[Solved] System hanging on upgrade to Jessie

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[Solved] System hanging on upgrade to Jessie

Postby heathentech » 2016-04-05 17:36

I have an asus eee 1015px, which was running dualboot windows and wheezy with no problems (except the browsers seeming to take up a lot of CPU). Today having backed up everything, I wanted to upgrade to jessie.

I followed the instructions at: https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/how ... e-release/

Everything seemed to be progressing fine, no strange messages, it took 1 hour for
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apt-get upgrade


but maybe that's normal. However, then when I did

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apt-get dist-upgrade


It froze at 17.30 with a weird screen. The sort of thing you never want to see on an install, a sad face and blocks instead of text.
pic: https://heathentech.files.wordpress.com ... oblem1.jpg

Then it moved on and gave a readout, which seemed pretty ominous
pic: https://heathentech.files.wordpress.com ... oblem2.jpg

It then moved and gave a readout, hanging again:
pic3: https://heathentech.files.wordpress.com ... oblem3.jpg

Now it seems to be in loop, moving on every 15 minutes or so but always ending up with the same screenful of text shown in the foto below, which ends with the last line reading like this:
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[17798.587776] ieee80211 phy0: brcms_ops_bss_info_changed: arp filtering: enabled true, count 1 (implement)

or later
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[20209.229273] ieee80211 phy0: brcms_ops_bss_info_changed: arp filtering: enabled true, count 1 (implement)


This pic shows the full screen: https://heathentech.files.wordpress.com ... oblem6.jpg

Can anyone help me with this? This is baffling for me I'm not very experienced with debian. Normally i can find my way through googling or searching forums but i haven't found anything similar yet.
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Re: System hanging on upgrade to Jessie

Postby heathentech » 2016-04-05 19:16

Ok im goibg to shut it down with REISUB since its still hanging
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Re: System hanging on upgrade to Jessie

Postby Hallvor » 2016-04-05 19:22

Are you able to get to the CLI at all?
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Re: System hanging on upgrade to Jessie

Postby heathentech » 2016-04-05 19:29

Hmm so it rebooted ok, with some text flashing up about cleaning orphaned inodes. Things seem to be working ok, how would i go about checking? Maybe i need to rerun dist-upgrade? /etc/os_release says im running debian8. Im running top in terminal and something called tracker-extract is using close to 100%.
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Re: System hanging on upgrade to Jessie

Postby Hallvor » 2016-04-05 19:35

It is probably file-indexing. Running Gnome?

Yes, try running "apt-get dist-upgrade" again.
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Re: System hanging on upgrade to Jessie

Postby heathentech » 2016-04-05 20:19

Yes i think you're right about tracker - https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Tracker/WhatIsTracker (i am running gnome)

So i did "apt-get dist-upgrade" again and im happy to say it went through really fast, then i did "apt-get autoremove" and took out 360 or so unneeded packages. I've got one package held back, db5.1-util but i've found a link discussing how to get rid of that - http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions ... 175539449/

Pff that was a stressful install. Thanks for your comments Hallvor! So i am good now with jessie or do i need to do anything else?
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Re: System hanging on upgrade to Jessie

Postby Hallvor » 2016-04-05 20:34

Glad you seem to get your install working. :) Try apt-get -f upgrade to get rid if the kept back package.
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Re: [Solved] System hanging on upgrade to Jessie

Postby heathentech » 2016-04-05 20:47

I've marked this solved even though i really don't understand what happened. But everything seems to be working fine overall now and i didn't lose any data. :D

Thanks again for you comments Hallvor, regarding this kept back db5.1-util file i tried this instruction
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after apt-get remove db-util, i did a apt-get install db-util and it installed db5.3-util.

and also
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apt-get -f upgrade
as you suggested, but then the file still remains.
Right now I'm not so bothered about that though.
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Re: [Solved] System hanging on upgrade to Jessie

Postby Hallvor » 2016-04-05 21:13

If you have both version 5.1 and 5.3 installed, apt may see them as conflicting and keeping the older one back. You may fix it by simply removing the older version.

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