Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Boot Into Newest Kernel After Upgrades
May 14, 2011
this is a new problem with issues that started when I upgraded to 10.10. Originally, GRUB wouldn't load after that upgrade, but that was fixed here. Once GRUB was working properly, there was a problem with the 2.6.35-28 generic kernel. When I tried to boot through it, I would only get an ubuntu command line.
Luckily the older 2.6.32-22 generic kernel worked just fine and I could log in and load my ubuntu desktop with no issues. I decided to upgrade to 11.04 to see if that would correct whatever was going on. The installation was completed without any apparent issues, GRUB works, XP Pro works, and the older 2.6.32-22 generic kernel allows me to boot into 11.04.
Unfortunately, another new kernel, 2.6.38-8 generic, is not working properly. I snaped some pictures of what happens when I try to use this kernel:
The first is GRUB/ The selection The second is the loading graphic The third is a command line where it freezes (note: this is not the same command line screen/environment that I was referring to with the 10.10 new kernel)
I had done the upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10 online and couldn't boot to newest kernel and had to select the previous one in GRUB. From what I have read it may be because of NVIDIA drivers or some conflict. Anyways,I did a fresh install of 10.10 from the Live CD overriding my 10.04-to-10.10-online-updated partition so I do not have an option to boot older Linux kernels now. I was wondering if the Live CD could be used to install any previous linux kernels for the new installed Ubuntu 10.10 system.
I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala, and the latest kernel upgrade (xxxx.22) won't start the system because it can't find the hard disks. It ends up with a prompt from (initramfs).The computer has an MSI board with Intel P4 Dual CPU, and a Phoenix Award BIOS marked W7037 IMS V1.2, dated 091604 (Sep16/04). I doubt that a newer BIOS that will fix the problem, but if anyone knows I could try to find a floppy drive and a diskette, because they require that to install the newer BIOS (ver 1.3). Does any one have a better method? Is it still possible to get the previous kernel version until they fix this bug (if they ever will)?
Is there a way to change the boot sequence in GRUB2 so the original kernel would be the default even if the rest of the software has been updated? Since 10.04 has several bugs and annoyances, may be it's time to change to another distribution (I've tried Mint 9, but it has much of the same, like having to enter the password if I take a short break from the computer). Many questions at once, but less and less things are functioning with each new revision. For instance to use the scanner I must go back to 8.04, or use WINDOWS! (The scanner is the only reason why I have Windows on the computer).
I have three system on Ubuntu 9.10. Two of them are at kernel level 126.96.36.199 and one seems to be stuck at 188.8.131.52. All three have about the same software sources. The only difference I can see is that the .17 system is on Grub2 and the other are Grub1 systems. I have tried updating via Synaptic but nothing can get the one system to get a kernal upgrade.
The .17 system seems to go through updates of packages but no kernel updates.
Recovery mode doesn't work, same problem. Taking the older kernel gives no problem. I have no 3rd party graphics driver installed. 10.04 was a fresh install on this machine. I cannot get a commandline, the screen just shuts down because of a lack of input.
This morning I ran the automatic upgrade provided on the repositories, updating my kernel from 2.6.38-8 to 2.6.38-10.Unfortunately, upon reboot I discovered that a series of patches I'd applied in order to get my wireless card on my desktop working had been undone (see I had to run a modified version of the instruction set in order to get my wireless back on.My question: is there a way to trigger this every time the kernel upgrades? I'd hate to have to run this cumbersome set of commands manually every time.
I have just suscribed into this forum. I have a problem: my notebook (NOTEBOOK SATELLITE L300-SP5917A - INTEL CORE 2 DUO T6400 (2.00 GHZ - 2 MB L2 - 800MHZ FSB) - 15.4 WIDESCREEN TRUBRITE TFT LCD - 400 GB SATA 2 .5 5400 RPM - 3GB PC2-6400 DDR2) doesn't boot ubuntu after the last security upgrade. I have wubi installed.I have Windows Vista and Ubuntu in the boot menu. I select "Ubuntu" and that leads me to the GRUB shell. I'm new in linux. It seems that GRUB doesn't detect the kernel. Maybe the file menu.lst has been deleted, or something similar, but I can't make my ubuntu to boot.
