Can't boot new kernel image

Goh Lip g.lip at
Sun Jul 19 04:10:07 UTC 2009

Goh Lip wrote:
> Tim Johnson wrote:
>> using ver 8.04 LTS;
>> a recent update has added a new kernel image:
>> initrd.img-2.6.24-24-generic dated July 15 with
>> initrd.img-2.6.24-24-generic.bak dated July 2.
>> I just got around to rebooting and when I select the kernel above
>> from grub, I got error messages, didn't record them, but something
>> about a splash screen (maybe?).
>> I've had this problem in the past with 7.04. I solved it by running
>> some configuration of apt-get, but I don't remember which. 
>> Comments anyone?
> Tim, not really much useful information here, but we'll try.
> Assume (bad word again) you are using grub legacy and have not converted 
> to grub2.
> At the grub screen, go to command, (press 'c').
> enter "configfile (hd0,x)/boot/grub/menu.lst"
> enter.
> When boot to 8.04, open terminal and issue command
> "sudo update-grub"
> Notes:
> without quotes, and (hd0,x) being partition of 8.04, eg. (hd0,4) is sda5 
> or (hd0,3) is sda4)
> If unsure about partition number, at grub command, enter
> "find boot/grub/stage1". Output will show partitions with grub.

Need to add,

o  you do not have Karmic installed
o  you are using 8.04 grub in mbr, not other OS's grub
o  you do not have grub2 in any other partition.

If you do, please confess now.

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