disparition subite de: son / partition Hardy heron/ disfonctionnement de F Spot: refuse d'importer images

Asked by Philippe AndréZorn on 2009-11-27

Binary package hint: ubuntu-docs

Disparition du son: les visualisations donnent une image de fonctionnement mais toutes connexions contrôlées, aucun son ne sort des haut-parleurs.
J'ai le version Lts Hardy Heron en partition. A la mise en marche le tableau permettant ce choix apparait bien mais 8-4 n'en fait plus partie. De même mon dossier personnel n'affiche plus la présence de cette partition.
Pour F Spot: si je veux charger un dossier d'images présent dans mon système tout semble se passer normalement fenêtre de chois de dossier et importation mais rien ne se réalise.
J'utilise la version 9-10
La cause de ces bugs est certainement la succession des mises à jour que je fais systématiquement toutes. La série actuelle à suivi une série de 65 mises à jour en un paquet suiv deux jours après par trois petites.
J'avais déja perdu ma partition au cours de l'évolution de la précédente version avec disparition du tableau de choix au démarrage sans toutefois perdre le présence dans le dossier personnel, ce qui m'amputait tout de même de la possibilité d'atteindre les applications installées dans cette partition. Avec l'installation de la version 9-10 tout était réapparu et disponible pour mon plus grand plaisir.

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Philippe AndréZorn
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2010-03-23
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2010-03-23
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2010-03-18
Connor Imes (ckimes) said : #1

Philippe, thank you for your report. Can you please try your best to explain in English what your problem is? If you are seeking support, you would probably have better luck making a thread on the French forums - http://forum.ubuntu-fr.org/
Thanks in advance for your response.

Philippe AndréZorn (phazorn) said : #2

Thank you for your mail, i was already thinking it was no use at all! I
try my best to make you understand what is my problem.
Two things, both happening after downloading updates.
The first i was used to because it already happened as i was working
with Ubuntu 8.10 and had LT Ubuntu 8.4 partitioned : after a certain
time and a certain amount of updates i could no more access to 8.4
because the panel during starting period did no more include 8.4! So i
could no more have access to Picasa which i had installed and was
working well with 8.4 but not any more with 8.10. After installation of
9.10 oh miracle! the partition worked again perfectly and i found my
working Picas again... but now it suddenly disappierd again.
The second thing: at the same time i have got no more sound anymore! If
i try Rythemboy for example visualisation work well but still no sound .

I hope you will be of any help. Greetings Ph A Zorn.

Connor Imes a écrit :
> Philippe, thank you for your report. Can you please try your best to explain in English what your problem is? If you are seeking support, you would probably have better luck making a thread on the French forums - http://forum.ubuntu-fr.org/
> Thanks in advance for your response.
>
> ** Changed in: ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
>

Connor Imes (ckimes) said : #3

Philippe, thanks for your response. I have converted this to a question rather than a bug report. It seems you have two separate problems - I will help you troubleshoot the problem with your partition. For your sound problem, I'm going to ask you to file a new bug report. To file a report for your sound problem, run in terminal:
   ubuntu-bug linux
which will collect data from your computer and file a report against the kernel. Please explain in English what the problem is with your sound, and what steps you have taken to try to fix it. Also see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingSoundProblems for troubleshooting help.

Now, on to your other problem. I'm a little unclear about what is happening. You say you installed Picasa in 8.04 but it was no longer available in 8.10. Are you saying you had a dual boot setup with 8.04 and 8.10? Then at the Grub boot menu, 8.04 was no longer available? What versions of Ubuntu do you currently have installed on your computer? Is there a particular reason you have two versions?

Philippe AndréZorn (phazorn) said : #4

To my partition problem: yes i had a dual boot due to en error i made in
the beginning replacing a Window xp with 8.4 in the partition. The Picas
program is working well in 8.4 but in the following versions it
didn't work properly and then fol out completely .Yes 8.4 is no more
available in the Grub menu, and i have actually the 9.10 version.

