Problem with linux kernel after upgrade to 8.04

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Tue Apr 29 18:54:17 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 29 April 2008, Valter Mura wrote:
>Il martedì 29 aprile 2008 14:30:23 lanzen ha scritto:
>> > I tried to boot with the new updated kernel but my system continues to
>> > freeze after the fsck. Only my old kernel (still inside!) 2.6.20 luckily
>> > works and I can normally access to my system...
>> >
>> > Has anybody the same problem? Any suggestion?
>> I was lucky as most of us, but I've seen some to have similar failures.
>> Have a look in the forums. You might find something close to what you
>> have.
>> --
>> lanzen
>Thank you for the info, I've already posted there and I get only one
>non-satisfactory reply like "wait for the 2.6.25 version...")
>I've tried again to boot with the new kernel and now i can give some info
>After starting the boot, I got the Kubuntu splash screen with the progress
> bar advancing (black to blue...), and in the bottom appeared the following:
>- With linux 2.6.24-16-generic:
>"routine check of drives: dev/sda1...	14% (stage 1/5, 257/1205)"
How big is that partition?  On 100+Gb, e2fsck can go mute for minutes at a 
time,  about 10+ minutes on a 400Gb deathstar I have.  But the drive activity 
led is still flickering, so I let it go, and it eventually does finish.

>at this point the system is freezed, and I have to unplug the comp... :-/
>- With linux 2.6.20-16-generic:
>"the system starts regularly, and the check of the disk is performed
>correctly" (I suppose so...)
>Is there something that I could do with the Konsole to verify the problem?
> I'm not very skilled with command line, but somebody could give me a
> help...
>Gnupgp ID: 0xD7274715 in hkp://
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