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Chris H. 11-26-2010 10:57 AM

Ubuntu Upgrade Issues
 
So I'm running Virtual Box on my MacBook. I installed Ubuntu 9.10 in the virtual machine and it ran fine. After running a series of updates and two failed upgrades to Ubuntu 10.04, the OS essentially killed itself. After the last failed upgrade attempt, the OS restarted in the virtual machine and upon trying to reboot, it said there was no mountable disk drive. Is there any way to fix this (aside from simply deleting the virtual machine and starting over again)?

Buzzard2010 11-26-2010 11:29 AM

Try creating a new virtual machine, but point it to the existing Ubuntu installation.

- Simon

vansmith 11-26-2010 12:47 PM

You say there is no mountable disk drive. Is this a VB error or an Ubuntu error? If it was an Ubuntu error, can you be more specific with the error message?

Chris H. 11-26-2010 11:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vansmith (Post 1145267)
You say there is no mountable disk drive. Is this a VB error or an Ubuntu error? If it was an Ubuntu error, can you be more specific with the error message?

If I remember correctly, it said "Failed to find /dev!" or close to that. I deleted the .vdi after that and the VM itself and started over again. This time Ubuntu upgraded without problems, though on occasion VB will suddenly abort it for some reason…beyond that, it runs like it should.

vansmith 11-27-2010 12:13 PM

That was very much an Ubuntu error. No dev folder means no device files which means nothing will work. It's possible that it could have been fixed but all is well I suppose.

What error does VB give when it aborts? It's rock solid here with Ubuntu 10.10.

Chris H. 11-28-2010 12:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vansmith (Post 1145652)
That was very much an Ubuntu error. No dev folder means no device files which means nothing will work. It's possible that it could have been fixed but all is well I suppose.

What error does VB give when it aborts? It's rock solid here with Ubuntu 10.10.

It doesn't give any sort of error. It just says "aborted". Is there a way to find out what error codes came up?

vansmith 11-28-2010 11:04 AM

Check the log for the VM: ~/Library/VirtualBox/Machines/<vm>/Logs (that's the Library folder in your home directory).

Chris H. 11-29-2010 01:34 AM

Quote:

"DESTROYED" to "TERMINATED"
Could that mean something?


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