I recently updated the kernel of lucid from 2.6.32-22 to the ""-23 release through update manager. Now whenever i try to boot the new kernel from GRUB the screen goes black and the computer stops responding with the caps lock and scroll lock lights flashing on the keyboard.
I can still boot into ""-22 fine and keep using ubuntu.
My first thought that the problem was the newer kernel itself so I tried to update to 2.6.33-5 from [url]but the same boot problem exists within this one also.
Because it goes straight into the black screen after GRUB I have no way of telling what has happened without error messages. Would this appear in any log files and if so which ones?
I recently upgraded Linux kernel headers for version 2.6.35 on x86/x86_64 from 2.6.35-22 to 2.6.35-23. and my system will not reboot to the upgraded kernel. To reboot I have to force shutdown my Toshiba L-450 laptop and the restart. This brings me to the GRUB screen were I can choose to use the previous 2.6.35-22. Normally do not see the GRUB screen as I am only running Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit on this computer. I have tried reinstalling linux-headers-2.6.35-23 and linux-headers-2.6.35-23-generic and got the same result.
So I have been using Ubuntu for the past couple of months using Wubi, mainly because my parent's are afraid that I'll screw something up on the computer if I partition the hard drive and stuff like that. And Today I installed the latest updates for 9.10, asked me to restart the computer, and now whenever I try to boot using the latest kernel GRUB keeps telling me to "Load kernel first". The funny thing is that I can boot with the older kernel fine, But I would really like to get the lates updates, which I can't using the older kernel.
Yesterday fedora automatically updated the linux kernel, and now it wont start entirely up. After the fedora logo has finished loading up the white, and it has turned into the real logo, nothing happens.However, i can boot into fedora with the old kernel via grub, so i guess it is related to the kernel update.
I had to uninstall f10 from my system because it would lock up my system anywhere from 1 to 5 minutes into using it and noone could tell me why.
NOW, I put 9 back on my system and after it updates everything, it locks up again. it does give me the option of the new kernel and the original install's kernel and if I choose the original to boot with, I don't have any problems.
SO, is there any way to fix it, OR to exclude the kernel and initrd from being updated?
I have a Thinkpad X40. I've installed Ubuntu 10.4b2 Netbook Remix on it. I have two issues with it:1. If I boot to kernel 2.6.32-21, the machine locks up hard when X attempts to start. The keyboard becomes totally locked (ctrl-alt-f1and the screen is blank. 2.6.32-20 works fine. (thanks to IRC for telling me how to get to GRUB when it's set to auto-boot.)2. I had 10.4 alpha3 on it originally, and the 3d netbook launcher was dramatically faster than the currently updated version of it. Related to #1: how can I set GRUB to automatically boot to the older kernel? Where should I be looking in logs to see if there's something I can report effectively?
I have a double problem here. I had a problem with ubuntu which I more or less took care of but at the loss of much information but that is neither here nor there. The problem has to do with the here and now. I purchased a ubuntu 10.04 LTS CD. I installed it and partitioned it with my win xp. All seemed to go good but the problems seem to arrive when I booted to the other partition side.
I am able to select the windows xp side and hit enter and and boot to xp. However when I wanted to go to the ubuntu side of things this is where the problems happens. I click enter the ubuntu selection and this error shows up."Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt. <windows root> system32hal.dllPlease re-install a copy of the above file."
The only way I can of getting to the ubuntu side is by inserting the ubuntu cd into the cd/dvd drive. However when I do I get this message."Installation Failed.The installer encountered an unrecoverable error. A desktop session will now run so you may investigate the problem or try installing again."I am hoping that someone here will be able to assist me in finding an solution to my dilemma.
