7
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NetworkConfigurationCommandLine

Musonda Chisha (mkchisha) said : #10

Sorry, I could not reply quickly, had no internet access, now have.
I tried the proposed solution, but it did not work.
I cannot see the network symbol because Ubuntu 9.04 is starting in terminal
and not going beyond that.

2009/8/25 Sam <email address hidden>

> Your question #80802 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/80802
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Sam proposed the following answer:
> You may take a look at the network symbol on the panel if it's activated
> and shows wireless adapter.
> Also
> system administration -> network
> and manpage:
> man iwconfig
>
> Maybe this helps:
> sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
>
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NetworkManager0.7
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NetworkConfigurationCommandLine
>
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Sam_ (and-sam) said : #11

Can just assume, maybe driver for graphics card couldn't be loaded correctly.
To collect some information try in the terminal:
startx
grep EE /var/log/Xorg.0.log
grep WW /var/log/Xorg.0.log

At last maybe this helps:
Quote xorg.conf
If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
again, run the following command:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Musonda Chisha (mkchisha) said : #12

When I startx, I get:
x: user not authorized to run the X server, aborting.
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implement, (??) unknown, (II) loading
extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER

Which is the best video mode? I this for:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

There is still no solution.

I finished downloading the Ubuntu 9,04 iso image. I was thinking this might
help. However, when I try to burn a 700mb cd-rom the burning cuts almost at
the end saying: "error in burning, retry and make sure you have a blank cd."
I have tried three cds so far.

I do not seem to be having much luck in anything.

2009/8/26 Sam <email address hidden>

> Your question #80802 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/80802
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Sam requested for more information:
> Can just assume, maybe driver for graphics card couldn't be loaded
> correctly.
> To collect some information try in the terminal:
> startx
> grep EE /var/log/Xorg.0.log
> grep WW /var/log/Xorg.0.log
>
> At last maybe this helps:
> Quote xorg.conf
> If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
> again, run the following command:
> sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
>
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Did you MD5 check the ISO file?

Musonda Chisha (mkchisha) said : #14

Yes, I used MD5SUM on Windows. I copied the corresponding hash for 9.04 from
the UbuntuHashes site and the answer was: "MD5 Check Sums are the same."
Which means the ISO file is ok.

I have further downloaded InfraRecorder, ISORecorder31x86, and
ISORecorderV3RC1x86. I want will try these recorders, as may be Roxio cd
burner which is what I was using was not doing it properly.

Or may be it is the type of CDs I am using.

2009/8/27 actionparsnip <email address hidden>

> Your question #80802 on Ubuntu changed:
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> Status: Open => Answered
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> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> Did you MD5 check the ISO file?
>
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Sam_ (and-sam) said : #15

Since you're rolling back to installation, you may take note about requirements.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootFromCD
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions

Burn the .iso slow.
In case of problems during graphical installation, concern to choose AlternateCD.
http://releases.ubuntu.com/jaunty/

startx works via 'root', e.g. from Recovery Mode.

>extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER

could be an issue which keeps Xserver from starting.

Good luck.

Musonda Chisha (mkchisha) said : #16

I finally managed to burn the Ubuntu.iso image. I learnt the following:
- the best media to burn to is the DVD-R 4.7Gb;
- I burnt slow at 5.2x;
- the best .iso image burner is InfraRecord;
- the links provided below were quite a help.

I now have another problem for which I need guidance.
To avoid losing my data on the unfunction Ubuntu 9.04 partition, I had to
install the burnt image on another partition, all in all giving me about 8
partitions: Sony VAIO recovery; including the two swap partitions; Windows
Vista recovery; Windows Vista Boot loader; unfunctioning Ubuntu 9.04; and
the new Ubuntu 9.04.
I mounted Windows Vista partition in the new Ubuntu 9.04 installation and
moved all the data from the unfunctioning Ubuntu 9.04 (which I also
mounted).
I resized the partitions for both Ubuntu versions and it gave me: new Ubuntu
9.04 - 17.7Gb; unfunctioning Ubuntu 9.04 - 2.7Gb; Swap - 2.5Gb. I did this
because when I tried to reinstall Ubuntu 9.04 using advanced partitioning so
that I could completely remove the unfunctioning Ubuntu, I got a message
saying that I needed to specify the root file system. HOW DO I GET ROUND
THIS. HELP!

SECONDLY, I want to get a best fit partitioning where I will have Windows
Vista taking up a small space and the rest will be for Ubuntu 9.04 and the
data. HELP!

2009/8/29 Sam <email address hidden>

> Your question #80802 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/80802
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Sam proposed the following answer:
> Since you're rolling back to installation, you may take note about
> requirements.
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootFromCD
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions
>
> Burn the .iso slow.
> In case of problems during graphical installation, concern to choose
> AlternateCD.
> http://releases.ubuntu.com/jaunty/
>
> startx works via 'root', e.g. from Recovery Mode.
>
> >extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
>
> could be an issue which keeps Xserver from starting.
>
> Good luck.
>
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Sam_ (and-sam) said : #17

> needed to specify the root file system

Since there're two 9.04 the new one (9.04 - 17.7GB) is to be specified.

Root file system is mounted as '/':
mount

To see which partition it is:
sudo fdisk -l

To find the related UUID:
sudo blkid

Reference:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DrivesAndPartitions
http://members.iinet.net.au/~herman546/p17.html#help_on_partitioning
http://members.iinet.net.au/~herman546/p23.html
http://members.iinet.net.au/~herman546/p15.html#menu.lst
http://members.iinet.net.au/~herman546/p15.html

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