[solved] LM19: No symbol table. Press any key to continue

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[solved] LM19: No symbol table. Press any key to continue

Post by DarrenG » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:56 pm

Having updated from 18.3 to 19 cinnamon via a clean installation I am now experiencing an error message "No symbol table. Press any key to continue" similar to https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1633839.

I set up my my SSD and HDD as follows

sda1 /boot
sda2 /
sda3 /home
sda4 /swap

sdb1 /data

the best solution from the launchpad article seems to be

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sudo grub-install /dev/sda
sudo update-grub
sudo reboot
Is this a common problem? I haven't struck it before.
Last edited by DarrenG on Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:05 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: LM19: No symbol table. Press any key to continue

Post by catweazel » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:22 pm

DarrenG wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:56 pm
Is this a common problem? I haven't struck it before.
From the link you posted:

This bug affects 46 people

From go ogle:

About 37 results

I'd say that, no, it isn't common.
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Re: [solved] LM19: No symbol table. Press any key to continue

Post by DarrenG » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:48 pm

I wonder if its because I created a separate /boot partition? I got in the habit of doing that when I had multi OS accessing a common data partition. Now everybody in my house uses mint the /boot is not really needed.
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Re: [solved] LM19: No symbol table. Press any key to continue

Post by Gizmouk » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:06 am

Followed DarrenG's instructions.... made no difference.
I'll just go with the flow and hit any key to continue :)
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I upgraded from LM18.3 to LM19 on my elderly HP XW8600 with 6GB memory and a shedful of disks.

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Re: [solved] LM19: No symbol table. Press any key to continue

Post by eddie5903 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:31 am

DarrenG's instructions worked for me. I have a dual boot Windows 7/Linux laptop, each operating system has it's own drive.

Anyway, Darren thanks for your help! 8)

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