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Offline nalsdixit

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cannot boot up sparky linux
« on: September 27, 2014, 08:48:59 am »
i have sparky xfce version installed. everything was working fine, until i had to reboot. sparky does not boot up, sometimes it just hangs, other times i get to a terminal prompt flashing cursor, but no display

i am on a fujitsu amd laptop, with debian wheezy installed as a dual boot, that gives me grub, as this machine refuses to boot on grub 2

thank you

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Re: cannot boot up sparky linux
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2014, 09:12:25 am »
When I did a fresh install of Sparkylinux on my desktop I assigned 30 GB for root, 4 GB for swap and rest of the harddisk for Home and it didn't boot and I didn't understand what to do and, I ended up trying other things like reinstall etc; then I found the solution on the internet.

Actually there were quiet a few solutions and they were annoying. The best solution is to boot with the live cd/dvd/usb and run Boot Repair tool available on the iso image.
It was easy and there were no more problems. All done.
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Re: cannot boot up sparky linux
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2014, 09:13:05 am »
Also uninstall plymouth to improve shutdown and reboot and login performance/time.
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Re: cannot boot up sparky linux
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2014, 10:12:08 am »
tks way12go

booted from the live usb, ran boot-repair

unfort that made the situation worse, now it does not even get to the grub screen, it just shuts down prior to that

what do i do now ?

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Re: cannot boot up sparky linux
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2014, 10:33:38 am »
I think pavroo or someone else can help you. Not me, definitely I'm not the guy equipped with knowledge to help you. Sorry friend.
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Re: cannot boot up sparky linux
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2014, 12:48:51 pm »
I suggest to reinstall the system.
I a case of problem with booting after the system upgrading if the Grub works fine, run the system in rescue mode and check/try to fix broken/not upgraded packages:
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sudo apt-get install -f
sudo dpkg --configure -a
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Re: cannot boot up sparky linux
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2014, 04:15:53 pm »
thank you, am resitalling rite now, will let you know how it goes

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Re: cannot boot up sparky linux
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2014, 07:56:17 am »
reinstalled, worked for a while. safe upgraded the system

rebooted a while later

loading kernel , please wait
segmentation fault
target filesystem does not have /sbin/init
segmentation fault /sbin/sh: 0: cannot access tty; job turned off

there after i tried to run a sudo install -f
says "sudo unable to resolve host (none)

tried booting up in recovery mode

4.4708721 drm_kms_helper: panic occured, switching back to text console

no console, nothing i can do, other than force shut down

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reinstall again, and not upgrade system ?

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Re: cannot boot up sparky linux
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2014, 12:23:12 pm »
I will make a fresh install it on my machine and I will have a look.
It's not normal.

How did you do the upgrade? via Synaptic, Sparky APTus or manually using commands in a terminal emulator?
« Last Edit: September 28, 2014, 12:28:06 pm by pavroo »
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Re: cannot boot up sparky linux
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2014, 12:38:20 pm »
both ways, sparkyAPTus, and repository

fresh reinstall worked fine a while ago, but on second reboot went back to same message "cannot access tty"

appreciate your help, somehow this amd cpu and linux is a bad fit

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Re: cannot boot up sparky linux
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2014, 03:15:41 pm »
by the way, does not need a system update/upgrade to get to a non bootable situation. any change to system and a reboot will make it unable to boot up. for now, i will just not shut the computer down

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Re: cannot boot up sparky linux
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2014, 03:25:29 pm »
I am installing it now.
But if you decide to reinstall it again don't use APTus for the first upgrading.
I looks like it can't upgrade something and stop working.
So if you just reboot after broken upgrading you loosing access to the system.

After installing sparky run upgrading in a terminal emulator as follow:
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sudo su
(you don't need to type sudo every time)
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apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
Then check is everything upgraded well:
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apt-get install -f
dpkg --configure -a
If nothing to fix just reboot, but not before checking as above.

if you use APTus and you are not sure is everything upgraded OK, simply go to "Fix Broken' tab and run both two options one after one.
They runs commands to check as above.

So even without upgrading you can't reboot?

Is it 32 or 64 bit version?
« Last Edit: September 28, 2014, 03:31:26 pm by pavroo »
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Re: cannot boot up sparky linux
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2014, 04:25:53 pm »
tks, for now, things are working, so i not gg to test my luck with a reboot unless forced to

will be back later if i do it, and run into problems,...

tks for your help

is the amd 64 version

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