Ubuntu Installation :: Crash During 2.6.31-20 Kernel Update
Mar 8, 2010
Running Karmic on my laptop, I get very occasional kernel panics (suspect it has something to do with the Broadcom WiFi because it only seems to happen with heavy network traffic or HDD access), but just my lucky, this time it Panic'd on me during my recent update -> linux-kernel 2.6.31-20. My system still 'works', but I get the following when doing any other updates, now:
sudo dpkg --configure -a
[sudo] password for tango:
Setting up linux-image-2.6.31-20-generic (2.6.31-20.57) ...
dpkg (subprocess): unable to execute installed post-installation script: Exec format error
dpkg: error processing linux-image-2.6.31-20-generic (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-image-generic:
linux-image-generic depends on linux-image-2.6.31-20-generic; however:
Package linux-image-2.6.31-20-generic is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing linux-image-generic (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-generic:
linux-generic depends on linux-image-generic (= 184.108.40.206.33); however:
Package linux-image-generic is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing linux-generic (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
Now I cannot seem to get rid of that, and of course, I am stuck in the prior version. Granted everything 'works' - but it bothers me. What's the best way to go about tracking down and hashing out a problem like this?
I have just done a fresh install of 10.10 (full updates) with my new HD 4870, downloaded the last catalyst 11.6 from AMD, I have done the normal procedure of the driver installation, Ubuntu booted correctly, i changed some options in CCC, one of them the "video tearing option" after that X crashed, rebooted the machine, but it stays that way, before the login screen, the X crashes (corrupted image) only reset button restarts the machine.
I removed the installed driver, purged the configurations and started all over using the deb package creation procedure of the driver and also the manual script installation, but it stays the same way, removed again the driver, installed the OSS driver, it logins correctly, tested also with the restricted driver of the Ubuntu repository, it works, but no "video tearing option".
Done a new fresh install of 10.10 (no updates), installed the driver and enabled the "video tearing option", everything is ok, but if I upgrade the kernel the problem returns (if "video tearing option" is enable), i managed to overcome the video tearing option by always enabling VSYNC. After all this, my question is how can I reset CCC settings via command line, the aticonf --initial dont work in this case, CCC is keeping the settings in some config file (I think) that I dont know the location. I want to do some testing, and its annoying to remove, install , reinstall the driver when the X enters this crash loop.
During update my pc locked up and i shut it down. power button now ubuntu wont start up, it runs straight to busybox, windows starts and runs normaly. i have tried to do some simple fix with a live cd (ubuntu 10.10, the instaled verison is 10.04) but everything stops after a while in the terminal. have tried to install grub + update and upgrad with terminal live cd. have also tried to run the [URL].. but stops when it comes to the partiotn thats ubuntu is on (sda5)disk
have also tried to install 10.10 from the cd, just starts to loading after chosen install.anything i can do in busybox ? must i format the whole disk, including windows ?
I was upgrading my laptop from 10.10 to 11.04. The laptop crashed part way through the upgrade (fairly far in, at least an hour after downloads completed, a few minutes after grub installer asked some questions). The crash was from another issue besides the update
Now when the computer boots it immediately goes into kernal panic (black screen, flashing caps lock light). when selecting recovery mode, it boots for about a 5 seconds then hangs.
I can however at grub select Previous versions of ubuntu > 2.6.35-28 and it will boot succesffully and run without error. Currently running like this to post this message. For the most part everything looks as if it has upgraded. To things worth mentioning.
$ sudo do-release-upgrade Checking for a new ubuntu release No new release found
I backed up my home folder just in case but didn't do a system backup. Wasn't worried if I broke it and had to reinstall, but this doesn't look in my (possibly incorrect) to bad.
9.04 this morning updated my kernel to I believe it is 220.127.116.11 and upon the reboot I had no desktop. It booted wanting to go into low graphics.
So I drop to shell and stop the gdm and try to run the latest nvidia run file I have and it hangs saying I have a x server running.
Otherwise I am needing assistance with getting my desktop back! I can boot into an older kernel and if need be I would like to roll back that latest update this morning, but once again I am forgetting the command line for that.
(after i update packages, it says error, and here's whats in the details tab) Preconfiguring packages ... (Reading database ... 197969 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to replace flashplugin-installer 10.3.181.34ubuntu0.11.04.1 (using .../flashplugin-installer_10.3.181.34ubuntu0.11.04.1_i386.deb) ... code....
How to fix This? i haven't messed with Ubuntu much...Why am i getting an error about a kernel update?
I write the network driver. Transmission of packets in user space I do through netlink socket`s. In user space there is a handling of packets and their transmission on other device (however, it isn't important).
Problem in that any time, packets through the driver in system, and is reverse, are transferred normally. But then there comes the moment when the kernel crash. If to look in syslog it seems to me that comes deadlock. Also I think that it is related with netlink socket`s.
I can't find the information on that anywhere how correctly to use netlink socket`s in kernel space. Can at you will any a reason into the account of synchronization of sockets and the driver in kernel space?