I have been running Ubuntu 9.10 ever since it was released, on my HTPC. However, for some reason when a new kernel comes out and I upgrade to it GRUB 2 doesn't load the newest kernel but just loads the old original kernel that came with it when I originally installed 9.10. I have confirmed that the newer kernels are installed by editing the GRUB 2 command line at startup (just a temporary fix) and all worked well with the newer kernels. How can I make GRUB 2 load the newest kernel by default. On my laptop running 9.10 it has loaded the newest kernel by default ever since I installed it but my HTPC just won't cooperate.
Recently i downloaded the stable version of kernel from kernel.org then i extract the tarball to /usr/src path , then after i complile the kernel for fuse and ext4 modulescommand which i use is mention below
[root@localhost linux-184.108.40.206]# make menuconfig [root@localhost linux-220.127.116.11]# make [root@localhost linux-18.104.22.168]# make modules
I am using Meerkat w/ the 22.214.171.124 kernel. I am extremely satisfied w/ the direction of Ubuntu and Canonical and am amazed at the focus and dedication of all involved, including the contributors and moderators here.
But I have a question regarding continually upgrading the distribution kernels while awaiting the next iteration (11.04). Is it advisable to upgrade every kernel when my system seems to run well without them? For instance, each kernel upgrade necessitates that I reinstall the NVIDIA driver, among a couple other minor problems. This is not that big a deal, but I would like to avoid it--it's just an irritation when I reboot to a black screen. But another irritation is continually ignoring the update notices.
I want to try out the realtime kernel to get my audio latency down. I have installed the realtime kernel packages according to the Ubuntu Studio preparation documentation here - I have also run sudo update-grubHowever, when I boot up, the realtime kernel option does not show up in grub2. The current kernel I am using is 2.6.31-17, but the only options in grub for it are -386 and -generic.
There is a previous entry of 2.6.31-9-rt which I had attempted to use previously (sometime last year) but if I select it, it doesn't even boot at all.I checked my /boot directory and there is no vmlinuz-2.6.31-17-rt file .... Which I am assuming is why it doesn't show up or add when I run update-grub ... But I am currently at a loss for how to actually get the 2.6.31-17 realtime kernel file and add it to grub2.
In running Update Manager in 10.04 I get the following error message; Could not download the upgrades The upgrade is now aborted. Please check your Internet connection or installation media and try again. All files downloaded so far are kept. Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...uild2_i386.deb Size mismatch Also, I can't boot to XP anymore.
Just installed the latest kernel upgrades, rebooted, fired up KDE and got this message: "KDE detected that one or more internal sound devices were removed. Do you want KDE to permanently forget about these devices? The list of the devices KDE thinks can be removed: Capture: HDA Intel (AD198x Analog) Output: HDA Intel (AD198x Analog) Output: HDA Intel (AD198x Digital)"
It then asked, "yes, cancel, manage devices." When I clicked on "manage" it showed Esound as the only device, but it didn't work. So, was something was left out when the packages were compiled?
I have some pending upgrades, one of which includes kernel 2.6.32-22 but whenever the upgrade gets to running the update-grub command, it gets stuck on "Found memtest86+..." Here's the actual output...
It's been hanging like this for hours today, preventing me from getting any of the pending upgrades. I've cancelled it several times, deleted the dpkg lock files and tried it again only to have it hang all over again.
but anyway I have a lot of stuff on my Laptop (I am currently using) and I am using Windows Vista, but I want to, I think it's called dual boot, where I can use both Linux and Windows. The only thing is, I am not entirely sure how to do this, I used to have it done on one of my other Computers, but I forgot how I did it, I am currently downloading the newest version of Ubuntu and I want to be able to run both.
I use a pretty fresh installed RHEL 5.4, which should be very similar to Fedora. After the basic installation I installed xen and xen-kernel via yum with no errors. I can select the xen-kernel at boot time. But after booting the normal kernel shows up.
After fighting with Windows for many years I finally decided to try Linux; still so new at it, I am practically still in the package and just picking my way out.
I have a 1.8Ghz AMD and 6HDDs on an ASRock K8Upgrade Board with 1GB of RAM, running XP Pro. Two of the drives are 500GB SATA drives. I installed Ubuntu10.4 on the first SATA drive (two partitons) and until yesterday it worked just fine.