Connor Imes a écrit :
> Your question #93939 on ubuntu-docs in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-docs/+question/93939
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Connor Imes requested for more information:
> Philippe, thanks for your response. I have converted this to a question rather than a bug report. It seems you have two separate problems - I will help you troubleshoot the problem with your partition. For your sound problem, I'm going to ask you to file a new bug report. To file a report for your sound problem, run in terminal:
> ubuntu-bug linux
> which will collect data from your computer and file a report against the kernel. Please explain in English what the problem is with your sound, and what steps you have taken to try to fix it. Also see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingSoundProblems for troubleshooting help.
>
> Now, on to your other problem. I'm a little unclear about what is
> happening. You say you installed Picasa in 8.04 but it was no longer
> available in 8.10. Are you saying you had a dual boot setup with 8.04
> and 8.10? Then at the Grub boot menu, 8.04 was no longer available?
> What versions of Ubuntu do you currently have installed on your
> computer? Is there a particular reason you have two versions?
>
>

Connor Imes (ckimes) said : #5

Can you please post the output of these following commends (just copy and paste from terminal):

sudo fdisk -l
cat /etc/fstab
sudo blkid
cat /boot/grub/menu.lst

If the last line returns file not found, run instead:

cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg

Philippe AndréZorn (phazorn) said : #6

I did what was requested this is the result:les entrées de la table de
partition ne sont pas dans l'ordre du disque

sudo fdisk -l
cat /etc/fstab
sudo blkid
cat /boot/grub/menu.lst

> sudo fdisk -l
> cat /etc/fstab
> sudo blkid
> cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
>

Connor Imes a écrit :
> Your question #93939 on ubuntu-docs in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-docs/+question/93939
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Connor Imes requested for more information:
> Can you please post the output of these following commends (just copy
> and paste from terminal):
>
> sudo fdisk -l
> cat /etc/fstab
> sudo blkid
> cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
>
> If the last line returns file not found, run instead:
>
> cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg
>
>

Connor Imes (ckimes) said : #7

Philippe, there is no information there, I need to see the full output of all 4 of those commands. It may be quite a bit of text.

Philippe AndréZorn (phazorn) said : #8

Allright. copy and paste does not function so i will try to copy it...

Disque / dev/ sda: 250.1 Go,250059350016 octets
250 têtes, 63 secteurs/pistes, 30401 cylindres
Unités = cylindres de 16065* 512 = 8225280 octets
identifiant de disque : oxf4f6f4f6

Périphérique Amorce Début Fin Blocs
id Système
/dev/ sda1 * 1 893
7172991 83 Linux
/ dev / sda2 894 30401
237023010 5 Etendue
/ dev / sda5 30031 30401
2980026 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/ dev / sda6 894 29659
231062832 83 Linux
/ dev / sda7 29660 30030
2980026 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Les entrées de la table de partition ne sont pas dans l'ordre du disque

Well. that is it , im afraid my computer is trained to speak only french!

Thanks for taking care and greetings.

Connor Imes a écrit :
> Your question #93939 on ubuntu-docs in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-docs/+question/93939
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Connor Imes requested for more information:
> Philippe, there is no information there, I need to see the full output
> of all 4 of those commands. It may be quite a bit of text.
>
>

Connor Imes (ckimes) said : #9

Philippe, there still isn't really enough information there for me to see what's going on. To copy and paste from terminal, select the text, then right click and choose "Copy". You won't need to translate the output of those commands for me, most of the info in them is numbers and devices. I still need to see:

cat /etc/fstab
sudo blkid
cat /boot/grub/menu.lst

If the last line returns file not found, run instead:

cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg

However, based on what I can see so far, it looks like you still have 2 installations of Ubuntu on your computer - supposedly 8.04 and your current installation. You should be able to edit the menu.lst file (assuming grub legacy and not grub2) to include the other installation. Do you want to keep a dual boot, or do you simply want everything to work in one installation?

Philippe AndréZorn (phazorn) said : #10

phazorn@phazorn-desktop:~$ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda6
UUID=8d7e2480-6636-4624-b05d-f8b9bc74c54a / ext3
relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sda7
UUID=62231001-0bf1-4296-9835-34ddfc72d196 none swap
sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
phazorn@phazorn-desktop:~$ sudo blkid
When you know how its so simple to paste the result you need.
Yes i have two installations 8.04 and 9.10. and i have in the menu
access to 8.04 but this _does not include_ access to the applications of
8.04 ! actually i would rather keep a dual boot.

