Boot Failure after Anniversary Update
I had my Alienware Area 51 since about 2007 – since right before DELL bought Alienware – and about a year ago I upgraded to Windows 10. No problem. Here are the specs.
But the Anniversary Update fails miserably on this machine. It keeps waking up dead, if you see what I mean. A couple of days ago it was running, right after the update but without the 2 additional SATA hard drives. The drives were obviously still in the system, but Windows 10 did not see them. And Disk Manager did not see them either. So I did a RESTART with the start menu and got into a world of hurt. The system never finished restarting. After 10 minutes it was still doing an animation on the screen saying Restarting. So I used the power button, it failed to boot, and then finally I got it back by going back to the previous restore point using essentially the same process you see below, but it looked different that time. No application windows just blue screen dialogs.
Now it’s happened again, but differently. Continue Reading
SOLVED – see below
I have a couple of hard drives. But I can’t get them to AutoMount. Used the post here to try to get it to work, but this does not work. The boot stops with a message to “Type S to skip mounting or M to Manually whatever”.
I set the options to LABEL= to match the old mount point, I hoped.
I can mount the drives manually using the little Arrow in the Disks program next to the partition.
According to this post under Ubuntu: You must uncheck the “Show In User Interface” option:
The drive[s] then show up as /mnt/YOURLABELHERE and rebooting remounts the drives properly.
But these are not the original mount points that were present when the disks were first added to the system. So I changed them and they still mount properly.
Corrected Mount Points
Back to the Original Places
And they appear in the user interface, as you can see. Voila! Why is this so complicated?
BTW, this was published for 2014 so that it does not appear on my first page of the blog. There is no other way I know to get things off the first page.
When DVD+R is Inserted
R-Click choices on ISO
When I choose Disk Image Writer, on LM17, I get a window for which I have no understandable choices. So the question is how am I supposed to use this interface to write an ISO the DVD+R that I have just inserted.
Oh. I see:
RClick on ISO and choose Brasero
Click Burn and away it goes
Verify with a checksum
Disk Image Writer is a backup program. Brasero is the ISO media writer program, among other things.
Thanks a heap,
@N200 ~ $ inxi -S
System: Host: N200 Kernel: 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 17 Qiana
BTW: Publishing this exactly one year ago is a hack to keep bug posts off the front page, for which there is no feature in WordPress.
SourceForge is broken and looks like this, but only for FireFox 32 and only on one of my four Win7 x64 machines. Works fine on MSIE 11, and Linux Mint 17, FFox 32 on VirtualBox on the same machine.
Many things do not fix this problem:
- Clear the entire browser cache, history, and sourceforge only or all cookies.
- Mess with various settings in Ghostery and block and unblock many of the trackers. With the same tracker block profile on other machines those work fine.
- Remove any unnecessary plugins and extensions. LastPass, Ghostery and Flash are the only ones left on all the machines. No difference.
- Uninstall and re-install FireFox.
- Flush the DNS cache.
- Reboot the system.
No joy after all of these attempts. Anybody got an idea to fix this?
Update: 11 Sept 2014 All fixed. Who knew. Maybe some mirror had a bad CSS file. Anyway. All better now. No clue why one of my systems was bad, and why clearing the cache and cookies didn’t fix it. Sigh… Summer lightning.
The Allods crash reporter fails. I had a crash yesterday and the process failed to send the report. And today when I launched Allods, the reported tried again.
These instructions let you figure out what is overheated about your system so it can be fixed.
Installed Linux Mint 15 RC on Virtual Box 4.2.12 on Windows Host.
- Mint system hung after install / reboot when update was running. Recovery required CTRL/ALT/DEL to get back to windows. Cursor still moved, but system did not respond. Reset required to bring back Virtual Machine.
- Comix cursors did not show correct transparency. Dark gray box was around cursor at all times.
Log files from Virtual Box are here:
Support post I can’t hide here. Continue Reading
What were you doing when the problem occured[sic]?:
I’m trying to filter out game or other updates from my friends in my news feed. I clicked on the drop down menu to the right of a story and chose unsubscribe, from whatever it was – game update or photo update. And observed that the post changed to a confirmation that I wouldn’t see those anymore. Then when I return to that page, or refresh the page, all the stories that were filtered out reappeared. Looks like it’s totally broken, dude. Hey dude, make this work, please. [just trying to use age appropriate language, dude or dudesse.]
What did you expect to happen?:
I expected them to stay filtered out.
What actually happened?:
If I come back to the news feed, or refreshed the page, the filtered stories reappeared as if I had done nothing. BTW, takes too long to upload a picture for this post. That seems to be stuck too. And if I’m going to tell you about a bug, then you need to allow more than one pic, like before and after or before during and after.