Yesterday I decided to finally use the update manager to update the system and installed 201+MB of upgrades. Somewhere along the way a window popped up showing my HDDs with check-marks beside the 'C' drive and the 2 SATA drives. I was asked if I wanted to install Grub; I take it that is the boot-loader, on all the drives so, I checked all the drives and then read on. Further down I was told that, putting grub on all the drives would make it unreliable so, I unchecked all the drives but the 2 SATA drives.
Now, when I boot up, I get the option to boot into XP or Ubuntu but, when I choose Ubuntu, the machine just gives me a black screen and reboots endlessly. I suspect, by un-checking the 'C' drive in the above mentioned window, I somehow deleted or incapacitated the boot-loader.
I have lots of instances of Grub in various locations, mostly recycle bins but, are they useful and, what do I do with them? Here is one:
#This file is modified at runtime by bootmenu.nsh set default=0 echo "$(title1)" echo "$(title2)" if sleep --verbose --interruptible 5 ; then set timeout=0
Ok so i've got a main sound card which is include in my motherboard but it dosn't working(Intel Corporation 82801G)And I've got second sound card which working(C-Media Electronics Inc CM873, but ubuntu detect only first card (Intel) and try use it.Earlier i used alsaconf to set main soundcard but in the newest alsasound version there gone.So i just dont have a sound.I don't know why but sometimes when i turn on my computer sound is it.But after restart there gone.I've got Ubuntu 9.04
I've been having a problem on my AMD based machine, 4cpu, gigabyte ga-ma78gm-s2h Mobo, 8GB mem, two 2 terabyte Sata HDs.One thing I've found is that any kernel after 2.6.32-17 has a randomness at boot time whether the system will completely boot or not.
For instance just today I downloaded and installed 2.6.32-24
It fails to boot (I've tried cold boot, warm boot).Running its repair also fails to completely boot.My experience is that if I keep trying it "may" eventually boot but I believe there was some change after 2.6.32-17-generic that's causing the problem.Because as with 126.96.36.199... which also fails to complete bootup many times... eventually my guess is that 188.8.131.52 will also boot "sometimes".But why does 184.108.40.206 always boot for me? Something changed and its not my setup.
Since about half a year ago I downloaded the 11th version of Fedora from the official web page but when trying to install it (I tried booting from cd) it loads everything all right, I get the fedora loading screen, but when it finishes the loading remains so, I doesnt mark errors or anything, I get the cursor on the black screen, the HDD LED turns off and then it remains just like that, I left it up to 1 full hour and from there nothing happens, also tried the ubuntu 9.04 and it is exactly the same, after loadint everything ok, it reaches a point where the screen goes black with a cursor and the HDD LED goes out , the cursor keeps going and it gets stuck.i readed a few time ago that this happens because my video card (which was integrated in the mb) did not support these versions of linux, then i bought an Nvidia GeForce FX 5200LE 128mb card and same thing happened, a couple of months ago i was using a P4GEMX ASUS motherboard with 760 RAM and HDD 160 gb IDE drive. I gave up and leave it for peace.
Today I use an D865GBF Intel motherboard with 1GB of RAM, same video card Nvidia Geforce FX 5200LE and passes the same thing, also tried to install Windows 7 and reaches the point where it shows the wallpaper just before the installation options but nothing happens and it stays right there .. the pointer disappears, I gets stuck in the wallpaper and yet again...the HDD LED goes out, I am very confused, I changed every piece of the pc, new motherboard, new rams and nothing, the only thing that I am still using of the old pc is the hard drive, also tried another HDD, one of 60gb GHola que tal, very good afternoon to all, is the first time I write in the forum and my problem is this:
Since about half a year ago I ordered a cd of ubuntu 9.04 version when trying to install (if I try booting from cd) load all right, I get the ubuntu loading logo, just finished loading and remains so, I mark errors or anything, I get the cursor on the black screen, the HDD LED turns off and now ... just so he stays, I left it up to 1 full hour and from there nothing happens, also try booting linux from the cd (without making changes to your computer) and it is exactly the same, try also with Fedora 11 and it is exactly the it reaches a point where the screen goes black with a cursor and the LED goes out there hard drive, the cursor keeps going and is just lei long that this was because my video card (which was built in) did not support these versions of linux, then buy a Nvidia GeForce FX 5200LE card and same thing happened, was a P4GEMX ASUS motherboard with 760 RAM and disk 160 gb IDE drive. I gave up and leave it for peace.