Connor Imes a écrit :
> Your question #93939 on ubuntu-docs in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-docs/+question/93939
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Connor Imes requested for more information:
> Philippe, there still isn't really enough information there for me to
> see what's going on. To copy and paste from terminal, select the text,
> then right click and choose "Copy". You won't need to translate the
> output of those commands for me, most of the info in them is numbers and
> devices. I still need to see:
>
> cat /etc/fstab
> sudo blkid
> cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
>
> If the last line returns file not found, run instead:
>
> cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg
>
> However, based on what I can see so far, it looks like you still have 2
> installations of Ubuntu on your computer - supposedly 8.04 and your
> current installation. You should be able to edit the menu.lst file
> (assuming grub legacy and not grub2) to include the other installation.
> Do you want to keep a dual boot, or do you simply want everything to
> work in one installation?
>
>

Connor Imes (ckimes) said : #11

I don't understand how you wouldn't have access to the applications in 8.04 if you are able to boot into 8.04, or am I misunderstanding what you are saying? You said earlier that 8.04 was _not_ available in Grub, but your latest comment said you have access to 8.04. Is it 9.10 that you can't access, or are you able to see both now?

As far as I know, Picasa is not available in the Ubuntu repositories, you need to download it direct from Google. Because you are not sharing partitions, you will need to install any applications you want into both systems, they do not share.

Just so you know, I am going on vacation starting this weekend, so I won't be able to respond for a week or so.

Philippe AndréZorn (phazorn) said : #12

Dear Mr. Connor, thank you for taking so much time for my problem and
have a good vacation as well as Christmas time and a happy new year . I
try my best now to make you understand what i mean. On partitioned 8.4
i installed Picasa who was announced compatible with this LT version of
Ubuntu. Coming from Windows i was used to it and found it very useful
for me. And it worked perfectly so i used it for my great photo
collection making pictures CD and sending them as gifts for my family,
as well as Printings . In fact i installed it on both OS the partition
one and the normal one . Seems stupid to have twice the same OS on one
computer, and it is actually, but it happened with my débuts with Ubuntu
as i partitioned Windows xp and tried to reinstall Ubuntu because i had
no sound and thought the uploading was corrupt. Well so i was without
Windows and twice Ubuntu 8.4! I brought the computer to my merchant and
he managed to install the sound . So if yo managed to follow me i am now
with to Ubuntu LT 8.4 and to application Picasa both working well, the
Grub giving me the possibility to access either to the partition Picasa
or the main Picasa. Then as 8.10 was offered i installed it for the main
part only. At the beginning Picas worked as usual but with the
accumulation of updates it started to have difficulties so i started to
use only the application in the partition continuing to work perfectly!
This changed when i migrated to 9.4 , very soon the Grub listing did
not show 8.4 any more and i had to manage without Picasa. I did not
report the bug because, as you have surely already noticed my knowledge
of computer techniques is deficient! By the way does it exist some
possibility to reach applications through the personal file? Now i
would appreciate to be again able to reach my partition OS Ubuntu 8.4 LT!
Connor Imes a écrit :
> Your question #93939 on ubuntu-docs in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-docs/+question/93939
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Connor Imes requested for more information:
> I don't understand how you wouldn't have access to the applications in
> 8.04 if you are able to boot into 8.04, or am I misunderstanding what
> you are saying? You said earlier that 8.04 was _not_ available in Grub,
> but your latest comment said you have access to 8.04. Is it 9.10 that
> you can't access, or are you able to see both now?
>
> As far as I know, Picasa is not available in the Ubuntu repositories,
> you need to download it direct from Google. Because you are not sharing
> partitions, you will need to install any applications you want into both
> systems, they do not share.
>
> Just so you know, I am going on vacation starting this weekend, so I
> won't be able to respond for a week or so.
>
>

Philippe AndréZorn (phazorn) said : #13

Dear Mr Connor, as i wanted to control why my Major bug: sudden fall out
of sound was not yet fixed , i realised that it was supposed to be
treated under N° 93939. My actual pray is that *this bug is treated in
priority! *

Connor Imes a écrit :
> Your question #93939 on ubuntu-docs in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-docs/+question/93939
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Connor Imes requested for more information:
> I don't understand how you wouldn't have access to the applications in
> 8.04 if you are able to boot into 8.04, or am I misunderstanding what
> you are saying? You said earlier that 8.04 was _not_ available in Grub,
> but your latest comment said you have access to 8.04. Is it 9.10 that
> you can't access, or are you able to see both now?
>
> As far as I know, Picasa is not available in the Ubuntu repositories,
> you need to download it direct from Google. Because you are not sharing
> partitions, you will need to install any applications you want into both
> systems, they do not share.
>
> Just so you know, I am going on vacation starting this weekend, so I
> won't be able to respond for a week or so.
>
>

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #14

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

Philippe AndréZorn (phazorn) said : #15

Yes i still have this problem : no sound since myfirst notice, I would be
glad if you could take care of this problem as well since im no profi!

