Re: Upgrade to Squeeze failed
Mark Allums wrote:
> On 10/24/2010 11:52 PM, lrhorer wrote:
>> Well, this is the third or fourth upgrade to Squeeze from
>> Lenny I have
>> attempted, and they all have been painful. This one has failed,
>> though. I upgraded and got everything working, but then I decided to
>> clean up a bit. I did a couple of runs of `apt-get autoremove` and
>> `apt-get upgrade, along with installing startupmanager. I removed
>> old 2.6.26 kernel image, and then updated Grub. Then I rebooted the
>> machine. Grub comes up, and if I let it boot to Windows, it works,
>> but if I select Linux (normal or recovery), very shortly after
>> starting to
>> boot the video output from the machine just dies. I don't mean it
>> goes blank, I mean the video goes away altogether, as if the machine
>> is shut
>> down. The monitor reports a loss of video signal, yet the PC is
>> still running and continues to access the hard drive.
>> When it was working, the machine would start out in text
>> mode, but
>> quickly would switch to graphics mode when booting.
> Do you mean when the console text mode switches fonts (to the uglier
> more readable font), or when X is started? That is, is the first mode
> set failing, or is it the second one, the actual switch to the
> If the latter, boot to single-user mode and investigate. If the
> former, you need to intervene during the boot process by telling the
> kernel what text mode you want manually (boot parameter).
The former. I know where and how to change this, but what is the
syntax? The attempts mentioned below were a shot in the dark, since it
seems the failure is right about the point where the initrd loads.
> I am not certain,
>> but I think it is at this same point the video output dies, now.
>> I've tried booting from the installation CD and removing then
>> xorg, kdm, and kdebase. No joy. What should I try, now?
>> I captured the dmesg and syslog files, but nothing jumps out
>> at me. Is
>> there something specific for which I should look in the logs?