Dapper wont boot

Ben Collins bcollins at ubuntu.com
Wed Jan 25 23:05:47 GMT 2006

On Wed, 2006-01-25 at 21:02 +0000, Thomas Beckett wrote:
> I have been trying periodically since flight 2 to get Dapper up and
> running. I can install fine with no problems at all but when the
> installation finishes and the computer restarts, dapper does not boot.
> After selecting Ubuntu from the grub menu it just prints the commands
> and sits there doing nothing at all with a blinking cursor. I booted
> from a Breezy live CD and chrooted into the Dapper install. From there
> I installed the 2.6.12-9-386 kernel (this was when i used the flight 2
> install and a daily a few days later) rebooting and selecting the
> 2.6.12-9 from grub allowed the computer to boot normally, restarting
> and selecting the 2.6.15-11 again resulted in no boot and a system
> that does nothing.
> I then booted the live CD, chrooted and installed lilo to see if it
> was grub at fault but again the 2.6.15 fails to boot whilst the 2.6.12
> booted fine. I have tried all sorts of kernel switches but as the
> kernel doesnt even uncompress (the next line that should be shows) the
> switches are useless. My guess now is that it is a problem with the
> 2.6.15 initrd but I have no idea how to go about fixing it or finding
> out if it is the problem. It also could be something specific to my
> setup as I cant find any other reports similar to this.
> I have entered this under bug #6550
> https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/grub/+bug/6550
> Anyone have any ideas or things I could try to narrow down the problem?

Also, try booting without splash and quiet in the kernel command line.
Where it stops is very important to helping fix this. Write down (or
take a digital photo) of the screen afterwards. If you've already opened
a bug report, please attach it to the bug report. If you haven't please
do so.

Ben Collins
Kernel Developer - Ubuntu Linux

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