Using upgrade manager I upgraded my 8.04.x LTS installation to 10.04. After rebooting the system failed encountered an error and dropped into the recovery console. It appeared to be a problem caused by ureadahead as described here: http://ubuntuguide.net/howto-fix-ureadahead-problem-after-upgrading-to-ubuntu-10-04. So I renamed ureadahead.conf to ureadahead.moved (after remounting the partition rw). This did not help so I renamed the file back again.
After rebooting the following error appears:
ureadahead terminated with status 5. udev_monitor_new_from_netlink: error getting socket: Invalid Argument mountall:mountall.c:3204 assertion failed in main: udev_monitor = udev_monitor_new_from_netlink(udev,"udev") init: mountall main process (2532) killed by ABRT signal. General error mounting filesystems
How will I get my system to boot again properly? thanks
following instructions from here sort of helped: http://www.linode.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=28115 . the only problem was it configured my grub menu incorrectly. Edited the menu.lst to point to the right hd but the id's don't seem to match.
Gave up waiting for root device:
alert /dev/disk/by-uuid/[id] does not exist. Dropping to a shell
Maybe I can somehow reinstall grub to point to the right hd/kernel file?