Upgrade 11.04 to 11.10 failed on reboot

Asked by rodlaycock on 2011-10-14

Upgrading 11.04 to 11.10 failed with black screen upon reboot.

I ensured all updates were applied and rebooted.

Checked for updates again, this time there were none... So I launched the upgrade - it took a long time to download and install and threw up an error message about SAMBA not being able to install but I could install it later.. This was all fine.

Once it had completed I rebooted my laptop and it's now dead. I get the GRUB loader and can boot into recovery mode, but when I then continue the boot process into 11.10, it fails stating it's unable to mount the encrypted F.S.

This is the first time I've every upgraded an Ubuntu system and I thought it would be as simple as installing - but this is infinitely more painful.

Any advice would be appreciated.
Rod

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Solved by:
Andriopoulos Nikolaos
Solved:
2011-10-19
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2011-10-19

first of all try to do what its been done here https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/174209
 after it please provide the output of

cat /etc/fstab | egrep -v "(^#.*|^$)"

from the recovery mode

Similar problem here... typing this onn my Android tablet.

Upgraded to 11.10,evercything seemed good. Went to software centre to insvtall eclipse. It alxo wantec to update Wine which i agreed to. That seemed to go ok, but now it wont boot completely. Bootinv shows "Waiting for network configuration..." then "Waiting up to 60 more seconds for network configuratbion..." then " Booting system without full network configuration..." thefn stops. Booting in recovery mode gets me to a usable shell but no networkmng. Alt-sh-F1 also gets me a usable shell. It says a reboot id needed.

How xcan i get networking up again?

rodlaycock (rod-laycock) said : #3

This is a little difficult as I'm on my Droid phone.

Tried rebooting into a different kernel version, same issue.

Rebooted a few times and now getting the Kubuntu splash screen before it
turns black and does nothing.

In response to the cat /etc/fstab command above. I get
proc /proc proc node,noexec,nosuid 0 0
UUID=90538b1d-96df-4e7d-87d0-9bc8f4884521 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/mapper/cryptswap1 none swap sw 0 0
On 14 Oct 2011 09:32, "Andriopoulos Nikolaos" <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #174258 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/174258
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Andriopoulos Nikolaos proposed the following answer:
> first of all try to do what its been done here
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/174209
> after it please provide the output of
>
> cat /etc/fstab | egrep -v "(^#.*|^$)"
>
> from the recovery mode
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/174258/+confirm?answer_id=0
>
> If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
> following page to enter your feedback:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/174258
>
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>

rodlaycock (rod-laycock) said : #4

Another reboot and i now have the kubuntu splash with a message. "Waiting
for network configuration." Followed by "Waiting up to 60 more seconds for
network configuration."

After this the screen goes black again.
On 14 Oct 2011 18:41, "rodlaycock" <email address hidden>
wrote:

> Your question #174258 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/174258
>
> Status: Answered => Open
>
> You are still having a problem:
> This is a little difficult as I'm on my Droid phone.
>
> Tried rebooting into a different kernel version, same issue.
>
> Rebooted a few times and now getting the Kubuntu splash screen before it
> turns black and does nothing.
>
> In response to the cat /etc/fstab command above. I get
> proc /proc proc node,noexec,nosuid 0 0
> UUID=90538b1d-96df-4e7d-87d0-9bc8f4884521 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
> /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 none swap sw 0 0
> On 14 Oct 2011 09:32, "Andriopoulos Nikolaos" <
> <email address hidden>> wrote:
>
> > Your question #174258 on Ubuntu changed:
> > https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/174258
> >
> > Status: Open => Answered
> >
> > Andriopoulos Nikolaos proposed the following answer:
> > first of all try to do what its been done here
> > https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/174209
> > after it please provide the output of
> >
> > cat /etc/fstab | egrep -v "(^#.*|^$)"
> >
> > from the recovery mode
> >
> > --
> > If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> > know that it is solved:
> >
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/174258/+confirm?answer_id=0
> >
> > If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
> > following page to enter your feedback:
> > https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/174258
> >
> > You received this question notification because you asked the question.
> >
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>

Sounds like Rod and I do have th# same problem.

Try ctrl-alt-

Try Cntrl-alt-shift F1 to get to text shell.

I also tried booting from my 11.04 rescue cd and that works, including networking. Can't startx though... the 11.10 gui displys but doesn't respond. I have run dmesg but no way to get the results onto my tablet without gui. Autimounting usb devices doesn't seem to work???

rodlaycock (rod-laycock) said : #7

I booted off install cd and went through install process and told it jot to
wipe my data.

It did remove some stuff and then installed, when I boot up it does has some
error messages but does get into x. Although it does have some unusual
quirks, sometimes unity won't start.

Am just about to format the /ext4 partition and start again.
On 14 Oct 2011 22:55, "Frank van der Hulst" <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #174258 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/174258
>
> Frank van der Hulst posted a new comment:
> Try Cntrl-alt-shift F1 to get to text shell.
>
> I also tried booting from my 11.04 rescue cd and that works, including
> networking. Can't startx though... the 11.10 gui displys but doesn't
> respond. I have run dmesg but no way to get the results onto my tablet
> without gui. Autimounting usb devices doesn't seem to work???
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>

I've now got another Linux machine networked to my near-dead one, and to the Net. So I can type :), and copy files.

Is there anyone out there who can help?

I gave up too... I installed 10.10 on a new partition and am using that now.

I'm pretty sure this in some way ties up with unity.

rodlaycock (rod-laycock) said : #10

Yep. I gave up too and reinstated from scratch, although there seems to be
some random bugs in it. Ee shutdown sometimes freezes laptop, as does
plugging usb device after safely removing.

11.10 is not all that great in my opinion, might go back to 11.04.
On 17 Oct 2011 09:53, "Frank van der Hulst" <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #174258 on update-manager in Ubuntu changed:
>
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update-manager/+question/174258
>
> Frank van der Hulst posted a new comment:
> I gave up too... I installed 10.10 on a new partition and am using that
> now.
>
> I'm pretty sure this in some way ties up with unity.
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>

you must probably sumbit bug reports
please mark the question solved if there is nothing else that we can do here because you fresh installed....

thanks

rodlaycock (rod-laycock) said : #12

Thanks Andriopoulos Nikolaos, that solved my question.

Created the bug report

Added the link to Bug #858122.

For Rod (and anyone else experiencing this issue)...

Applying the fix described at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sysvinit/+bug/858122/comments/18 got my 11.10 installation working again. I've still got some work to do to make it shutdown properly though.