Can't boot new kernel image

Goh Lip g.lip at
Sun Jul 19 16:12:22 UTC 2009

Tim Johnson wrote:
> * 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:
> /boot/grub/menu.lst
> 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.

Ha ha, Tim, yes, we sometimes assume things are complicated when it 
wasn't. Looks like you have no problem at all and you are having one 
complete whole disk for hardy. To check what kernel you're using, at the 
terminal, type
uname -a

I am using 2.6.24-24 for quite some time now but sometimes there is an 
upgrade on the same kernel version number. I really cannot recall having 
any single problem with hardy since installation.

"sudo update-grub" is always useful whenever there is an new kernel 
version or installation and clears any loose ends especially when there 
are multiple OS's.

Goh Lip

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