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #16

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Philippe AndréZorn (phazorn) said : #17

Answer: yes this problem does still exist. Meanwhile i made a sound test
onmy computer and send the result to the Launchpad giving my e-mail adress
but nothing more happened. I am confident that you will help me solve this
most ennoying problem.
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #18

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Philippe AndréZorn (phazorn) said : #19

Morning, well i am still awaiting a possibility to get to my partition
through the grub menu!

Launchpad Janitor a écrit :
> Your question #93939 on ubuntu-docs in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-docs/+question/93939
>
> Status: Open => Expired
>
> Launchpad Janitor expired the question:
> This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state
> without activity for the last 15 days.
>
>

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #20

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Philippe AndréZorn (phazorn) said : #21

I stillhave this problem: no possibility to acess partition through grub menu!

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>
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Connor Imes (ckimes) said : #22

Philippe, sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I don't see that you have filed any bug reports for your sound issue, so I suggest you do that as I am not able to help you with that issue. See my response from 2009-12-13.

In order to use Picasa in Ubuntu, you also have to have the "wine" application installed. Do you have wine installed, and have you tried installing picasa on your other partition?

You still haven't shown me the output of 2 other commands that I requested:
   sudo blkid
   cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
If the last line returns file not found, run instead:
   cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg

I need to see those in order to help you fix your partitioning problem so that you can access both Ubuntu installs.

Philippe AndréZorn (phazorn) said : #23

Thank you for your mail. Concerning my sound problem i got it
fixed..already two times using the test system device and sending the
result, and I forgot it again with new updates!!!
I just tried to put

cat /boot/grub/menu.lst into my terminal and nothing happens! what shall I do next?

Connor Imes a écrit :
> Your question #93939 on ubuntu-docs in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-docs/+question/93939
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Connor Imes requested for more information:
> Philippe, sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I don't see that
> you have filed any bug reports for your sound issue, so I suggest you do
> that as I am not able to help you with that issue. See my response from
> 2009-12-13.
>
> In order to use Picasa in Ubuntu, you also have to have the "wine"
> application installed. Do you have wine installed, and have you tried
> installing picasa on your other partition?
>
> You still haven't shown me the output of 2 other commands that I requested:
> sudo blkid
> cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
> If the last line returns file not found, run instead:
> cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg
>
> I need to see those in order to help you fix your partitioning problem
> so that you can access both Ubuntu installs.
>
>

Connor Imes (ckimes) said : #24

Please do as I suggested twice before if that command fails, try:
   cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg
Also, I still need the output of
   sudo blkid

I'm not sure if the language barrier here is getting in the way more than I expected, but you aren't providing answers to my questions or requests for information very well, which is hindering my ability to help you. Please take all the time you need to get the information that I'm requesting, otherwise we are just wasting each other's time going back and forth without making progress. Thanks.

Philippe AndréZorn (phazorn) said : #25

I excuse myself for my inability with informatics.
Here your answers
phazorn@phazorn-desktop:~$ sudo blkid
[sudo] password for phazorn:
/dev/sda1: UUID="3cd4db8f-a679-4923-af28-653ae4219ef1" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
TYPE="ext3"
/dev/sda5: UUID="6f292cd1-c921-4c71-9955-30ee2294f63e" TYPE="swap"
/dev/sda6: UUID="8d7e2480-6636-4624-b05d-f8b9bc74c54a" TYPE="ext3"
/dev/sda7: UUID="62231001-0bf1-4296-9835-34ddfc72d196" TYPE="swap"
phazorn@phazorn-desktop:~$ cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
# grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
# grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
# and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from
0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
#
# You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default
entry
# is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
# WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not use 'savedefault' or your
# array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
default 0

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the
default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout 10

## hiddenmenu
# Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
#hiddenmenu

# Pretty colours
#color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive
editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
# password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader +1
#
# title Linux
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=UUID=8d7e2480-6636-4624-b05d-f8b9bc74c54a ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=(hd0,5)

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
## alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
## lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=quiet splash

## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
## e.g. lockold=false
## lockold=true
# lockold=false

## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenhopt=

## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenkopt=console=tty0

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
## altoptions=(recovery) single
# altoptions=(recovery mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
## howmany=7
# howmany=all

## specify if running in Xen domU or have grub detect automatically
## update-grub will ignore non-xen kernels when running in domU and vice
versa
## e.g. indomU=detect
## indomU=true
## indomU=false
# indomU=detect