Today I D865GBF Intel motherboard with 1GB of RAM, same video card Nvidia Geforce FX 5200LE and passes the same thing, also try to install Windows 7 and reaches the point where it makes the wallpaper to give after the installation options and stay there .. falls short of options, the pointer disappears, I stay in the wallpaper and for varying the harddisk LED goes out, I am very surprised and totally changing equipment, new motherboard, new ram and nothing, the only thing that I am using the above pc the hard drive, also try another 60gb hard drive and same thing happens, it will be??? perhaps I need a SATA hard disk??
The message showing like 'Can't download the upgrades", While i am upgrading to 11.04.
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/po...tu5.2_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 220.127.116.11 80] Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/po...tu5.2_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 18.104.22.168 80] Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/po...ntu5.2_all.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 22.214.171.124 80]
i used dual boot system (xp + ubuntu 10.04) and decided to replace them with jolicloud os and then it started In about 86% of jolicloud install it showed me error of hdd partition. I tried different versions of partion type, used also option to install on entire hdd - none of my tries actually worked (also with many hdd formating tries) so I was able to use only usb as live user for Jolicloud, and i burned ubuntu iso on disk - on boot up showed boot up error, i checked BIOS and everything seemed to be ok with boot order. So after many tries i took my old Gutsy Gibon 7.10 live cd. I first updated it with LTS version (8.04 Hardy Heron) and after that I updated it to 10.04 but it seemed to not finish when i saw some error in terminal and installer was exiting 13 minutes before finish then it had kernel panic - fuuuuck! After that i tried to download small versions of linux like Austrumi and puppy linux , but it showed me boot error or cd didnt even open install dialog without showing boot error.
I searched. I poured over the man pages. No joy. How can one, with a command-line utility, determine: What, if any, upgrades are available for a specific package? What, if any, upgrades are available for all installed packages?
I want to support Ubuntu, and I want Ubuntu to succeed, but..Each of the recent upgrades has been more painful than the last one, and it seems like the same old problems are persisting. In Koala it was the sound cards, and though I've just started my struggles with the newest release, it is very obvious that the server-load problems are still there. Hey, you Ubuntu people don't have to invent BitTorrent technology, you just need to make it the transparent default.
It seems to me that most of the problem is that Ubuntu's economic model is broken. They need more testing for new features, and the model needs to be funded so that the features which are added are tested thoroughly. I suggest that they need a system where we the users put our money where our mouths are, so to speak. We should be allowed to subscribe to a budget for proposed new features, where those budgets included sufficient testing.
Actually, I used to be a professional programmer, but I don't want to program these days, even to help Ubuntu, because I know just how difficult and stressful it is to do program well. However, I'd be willing to put some money out to help improve Ubuntu--but I also want to know just what I'm buying into.
There are various ways this could be done, but here is a link about one version of charity funding I was thinking of a while back. As it applies here, the Ubuntu foundation would act as the charity brokerage, and we would donate by buying charity shares in proposed features (including MORE testing).
I'm trying to update an Ubuntu Server install to 10.04. I believe something went wrong when I upgraded it from 8.10 to 9.10 in the past. Currently /etc/apt/sources.list would indicate the system is running 9.10, but /etc/issue says 8.10, as does lsb_release -a.
apt-get update and apt-get upgrade show everything is up to date. When I do a do-release-upgrade it tells me that there are no upgrades available.
I'm trying to upgrade from 9.10 to 10.4 on an R51 thinkpad. 9.10 was current and up to date (did that right before the upgrade). All seemed to be going well, but the system appears frozen during "installing the upgrades". At the time of the freeze, it said "about 2 hours 5 minutes remaining" that was ~5.5 hrs ago. The system is locked up, unresponsive. do I force a reboot, and hope for the best? let it sit and assume that it is doing something? The bad thing is that I missed a folder (wife's) in my backup of data prior to upgrade. So getting that back is important.
I need to reinstall Ubuntu, problem is, I don't know if I need a new swap area to replace the old one or just check the old one to be formatted. Or do I just leave it as it is and after installation Ubuntu will make use of it? Couldn't decide if this should go in "Installation & Upgrades" or "General Help" since it's a bit of both.