I've install F10 to use it as server and router and found a strange problem on my XP machine which is behind the F10. I've tried to update my Lineage2 client from official server but the update crash, tried to open the web page it didn't open. Also tried to open microsoft web it didn't open. When i try to open the same pages on PC with F10 they open with no problem.
When trying to clean up old kernels I accidentally deleted the current kernel (2.6.35-24). I then had problems when I reinstalled and found that I could only boot into command line mode. I was able to fix this problem but have since installed the latest kernel release (2.6.35-25) and now have the same problem as before. Of course, I could do what I did before but I guess this is going to occur whenever I upgrade in future.
After upgrading Maverick (perfect!) to Natty, I was unable to boot into anything. (kernel 2.6.38). However, through much PITA, I was able to boot into an older kernel. (2.6.35). I completely removed 2.6.38, rebooted, reinstalled it and ran update-grub. However, 2.6.38 is no longer available no matter how many times I run update-grub, and the only option left is 2.6.35. In my humble opinion, the Natty upgrade experience is rubbish. (blank screen, total PC hangs, boots into a blank screen with only a blinking cursor, NVIDIA official driver not working, bootable only into older kernels etc.)
I tried to update Linux kernel (2.6.39) but after installation procedure PC won't boot into NEW kernel, I get only BLANK screen, but hopefully older kernel works just fine (2.6.38-9), how to fix it, that I can fluently boot into 2.6.39?
im dual booting ubuntu and win7 (i installed ubuntu using wubi)yesterday i ran the update manager and i noticed it installed a kernel update.since then, whenever i reboot i get the boot loader menu asking me to choose between win7 and ubuntu, but when i choose ubuntu, instead of the regular menu that asked me which kernel version i wanna use i get a command-prompt-like interface with the title:
I would like to update my Kernel from 18.104.22.168 (from liveCD) to the 22.214.171.124, because of my modem problem (huawei e 169).>UBUNTU 9.10< I know that I can do it trough synaptic- but the problem is when I restart my pendrive, the kernel want be recognized. I think I have change something in some boot documents- but it looks here everything a little bit different than with HDD install:there is no menu.lst , etc.
Ubuntu 9.10 on my dual boot HP laptop won't shut down completely (my screen goes blank but the laptop doesn't power off just hangs with no screen display showing anything). I never had this problem before. It appeared after the 2.6.31-19 update.
After I push the power/reboot button and then restart the laptop, I am able to shut down.
After updating the kernel in Wubi installs, GRUB gets messed up. This has caused me to hold off on the HUGE list of updates in my update manager (I have never updated since I first installed 10.04, and this was just over a week ago). Are these updates important enough to potentially risk something bad happening? What is the risk of updating? Is this an issue with all Wubi installs?
I'm noticing that maybe twice a month the Update Manager is asking me to upgrade my kernel. Currently it's asking me to move to 126.96.36.199.25. Is this the smart thing to do? Are these primarily securtiy updates to the kernel?
I'd like to have my own script be executed automatically after doing a Linux kernel update. Is there somewhere i can link into this process that isn't touched by the update itself? The purpose of this idea is to try automate the installation of sound (alsa 1.0.23-2) and video drivers (nvidia from website) that i typically need to do after every kernel update.
After getting everything running nicely on 10.10 (after dozens of installs - long story, partially raid problem, partially noob, partially partitioning and Windows), I'm stuck with an unbootable 10.10.I selected all the "important security updates" when the update manager told me I needed to update everything. Upon rebooting, and picking ubuntu in grub, I get:
Error: unknown command 'record fail'Error: cannot read the Linux header Error: you need to load the kernel first Not exactly sure why at this point. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I can probably get in either through a 10.04 version that I have on another HDD, or through the livecd.
Note: if it's important, I did not elect to install the ATI proprietary drivers, and this is also the first update that I've done after installing medibuntu - a few boot cycles in between, so I don't think it's related.
After a kernel update ubuntu would not boot. So found this procedure using the live update cd. Update grub.cfg & delete everything down to but not including the first line that starts with 'menuentry' . Then boot works ok. A couple of weeks ago it started on my notebook. Is anyone @ hq listening & able to fix this problem permanently?
I wasn't using my laptop for at least a few hours, but when I looked at it, it had seemed to crash. I am hoping to figure out what caused this, and to prevent it from happening again. I believe it has something to do with drm or b43 as that is what I could decipher from the screen. I have checked some logs and found nothing irregular. I do not want this to happen again. I am running kernel 188.8.131.52 with no patches and a custom config tailored to my processor. The reason I am running 184.108.40.206 is because of support for my Wifi.
I used the update manager to update the kernel and whatever the other recommended updates were yesterday. I shut the computer down overnight and now when i try to boot into Ubuntu 9.10 i get a basic grub shell and when i try commands like "boot" it tells me there is no kernel loaded. I installed Ubuntu with Wubi so it is a dual boot system.
I've tried to access the Linux volume with a live OpenSuse 11 CD but there is no device to mount. It sees the entire hard-drive as if it hasn't been partitioned. I don't necessarily need to fix the installation. I just need to get my files back.