Eric Johnson on 3 Sep 2012 12:36:03 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Broken Ubuntu upgrade

No difference. I turned off quiet and splash, but it gets to exactly the same message and then freezes. I do not see how to get to the X log file unless I boot from recovery mode.


"Eric at" <> wrote:

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>On my system X starts up shortly before ACPI which is where I'd expect the
>battery check to take place.  If you try to boot into single user mode does
>that work?  I'd surmise that something in X is broken.
>Check your X log file (if it's written to prior to crash.)
>On 09/03/2012 01:14 PM, Eric H. Johnson wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I just upgraded one of my notebooks to Ubuntu 12.04. The upgrade went fine, however I hate unity, so I then proceeded to uninstall unity and install GDM. That appears to have been a mistake, as it now hangs on booting. In normal boot, it dumps boot logging text up to "checking battery" and just freezes. It has loaded a bunch of services by that point, including postgresql and things of that sort.
>> If I boot in recovery mode, I do not get to the menu, it does boot to a command prompt however. I did a check on packages and it says there are no broken packages. I tried running the dist-upgrade again and it said there is nothing to upgrade, and I tried re-installing unity, which worked as far as installing, but no real difference as far as booting.
>> The file system is otherwise intact, so I can get at what little data I would want to save, and rebuilding is no great loss. It would mainly be the time it took to set up all of the applications, as a couple were a bit of a pain to get working.
>> I also burned a 12.04 CD and booted to it, but saw no additional recovery options. Is there anything else I can do at this point to recover the system, or am I better off just starting over.
>> Thanks, Eric
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