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grub error after upgrade from Jaunty to Karmic

Asked by Zaki Akhmad on 2009-11-10

I am having this error after the grub

<code>
udevadm trigger is not permitted while udev is unconfigured.
udevadm settle is not permitted while udev is unconfigured.
svgalib: cannot open /dev/mem
</code>

This error happens after I upgraded from Jaunty to Karmic.

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2009-11-26
Zaki Akhmad (zakiakhmad) said : #1

Actually not the grub, the one is error. That code message, appear after I chose one of the option on the grub.

Here's the full error message
<code>
udevadm trigger is not permitted while udev is unconfigured.
udevadm settle is not permitted while udev is unconfigured.
svgalib: cannot open /dev/mem

Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:
- Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline)
  - check rootdelay = (did the system wait long enough?)
  - check root = (did the system wait for the right device?)
- Missing modules (cat /proc/modules; ls/dev)

ALERT!
 /dev/disk/by-uuid/a..................................... does not exist

</code>

KurtB (kurt-tool) said : #2

I'm having the exact same problem after doing a kernel upgrade.

udevadm trigger is not permitted while udev is unconfigured.5
udevadm settle is not permitted while udev is unconfigured

 svgalib: can not open /dev/mem

 Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:
   - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline)
   - Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?)
   - check root= (did the suystem wait for the right device?)
 - Missing modules ( cat /proc/modules; ls /dev )

 ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/45f75601-96f0-47fd-9117-340289c12a12- does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

 BusyBox c1.13.3

John Wilson (jwilsondmartin) said : #3

I have the same problem after trying to Skype on my netbook and my battery died

John Wilson (jwilsondmartin) said : #4

I have the same problem after trying to Skype on my netbook and my battery died

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #5

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

Sancho (sancho-sancho) said : #6

Hmm, same error here, but the status is expired :-(

LimCore (limcore) said : #7

Same error, I converted this into a bug

LimCore (limcore) said : #8

Problem solved:

The work around is following (thanks to <slangasek>)
(re)Start computer
If you have grub2 installed, you need to hold down the shift key while booting. If you have grub1 installed, you need to hit escape.
Now you can select the older kernel version from the grub menu
The system will boot normally.
Now open a console and run root command:
sudo update-initramfs -u
that will regenerate the initramfs for the newest kernel,
and after reboot all will work in the newest kernel also.