I have just run a fresh install of Kubuntu on an old PC to try it out for a few weeks. The Boot CD works fine and there is a GUI for the install. It seems to detect all the devices without a hitch. But when the PC reboots it boots into command line. When I try to run startx it gives me "AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0"I looked up the x.org website and in the FAQ Here it says "This kind of problem typically occurs when you're using a big monitor with an old graphics card. You can solve it by deleting some of the highest resolutions of the deepest colour mode in the Screen section of your xorg.conf, or even the whole last Display subsection."I am using an old pc with old graphics card with a 25inch HP LP2465 monitor. in my /etc/X11 there is only a xorg.cof.failsafe file. anyone any ideas on how to do this. The full error is attached in a very bad screenshot.
I have a Dell Vostro v13 laptop that was shipped with 9.04. I upgraded to 9.10 and it told me it could not upgrade the kernel. The error message said something about a problem with the kernel file. I can still run the system and have not rebooted since the upgrade, but I need to be able to reboot eventually.
The System Monitor says: Release 9.10 (karmic) Kernel Linux 2.6.28-19-generic
Everything I have read says that 9.10 includes kernel 2.6.31. So I am afraid to reboot now.
I just upgraded to Debian 6.0 squeeze 32 bit XFCE from Ubuntu on my old Dell PC. Installation went well, however, i can't get into X windows after reboot, the screen just displays garbage Specs: Dell dimension 600Mhz/384M RAM/10G HDD ATI RAGE pro 128 Any pointers on what should I do?
I am having some problems installing Fedora 15 64-bit. I use the install DVD. I have an AMD Phenom and a NVidia 8600GTS. When I install using the normal method, my screen freezes somewhere in the settings screen for choosing the computer name. If I use the basic video driver for installing I have no problem. However after everything is installed, and Fedora starts, Gnome says that it failed to start and some features are not available.
I found some information at [URL] that I tried. However after installing kmod-nvidia and rebooting I no longer see any graphical display. A lot of text is on the screen without any error, but no x-windows appears. What can I do to install Fedora correctly and have a good working system? Is the 32-bit version easier to get it working? How can you recover from a system that does not start? What I could do to recover from it.
I haven't updated my centos box for almost about a year, my theory is if it ain't broke don't fix it.These last two weeks I've been replacing hardware, a motherboard, memory, processor, and a hard-disk. Everything worked fine with the current 2.6.18-128.1.10, but I decided that I should upgrade to the latest along with all the new packages. But in doing so I would need to recompile the driver module for the raid controllers, rr1740. So I recompiled them using the 2.6.18-164.1 build while I was in kernel 128. When I was done, I restarted the machine and when it booted to the new 164 kernel, it came back very long error messages but here's what I can remember off the top of my head.
I installed OpenSuSE 11.2 64bit from a Linux Magazine #111 dvd and now cannot create DomU guests. The exact error is in the subject line. It is sitting on a software RAID-1 partionion on two (mirrored) hard disks. When I first install - formatting all partitions - it reports error 17 and won't load the OS. After running the Repair installed system from the DVD I get the impression it is doing things twice rather than doing the repairs once on the RAIDed partition. Should I go back to 11.1?
I ran "yum update" and updated my new installation. Afterwards: my main application stopped running. It iis an xwindow app. I am trying to run it from a terminal on the gnome desktop. How can I back out my updates and which packages should I try to remove?
currently I'm using a kernel from kernel-mainline [url], because thermal won't work satisfying with the shipped kernel from ubuntu and would like to install tp_smapi (including modules hdaps and thinkpad_ec), but the installation failed, because the system pretending, that kernel-headers missing.
Results in telling the system, that kernel-headers are installed.
But then the upcoming dialog-box of module-assistant telling me, that the kernel-headers are not installed and therefore installation of tp_smapi fails.
Im such an idiot. I have no idea of how to use terminal on this computer. I tried to download the updated version of skype and now it wont work. Nothing happens and it says /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6: version 'GLIBCXX_3.4.9 not found(required by skype)
I wanted to try openSuse alongside with Windows Vista and Ubuntu. During the installation Suse wanted to delete my Windows partition. Of course I denied and stopped this installation, but now when starting my computer, the boot menu gives Vista, Ubuntu and Suse as a choice, but if I choose Vista, the Suse installation process is starting instead of Windows, there is no way to get Windows started (fortunately Ubuntu is working so that I can write this message).How can I get Windows starting?
