[clug] I feel like a newbie... question
rodneyp at iinet.net.au
Sat Feb 20 21:03:09 UTC 2016
More likely a kernel update has failed to be configured in GRUB and the rest of
Ubuntu is in good working order.
You could download Supergrub 2 and put that on USB or CD to boot from. You
should then be able to use the menu find and boot the Ubuntu installation.
Once booted go through the bootloader setup again.
Parted Magic rescue CD also contains Supergrub 2.
On Saturday 20 Feb 2016 14:57:24 Peter Ellis wrote:
> Thanks, I have a Knoppix 7.4 DVD or the U14.04 stick as a stand-in system.
> I have a recent download of the 'Precious', but can update that to the
> external drive via Knoppix or the stick.
> I can't see GRUB.
> The update included a full Linux heart-and-soul update, so something has
> gone wrong and its messed up everything.
> This feels like a complete reinstall, now. I've done that before, over the
> Thanks, all.
> On 20 February 2016 at 12:22, David C <cottrill.david at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Whilst I agree that a restore from backup is the correct answer, I am
> > reasonably sure you wouldn't be asking this question if you had one.
> > Two answers: take a backup then reinstall and restore your data, or fix
> > the
> > current installation.
> > To get a backup, boot to a live CD and copy all of /home and any services
> > configurations or data that you hold dear to a separate USB stick. If your
> > USB drive is big enough, copy everything. Reinstall from scratch and put
> > your data back afterwards. You may need to stuff around fixing file
> > ownership.
> > To fix the current installation, we/you are going to need more
> > information.
> > Do you get to the grub menu? If so, remove "quiet" from the kernel line
> > for
> > the kernel version you're using. This won't fix anything, but will spam
> > messages to the screen to tell you more of what is happening. Google for
> > grub prompt and you should find enough information to get you started.
> > If you get stuck after grub has done its magic it begins to get more
> > exciting.
> > On 20 Feb 2016 23:22, "Peter Ellis" <vk1pe.peter at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > So, I feel like a newbie.
> > >
> > > I have somehow 'bricked' my Ubuntu 14.4.03 LTS system in an update.
> > >
> > > Oh, how is that possible? It seems I thought that the 24-hour plus
> > > update
> > > peocess was too long, so I rebooted the system, then found it 'bricked'.
> > >
> > > So, I have used my 14.04 USB to reboot; except that... the system wants
> > to
> > > do a re-install of 14.04 beside 14.04.03 rather than a 'fix' of the
> > current
> > > system.
> > >
> > > WHAT can I do to fix or Roll Back the Ubuntu 14.04.03 system, please?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Peter
> > > [currently piggybacking on a W$10 system.]
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