Kernel -14 and -15 won't boot

David McGlone d.mcglone at att.net
Mon Apr 7 20:10:47 UTC 2008


On Monday 07 April 2008 7:55:05 am Blue Rose wrote:
> Hey Nils,
> Thanks for your fast reply :-)
> I have tried Kubuntu 7.04 and 7.10 in the past year, but there was
> always something not working quite right, so I ended up back in winXP...
> 8.04 however works perfectly so far :-) just not those kernels.. -12
> works fine so I will just select that one in the grub menu. In the
> previous kubuntu's I had trouble with my Ati card (the much loved radeon
> 9250.. find problem thread on that one all over the (k)ubuntuforums..)
> But in 8.04 no prob yet, even direct rendering worked out of the box ^_^
>
> I will take a look on launchpad otherwise I'll wait for -16 or so, and
> see if that one works :-)
>
> Thanks again
>
> Cheers
> Linda
>
> Nils Kassube wrote:
> > Blue Rose wrote:
> >> I run Kubuntu 8.04 with KDE3.. I got some updates recently, first
> >> kernel -14 then kernel -15, but neither of them will boot.. I get the
> >> Kubuntu logo with the blue loading bar.. nothing happens.. Alt+F2 shows
> >> me this
> >>
> >> Busybox 1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-5ubuntu12) Built-in shell (ash)
> >>
> >> No clue what all this is, I'm fairly new to linux...
> >
> > For someone new to linux I wouldn't recommend to run beta software :)
> >
> >> Rebooting (Ctrl Alt Del) and delecting the -12 kernel in the grub menu
> >> works fine.. Kubuntu loads and works right away..
> >>
> >> Can anyone explain what's going on here? Error in the updates? Or is it
> >> something with my computer?
> >
> > Sorry, I can't explain, but if the -12 kernel works but not -14 / -15 you
> > could search at <https://bugs.launchpad.net/> if it is a known bug. If it
> > isn't known already, you could file a new bug report there - maybe it is
> > specific to your hardware.
> >
> > Other than that, you could try Kubuntu 7.10 which is still the latest
> > stable version. Or if you really want to keep 8.04, you could uninstall
> > the -14 and -15 kernel versions. Then -12 will be the default again. But
> > beware, during the next update don't inadvertently reinstall the -14
> > or -15 kernel.

Blue, did you download the restricted driver for your ATI card? In system 
settings using the restricted driver applet?





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