Can't boot new kernel image

Tim Johnson tim at
Sun Jul 19 15:29:13 UTC 2009

* Goh Lip <g.lip at> [090718 20:21]:
Hi Goh:
  Since this is not an emergency - I'm booted to the older
  kernel - let me probe your brain a little further. :)  
> > At the grub screen, go to command, (press 'c').
> > enter "configfile (hd0,x)/boot/grub/menu.lst"
> > enter.
  Since I am now booted, I shouldn't need to reboot, other
  than to use the new (problematic) kernel.
  Not sure why you advise the above. since I can boot anyway....
> > When boot to 8.04, open terminal and issue command
> > "sudo update-grub"
  Just did that.  
# screen dump  
Searching for GRUB installation directory ... found: /boot/grub
Searching for default file ... found: /boot/grub/default
Testing for an existing GRUB menu.lst file ... found:
Searching for splash image ... none found, skipping ...
Found kernel: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-24-generic
Found kernel: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-23-generic
Found kernel: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Updating /boot/grub/menu.lst ... done
# /screen dump
> > 
> > 
> > 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.
  Boot partition is hd0 
> 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.
  You are correct.
tim at

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