openswan modules dkms error on upgrade to 11.4

Asked by wintlea on 2011-05-14

I have ubuntu 10.10, and was going through the upgrade offered on the update manager to upgrade to 11.4, during installation I got an error message on openswan modules dkms. Upgrade was aborted.

Please help so that I may upgrade to 11.4

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2011-05-15
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Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) said : #1

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs#When%20not%20to%20file%20a%20bug.

What is the output of:

sudo do-release-upgrade

Thanks

wintlea (wintlea1) said : #3

I tried the sudo request and this is what I got,

alyson@Alylappy:~$ sudo do-release-upgrade[sudo] password for alyson: Checking for a new ubuntu releaseNo new release foundalyson@Alylappy:~$
Alyson Wintle

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wintlea (wintlea1) said : #4

alyson@Alylappy:~$ sudo do-release-upgrade
[sudo] password for alyson:
Checking for a new ubuntu release
No new release found
alyson@Alylappy:~$

wintlea (wintlea1) said : #5

However I could not sign in at first, I had a completely black screen, could hear the sign in prompt but could see nothing. I restarted and F2 to change boot to my harddrive and was asked to choose an older version to boot from. When I chose the oldest verson I was able to login.

But the layout has now changed. Im not sure if the update has worked to some effect, Im a novice at using ubuntu so not sure what I am doing.

wintlea (wintlea1) said : #6

And I have just noticed that in my terminal screen is says

Welcome to Ubuntu 11.04 (GNU/Linux 2.6.35-22-generic i686)

however if this is the case I still need to sort out the openswan module dksm error I received upon upgrading to 11.4

what is the output of:

lsb_release -a

Thanks

wintlea (wintlea1) said : #8

Welcome to Ubuntu 11.04 (GNU/Linux 2.6.35-22-generic i686)
 * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/alyson@Alylappy:~$ lsb_release -aNo LSB modules are available.Distributor ID: UbuntuDescription: Ubuntu 11.04Release: 11.04Codename: nattyalyson@Alylappy:~$

I just restarted my laptop and I have to go into F12 change to my harddrive and choose older verson to boot with. Only one that works is: ubuntu, with linux 2.6.35-22-generic

Alyson Wintle

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wintlea (wintlea1) said : #9

I have to go into F12 Every time I restart my laptop now.

Alyson Wintle

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Try running:

sudo update-grub

wintlea (wintlea1) said : #11

Welcome to Ubuntu 11.04 (GNU/Linux 2.6.35-22-generic i686)

 * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/
alyson@Alylappy:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.04
Release: 11.04
Codename: natty
alyson@Alylappy:~$ sudo update-grub
[sudo] password for alyson:
Generating grub.cfg ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-9-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.38-9-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-29-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-29-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-28-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-28-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-27-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-27-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
done
alyson@Alylappy:~$

wintlea (wintlea1) said : #12

what do I do then? do you want me to try restart?

Yeah reboot, you can free up room by uninstalling the old kernels.

wintlea (wintlea1) said : #14

I just tried to restart my laptop and I had a purple screen this time, but the same thing happens, after a while the screen goes black and I can hear the login prompt but cannot see it.

I had to restart again using F12 & F12 to tell it to boot from my ODE 0 harddrive and revert to older version again.

wintlea (wintlea1) said : #15

I had to restart again using F12 & F2 to tell it to boot from my ODE 0 harddrive and revert to older version again.

wintlea (wintlea1) said : #16

how can I revert back to the older version completely, I think 11.4 isnt working. I need to reinstall but do not have the 10.10 on disk

wintlea (wintlea1) said : #17

ok well thanks for trying to help, but I think the only way to resolve this is to reinstall, I will have to get this from someone as I cannot do it on my laptop now.

I will mark this as resolved but really it isnt. As still not working right.

Thank you