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Postby antiquexray on Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:50 pm

I have a Inspiron 6000 dual boot Celena and XP. After installing Celena I see the OS options as well as the different kernels to boot to. However, since installing Celena, I also see listed below the XP option:

2.6.20-16 generic (on /dev/sda3).

That's new.

I booted to it and received a message that says in part:

$HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored.

Navigating past the error messages brings up the Cassandra sign in screen, but I can't log in (not that I want to).

Now, what happened and how do I fix it (get rid of this kernel option)?

PS I used synaptic to see if I could find it and delete it with zero luck.
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Postby exploder on Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:43 pm

Easy fix! Just press (esc) when booting, select the 2.6.15 kernel and finish booting to the desktop. Now that you have booted up to the desktop, you can use Synaptic to remove the 2.6.16 kernel.

You were not able to remove the 2.6.16 kernel because it was in use.
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Postby antiquexray on Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:01 pm

exploder wrote:Easy fix! Just press (esc) when booting, select the 2.6.15 kernel and finish booting to the desktop. Now that you have booted up to the desktop, you can use Synaptic to remove the 2.6.16 kernel.

You were not able to remove the 2.6.16 kernel because it was in use.

I'm sorry I wasn't clear enough. I do boot to the 2.6.15, it's the default and top one, and get to Celena with no problem. After I'm there, I have used synaptic, but it says there is no 2.6.16 kernel installed.
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Postby linuxviolin on Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:46 am

antiquexray, you said in your first post: "After installing Celena" then "the Cassandra sign in screen"... Would it be possible that you have Celena and Cassandra installed? In this case the kernel 2.6.20-16 is maybe in Cassandra not in Celena... :roll:
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Postby antiquexray on Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:34 pm

linuxviolin wrote:antiquexray, you said in your first post: "After installing Celena" then "the Cassandra sign in screen"... Would it be possible that you have Celena and Cassandra installed? In this case the kernel 2.6.20-16 is maybe in Cassandra not in Celena... :roll:

Wish I knew if it was possible to take and post the boot screen, but until then I'll try and explain.

When I first managed to set up my laptop as a dual boot machine with Cassandra and XP, during the boot I would have a list of kernel options. Mint eventually had 2 kernels (I think 2.6.20-15 and 2.6.20-16). Each had a recovery mode with the XP option listed on the bottom. BTW, I say eventually because when I first installed Cassandra there was only one kernel version with a recovery mode, but after an update it listed and additional one. See http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopi ... nel&t=3761

Now with Celena installed I have 2.6.20-15, with and without recovery mode, but below the XP option there is 2.6.20-16 (there WAS NOT a kernel listed below XP on Cassandra). I've tried booted to it, but I get those error message as listed above, then the Cassandra login screen. It will not allow me to log into Cassandra.

So I thought I'd use Synaptic and remove the one listed below XP, however, it doesn't see it :?
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Postby Husse on Sat Sep 29, 2007 4:18 pm

There's more to it...Please post your /etc/boot/grub/menu.lst
so we can have a look at it
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Postby antiquexray on Sat Sep 29, 2007 6:33 pm

Husse wrote:There's more to it...Please post your /etc/boot/grub/menu.lst
so we can have a look at it

OK, you got it, but it's a long file. Thanks Husse.

***EDIT***

OOPS. I forgot. My family and I are in Minneapolis tonight in order to see a NFL football game tomorrow. I brought my other laptop :oops:

Tell you what I'm going to do...after supper I'm going to put Celena on this laptop the same way I did it on mine. If I run into the same problem I'll post it. Otherwise, I'll have to wait until I get back home in about 24 hours. Thanks anyway Husse. I'll be back.
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Postby antiquexray on Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:02 pm

Husse wrote:There's more to it...Please post your /etc/boot/grub/menu.lst
so we can have a look at it

OK Husse, here's my menu.lst. Hope you can help so I don't have to reinstall. But more than that, I want to know what I did wrong. I installed Celena on my other laptop, and although I had a few minor glitches, I don't have this problem. Let me know, and thanks.

# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
# grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
# grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
# and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
default 0

gfxmenu=/etc/grub/message.mint

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout 10

# Pretty colours
color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
# password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader +1
#
# title Linux
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=/dev/sda4 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=(hd0,3)

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
## alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
## lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=quiet splash

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
## altoptions=(recovery mode) single
# altoptions=(recovery mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
## howmany=7
# howmany=all

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
## memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## ## End Default Options ##

title Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.20-15-generic
root (hd0,3)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-15-generic root=/dev/sda4 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.20-15-generic
boot

title Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.20-15-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,3)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-15-generic root=/dev/sda4 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.20-15-generic
boot

title Linux Mint, kernel memtest86+
root (hd0,3)
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
boot

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title Other operating systems:
root


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda1
title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
root (hd0,0)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader +1


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda3.
title Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.20-16-generic (on /dev/sda3)
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-16-generic root=UUID=19281778-2a18-4c55-b540-a1ec66c9e7f6 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.20-16-generic
savedefault
boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda3.
title Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.20-16-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sda3)
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-16-generic root=UUID=19281778-2a18-4c55-b540-a1ec66c9e7f6 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.20-16-generic
savedefault
boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda3.
title Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.20-15-generic (on /dev/sda3)
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-15-generic root=UUID=19281778-2a18-4c55-b540-a1ec66c9e7f6 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.20-15-generic
savedefault
boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda3.
title Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.20-15-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sda3)
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-15-generic root=UUID=19281778-2a18-4c55-b540-a1ec66c9e7f6 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.20-15-generic
savedefault
boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda3.
title Linux Mint, memtest86+ (on /dev/sda3)
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
savedefault
boot
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Postby Husse on Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:25 am

Ok you have Cassandra on sda3 according to your menu.lst
IWhat I suspect is that you created sda4 when you installed Celena. Then the UUID of sda3 was changed and you suffer from the UUID decease
Cure here
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... _a_problem
Note that Celena does not use UUID!
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Postby mschilling on Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:20 am

OK, I have to change the uuid so these lists match, correct? Can you please suggest which to change and how to save the change, thanks!
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Postby Husse on Mon Oct 01, 2007 1:47 pm

mschilling this is the wrong thread for you! :)
You've got the answer in the right thread, but I'll add that you have to be root -i.e. sudo gedit /etc/fstab
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Postby antiquexray on Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:47 pm

Husse wrote:Ok you have Cassandra on sda3 according to your menu.lst
IWhat I suspect is that you created sda4 when you installed Celena. Then the UUID of sda3 was changed and you suffer from the UUID decease
Cure here
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... _a_problem
Note that Celena does not use UUID!

Thanks Husse. All is working fine now. Thanks again!
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Postby Husse on Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:16 am

I'm confused....
antiquexray are you mshilling?
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