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Can't boot after today's update
« on: February 25, 2021, 07:11:30 PM »
 

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System is LL 4.8. After updating today and then rebooting, the machine stuck in the spinning wheel phase. I finally got the Grub screen after messing with various options, but nothing I tried would let me boot so I restored the system using a 12 day old Clonezilla image, which, LUCKILY, worked.

But now I don't dare update the system again. What happened?
 


Re: Can't boot after today's update
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2021, 07:16:34 PM »
 

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The answer will be in the logs, which now no longer exist. If it happens again, check the boot etc logs.
 

Re: Can't boot after today's update
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2021, 09:04:56 PM »
 

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Okay. How do I read those, much less export them, when I don't have a functioning system? If you tell me where the file is, I can boot off a flash drive and find it, but I won't have an email account; I just tried setting one up while booted off a flash drive and Thunderbird wouldn't let me do it even though I had all the info needed for my account. I'm sorry I don't know my way around linux like everybody else here seems to; it's frustrating.
 

Re: Can't boot after today's update
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2021, 09:43:51 AM »
 

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Okay. How do I read those, much less export them, when I don't have a functioning system? If you tell me where the file is, I can boot off a flash drive and find it, but I won't have an email account; I just tried setting one up while booted off a flash drive and Thunderbird wouldn't let me do it even though I had all the info needed for my account. I'm sorry I don't know my way around linux like everybody else here seems to; it's frustrating.

Boot off a Live USB and check under /var/log, that's where the logs are kept. Also, make sure there's enough space left in the partition, a full or almost full partition will prevent the system from booting.
Last Edit: February 26, 2021, 09:46:28 AM by Moltke
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