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
## memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
## can be true or false
# updatedefaultentry=false

## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
## can be true or false
# savedefault=false

## ## End Default Options ##

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title Ubuntu 9.10, kernel 2.6.31-14-generic
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quiet

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title Ubuntu 9.10, kernel 2.6.28-16-generic
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root=UUID=8d7e2480-6636-4624-b05d-f8b9bc74c54a ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-16-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 9.10, kernel 2.6.28-16-generic (recovery mode)
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title Ubuntu 9.10, kernel 2.6.27-11-generic
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title Ubuntu 9.10, kernel 2.6.24-21-generic (recovery mode)
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phazorn@phazorn-desktop:~$

Connor Imes a écrit :
> Your question #93939 on ubuntu-docs in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-docs/+question/93939
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Connor Imes requested for more information:
> Please do as I suggested twice before if that command fails, try:
> cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg
> Also, I still need the output of
> sudo blkid
>
> I'm not sure if the language barrier here is getting in the way more
> than I expected, but you aren't providing answers to my questions or
> requests for information very well, which is hindering my ability to
> help you. Please take all the time you need to get the information that
> I'm requesting, otherwise we are just wasting each other's time going
> back and forth without making progress. Thanks.
>
>

Connor Imes (ckimes) said : #26

Philippe, thanks for posting that information. It looks like both Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) and Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) are available from the GRUB boot menu when you startup your computer. You may just need to scroll down using the arrows on the keyboard to see the Hardy options at the bottom of the list. Your configuration indicates that you should be able to access both installed versions.

This means you should be able to access Picasa on 8.04 and work with your picture collection.

Philippe AndréZorn (phazorn) said : #27

Thank you for your Answer. You describe well the normal way of choosing
the version, as I did always before. Only that today my GRUB boot menu
offers me only the 9.10 version! I just controlled it again to make
absolutely sure. In matter of facts those last days I used to do that
control to make sure yo had not make the necessary change...I guess I
will have to wait for the next LTS version to fix that problem!

Connor Imes a écrit :
> Your question #93939 on ubuntu-docs in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-docs/+question/93939
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Connor Imes proposed the following answer:
> Philippe, thanks for posting that information. It looks like both
> Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) and Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) are available
> from the GRUB boot menu when you startup your computer. You may just
> need to scroll down using the arrows on the keyboard to see the Hardy
> options at the bottom of the list. Your configuration indicates that
> you should be able to access both installed versions.
>
> This means you should be able to access Picasa on 8.04 and work with
> your picture collection.
>
>

Connor Imes (ckimes) said : #28

Your configuration looks correct, so I don't really know what else to tell you. You could try removing some of the older kernels from Synaptic to help clean up the list, but your Hardy install should be available from your Grub boot menu under Other Operating Systems.

The next LTS is due out in April - you might consider backing up all your data and doing a fresh install at that time. If you choose this option, you will want to wipe out the whole disk using manual partitioning during install, rather than using the default which will make room for the new install, leaving you with 3 different versions of Ubuntu. Good luck.

Philippe AndréZorn (phazorn) said : #29

Thank you for all our efforts with a zero like me!

Philippe AndréZorn (phazorn) said : #30

Dear Mr Connors, could you give me the command line for the Grub menu for Ubuntu 8.4 , I would like trying introducing it to see if that would work. Thanks

Connor Imes (ckimes) said : #31

I'm not sure I understand what you mean, the grub menu entries are presented to you at startup based on the configuration provided in the file /boot/grub/menu.lst
You should see an entry closer to the bottom of the list like
   Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic (on /dev/sda1)
which you can select to boot into Ubuntu 8.04. Your configuration file, which you showed me earlier, lists this entry, so it should be available to you - you just need to scroll down the list using the arrows on your keyboard when the menu is presented (there is usually a 10 second delay before it selects the default option, which should be the latest kernel for Ubuntu 9.10).

You can edit kernel options if needed, but I don't think this is what you are looking to do.

Philippe AndréZorn (phazorn) said : #32

As i told you my grub menu entries show actually only ubuntu 9.10 a full list full of the same entry and no ubuntu 8.04!
As a conclusion to your efforts and mines I just give up!
And , so I know that this is not of your concern I am still without sound!!!!

Philippe AndréZorn (phazorn) said : #33

As i told you my grub menu entries show actually only ubuntu 9.10 a full list full of the same entry and no ubuntu 8.04!
As a conclusion to your efforts and mines I just give up!
And , so I know that this is not of your concern I am still without sound!!!!