After to trying make a Multiboot live USB using MultibootSystem, my Ubuntu (10.10 install in Windows 7) is not booting anymore. I have moved the folder c: ubuntu (to saved my data) uninstall Ubuntu and reinstall it still nothing. I have the grub but when I select Ubuntu I have the following error message: error : out of disk error : you need to load the kernel first Press any key to continue...
When I press anykey () I no have the message error : unknown filesystem error : you need to load the kernel first Press any key to continue...
I have not been using my lenny 2.6.26-2-amd64 for about a month or more.I booted it today, and there were over 30 updates available, inculding some kernel header updates I installed all these updates and rebooted.Well, there are 2 new entries to grub menu:Linux 2.6.32-bpo-3-amd64Linux 2.6.32-bpo-2-amd64 (single user or recovery)in addition to my old kernels.So, I chose the bpo-3 entry, but it just sits there.I have to chose the kernel before the update. Is there something wrong with the update? dit: I just found out that synaptic manager does not show 2.6.32-bpo-3-amd64 at all as being installed.In fact, it is not in the header list nor the image list.
I just updated my kernel on Fedora 13. The bug update thing popped up, I clicked install, it asked me to restart, I did this, now the loading bar on boot gets to the end then stops and goes no further. A google search showed people using older versions of Fedora have had some issues similar because of their nVidia graphics card, which I also have, however I can't find a solution. There is no terminal to play with, no error message, so I have very little to go on. I have a java project for uni on there I need to rescue so any help would be very welcome.
Extra update, while starting up I pressed esacpe and was giving the option of an interactive start up which pretty much confirmed it was a problem with the nVidia card, told me that the driver wasn't installed with warning writern (is this a word?) next to it orange writing which didn't seem to positive. It seems that spamming escape earlier in the boot lets me play with grub. Using the old kernel to boot doesn't seem to help. So ready for those solutions now.....
i have ALFA AWUS036H 500mw wireless card which uses RTL8187L chipset. Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10 come with preloaded rtl8187 driver but they DO NOT work for internet surfing. However they do work with aircrack suit for injecting etc. Specific problem is: They only work with really close ranged AP, anything far and you will have random disconnects or inability to connect. So basically its unstable compared to patched driver.
To get this alfa card working for internet access, the only way currently is to use any LInux distro with Kernel 2.6.30 and lower. Starting from Kernel 2.6.31 they have made some changes to net api structure which wont let you patch the driver with the patch available at aircrack website which is normally used to make this driver suitable for internet browsing. Refer to this thread for more info: [URL]... I am currently using backtrack 4 pre final but i was going to install kubuntu 9.04 till i recieved an email from realtek with a new driver that compiles in kernel 2.6.31. I tested it on Kubuntu 9.10 and it compiled fine but i could not make it run. Under NetworkManagement for Kubutnu, the problem is that it keeps asking for WEP key and gives me the message 'wlan4 failed to connect' instantly after i enter the key, so its possible that its not compatible with NetworkManagement. I havent tried it with wicd yet, it may work........
I just updated my Squeeze install now the current kernel version is now 3.0.0-1-686-pae. I now no longer have any internet connection.I have tried the failsafe boots with no luck. I have tried the 2.6 kernels and have had no luck.I have tried to manually start the connections with no luck.I have booted off of a Squeeze Live CD and the connection works just fine.
I've been having trouble getting the latest kernel to update, due to an error resolving dependencies. I've used yumex to remove old versions of kmod-nvidia that were fc10 specific, and gotten past that. However, when I updated the kernel, yumex reported that mkinetrd failed. Checking, the newest kernel listed in grub.conf is the one I'm using, not the one I just installed. What do I need to do to get the updated kernel properly listed and ready to use?