How to: udevtrigger terminated with exit status 1 [solution]

The Bi-Annual Headache has a name this time: “udevtrigger terminated with exit status 1”. Here is a brief description of what went wrong and how I fixed it.

On upgrade to Ubuntu 11.04 this error cropped up after a shaky mid session reboot (Doing the update during the April 28th Windstorm in Niagara.) I’ve experienced this problem before but thought tht it wouldn’t be an issue since I already fixed my /etc/fstab to reference /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2 (swap). The problem was deeper, so I began my inspection.

I wasn’t able to mount the drive at first because of the error so after a little command line refresher I remounted the root directory using this command:

mount -o remount,rw /

Finishing the interrupted installation was as easy as the system had suggested with the last command:

“sudo dpkg --configure -a”

Then after reboot it was time to see how bad off MySQL was after a rough transition. Hopefully you had better luck with the upgrade to 11.04 Ubuntu.